Golden Circle and Kerid crater | Classic tour with a little something extra

Based on 12 traveller reviews

Ease into your seat for this bus tour of Iceland’s most unforgettable landscapes. You’ll see the three most popular sites in Iceland on the famous Golden Circle, along with two more! This tour is for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the unique volcanic scenery of Iceland, or for anyone who wishes to make the most of a short stay here.

You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík and taken down the beautiful south coast, full of eye-catching crags of black rock, fields of tall grass and grazing sheep. You’ll view the waterfalls and rivers, lava fields and velvety moss expanses that make Iceland unique.

Your first stop will be Kerið crater, a volcanic feature approximately 3,000 years old. Cupped in the bottom of the caldera, streaked with colours from mineral deposits in the rock, is a beautiful lake. From there you'll travel to the waterfall Faxi, which is full of salmon and is a great spot for fishing.

From the waterfall, you'll move on to the Golden Circle. First up is the Geysir geothermal area, most famous for the Great Geysir, a hot spring which has been active for more than 10,000 years. The oldest accounts of gushing hot springs here date back to 1294!

Nearby Strokkur is nothing but energy and excitement. Travellers come from all over the world in hopes of seeing an eruption, and Strokkur does not disappoint: Every 10 minutes, scalding water is flung as high as 40 m (131 ft) in a thrilling display. Don’t worry, you won’t get wet!

The delights continue at Gullfoss, a powerful waterfall on the Hvítá river. Propelled by a glacial runoff, the water crashes over the two-tiered fall and plummets into a deep canyon below.

Finally, is the beautiful Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site selected for its great contribution to world culture. Þingvellir is filled with geological features, and it is here where the Vikings convened at the world’s first parliament. Today, Silfra is popular for diving enthusiasts and Flosagjá, (or; Peningagjá) is a favourite spot to make a wish and toss in a coin.

Don’t miss your chance to see these sites for yourself in the countryside of Iceland! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Kerið, Haukadalur, Faxi
Pickup information:
  • Starting 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. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to reach your pick up point.
  • Bus fare

  • Entrance fee to all Golden Circle sites

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.


Average rating 4.8 / Number of reviews 12

A relaxed bus tour for families, seniors and people who don't have much time in Iceland. The best part about my tour was the guide Halla. She was funny, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the best sights in a relaxed manner.

Amazing tour! Only had one full day in Iceland and this tour was perfect to see some of the beautiful country. Our tour guide Harpa was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!

It was a nice easy trip covering the most scenic and famous destinations in Iceland.At some places like Gulfoss, and Thingvellir national park,it would have been better if more visiting duration was allowed.

The tour was incredible! I wished we had more time at some of the sites though, especially the Geysir. It felt kind of rush because that was also the lunch stop. Other than that, it was amazing! The tour guide was so bubbly and friendly. She asked where everyone is from at the start of the tour and would greet us hello when we got back on the bus. She even sang us some Icelandic lullabies! Which was pretty neat. One of the best tours I have ever had. :)

The guide was so funny. He is knowledgeable about Iceland and he definitely knew when not to talk (right after lunch when people were sleepy). Adequate toilet stops. Packed sightseeing schedule including the Kerid crater, Gullfoss, Geysir, the National Park, Faxi. Highly recommend this tour. It was by far the best tour I joined (I joined four tours).

This is a must-do in Iceland! The golden circle is breathtaking and I also like Kerið Crater a lot. The tour is not pricey, and everything is well organized. I am willing to recommend it :)

This day was amazing ! The puck-up at Hostel was quick. We took another bus were Our guide present herself. She was very professional and explain everything about Kerið Crater, Faxi Waterfalls, Gulffoss (AMAZING!!), Geysir and Strokkur. Well, add this tour on your check-list. You will not regret ! Thanks for this amazing experience ! Edith From Canada

Despite the rain, this was a wonderful tour with beautiful scenery. Hotel pickup process was quick and efficient, information from our tour guide was interesting and engaging. Well worth it!

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