Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland
Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From US$ 68.26 per person

Take a full-day guided tour from Reykjavík to see some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. Travel by bus to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur.

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Duration 6.5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
If you would like to be picked up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik, please call 24 hours prior to tour departure to provide hotel information. The complimentary pickup service starts 30 minutes before the selected departure. Due to traffic limitations in the city center, you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your hotel reception will help you find it or, if staying in a private accommodation, please get in touch with the local supplier after the booking. It is your responsibility to be ready for pickup at the correct place and specified time.


2.5 - 3 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • 1.5 hours
  • Thingvellir National Park

  • 1 hour
  • Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Geysir

  • Strokkur

  • 1.5 hours
  • Reykjavik

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir (Thingvellir)
  • See the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, which figures in local myth
  • Admire Geysir and Strokkur, two geothermal geysers
Full description
Take yourself on the Golden Circle Classic, a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland, all with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide. Begin with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery. Then head to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss and walk toward the edge to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. From there, journey toward the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur, before traveling back to Reykjavik. 
  • Transportation by 1st class bus
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks (there will be stops for you to purchase lunch)

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Meeting point

Meet at Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Please wait at the designated pickup point for the pickup bus. Please provide your hotel details in advance if you have selected a tour option that includes pickup
  • Please note that the discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
  • Please note that it can get very cold and windy during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1607 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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This is a fantastic trip and would highly recommend. The weather was awful but it didn’t spoil a thing as Icelandic weather changes so fast that whenever we got out of bus it cleared up! Our host was really good very informative and funny with it. He was very easy to listen to and we learned a lot. In total we were away for 7 hours from pick up to home and had 3 good stops for the sightseeing

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March 24, 2023

One of the best days of my life! Started driving in the dark with rain, but little by little the sky cleared and the sun lighted up the most amazing scenery I've seen. Rainbow over Gullfoss as well. Iceland is so unique and diverse and I feel like I experienced as much as possible on this 6+ hour tour. A lot of tourists, but didn't feel crowded. If you have only a couple days here and interested in nature and about Iceland I highly recommend this tour. Our bus guide was very informative, funny and spoke clearly og well english. We could do what we wanted at the stops. Bus was also on time, everything went so smooth. Also stopped 5 minutes to see and feed some horses. A perfect day thanks to the tour company and most of all to Iceland for being so beautyful, that I was in awe and couldn't stop smiling:)

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March 24, 2023

The tour was well organized, punctual, and I enjoyed all the information given. My layers and neck and snug head covering kept me comfortable all day. I enjoyed the three places we visited: the North American and European land plates separation area, the Gullfoss humongous waterfall, and the reliable geyser and thermal pools. Although we were out for most of the day, I was glad I did NOT feel wiped out by this expedition! (I am an active 69-yr-old, who is trying to be more moderate in my activities).

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 1099