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

Golden Circle and Kerid crater | Classic tour with a little something extra
Gullfoss waterfall, a part of the Golden Circle, on a summer's day.
Golden Circle and Kerid crater | Classic tour with a little something extra
Golden Circle and Kerid crater | Classic tour with a little something extra
Golden Circle and Kerid crater | Classic tour with a little something extra
Kerið crater and it's deep blue crater lake, near Selfoss, Iceland.
A sleeping hot spring on a wintery day. South Iceland.
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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. 

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: 8,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 2 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Kerið
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00. 09:00, 10:30,

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. 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

  • 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.

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Great tour. Well organized. The bus was a little crowded but still worth it. Enjoyed every minute of the tour.
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Very fun tour to go on. Even for someone who travels alone like I did. Our guide was very informative & friendly which made the tour much more fun. I went in May 2019 which the weather can still be cool and especially windy outside of Reykjavik. So bring a sweater and a rain cost just to make sure. Overall great experience especially for the price. Would recommend this day trip to anyone who's stopping by.
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Probably the best Iceland day trip!
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It was really nice trip, the driver is super nice. Iceland is so amazing with the landscape. Absolutely recommend to everyone to join (especially you have limit time and budget). I'll come back again!
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Amazing experience! The Golden Circle was by far one of my favorite tour. Our tour guide was Matt. He was funny, very informative, great overall. It was a tour with Bus Travel. Great tour company, very well organized.
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My boyfriend and I are not really the Tour Bus types - but the thought of driving through a rough Icelandic winter AND on the opposite side of the road had us freaked out so we thought it would be best to have someone else drive us around for the Golden Circle. Our expectations were blown out of the water with this Guide to Iceland Tour - firstly, the sites we saw were incredible and secondly, our tour guide Rok was fab! He had the perfect balance of informing us about the places we were visiting, telling little interesting stories about Iceland and the history, and also was quiet enough so that you could enjoy the sites peacefully on the bus. If you’re looking to do the Golden Circle, this is the tour for you! Just enough time at each stop - any shorter and you’d feel rushed. Loved it! Thanks Guide to Iceland and thanks ROK and Dory!
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Really great tour, guide was funny and told us a lot of interesting things about Iceland. I would recommend this tour to everyone who likes nature!
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Great tour. Our guide is very nice and funny. I would like to recommend this tour as Golden Circle is the must to do in Iceland.
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