Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee

Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Small Group Guarantee
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Jump aboard this essential Icelandic excursion to three of the country’s most iconic and beautiful sites; Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These must-see destinations compose the Golden Circle, the most popular tourist trail in Iceland.

You will be picked up in a comfortable minibus, and head straight out to Þingvellir National Park. The name of this site translates to ‘Fields of Parliament’ due to its long and fascinating history. It was here in 930 AD that early Icelanders founded ‘the Alþingi’, an institution based on representative governance. This institution continues in Reykjavík today, making this National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site the original location of the world’s longest-running, ongoing parliament.

Þingvellir is more than just its history, however. It is located right where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart, and nowhere else in the world can you witness this so clearly. The effect of this geology has led to some beautiful nature, with moss-covered lava fields and ravines filled with spring water.

After enjoying this site, you will head to the Geysir Geothermal Area. The Great Geysir was the first geyser described in Western literature, thus granted all others their name. It is largely inactive these days, but its neighbour Strokkur still erupts every ten minutes or so, blasting water well over twenty metres high.

Both of these geysers are nestled in a steaming geothermal area. There are many mud pots, fumaroles and hot springs to enjoy while walking around.

The third and final official stop of the Golden Circle is at Gullfoss. This mesmerising waterfall falls in two tiers, plunging into an ancient valley and releasing a huge amount of spray as it does; on a sunny day, the water throws off many rainbows. The river that feeds Gullfoss is the Hvíta, the most popular place for rafting in the country.

On your return journey from here, you will make one more stop, in the settlement of Hveragerði. This town is renowned for its geothermal activity; there are many hot springs in the surrounding area, and the restaurants cook here simply by burying food into the earth, where boiling water runs just under the surface. You will visit the Earthquake Exhibition in the village, to learn about the large quake that struck in 2008, as well as pay a visit to the charming Kerið crater lake. Once you have enjoyed these four sites, you will be whisked back to your accommodation in Reykjavík, no doubt still marvelling over the awe-inspiring places you have seen.

See the iconic sites of the Golden Circle, with a visit to ‘the earthquake town’ of Hveragerði, on this incredible day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 3 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Pick-up starts 30 minutes before tour departure.

  • Fully guided tour

  • Transportation

  • Admission fee to Kerið Crater

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Good walking shoes

  • Warm and waterproof clothing

Good to know:

● During the tour you will break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café.

● Due to weather and/or road conditions, the itinerary may change, tour length may be altered or the tour may be cancelled. Your tour provider will keep you informed!

● Reservation is necessary.

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Tour guide was great! Trip was well paced so you could really enjoy each stop without feeling rushed. Overall excellent and we strongly recommend!
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Great! I especially enj0yed the l0vely c0mmentary pr0vided by 0ur guide. She was amazing! Made the trip twice as enj0yable.
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