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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Iceland

From US$ 62.54 per person

Take a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. Travel by bus to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur, with commentary from a knowledgeable guide.

About this activity

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Duration 6.5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
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.

Experience

Itinerary
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
Highlights
  • 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. 
Includes
  • 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)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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 1395 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Very nice experience, totally worth it. Our driver was very kind, & was able to provide everyone with new knowledge about Iceland. The sights were beautiful, the time you’re given to hang out at the sights is just about right. You get to meet new people as well which is fun & makes the experience even greater.

July 1, 2022

An excellent trip. Driver and guide were very helpful and knowledgeable. We were lucky with the weather too which certainly helped. The 3 places we visited were well worth it. Just the right amount of time spent in each place. I can highly recommend your company. All communication with you was very easy and questions answered quickly. Thank you.

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June 23, 2022

After the nervousness on whether we were on the correct bus stop, the Gray Line bus appeared and guide Darren and driver Gunni took excellent care of us. I thought we were gonna travel in silence, but 90% of the time Darren taught us something about the sights / country. The bus did not have a toilet, but every stop had toilets and shops/restaurants. The first ride to Thingvellir national park took about 40mins and we had 30min to wander there. Both the path down and the extremely clear watered lake were incredible. The next stop was Gullfoss waterfall, a 1h drive and little over 1h to see the waterfall, eat lunch and buy souveniers. The waterfall was mesmarizing, from every view point. Last stop was the geysirs, where you can also eat or at least buy ice cream and see Strokkur erupt around every 5-10mins. (Darren warned us not to stand downwind). The ride back to Reykjavik was 1,5 hours. Lovely tour, took many photos and videos.

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June 7, 2022

Product ID: 1099