Private 8-Hour Golden Circle Tour with Transfer from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
10 hours
All year
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5 years old


Visit Iceland's most famous natural attractions with a private tour guide on this eight-hour Golden Circle excursion from Reykjavik. Travelers who want to visit the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and Thingvellir National Park on a private and customizable tour should book this adventure today.

The tour begins at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik. Your expert local guide will collect you, and you'll start your journey out of the city toward the sights of the Golden Circle. 

The Golden Circle is the most famous tourist route in Iceland. It's around 190 miles (300 kilometers) long and encompasses three of the country's most famous natural attractions, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur Valley.

Your first stop of the day will be Thingvellir National Park. This stunning park is the Golden Circle route's biggest attraction, and you'll have time to explore the area and take photos. Your guide will tell you a little about its history as you travel, so you'll be able to appreciate the significance of your surroundings.

Since this is a private tour, you'll be able to ask your guide as many questions as you like and enjoy a personal experience. You can adjust the route as you prefer to ensure you're getting the best of these incredible sights. 

After exploring the national park, you'll continue to the Geysir geothermal area. Situated within the Haukadalur Valley, the site is home to the boiling hot spring that gives all others their name, Geysir. 

Geysir is probably the most famous geyser in the world, but it's not very active these days. However, the nearby Strokkur geyser erupts every five to ten minutes, so you're sure to get an excellent view of this fantastic natural display. 

From here, your guide will take you onward to Gullfoss waterfall. This spectacular attraction is one of Iceland's best-known waterfalls. Its name translates to "golden falls," and it is this that gives the Golden Circle route its name. 

Gullfoss is a two-tiered waterfall. The first drop is about 36 feet (11 meters) high, while the second is taller at almost 70 feet (21 meters). The water here comes from the Hvita river, which has its source at the Langjokull glacier and is the second-longest river in Iceland.

You'll have plenty of time to admire the views of the waterfall and can take photos to show friends and family after your trip. 

After a fun-filled day of sightseeing in Iceland, your guide will drive you back to your accommodation in Reykjavik in time for dinner. 

Take your chance to visit Iceland's Golden Circle tourist route with a private tour guide. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Transfer from Reykjavik
Private tour


Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes
Packed lunch (or you can stop for lunch at the cafe near Geysir)
Refillable water bottle
Fully charged camera

Good to know

This is a private tour so you can customize it to your preference. The driver may recommend that you visit the Golden Circle attractions in a different order to avoid the crowds.

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