Golden Circle Hop On-Hop Off Tour

Join this novel day tour which allows you the freedom to decide for yourself just where and how long you stop on your Golden Circle tour. 

Visitors in Iceland have different interests. For many, it's experiencing the magic of the country's unrivalled natural beauty, for others what catches their fancy is Iceland's Viking heritage or the land's unique geological features. Thanks to the new Golden Circle Hop on-Hop off tour, you can now stay longer at the places that interest you, and therefore get even more enjoyment and fulfilment out of the experience.

The Golden Circle tour takes in three of Iceland's most scenic and famous natural wonders: the beautiful Þingvellir National Park, the spectacular erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area and the raw, untamed power of Gullfoss waterfall.

Leaving Reykjavík at different times in the morning, the first stop of the day is the beautiful Þingvellir National Park. This is where Viking settlers founded Iceland's parliament, Alþingi, in the year 930 AD. It is also where Iceland declared independence from Denmark on June 17th, 1944.

Not only is Þingvellir a historical site, it is also unique geologically. Þingvellir is not located on the Eurasian nor the American tectonic plates, but in a rift valley between the two. As the plates move apart, they tear up the surrounding landscape, causing visible cracks and fissures in the region.

Should you wish to explore this site further, you can stay behind as the bus leaves and simply catch the next Hop on-Hop off bus. 

Next stop is the famous erupting hot springs, or geysers, in the Haukadalur valley. The most active one, Strokkur erupts every 7 minutes or so, sending a powerful jet of steam and hot water gushing skywards. At this stop you can use the extra time to further explore the area, even climb the nearby hill and take in some spectacular panoramic views.

Finally, it's on to Gullfoss or the 'Golden Waterfall', one of Iceland's most treasured natural gems. Once threatened by a planned hydroelectric power plant, its beauty is recognised by Icelanders fondly referring to it as the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls. It's nothing less than spellbinding to stand on its banks and sense the intense power as the milky waters of the glacial Hvítá river thunder 32 meters into a deep canyon it carved out in a massive glacial flood aeons ago.

The beauty of the Golden Circle Hop on-Hop off tour is the flexibility it provides. You choose how long you want to stay at the various stops. It also gives you more leeway as to where you'd like to have lunch or picnic, and how you'd like to spend your time, as well as offering top value for money. So book now and soak in the beauty of the Golden Circle at your own pace.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Þingvallavatn
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 07:30 08:30, 09:30,

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)

  • Free tour pick up from Reykjavík

  • Knowledgeable local guide

  • Admission to the sights

  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat

  • Food and refreshments

What to bring:
  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus. 

  • Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

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