Golden Circle Tours

Discover a treasure trove of tours that take you to the three world-renowned sites that compose Iceland's Golden Circle sightseeing route. Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall are destinations that all travellers must visit during their stay in Iceland.

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Golden Circle Tours

Discover a treasure trove of tours that take you to the three world-renowned sites that compose Iceland's Golden Circle sightseeing route. Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall are destinations that all travellers must visit during their stay in Iceland.
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4.7
43 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.  You are behind the wheel on this self-drive so you can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos.  To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean.  It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country.  Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking.  From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
45 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Full Day Excursion

Hop on board a minibus for the essential Iceland experience: a tour of The Golden Circle. This journey will take you on a ride to Iceland’s most famous attractions, without the rush and hassle of the big buses. This tour is for those who wants to immerse themselves in Icelandic culture; you will not only see main sights, you will also get to know Icelandic music and cuisine. The tour starts in the morning when you are picked up by a small but comfortable minibus. You’ll then be driven to the south of Iceland to a little, hidden treasure called Faxi waterfall. Nestled in a quiet spot, not visible from the main road, Faxi is a low but wide waterfall, named after the mane of the Icelandic horse. From the little Faxi, you’ll head towards the enormous and mighty Gullfoss. The glacial river Hvítá takes a dramatic 32-metre plunge into a canyon, creating this stunning and beautiful waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area. Located in Haukadalur valley, the ‘Great Geysir’ is a hot spring that’s been active for approximately 10,000 years. Although Geysir is now mostly dormant, nearby is another geyser called Strokkur, which spouts water 10-15 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo. The last part of the Golden Circle is the Þingvellir national park, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland’s parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930, making it the oldest running parliament in the world. It is also a place where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, which can be seen in the cracks and rock fractions which traverse the region. Along the way, your tour guide will not only tell you everything about the places you'll be visiting, he will also introduce you to Icelandic culture through music and give you samples of traditional Icelandic food and beverages. You’ll listen to some of Iceland’s best musicians while travelling the Golden Circle. If you like the music, you’ll be able to find it right away on Spotify with the free wifi on board the minibus. This way you can relive the experience when you get back home. Don’t miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland through this fascinating day tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
425 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Crater & the Ice Cream Farm

Hop aboard this full day minibus tour around the famous Golden Circle route and explore and discover Iceland's mesmerising natural landscapes for yourself. You'll not only travel this favourite trail, but you'll make a couple more exciting pit stops along your way back, to guarantee you have an unforgettable experience.  Once you have been picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you will make your way to the stunning Þingvellir National Park. This is where Iceland's first parliament was established and is today identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get the chance to explore the park at your own pace, learning more about the sites' cultural importance to Icelanders, and see firsthand Silfra fissure, the beautiful underwater canyon dividing the Eurasian and North American continental plates. Soon after, you will be driven to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most popular waterfall, situated on the rafting river Hvítá. Fed by Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull, the river Hvítá plunges down into an ancient canyon, creating the spectacular falls in the process. From Gullfoss, you'll make a stop at Geysir, in Haukadalur Valley. Here, the geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes, reaching heights between 15-20 metres. Giving you plenty of chances to get a great photo.  You will make a stop at a farm in Efstidalur valley. The place is commonly known as the "Ice Cream Farm" as they produce great tasting ice cream from the milk from their cows. There, you'll have a chance to sample this delicious frozen treat while watching the cows relax in the barn. Before you return to Reykjavík, you will make a final stop at the crater lake Kerið. Around 3,000 years ago a volcanic cone emptied in an eruption and collapsed into its own magma chamber, which later got filled with water, creating this stunning crater lake. You'll have the option of walking along the rim of the crater, seeing how the red walls of Kerið contrast the azure blue water. In addition, this tour offers a more private and comfortable service. It is operated using a minibus with a maximum of 19 people. This provides more comfort and tranquillity when compared to a large coach. The minibus is also equipped with wi-fi and the tour guide will be playing Icelandic music along the way for your enjoyment. If you're looking to explore Iceland's Golden Circle in comfort (with some added extras), look no further than this fantastic minibus tour. Come and experience nature in all its amazing glory! Check the booking availability by choosing a date
4.9
251 reviews

Duration:
9hours
Available:
All year
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The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

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.
4.7
116 reviews

Duration:
6hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon | Small Group Day Tour of the Famous Sites

