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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
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From US$ 58.81 per person

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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
English
Pickup included
Please select one of the following meeting point addresses: 1. Bus stop #6 (Safnahúsið Culture House) 2. Bus stop #13 (Rauðarárstígur) Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour starts.

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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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 1490 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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Beautiful countryside. Very nice ride. The stops (Thingevellir, Gullfoss, Geysir/Strokkur) are unique and the tour guide did a nice job of explaining the history and significance of the item in Icelandic and world culture. Easy to get to the pickup point(s), very nice bus ride with WiFi. The tourist shops at each stop were warm and well-appointed, with good food.

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September 29, 2022

This was our first visit to beautiful Iceland and Reykjavik and we were blown away by the stops on this excursion, a true demonstration of nature at it's most powerful and wonderful. Finding and boarding the coach at the cruise port was quite disorganised with people pushing and shoving but in fairness it was a very busy day with 2 large cruise ships in dock and everyone descending at the coach area at the same time. Once on the coach the guide was excellent and gave us lots of interesting information along the journey. All 3 stops were fantastic and we had ample time to explore with 1 hour at each place. All stops had clean toilets with places to eat if required. We were back in good time to get onto the ship.

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August 9, 2022

very well conducted tour. very well spaced out and timed between destinations. The guide, Darren, was excellent. there only downside was there was no wifi. when I asked the driver he said the wifi reception was bad in the area, but the other bus Reykjavik excursions, constantly had wifi. decent trip overall.

July 30, 2022

Product ID: 1099