Golden Circle & Surroundings | Private Day Tour

Golden Circle & Surroundings | Private Day Tour
The golden falls of Gullfoss and a rainbow made out of its mist, on a summer day in Iceland at the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
The geyser Strokkur erupting, as it does every few minutes for visitors to Haukadalur Valley, on the Golden Circle route in Iceland.
The volcanic crater lake Kerið offers a stunning display of milky blue water in the midst of a red-walled caldera in South Iceland.
The continental rift valley Þingvellir is the historical site of Iceland's first legislative body, Alþingi, still operating today from Iceland's capital city.
The great Almannagjá Gorge marks the crest of where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge cuts through the country of Iceland.
Þingvellir National Park during Iceland's winter season is especially scenic.

See the renowned attractions of the Golden Circle on a personalised private tour, making several additional stops along the way. If you want to customise your experience of Iceland’s number one sightseeing route, then this guided adventure is perfect for you. 

Your journey begins as you get picked up in Reykjavík City, meeting your professional and experienced local guide. Your transport for the day is a private vehicle that sits a maximum of eight travellers, guaranteeing you a more intimate and personal sightseeing experience. 

First on the agenda is the continental rift valley Þingvellir National Park, located at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here, the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull the country apart at the leisurely rate of 2 cm (0.8 inches) each year, leaving visible cracks and fissures in the surface, most notable of these is the stunning Almannagjá Gorge. 

Then, it is onwards to the geothermal valley Haukadalur, home to not only the Great Geysir but bubbling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and mystical hot vents. Smell the sulphur and watch the geyser Strokkur spew boiling water high up in the air in a majestic display of the powers that operate beneath our Earth’s surface. 

Afterwards, it is time to head to the number one attraction of your route, the great waterfall Gullfoss. Located in the impressive Ölfusá River canyon, this stunning cascade plunges down two tiers into a crevice with a depth of 32 m (105 ft), leaving visitors in awe of its unharnessed power. 

After having enjoyed these cardinal sights of the Golden Circle, it is time to differentiate from the popular route and head for lunch at the tomato farm Friðheimar, a greenhouse paradise offering only local produce. Here, you can also meet and greet some Icelandic horses. 

After lunch, you will continue along your route to visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið, a 6,000 years-old natural marvel of contrasting colours inside the caldera of a volcano. Then, there will be plenty of time to add even more exciting stops of the area to your route, depending on your wishes and the conditions at hand. 

Don’t miss out on this personal and exceptional Golden Circle adventure in a private vehicle with a customisable itinerary. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Almannagjá, Kerið, Haukadalur, Friðheimar
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 in Reykjavík

  • Private guided tour

  • Bottled Water

  • Wifi in vehicle

  • Entrance fee to Kerið Crater

  • Entrance fees other than Kerið Crater

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

  • Swimsuit & towel

Good to know:

Contact the tour operator for a chance to customise your journey, adding stops to locations such as the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir, the waterfall Faxi or the geothermal power plant Hellisheiðarvirkjun, amongst others.

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