The Golden Circle from Reykjavik | Private Day Tour

The Golden Circle from Reykjavik | Private Day Tour
The majestic and iconic waterfall Gulffoss during a bright summer's day in South Iceland.
Travellers to the land of ice and fire enjoying the cascade of Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland's most iconic natural attractions.
The waterfall Öxarárfoss is located within the UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir National Park in South Iceland.
Þingvellir National Park is where Iceland's original and still-running parliament was established in the year 930 AD.
A stunning water tower created by an eruption of the geyser Strokkur, located in Haukadalur Valley in South Iceland.
Visiting the crater lake Kerið is a convenient stop when traversing the Golden Circle sightseeing route in South Iceland.

Join this private day tour of the Golden Circle for a chance to experience the country’s natural wonders without boarding the big buses. If you want to fully enjoy the cascading waterfalls and spouting geysers of Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route, this is the excursion for you. 

Your adventure begins as you get picked up in Reykjavík City, where you will meet your professional local driver guide and board your comfortable and private vehicle. The fantastical sites awaiting you are best enjoyed in the company of your personal group of travel companions, so buckle up and get ready for the route ahead. 

First up is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a continental rift valley. The stunning gorges and fissures on site are evident of the Eurasian and North-American continental plates pulling the Earth apart, while the location is that of Iceland’s first legislative body Alþingi, where chieftains of the Viking Age would decide the law and settle the country’s most ferocious family feuds. 

Then, after visiting Lake Laugarvatn and its majestic mountain frame, you’ll make your way to the geothermal valley Haukadalur, home to bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. Watch as the geyser Strokkur erupts boiling water from beneath the ground, high up in the air in a dazzling display of the earth-shaping powers operating beneath our planet’s surface. 

After having scouted this magnificent and sulphurised landscape, you’ll get back in the car and head on to Gullfoss Waterfall. These majestic and powerful falls are the most iconic of the entire country, and you can fully experience their roaring cascade from the accessible viewing platforms above the dramatic canyon of Ölfusá River. 

Next up is Faxi Waterfall, a hidden gem of the area less frequently visited by the constant stream of tour buses. After having admired this natural pearl, it’s time for a lunch break at a local restaurant. 

Then, you’ll continue to the crater lake Kerið, a striking volcanic caldera filled with a pool of aquamarine water amidst red walls lined with deep green moss. This colourful natural display is a feast for the eyes, and remember you don’t want to forget your camera for all the unbelievable photo opportunities. 

At day's end, you’ll be brought back to Reykjavík City, knowing you just saw the most quintessential sites of the land of ice and fire during the scope of one adventure-packed day. 

Secure your private Golden Circle tour now and enjoy Iceland's most famous natural marvels during a personal experience. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Almannagjá, Laugarvatn, Kerið, Faxi, 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.

  • English guide

  • Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavík

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Bottled water

  • WiFi in vehicle

  • Entrance to Kerið crater

  • Entrance to Faxi waterfall

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please note that this tour is conditions dependent. In case of extreme weather, the route of the tour might be altered or a certain activity cancelled.

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