Incredible 9-Hour Golden Circle and Northern Lights Hunting Combo Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
9 hours
Aug. - Apr.
Minimum age
6 years old


Witness the most incredible attractions and nature shows in Iceland on this nine-hour combo tour of the Golden Circle and hunt for the aurora borealis. This day tour is perfect for tourists who are strapped for time but still want the best sightseeing experience.

You’ll meet your guide at the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik around noon to begin your Icelandic tour. If you want a more convenient experience, you can include a hotel or airport pick-up upon booking for an extra cost. 

Once settled in the comforts of the bus, where you can enjoy the free Wi-Fi, the tour will take you to the east of the Icelandic capital. The group will venture into the world-famous Golden Circle of Iceland, a tourist route that spans 190 miles (300 kilometers).

The first stop of the afternoon is the spectacular Geysir geothermal area, home to the attraction where the word geyser originated. At this geothermal valley, the most active geyser, Strokkur, wows tourists with its boiling water eruption every four to eight minutes. This frequency lets you capture its show at least once during your visit, averaging 66 feet (20 meters) high.

Next to see is the most famous waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss. The Icelandic waterfall cascades from a two-tiered cliff of 105 feet (32 meters) toward a deep gorge in the Hvita river. The name of the Golden Circle came from the English translation of Gullfoss, which means “Golden Falls.”

The geological wonder Thingvellir National Park is your last stop at this Golden Circle sightseeing adventure. It’s the only place on Earth where you can marvel at the rift that separates the Eurasian and North American plates. While exploring the park, you can also see other areas of interest, like the Silfra fissure and Oxararfoss waterfall.

After spending your afternoon seeing the top attractions of Golden Circle, the bus will take you back to Reykjavik early in the evening.

The exciting northern lights hunting tour departs from the bus terminal late in the evening. With your tour guide on board a spacious bus with free Wi-Fi, you’ll travel to the countryside to get a better shot of seeing the aurora borealis.

With the right weather conditions and luck, you don’t have to wait long to see the colorful lights dancing in the skies. Don’t hesitate to take photos once you spot them, as they don’t last long.

The enchanting northern lights are natural phenomena, so sighting is not always guaranteed. Fortunately, your guide is an expert in finding the best locations where you can see and capture their beauty. You can also join the hunt again for free if you don’t see the lights during your tour.

After a successful northern lights hunting, the bus will take you back to the terminal or your chosen drop-off location.

Don’t miss the chance to see the elusive northern lights in Iceland after exploring the Golden Circle on this nine-hour sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Bus transfer from Reykjavik
English-speaking guide
Free Wi-Fi on board bus


Northern lights hunting

What to bring

Warm trousers – Waterproof and breathable. 
Warm and waterproof clothing with layers
Waterproof footwear or boots
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf
Crampons (recommended during winter)

Good to know

- Sighting the northern lights is not guaranteed as they are natural phenomena. You will be offered to join the hunt again for free at another date.

- Pick-up and drop-off services can be added upon booking for an added fee.

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