Golden Circle & The Northern Lights | Minibus Tour

Golden Circle & The Northern Lights | Minibus Tour
On a Golden Circle tour, you'll see as glacial water plunges dramatically into an ancient canyon at Gullfoss waterfall.
Þingvellir National Park on the Golden Circle route is where Viking settlers came together a thousand years ago to form the Icelandic parliament.
On a Northern Lights tour, you'll see how the beautiful Auroras dance in the night sky.
You'll see the great geyser Strokkur erupt high in the air on a tour of the Golden Circle.
On a tour of the Golden Circle, you'll see Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland's most beloved cascades.
The colours of the Northern Lights can appear green, pink or white, and watching them as they dance in the night sky is mesmerising.

Combine two essential Icelandic experiences and hop aboard a minibus to visit the Golden Circle in the morning and hunt for the dancing Northern Lights in the evening. Those looking to see the best this country has to offer in winter should not miss this tour. 

The day starts early, when you are picked up in Reykjavík by a small and comfortable minibus, and driven out of the city towards the town of Hveragerði. Here you will stop at the Earthquake Center where you can check out the Quake Exhibition.

From there you will visit the hidden gem of Faxi, a beautiful but little-visited waterfall in Tungufljót river, before moving on to a larger cascade called Gullfoss. Fed by the nearby Langjökull glacier, Gullfoss tumbles dramatically down into an ancient canyon created thousands of years ago.

While the rumbling sound of Gullfoss still echoes in your ears, you’ll hop again aboard the minibus and make your way to your next destination, the geothermal area of Geysir in Haukadalur valley.

The Geysir area is filled with bubbling mud pools, hot springs, and erupting geysers. The most active one is Strokkur, exploding every 5-10 minutes in a 15-20 metre high water column, providing you with plenty of opportunities to take the perfect selfie in front of this famous water feature.

The last stop on the Golden Circle route is the National Park of Þingvellir. This is where Iceland’s settlers founded the nation’s parliament in the year 930 AD. The park is not only a historical site but a geological wonder as it is located on the boundaries of two tectonic plates that are drifting apart, creating visible cracks and fissures in the surrounding landscape. 

By now, the sun has begun to set, and so the next part of your adventure can begin: the hunt for the Northern Lights. You’ll be driven to a good spot, chosen by your expert driver and guide, to gaze upon these green light as they dance in the night sky. 

Don’t miss out on getting to know Iceland’s beautiful nature and active environment on this immersive day tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Apr.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Hveragerði
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

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.

  • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík

  • English speaking driver guide

  • Comfortable minibus ride

  • Meals and refreshments (can be purchased on site)

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

Good to know:

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed. If no Northern lights are found we offer another tour the following evening free of charge.

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Golden Circle & The Northern Lights | Minibus Tour