The Golden Circle Tour with Faxi Waterfall and Kerid Crater

The Golden Circle Tour with Faxi Waterfall and Kerid Crater
Strokkur geyser can reach awesome heights, and erupts regularly.
Faxi is not as visited as many other waterfalls in Iceland, but no less pretty.
Gullfoss, also called 'the Golden Falls', perhaps got its name from the rainbows that arch away from it.
Þingvellir is a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its incredibly important history.
The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík is a feat of modern architecture.
Charming turf roofed houses in the countryside are quintessential Iceland.
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See the classic sites of the Golden Circle and more, with this grand tour of not just three but five incredible destinations on this stunning sightseeing route. This trip should not be missed by avid sightseers who don’t want to overlook any great sites.

The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist route in Iceland, consisting of Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. This immersive excursion, however, will also take you to Faxi waterfall and Kerið crater lake.

After you are picked up in Reykjavík from the pre-determined pick-up spot on your voucher, you will head straight to Þingvellir. This area got its National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site status because early Icelanders formed a parliament here in 930 AD, which continues in Reykjavík today over a millennium later.

It is as famous, however, for its geology. It is located right between the North American and European tectonic plates; the edges of both are clearly visible on either side of the park. The tension between them caused eruptions that filled the space with lava rock, rose mountains all around, and tore fissures through the earth that have since filled with pristine spring water.

After enjoying Þingvellir, you will head to Haukadalur Valley, where the Geysir Geothermal Area is nestled. This is one of Iceland’s epicentres of geothermal activity; it is packed with hot springs, fumaroles, mud-pots and, of course, geysers. The most impressive of the geysers is Strokkur, which erupts to great heights every five minutes or so.

The third official stop on the Golden Circle is Gullfoss waterfall, which will be your next destination. This mighty feature is world-renowned for its scale, raw power and dramatic beauty. While most tours would turn back to Reykajvík after you have admired it from the different platforms overlooking it, however, this one will continue to more sites.

Faxi will be the first of these. This wide, serene waterfall contrasts greatly with Gullfoss, but is no less impressive; all of the thousands of waterfalls across Iceland have their own unique charm, and you could spend an immersive holiday doing nothing but admiring each of them.

Finally, you will go to Kerið. This vast, perfectly formed crater of vivid red rocks is filled year-round with a pool of azure waters. The contrasts are spectacular, particularly when the sun is shining, thus this is increasingly a favourite spot for photographers.

With all these incredible sites thoroughly enjoyed, you will return to the capital city.

Do not miss this Golden Circle tour, with its bonus of extra sightseeing spots. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, Reykjavík, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Kerið, Faxi
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00 10:00,

Pickup starts 30 min. before starting time. 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 visit for more information.

Departure Time

 From November 15 to February 14, at 9:30am

From February 15 to November 14, at 10:30am


  • Transport with Minibus.

  • Pick-up from Reykjavik.

  • English-spealing guide.

  • Free WI-FI

  • Round trip excursion.

  • Lunch and snacks are not included in the price.

What to bring:
  • Warm, waterproof clothing

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

* Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.

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The Golden Circle Tour with Faxi Waterfall and Kerid Crater
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