Minibus tour | Golden Circle & kerið Volcanic Crater

Minibus tour | Golden Circle & kerið Volcanic Crater
Minibus tour | Golden Circle & kerið Volcanic Crater
Almannagjá Gorge at Þingvellir national park in wintertime, leading between the two continental plates.
Minibus tour | Golden Circle & kerið Volcanic Crater
Strokkur geyser erupting at the Haukadalur geothermal area in South Iceland.
Kerið volcanic crater in Bláskógabyggð country, filled with dark blue water that sometimes freezes over in winter.
Minibus tour | Golden Circle & kerið Volcanic Crater
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Golden Circle is a classic sightseeing tour that takes you to the most famous places in Iceland like Geysir and Gullfoss. This tour is for people who would like to spend a day full of excitement, extraordinary discoveries and learn a lot about our beautiful country. 

After picking you up from your accommodation or nearest bus stop we will start our tale about the country, people, habits, culture and many other interesting facts. While relaxing in a comfortable seat and admiring the view from the window, we will drive over an active volcano - Hengill. You will notice many spots of steam rising into the sky and a powerful geothermal plant. The road goes through old lava fields covered by moss in summer and buried under snow in the winter.

Our first stop will be in Hveragerði where you can buy coffee and Icelandic pastries in a local bakery. You can also visit the museum of the earthquake from 2008  in the same building. They even have an earthquake simulator for the brave ones!

Well caffeinated, shaken and full on sugar we will then set off to continue our tour. After a short drive, we will pull off to the parking next to Kerið, which is a volcanic crater filled with water. You can easily walk around it or even go down to the bottom of the crater and touch the surface of the small lake. 

Then, we're off to Geysir Geothermal area. The geyser Strokkur erupts every 10 minutes, sending massive amounts of water into the air. It is a very unique and remarkable experience. You could also enjoy a stroll in the area admiring the many hot springs and ponds with steaming water.  Before we arrive at Gulffoss, a turning point for the trip, we will stop at the farm where you can pet and feed cute Icelandic horses. 

At Gullfoss, you will have a chance to have lunch and buy some souvenirs. But of course, the main attraction is the waterfall itself. Big, loud, wet and spectacular. You can admire the view from 2 places: the viewing platform or you can go to the lower parking and almost shake hands with the waterfall.

After lunch, we will have some ground to cover. Our next stop will be Þingvellir National Park and Lake Þingvellir, which is the house of many attractions, such as the Silfra fissure, the gap between continents, Öxarárfoss waterfall and many historical and cultural stories as this was the first parliament in Europe.

After our last stop, we will head back to the city and drop you off to your accommodation or nearest bus stop so you can enjoy the rest of the day. Come to explore Iceland's famous sites and hidden gems with us. Book your tour with us today. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 3 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Hengill, Þingvellir, Silfra, Hveragerði, Þingvallavatn, Laugarvatn, Kerið, Öxarárfoss, Öxará
Pickup information:
  • Pickup 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.

Included:
  • Free pickup/drop off service from Reykjavík Centre

  • English speaking driver/guide.

  • Bottle of water (1st of May – 15th of October) 

  • Entrance to Kerið

  • Free Wi-Fi in the car

  • Transport by Mercedes Sprinter climate-controlled bus limited to 16 people

  • All Entry/Admission fees to attractions 

  • Gratuities

  • Meals, but stops will be made at a local restaurant or grocery shop where meals and snacks can be purchased.

  • Restrooms fees


What to bring:
  • The weather can be unpredictable. Remember to bring with you warm waterproof jacket and walking shoes depending on weather conditions. 


Good to know:

Please note that some accommodation is in a bus forbidden zone that requires guests to wait at a certain BUS STOP. Please be prepared outside your pick up location at the tour start time on your order. Pickup usually can take up to 30min depending on traffic and weather conditions and your place in the pickup order.



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This tour was perfect. Our bus was on time and easy to spot and our guide was wonderful! He provided us with “horse candy” when visiting the horses and also gave us all crampons to use so we wouldn’t slip on all the icy paths! :) There were also a few “surprise” visits - extra stops not mentioned in the itinerary which was awesome! Could not recommend this more!! :)
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