Minibus tour of the Golden Circle | The Classic Sites and Kerid Crater

Iceland's most active and powerful geyser is located in the south on the Golden Circle, and is named Strokkur.
Moss clings the rocks around Gullfoss in summer, adding to the beauty of this famous south Iceland attraction.
Kerið crater lake in south Iceland is up to 270 m wide, and in summer, when clear of snow and ice, visited for the stark contrasts in its colouration.
In this image of Þingvellir National Park in south Iceland in summer, you can see the edge of the Eurasian tectonic plate just beneath the mountain ridge.
Blasting water and steam up to 40 metres high on rare occasions, south Iceland's Strokkur is one of the regions most impressive attractions.
Öxaráfoss is a waterfall on the Golden Circle, in Þingvellir National Park, that is frequently featured in folklore.

Join this tour for an exciting trip to the Golden Circle. See three of Iceland’s most famous sites in one day from the comfort of a minibus. A limited number of seats means that you always travel out in small groups so that your experience is as personal as it is inspiring.

You will be picked up from your hotel from 07:30, before shooting out of Reykjavik to the sights of the Golden Circle. The first stop is just forty-five minutes from the capital: Þingvellir National Park.

Þingvellir is Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its fascinating history. It was here that Icelanders founded the longest running representative parliament, starting in 930 AD, and ongoing today. It has also been the site of many of the nation’s historical developments. Iceland converted to Christianity here in 1000 AD; declared its independence from Denmark in 1944; and elected its first president in this same year.

Þingvellir, however, has much more to it than a fascinating past. It is located right in the middle of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, the valley which runs between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Nowhere else in the world is this incredible geological feature so visible or accessible. The stunning and dramatic scenery of this rift makes walking through the area a delight.

After enjoying Þingvellir, you will move to the Geysir Geothermal Area, passing through beautiful countryside and the charming village of Laugarvatn on your way. This geothermal area is famous due to the fact that it hosts the geyser that gave all others their name, Geysir itself.

While it is largely inactive these days, its neighbour, Strokkur, erupts every ten minutes or so, to heights of over 20 metres (66 ft). The surrounding area is stunning, with many hot springs, mud pots, and steaming vents.

After this, you head a few minutes down the road to the third and final stop of the Golden Circle, the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss. This is Iceland’s most popular waterfall, for its accessibility from Reykjavík and its awesome power.

Falling over two drops into an ancient, plunging valley, Gullfoss is 32 metres (105 ft) tall and mightily impressive. In decent weather, it is possible to reach a viewing platform right at the water’s edge, where you can fully appreciate the majesty of the falls. 

Following Gullfoss, you will start your return journey back to Reykjavík; but you will stop at one more lesser-known sight en route. Kerið is a huge crater, coloured vividly with orange and red rock, with a stunning, azure lake at its bottom that remains year-round. It is too beautiful to be overlooked, and acts as the cherry on top of this fantastic tour.

You will also detour to Faxi waterfall for a final stop if time allows.

This classic Golden Circle tour promises to let you get the most out of these incredible destinations, in a comfortable and personal setting. So jump aboard, and see these fantastic sites with us. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Nov.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 1 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, Hvítá River, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Þingvallavatn, Kerið, Haukadalur, Faxi
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30

Included:
  • 8 hour tour

  • Friendly English speaking guide

  • Free WiFi

  • Taste of Icelandic food

  • Lunch (a lunch stop will be made)


What to bring:
  • Bring Warm Clothes

  • Snacks (can be bought en route)



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