Discover the pure power of Mother Earth as you explore areas of untouched nature, tectonic shifts and geothermal activity in this tour of Iceland’s most popular attractions. This tour is essential for the country's visitors as it includes Iceland’s best-known natural phenomena; Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and the world famous Blue Lagoon.  The geothermal area of Haukadalur valley is the home of the Geysir hot spring. Although Geysir itself is hardly active anymore, the area features other spectacular hot springs, such as Strokkur. Bring a camera because Strokkur hot spring spouts columns of water 15-20 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you numerous opportunities to take great photos.  Geysir area is one part of the Golden Circle, a trio of scenic areas in southern Iceland which include Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir national park. On your tour of the south, you will also visit a volcanic crater called Kerið. The second part of the Golden Circle is the incredible waterfall, Gullfoss. The waterfall is located in the canyon of the river Hvítá which runs from the glacier Langjökull. Gullfoss waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful as it cascades in two steps down into a 32-metre crevice. If the conditions allow, you'll be able to stand close enough to feel the water spraying gently on your face. Þingvellir national park is not only an incredibly beautiful area, it is also historically significant and geographically unique. The national park is where the Vikings founded Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, in the year 930, the oldest still working parliament in the world. Þingvellir is also a place where the continental drift between two tectonic plates is happening. You can clearly see evidence of this in the cracks and gorges in the region.  Last on your tour before you head your way west again is Kerið, a volcanic crater with a lake in the middle. At approximately 6500 years old, Kerið is more than 55 metres deep, 170 metres wide and 270 metres across. Kerið is comprised of red volcanic rocks, green moss grows on its sides, and the lake in the middle is filled with minerals which give the water a vivid aquamarine colour. This offers a great contrast of colours and a highly impressive scenery. You will end the day at the Blue Lagoon, arriving there in the early afternoon for a relaxing time in the amazing hot geothermal waters. You will spend 2 hours in total at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavík, just remember to book your voucher beforehand.   Bring a camera, pack your swimsuit and don’t miss out on seeing the pearls of Iceland on this day tour of the most famous sites. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
139 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater | Sightseeing Small Group Day Tour

Join this classic sightseeing adventure around the three world-famous sites of the Golden Circle, as well as the lesser-known volcanic crater-lake Kerið. This is an essential tour with a unique twist and is sure to delight anyone coming to Iceland to see the sights. Furthermore, there is a maximum of nineteen passengers per minibus, ensuring your trip is both personalized and comfortable. You will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík in the morning, then head to the first location on this incredible trail: Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is a fascinating place for its geology and beauty, as it is located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This rift valley, which runs all the way through Iceland, is more visible here than in any other part of the country. The tension created by how the plates are pulling apart means the area has many ravines filled with crystal clear water and beautiful stretches of moss-coated lava rock. Þingvellir is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, although this has nothing to do with the park’s geology. The reason for this is its history; in 930 AD, early settlers formed a representative-style parliament here that still continues to this day, making Þingvellir the original site of the world's longest-running continuous parliament. As you walk through this area, you will find many information signs discussing its long and fascinating history. Following Þingvellir, you will head to the Haukadalur Valley, a geothermal area renowned for its geysers. The greatest of these, which gave all others their name, Geysir itself, is inactive at the moment, but it’s nearby neighbour, Strokkur, erupts every ten minutes, blasting water up to 40 metres high. You will have a chance to see it go off several times, as you wander around the area’s many hot-springs and steaming vents. The final stop on the traditional Golden Circle is Iceland’s most famous and distinguishable waterfall, Gullfoss. Otherwise known as ‘the Golden Falls’, this magnificent feature drops in two tiers into an ancient valley with enormous power. In fair weather, it is possible to walk to a platform right where the water is falling for the best views, and there are also viewing platforms opposite and above it. While most Golden Circle tours would leave back to Reykjavík at this point, you get an additional stop; you will head to the volcanic crater lake Kerið. This is a stunning natural feature, 270 metres wide and over 55 metres deep. The rocks surrounding the water are stained fiery reds and oranges, which contrast beautifully with the azure lake which sits in the crater year round.  Experience the Golden Circle in an essential sightseeing minibus tour, and the chance to visit Kerið is a great bonus. Do not miss your opportunity to jump aboard this budget-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
160 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon | Sightseeing & Hot-Spring Bathing

