Golden Circle Express | Audio guided in 10 languages

Jump aboard, for this express tour to see the three famous sites of the Golden Circle in just six hours. If you don't want to miss this essential Icelandic experience, but want to make the most of the rest of your time here, then this tour is for you.

You will be picked up from your accommodation from 09:30. The tour bus you will get into has a wealth of modern features, including wifi, USB sockets, a tablet for the use of each guest, and an audio guide with which you can listen to a commentary in one of ten languages. Of course, you will also have a personal guide on board, who can answer any of your questions.

Once your group is gathered, you will shoot out of the city, to the first destination on the Golden Circle, Þingvellir National Park, Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site. This park is located right in the middle of the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates; this rift runs all the way through Iceland but nowhere is it more visible than here.

It is also the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing parliament, having been formed in 930 AD. It is thus steeped in history; Icelanders converted to Christianity, declared independence from Denmark and selected their first president here.

Once you have enjoyed a beautiful walk through Þingvellir, you will return to your bus and head to the second site of the Golden Circle, the Geysir Geothermal Area. This is home to two famous geysers; Geysir itself, which gave all others their name, and Strokkur. The former rarely erupts nowadays, but the latter blasts water up to 40 metres high (131 feet) every ten minutes or so.

The Geysir Geothermal Area is located in Haukadalur Valley, a region known for its hot springs, mud pools, and steaming vents. The land around here is dyed beautiful colours by the minerals rising from the earth.

The third and final stop on this tour is Gullfoss, Iceland's most iconic waterfall. This beautiful, dramatic feature cascades down an ancient valley in two tiers, from an overall height of 32 metres (105 feet). There are several viewing platforms above and opposite the falls, and one right at its edge.

Gullfoss is part of Hvíta, a powerful river that is popular with rafters. Hvíta is partly fed by water running off Langjökull glacier, which, in clear weather, is visible from Gullfoss.

Once you have marvelled over these three sites, you will hop back on the bus and head back to Reykjavík. You will return to the capital fulfilled with a day's worth of activities; but still be back in time to enjoy your evening, usually around 16:00.

So hop aboard, for this essential Icelandic experience. See the famous sites of the Golden Circle in just six hours. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Dec.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Hvítá river, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Þingvallavatn, Langjökull, Laugarvatn, Haukadalur, Strokkur Geyser at Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:30

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.
  • Pick up from and drop off to your accommodation in Reykjavík

  • Knowledgeable local guide

  • Admission to the sights

  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat

  • Guiding in 10 languages in our In Bus Audio Guide

  • Headphones for audio guide (can be bought on board)

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothes.

  • Decent shoes

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland can change dramatically without warning. Ensure you bring clothes to prepare in case this happens.

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