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The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir
Haukadalur, otherwise known as Geysir geothermal area, is home to hot springs and bubbling mud pools.
Gullfoss makes for incredible photographs, especially at sun up or sundown.
Þingvellir is home to the scenic Almannagjá gorge, the exposed North American tectonic plate.
Þingvellir is home to waterfall, tectonic plates, moss covered volcanic plateaus and glacial springs.
In English, Gullfoss is translated to the 'Golden Waterfall'.
Strokkur is the active partner of the now dormant Geysir hot spring.
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Join this tour to see the "Big Three" of essential travelling locations in Iceland: Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss waterfall and the always beautiful Þingvellir National Park.

Throughout your Golden Circle tour, you will be privy to a fantastic plethora of aesthetic beauty; rolling farmlands, distant mountain tops, trickling rivers and picturesque valleys. Don't be surprised to find yourself taking photographs from the vehicle window!

Your first destination on the Golden Circle is the incredible Geysir geothermal area, a natural spectacle that defies the imagination. The area is made up of deep bubbling mud pools and shooting hot springs, the most famous of which are Geysir and Strokkur. The former no longer erupts but the latter is a mighty one, erupting every 4-8 minutes and reaching on average 15-20 m (65 ft) into the air; sometimes it will reach the amazing height of 40 m (131 ft).

The next stop is the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, on the popular rafting river Hvitá. It plummets 32 m (104 ft) into the river gorge and you can get close enough to feel the water spray on your face. This is Iceland's most famous waterfall and definitely one of the most beautiful. Nothing can quite describe the roar that comes with such a thunderous cascade!

You'll end your tour at Þingvellir  National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here, you will literally walk between the continents of Europe and America. Þingvellir was also the founding site for Iceland's national parliament, the first of its kind, in 930 AD. Of particular interest is the impressive Almannagjá canyon, marking the eastern boundary of the North American tectonic plate.

Don't miss your chance to get on this tour and see some of Iceland's most important natural, historical and cultural sites. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - May.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00. 12:00,

Please be at your pickup location on time. 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.

  • Transportation

  • Guidance

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothing

  • A sense of adventure

  • Your camera!

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This is a must see tour. Plenty of time at each stop. Our guide was very informative.
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It was really amazing tour!!! Geyshir, most of all Strokkur, was 100 times more than we expected!! Gullfoss waterfalls were also fantastic! Weather was fine. Our guide ( I think her name was Brethna or something quite close) told us so many stories about everything: 1000 thankss to her!
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Good service. Enough time for every tourist spot
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Brilliant tour, especially if you’re interested in geology, earthquakes and volcanoes.
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Great experience! Very efficient pickup and our guide 'Raven' was friendly and informative.
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Brilliant company, very easy to work with regarding trips being cancelled due to the weather. Trips were very well organised and company was very punctual. Definitely recommend
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The tour was excellent with adequate stops at each sight. The guide was very knowledgeable & engaging. The scenery was breathtaking throughout and we enjoyed it immensely.
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Excellent and affordable! The ease of pickup and drop off was remarkable. Our tour guide gave us great info on the sights and I enjoyed that at each location we were free to roam on our own and then meet back at the bus. The national park, waterfalls, and geysirs are a must in Iceland! The bus made stop at various locations and each location had refreshments for purchase and restrooms. While we were on the bus a great deal, the buses were comfortable and communication was excellent.
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The tour itself was great! The Gullfoss waterfall was breathtaking, Pingvellir is an amazing geological marvel, and Geysir was incredible! I wanted to give some advice on booking tours here actually. Until you book this tour, you don't know that the company you are booking with is actually Reykjavik Excursions. Sure the email you get once you book will tell you this, but I guarantee you won't see a bus in Iceland that says Guide to Iceland on it. I thought that Reykjavik Excursions put together a great tour and would highly recommend them. They own or operate out of the BSI bus terminal which a lot of tours work out of. I also recommend you work with your hotel before you book to make sure you know where to go and they know you are taking the tour. Awesome tour to maximize the views during the sunlight hours!
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