Golden Circle and Brewery Visit

The geyser Strokkur erupting a twenty metre tall column of water on the Golden Circle in summer.
Traditional shows are occasionally held in the church in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland, especially in summer.
Gullfoss Waterfall in South Iceland is often crowned with a rainbow.
Enjoy a classic Gull beer on your South Iceland brewery visit.
Meet the locals and taste the local brew after a tour of the Golden Circle.
A selection of tipple awaits you for the end of your Golden Circle tour.

Visit Iceland's most known treasures on this Golden Circle tour, where you will get to see classic destinations that make this nation famous, including Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Area. Complete the day by enjoying the entertaining beer-tasting tour at Ölgerðin brewery in Reykjavík.

Starting from Reykjavík, you will be picked up in the morning and head to Þingvellir National Park, a historical site with a very dramatic landscape. There the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart, forming great cliffs and tearing open ravines, and Iceland’s largest natural lake, Þingvallavatn, spreads out to the south.

It was here, in 930 AD, that Icelanders founded their national parliament, an institution still thriving a millennium later. For this reason, Þingvellir is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland.

From this momentous location, the tour continues to Gullfoss, the powerful waterfall of Hvítá river, cascading into Hvítárgljúfur canyon. Standing on top of the waterfall allows you to take in the grand scenery and feel the mist on your face. Gullfoss means the Golden Falls, and is thus the very namesake of the Golden Circle.

You will then continue towards Geysir Geothermal Area, where the walking paths steer you around multiple steam vents and sulphurous mud pots, leading you up close to the erupting geyser named Strokkur. It can blast water to heights of nearly 40 metres, in a stunning display happening every few minutes each and every day. 

Heading back to Reykjavík, the final stop will be at Ölgerðin brewery where you can soak up the local drinking culture and absorb its history, tasting different types of beverages from Ölgerðin’s main brewery along with a selection of ambitious beers from their award-winning craft brewery.

Don't miss a day of classic sightseeing, complete with a drink or two at a local brewery. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Hvítá River, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

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.

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for most hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik

  • Round trip transportation

  • Professional tour guide

  • A beer taste visit to Ölgerðin Brewery

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

Good to know:

Remember to dress warmly and according to weather conditions.

The legal drinking age in Iceland is 20

Reserve this tour

Continue to reserve a spot on this trip. You can contact us any time to change your booking. Choose a date to find availability and see prices

Guide to Iceland does not add any fees, and as such, can not be liable for any accidents, losses, injuries, damages, delays, expenses due to any action or inaction on the part of the operator, guide or his/her services. As the terms and conditions of each tour operator may vary, please read the terms and conditions of each operator you purchase a tour from.

Iceland excursions terms and conditions
Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

Change of reservation
It is possible to change a reservation up to 2 hours prior to tour departure free of charge.

Cancellations of tours must go through our office and should be sent at least 24 hours prior tour departure to or fax +354 540 1310. Confirmations of cancellations will be sent back within 24 hours during weekdays. 

Tour departure / Complimentary pick up service / Drop off service
All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather or road conditions. No responsibility is taken for losses or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury, damaged, negligence, weather, war or other unforeseeable causes. Seats cannot be guaranteed unless booked at least two hours in advance. The estimated duration of tours as indicated on our website are standard times and can vary according to road or weather conditions. Punctuality is a key objective in Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland operation. However, delays may occur for unforeseen reasons. The company cannot be made responsible for losses that a passenger may face due to delay, regardless whether the loss is direct or indirect.

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Best price guaranteed by Gray Line Iceland
Golden Circle and Brewery Visit

Other tours you might like

Inquire about this tour
Real Time Analytics