Join an unforgettable excursion where the mesmerising Golden Circle Tour is topped off with a dip in the Secret Lagoon. The first stop of the Golden Circle tour is the Þingvellir National Park which is renowned for both its geological and historical significance. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the continental rift that separates the European and American tectonic plates and is home to Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. It is also the place where Iceland's first parliament was founded over a thousand years ago. After exploring the national shrine of Þingvellir, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area where you walk among bubbling mud pots and boiling streams while the iconic Strokkur geyser shoots fuming water 40 meters into the air. Stay back or you might get wet! The last stop of the Golden Circle is Gullfoss, the Waterfall of Gold, whose seemingly endless power can not only be seen but also felt. On the paved path that takes you to the cascade, you can feel the vibration of the water flooding by and taste the spray as huge gouts of mist spout into the air by the eternal churning of glacial water. Your day comes to a perfect end with a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a secluded hot spring that is located in a stunning setting in the midst of the Southern countryside. The pool is lined with natural rock, with soothing water temperatures of 36-40°C (96-104°F).  Enjoy two of the most treasured activities in Iceland, strolling the countryside and relaxing in a natural hot spring. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.7
111 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Golden Circle Classic | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Join this tour for the perfect representation of the natural beauty and thrilling history of Iceland. This tour is perfect for those who only have a short stay in Iceland, or those who want to guarantee a visit to the most famous and intriguing sites in Iceland. This tour is available with an in bus audio guide in 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish) and the all new fleet is equipped with tables with free wifi. Aboard is also a host who will happily assist you with anything you might need and answer any questions that might arise about our country and culture. Your first destination will be Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the parliament founded there in 930 AD. At Þingvellir, you can stand where the law rock once was and look out over the valley, imagining the thousands of Vikings gathered there to hear the law of the land recited before each parliament meeting. Þingvellir is on the shores of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. There are several fissures leading into it from the park, filled with cool, crystalline streams which plunge deep into the earth. Next, you’ll visit Geysir geothermal area, some of the most raw and desolate landscapes of Iceland. The geothermal area is filled with fizzy mud pots, seething steam vents and gushing geysers. Though Geysir is the most famous of those at this location, it is inactive. Its brother, Strokkur, is much more active, though, and is happy to show off for you with an eruption every 10 minutes. Finally, the singular feature for which the Golden Circle is named is Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. It was a symbol of prosperity to the Scandinavians who first came to Iceland seeking their own lands and a new life. Thousands of gallons of water shoot over the falls, crashing to the riverbed below. The strength of this waterfall is undeniable. Your fingers and chest will vibrate from the thundering force of it if you take the short path directly over the falls. Don’t forget to search the mists hovering over the water for a rainbow. This tour is one of the most popular in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
55 reviews

Duration:
7.5hours
Available:
All year
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland.  This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach. You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough. You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters. You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital.  Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 
4.8
64 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon | Small Group Tour

Combine the classic Icelandic experiences of sightseeing around the Golden Circle and bathing in geothermally heated waters at the Secret Lagoon. This tour should not be missed by those seeking an authentic Icelandic adventure. You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a minibus in the morning, and head out of town to the Golden Circle. You will visit Þingvellir, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The continental movement means that the park is filled with lava fields and torn with ravines, making for some beautiful landscapes. As you walk through the area, you’ll no doubt be awed by the geology. The history here is also fascinating; Þingvellir was the original site of what is now the longest-running parliament ever, formed in 930 AD. Another stop will be in the geothermal Haukadalur valley. This hilly area is dotted with hot springs and fumaroles, but what it is most renowned for is its geysers. The largest, Geysir, gave all others in the world their name, while Strokkur is very active, shooting water up into the sky every five to ten minutes. Not far from  Geysir is located one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland - the majestic waterfall Gullfoss. The sheer power of the falls is mesmerising, and its history is inspiring; only because of the incredible endurance and energy of a 19th Century Icelandic farmer was it not turned into a hydroelectric dam. There is information on the story of this inspirational woman on the site. On this tour, you will also get the time to slow down and relax. Thankfully, the Secret Lagoon in the village of Flúðir is located within the Golden Circle area. The lagoon is Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, filled with water trickling in from an adjacent geothermal area, which, as an added bonus, has another geyser. Its location could not be more serene, and you will no doubt ease away any tension built up over your holiday in its healing waters. Don’t miss out on this tour for a perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
25 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Golden Circle Afternoon

Take a spin around the most famous sites in Iceland on this afternoon Golden Circle! This tour is for anyone who loves the countryside, natural wonders and has only a short time to maximise in Iceland. The Golden Circle is absolutely a must-see in order to understand the history and culture of the nation. You’ll be picked up at your designated pickup location and driven down the beautiful south coast to three vital sites: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. Þingvellir National Park is a gorgeous example of Iceland’s varied volcanic terrain, as well as a site that holds tremendous cultural meaning. It was here in this place that the world’s first parliament was founded more than 1000 years ago. You will also see how the valley is carved delicately between the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, edging gradually onto the shores of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. While here, you can walk between two tectonic plates.  On your next stop, you’ll see Gullfoss waterfall, in which glacial runoff pours down the two-tiered fall into the canyon below. The speed and power of the river Hvitá makes it a favourite place for those who love river rafting. Geysir geothermal area is home to the first geyser discovered in the West. All other geysers in the world are named after it. The Great Geysir, active for more than 10,000 years, is currently at rest, but nearby Strokkur explodes with activity every 10 minutes or so, blasting water into the air as high as 40 m (131 ft). Seats fill quickly on this very popular tour in Iceland! Don’t miss your chance to experience the famous Golden Circle and you too can experience some of the best Iceland has to offer. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.8
10 reviews

