The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir
Enthusiastic photographers will want to make sure they snapshot Strokkur mid-eruption.
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 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: All year
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, South Coast
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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The trip was great. I loved the geysers and Geothermal Park especially. Would have appreciated a bit more time at Thingvellir as we only had 30 min. Was totally great tho.
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The trip was excellent and the sights were truly remarkable. Particularly Gullfoss - thought that was truly stunning. The guide was fantastic - knowledgeable and personable. My only criticism is that on the way back, the guide occasionally spoke more about the history and geology of the area. By that point I was tired and would have preferred quiet. Nevertheless, he was great and I had a wonderful experience!
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Our guide Hoskuldur Frikannsson was wonderful! Very informative, entertaining, kind and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic day on the golden circle tour. The Berk family
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The tour was better than I expected, we had a lovely tour guide called ciggy he was great, enthusiastic and also knowledgeable about the places and surroundings around us. The women driver ‘cigar ‘was also very good, she drove very well and it made the tour feel safe while we was on the tour bus. The weather was beautiful, enough sunshine but not too hot. We were shown 3 places gullfoss waterfall, the geysir and then the national park at the golden circle which all of them was just as fun and exciting as the next. The views looking out from the tour bus was stunning and the lovely weather also complimented everyone’s happy mood. Our favorite part was the geyser. I think this was a great tour and money well worth spent. When we next go again definitely stick with the same guidetoiceland company, they are reliable and also relatively easy to book online; tour confirmation can be printed from own email address.
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Amazing Golden Circle-tour! Wonderful and exciting places. Our guide was great, in addition to facts about the golden circle she also told us many interesting things about Iceland, history, people, food, etc. Fantastic day, I would definately recommend it!
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This tour was fantastic and it hits all the major must-see stops on the Golden Circle. It was well-paced with a knowledgeable guide. The bus was also nicer than others I have been on for tours. Not too crowded, the ability to charge electronics if needed, wifi, etc. I would highly recommend.
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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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