Golden Circle Day Tour in a Private SUV

Golden Circle Day Tour in a Private SUV
An aerial view over Haukadalur geothermal area, as Strokkur erupts water in a tall column.
Gullfoss is a 32 m high waterfall, with the Hvíta river dropping over two different tiers.
Þingvellir National Park, where visitors can see the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates exposed from the earth.
Buildings at Þingvellir National Park, including a little church which sometimes houses traditional performances.
Þingvellir National Park is where Iceland's first democratically elected parliament, the Althingi, was formed in 930 AD.
Strokkur the geyser is known to erupt water every five to ten minutes like clockwork.

Take this SUV tour of the Golden Circle at your own pleasure, for a personal and immersive experience around Iceland’s most popular tourist route. This trip should not be missed by those who want to enjoy classic sightseeing, but want to travel on their own terms.

The excursion begins when your private group is picked up from downtown Reykjavík in a modern, sleek, comfortable SUV. You can choose your departure time. If your group is greater than the number of seats, you can also elect to take this tour in a minibus.

You will then set off to explore the Golden Circle. The first site is less than an hour from the capital and is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland. This is Þingvellir National Park, located between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, it was the original site of Iceland’s parliament. It is thus a destination pregnant with historical secrets, to say nothing of its beautiful geology and landscapes.

Next, you will reach the geyser Strokkur. Most expect the most active geyser in the Geysir Geothermal Area to be Geysir itself, but this feature has been dormant for years. Strokkur, however, erupts every five to ten minutes, and its heights have reached and even exceeded forty metres. Its usual height is about half that, yet still mightily impressive.

Finally, you’ll reach the namesake of the Golden Circle, the Golden Waterfall, otherwise known as Gullfoss. Falling in two impressive tiers, this feature cascades into a valley that tears through an otherwise serene, rural landscape. There are many viewing platforms to admire and photograph it from, and in summer, it is possible to reach one that overlooks it directly where it is falling.

After enjoying the classic sites of the Golden Circle in your own way, you will return to Reykjavík.

Don’t miss this essential Icelandic route, nor the opportunity to personalise it to the needs and desires of your group. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Upon request

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Driver/Guide

  • Private transport in SUV or similarly comfortable vehicle

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking shoes

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Golden Circle Day Tour in a Private SUV
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