Duration:
8.5hours
Available:
All year
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Horse Riding and Golden Circle Day Tour

Roll two essential Icelandic experiences into one on this incredible day tour; ride one of the nation's charming and sturdy horses, and marvel over the three famous sites of the Golden Circle. You will be picked up from Reykjavík in the morning, and head straight to the farm of Vellir. Here, you will meet your horse-riding guide and your steed for the morning. Icelandic horses are incredibly special animals. You’ll first notice that they are much smaller than most other breeds, but after a few minutes, you’ll see that that is the least interesting thing about them; they are also noticeably friendlier, smarter, and more curious than other horses. Riding them is an absolute delight, even for the novice rider. For up to two hours, you will travel with your group through the beautiful, verdant countryside, with views over mountains and up to the ocean. The pace is nice and slow for beginners. Following an invigorating ride, you will have lunch, before setting out on the Golden Circle. Your first stop on this popular trail is the Geysir Geothermal Area. Here, you can see a geyser named Strokkur erupt every 10 minutes or so, to a height of up to 40 m (131 ft). The now largely inactive Geysir can also be seen, as can many other bubbling hot springs and steaming fumaroles. The next stop will be the ‘golden waterfall’, otherwise known as Gullfoss. Here, the Hvíta river pours down two tiers into an ancient plunging valley. When the ground is not too icy, it is possible to reach a viewing platform right where the water starts to drop, allowing you marvel over its awe-inspiring power. The final site of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, a place famed for its fascinating history and geology. The only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, Þingvellir was the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing representative parliament, formed in 930 AD and now based in Reykjavík. Þingvellir is also located in the rift valley that runs all the way through Iceland, marking the boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. In no other part of the country are the edges of these continents so obvious, and their presence has led to some incredible geological features. Combined with the verdant forests, creeping moss and crystal clear rivers that cover the park, Þingvellir is home to some spectacular views. Once you have made the most of the beautiful Golden Circle, you will return to Reykjavík in time to enjoy your evening. Don’t miss your chance to ride the incredible Icelandic horse and to see the famous sites of the Golden Circle. Book your tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
19 reviews

Duration:
10hours
Available:
Nov. - Sep.
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Affordable Golden Circle & Snowmobiling ​Day Tour

See Iceland's most iconic attraction and take a wild snowmobile ride on this incredible day tour. You’ll take in the sights of the famed Golden Circle and then plant your feet on the pedals of a zippy snowmobile, to spend an hour whizzing across the colossal ivory snows of Langjökull Glacier, the second-largest glacier in Iceland. After hopping on a tour bus at, or near, your hotel or guesthouse, your odyssey will take you to Þingvellir National Park; a place known for its exceptional beauty and historical importance. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrating the world's longest running democratic parliament, the Alþingi, which was founded there in 930 AD. The second stop is at the scorching geothermal area known as Geysir which is home to Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland, as well as countless steam vents and fumaroles, that characterise the area.  From there, you will head to the top of Langjökull for an exhilarating one-hour snowmobile tour on the vast snowcap. Hiking the glacier is refreshing and eye-opening, to be sure, but you’ve not experienced it fully until you hit the ice at high speed. The view from this location is breathtaking, and on a clear day, a major portion of the Icelandic highlands and several other glaciers are visible. On our way back to Reykjavík, we will stop by the final location on the Golden Circle, the stunning Gullfoss waterfall. At Gullfoss, you will have the opportunity to take a path to the cliffs which directly overlook the immense falls, and see massive quantities of water plummet violently into a deep, meandering gorge. You can feel the brisk spray on your face and truly breathe in the experience! Don't miss out on this tour which offers a peek into Iceland’s astounding history and geography, as well as the unforgettable feel of the frosty wind in your lungs as you speed across the glacial ice cap of Langjökull. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
72 reviews

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure.  On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city.  You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday.  We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
31 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
91 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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3 Day Jokulsarlon Tour | Boat Ride, Golden Circle, South Coast & Glacier Hike

Experience the very best Iceland has to offer on this extensive tour of the South Coast and the Golden Circle. Witness lava fields, rift valleys, volcanoes, mighty rivers, powerful waterfalls, grand glaciers and the world-famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This is a tour not to be missed by anyone looking to experience the vast array of Iceland’s wonders in only three days. The ever-popular Golden Circle route encompasses the National Park, continental rift valley and UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir; the spouting geysers in Haukadalur at the Geysir Geothermal Valley; the king of all waterfalls in Iceland, Gullfoss; and the additional treat of visiting the ancient volcanic crater lake Kerið. Once your adventure reaches its second day, prepare to behold the wonders of Iceland’s South Coast. Its many magnificent waterfalls are sure to amaze, as well as the black pebble beach Reynisfjara and the one and only Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon—one of the most sought-after attractions in the country—where icebergs gather to float on a still lake inhabited by seals. One of the many highlights of the tour is a boat ride of the lagoon itself, where you can get up close and personal with the massive icebergs. Another adventure included is an exhilarating glacier hike of Sólheimajökull’s blue ice sheet. The scenery from the top is indescribable, so remember to pack your camera for all the exceptional photo opportunities. You’ll spend two nights in a comfortable local accommodation. This is a minibus tour for no more than 19 passengers, which makes the trip all the more personal and enjoyable. This is a very popular tour, so reserve your spot now as to not miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness the wonders of two of Iceland’s most traversed routes. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
79 reviews

Duration:
3days1hour
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Golden Circle and Kerid crater | Classic tour with a little something extra

Ease into your seat for this bus tour of Iceland’s most unforgettable landscapes. You’ll see the three most popular sites in Iceland on the famous Golden Circle, along with two more! This tour is for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the unique volcanic scenery of Iceland, or for anyone who wishes to make the most of a short stay here. You’ll be picked up in Reykjavík and taken down the beautiful south coast, full of eye-catching crags of black rock, fields of tall grass and grazing sheep. You’ll view the waterfalls and rivers, lava fields and velvety moss expanses that make Iceland unique. Your first stop will be Kerið crater, a volcanic feature approximately 3,000 years old. Cupped in the bottom of the caldera, streaked with colours from mineral deposits in the rock, is a beautiful lake. From there you'll travel to the waterfall Faxi, which is full of salmon and is a great spot for fishing. From the waterfall, you'll move on to the Golden Circle. First up is the Geysir geothermal area, most famous for the Great Geysir, a hot spring which has been active for more than 10,000 years. The oldest accounts of gushing hot springs here date back to 1294! Nearby Strokkur is nothing but energy and excitement. Travellers come from all over the world in hopes of seeing an eruption, and Strokkur does not disappoint: Every 10 minutes, scalding water is flung as high as 40 m (131 ft) in a thrilling display. Don’t worry, you won’t get wet! The delights continue at Gullfoss, a powerful waterfall on the Hvítá river. Propelled by a glacial runoff, the water crashes over the two-tiered fall and plummets into a deep canyon below. Finally, is the beautiful Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site selected for its great contribution to world culture. Þingvellir is filled with geological features, and it is here where the Vikings convened at the world’s first parliament.  Don’t miss your chance to see these sites for yourself in the countryside of Iceland! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.9
46 reviews

Duration:
8.5hours
Available:
All year
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none.   You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Golden Circle & Horse Riding Day Tour | Classic Icelandic Experiences

Mount up to experience the joy of riding the friendly Icelandic horse before you boarding a bus and sightseeing the famous Golden Circle. This tour combines two of the most popular activities in Iceland for maximum enjoyment of nature: horseback riding in the morning and sightseeing the Golden Circle in the afternoon. You'll start today’s adventure by being picked up in Reykjavík, and delivered to a horse farm at Vellir, where you will be matched with the ideal mount for your experience level and ride for 1.5-2 hours on excellent riding trails in the charming countryside, enjoying the view of volcanoes and wide meadows.  After the riding tour, you'll have lunch at Hotel Eldhestar and then you will be picked up for a spin around the Golden Circle, visiting the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. At Geysir geothermal area, the unbelievable pressure exerted on the earth is visible in the steaming vents, sulphurous fumaroles, scalding mud pools and, of course, the geysers. Though Geysir is shy these days, its neighbour Strokkur loves to have an audience for eruptions every 10 minutes. Next, you'll visit the mighty Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, powered by glacial runoff which pours down the river and tumbles over the two-tiered falls. You can view its blistering force from afar, or take the walking path directly down to the falls to feel it rumble beneath your feet. Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is your final stop of the day. This is where the longest ongoing parliament in the world was founded in the 10th century. You can still see the ruins of old booths and meeting areas built there in past centuries as thousands gathered in the valley to settle disagreements and form alliances. The site is also a rift valley, a geological feature resulting from the ocean floor spreading, dragging the crust of the earth apart with its devastating force. But don’t worry – it is only drifting at a rate of 2 mm per year. That’s slow enough to take an easy stroll between the two tectonic plates before you explore the rest of the area. If you are a nature and animal lover, book this best value tour and make the most out of one day in the land of ice and fire. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
9hours
Available:
Nov. - Dec.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's.  You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date. 
4.8
42 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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Golden Circle Afternoon | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Join this afternoon of sightseeing, around the world-famous Golden Circle. This is a must-see for all travellers to Iceland and only takes seven-and-a-half hours to complete. In the morning, you will be picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation or meet up with your guide at Reykjavík Terminal. The bus you will travel on has wifi, USB sockets, a tablet per guest, and an audio guide which can provide commentary in 10 different languages. You will also have an expert guide on board who can answer any queries. The first stop of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir means 'fields of Parliament', as this is where early Icelanders, in 930 AD, gathered to establish what would later become the world's longest-running, ongoing parliament. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for this reason. Þingvellir is also renowned for its beauty, with its vast lake, many streams, and forested areas. The geology of the area is also fascinating; the park sits directly in the continental rift valley that runs all the way through Iceland. Nowhere else in the world can you see the edges of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates so clearly. The second stop on the Golden Circle is the Haukadalur valley. This is home to the world-famous Geysir, which gave all other geysers their name. While this feature is almost completely inactive these days, its neighbour, Strokkur, still erupts to impressive heights every five to ten minutes. The Geysir Geothermal Area is also known for its many hot springs, mud pools, fumaroles, and its colourful, mineral-rich earth. The third and final stop of the Circle is Gullfoss waterfall. Also called 'the Golden Waterfall', this incredible landmark plunges into an ancient valley in two tiers. If the ground is not too icy, it is possible to approach Gullfoss right where the water starts to fall, for some mesmerising views. There are also platforms above and opposite it, allowing for some great photos. With these three sites explored and enjoyed, it is time to shoot back to Reykjavík. All in all, this tour only lasts approximately seven and a half hours, making it a perfect choice if you have plans for your morning and evening, or else if you are planning a lie-in or early night. Jump aboard, for this excellent afternoon seeing Iceland's most famous sites. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7.5hours
Available:
All year
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Discover a treasure trove of tours that take you to the three world-renowned sites that compose Iceland's Golden Circle sightseeing route. Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall are destinations that all travellers must visit during their stay in Iceland.

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Discover a treasure trove of tours that take you to the three world-renowned sites that compose Iceland's Golden Circle sightseeing route. Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss waterfall are destinations that all travellers must visit during their stay in Iceland.
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4.7
43 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.  You are behind the wheel on this self-drive so you can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos.  To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean.  It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country.  Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking.  From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
45 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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Golden Circle Minibus Tour | Full Day Excursion

Hop on board a minibus for the essential Iceland experience: a tour of The Golden Circle. This journey will take you on a ride to Iceland’s most famous attractions, without the rush and hassle of the big buses. This tour is for those who wants to immerse themselves in Icelandic culture; you will not only see main sights, you will also get to know Icelandic music and cuisine. The tour starts in the morning when you are picked up by a small but comfortable minibus. You’ll then be driven to the south of Iceland to a little, hidden treasure called Faxi waterfall. Nestled in a quiet spot, not visible from the main road, Faxi is a low but wide waterfall, named after the mane of the Icelandic horse. From the little Faxi, you’ll head towards the enormous and mighty Gullfoss. The glacial river Hvítá takes a dramatic 32-metre plunge into a canyon, creating this stunning and beautiful waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area. Located in Haukadalur valley, the ‘Great Geysir’ is a hot spring that’s been active for approximately 10,000 years. Although Geysir is now mostly dormant, nearby is another geyser called Strokkur, which spouts water 10-15 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo. The last part of the Golden Circle is the Þingvellir national park, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland’s parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930, making it the oldest running parliament in the world. It is also a place where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, which can be seen in the cracks and rock fractions which traverse the region. Along the way, your tour guide will not only tell you everything about the places you'll be visiting, he will also introduce you to Icelandic culture through music and give you samples of traditional Icelandic food and beverages. You’ll listen to some of Iceland’s best musicians while travelling the Golden Circle. If you like the music, you’ll be able to find it right away on Spotify with the free wifi on board the minibus. This way you can relive the experience when you get back home. Don’t miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland through this fascinating day tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
425 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Small Group Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Crater & the Ice Cream Farm

Hop aboard this full day minibus tour around the famous Golden Circle route and explore and discover Iceland's mesmerising natural landscapes for yourself. You'll not only travel this favourite trail, but you'll make a couple more exciting pit stops along your way back, to guarantee you have an unforgettable experience.  Once you have been picked up from your preferred location in Reykjavík, you will make your way to the stunning Þingvellir National Park. This is where Iceland's first parliament was established and is today identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will get the chance to explore the park at your own pace, learning more about the sites' cultural importance to Icelanders, and see firsthand Silfra fissure, the beautiful underwater canyon dividing the Eurasian and North American continental plates. Soon after, you will be driven to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most popular waterfall, situated on the rafting river Hvítá. Fed by Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull, the river Hvítá plunges down into an ancient canyon, creating the spectacular falls in the process. From Gullfoss, you'll make a stop at Geysir, in Haukadalur Valley. Here, the geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes, reaching heights between 15-20 metres. Giving you plenty of chances to get a great photo.  You will make a stop at a farm in Efstidalur valley. The place is commonly known as the "Ice Cream Farm" as they produce great tasting ice cream from the milk from their cows. There, you'll have a chance to sample this delicious frozen treat while watching the cows relax in the barn. Before you return to Reykjavík, you will make a final stop at the crater lake Kerið. Around 3,000 years ago a volcanic cone emptied in an eruption and collapsed into its own magma chamber, which later got filled with water, creating this stunning crater lake. You'll have the option of walking along the rim of the crater, seeing how the red walls of Kerið contrast the azure blue water. In addition, this tour offers a more private and comfortable service. It is operated using a minibus with a maximum of 19 people. This provides more comfort and tranquillity when compared to a large coach. The minibus is also equipped with wi-fi and the tour guide will be playing Icelandic music along the way for your enjoyment. If you're looking to explore Iceland's Golden Circle in comfort (with some added extras), look no further than this fantastic minibus tour. Come and experience nature in all its amazing glory! Check the booking availability by choosing a date
4.9
251 reviews

Duration:
9hours
Available:
All year
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The Popular Golden Circle Tour | Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir

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.
4.7
116 reviews

Duration:
6hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon | Small Group Day Tour of the Famous Sites

Discover the pure power of Mother Earth as you explore areas of untouched nature, tectonic shifts and geothermal activity in this tour of Iceland’s most popular attractions. This tour is essential for the country's visitors as it includes Iceland’s best-known natural phenomena; Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park and the world famous Blue Lagoon.  The geothermal area of Haukadalur valley is the home of the Geysir hot spring. Although Geysir itself is hardly active anymore, the area features other spectacular hot springs, such as Strokkur. Bring a camera because Strokkur hot spring spouts columns of water 15-20 metres up in the air every 10 minutes or so, giving you numerous opportunities to take great photos.  Geysir area is one part of the Golden Circle, a trio of scenic areas in southern Iceland which include Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir national park. On your tour of the south, you will also visit a volcanic crater called Kerið. The second part of the Golden Circle is the incredible waterfall, Gullfoss. The waterfall is located in the canyon of the river Hvítá which runs from the glacier Langjökull. Gullfoss waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful as it cascades in two steps down into a 32-metre crevice. If the conditions allow, you'll be able to stand close enough to feel the water spraying gently on your face. Þingvellir national park is not only an incredibly beautiful area, it is also historically significant and geographically unique. The national park is where the Vikings founded Iceland’s parliament, Alþingi, in the year 930, the oldest still working parliament in the world. Þingvellir is also a place where the continental drift between two tectonic plates is happening. You can clearly see evidence of this in the cracks and gorges in the region.  Last on your tour before you head your way west again is Kerið, a volcanic crater with a lake in the middle. At approximately 6500 years old, Kerið is more than 55 metres deep, 170 metres wide and 270 metres across. Kerið is comprised of red volcanic rocks, green moss grows on its sides, and the lake in the middle is filled with minerals which give the water a vivid aquamarine colour. This offers a great contrast of colours and a highly impressive scenery. You will end the day at the Blue Lagoon, arriving there in the early afternoon for a relaxing time in the amazing hot geothermal waters. You will spend 2 hours in total at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavík, just remember to book your voucher beforehand.   Bring a camera, pack your swimsuit and don’t miss out on seeing the pearls of Iceland on this day tour of the most famous sites. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
139 reviews

Duration:
11hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater | Sightseeing Small Group Day Tour

Join this classic sightseeing adventure around the three world-famous sites of the Golden Circle, as well as the lesser-known volcanic crater-lake Kerið. This is an essential tour with a unique twist and is sure to delight anyone coming to Iceland to see the sights. Furthermore, there is a maximum of nineteen passengers per minibus, ensuring your trip is both personalized and comfortable. You will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík in the morning, then head to the first location on this incredible trail: Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is a fascinating place for its geology and beauty, as it is located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This rift valley, which runs all the way through Iceland, is more visible here than in any other part of the country. The tension created by how the plates are pulling apart means the area has many ravines filled with crystal clear water and beautiful stretches of moss-coated lava rock. Þingvellir is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland, although this has nothing to do with the park’s geology. The reason for this is its history; in 930 AD, early settlers formed a representative-style parliament here that still continues to this day, making Þingvellir the original site of the world's longest-running continuous parliament. As you walk through this area, you will find many information signs discussing its long and fascinating history. Following Þingvellir, you will head to the Haukadalur Valley, a geothermal area renowned for its geysers. The greatest of these, which gave all others their name, Geysir itself, is inactive at the moment, but it’s nearby neighbour, Strokkur, erupts every ten minutes, blasting water up to 40 metres high. You will have a chance to see it go off several times, as you wander around the area’s many hot-springs and steaming vents. The final stop on the traditional Golden Circle is Iceland’s most famous and distinguishable waterfall, Gullfoss. Otherwise known as ‘the Golden Falls’, this magnificent feature drops in two tiers into an ancient valley with enormous power. In fair weather, it is possible to walk to a platform right where the water is falling for the best views, and there are also viewing platforms opposite and above it. While most Golden Circle tours would leave back to Reykjavík at this point, you get an additional stop; you will head to the volcanic crater lake Kerið. This is a stunning natural feature, 270 metres wide and over 55 metres deep. The rocks surrounding the water are stained fiery reds and oranges, which contrast beautifully with the azure lake which sits in the crater year round.  Experience the Golden Circle in an essential sightseeing minibus tour, and the chance to visit Kerið is a great bonus. Do not miss your opportunity to jump aboard this budget-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
160 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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The Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon | Sightseeing & Hot-Spring Bathing

Join an unforgettable excursion where the mesmerising Golden Circle Tour is topped off with a dip in the Secret Lagoon. The first stop of the Golden Circle tour is the Þingvellir National Park which is renowned for both its geological and historical significance. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the continental rift that separates the European and American tectonic plates and is home to Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. It is also the place where Iceland's first parliament was founded over a thousand years ago. After exploring the national shrine of Þingvellir, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area where you walk among bubbling mud pots and boiling streams while the iconic Strokkur geyser shoots fuming water 40 meters into the air. Stay back or you might get wet! The last stop of the Golden Circle is Gullfoss, the Waterfall of Gold, whose seemingly endless power can not only be seen but also felt. On the paved path that takes you to the cascade, you can feel the vibration of the water flooding by and taste the spray as huge gouts of mist spout into the air by the eternal churning of glacial water. Your day comes to a perfect end with a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a secluded hot spring that is located in a stunning setting in the midst of the Southern countryside. The pool is lined with natural rock, with soothing water temperatures of 36-40°C (96-104°F).  Enjoy two of the most treasured activities in Iceland, strolling the countryside and relaxing in a natural hot spring. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.7
111 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Golden Circle Classic | Live Tour with Audio Guide in 10 Languages

Join this tour for the perfect representation of the natural beauty and thrilling history of Iceland. This tour is perfect for those who only have a short stay in Iceland, or those who want to guarantee a visit to the most famous and intriguing sites in Iceland. This tour is available with an in bus audio guide in 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish) and the all new fleet is equipped with tables with free wifi. Aboard is also a host who will happily assist you with anything you might need and answer any questions that might arise about our country and culture. Your first destination will be Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the parliament founded there in 930 AD. At Þingvellir, you can stand where the law rock once was and look out over the valley, imagining the thousands of Vikings gathered there to hear the law of the land recited before each parliament meeting. Þingvellir is on the shores of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. There are several fissures leading into it from the park, filled with cool, crystalline streams which plunge deep into the earth. Next, you’ll visit Geysir geothermal area, some of the most raw and desolate landscapes of Iceland. The geothermal area is filled with fizzy mud pots, seething steam vents and gushing geysers. Though Geysir is the most famous of those at this location, it is inactive. Its brother, Strokkur, is much more active, though, and is happy to show off for you with an eruption every 10 minutes. Finally, the singular feature for which the Golden Circle is named is Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. It was a symbol of prosperity to the Scandinavians who first came to Iceland seeking their own lands and a new life. Thousands of gallons of water shoot over the falls, crashing to the riverbed below. The strength of this waterfall is undeniable. Your fingers and chest will vibrate from the thundering force of it if you take the short path directly over the falls. Don’t forget to search the mists hovering over the water for a rainbow. This tour is one of the most popular in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
55 reviews

Duration:
7.5hours
Available:
All year
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5 Day Summer Package with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

See all the main attractions in Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. And travel all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the East, through the South Coast of Iceland first. This tour is for everyone who would like to relax on their vacation and let us take care of the details of planning the perfect trip to Iceland.  This tour is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes accommodation for 4 nights, all transportation and tours of all the best locations. You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jökulsárlón and the Diamond beach. You'll see plenty of waterfalls, a black sand beach, glaciers, and volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Reykjavík and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough. You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall. For more action, go snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier. Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in Silfra gorge and float between two Continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters. You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavík for 3 nights, spending another night in Vatnajökull National Park so that you can fully embrace nature. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, just as much as the art galleries, museums,  and cafés in the capital.  Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country has to offer on this perfect 5-day itinerary! Reserve now to save on costs and choose a date to check for availability. 
4.8
64 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.