Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
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Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

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Great
Based on 9 reviews
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£60.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 7 hours
Do this because
  • Join this full-day tour from Reykjavik to the Icelandic wilderness
  • Learn about geology and history at Thingvellir National Park
  • Don't miss the spectacular views of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Discover the famous Geysir geothermal and hydrothermal area
What to expect

While visiting Iceland, don't miss a tour of the famous Golden Circle route and its natural and historical attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. Join this one-day tour from Reykjavik and dive into the Icelandic wilderness through the lava fields of Mosfellsheiði heath and to a scenic point overlooking the high temperature geothermal area of Nesjavellir and Lake Thingvallavatn.

Winding its way down towards lake Thingvallavatn, the route continues along the lake to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Þingvellir is also the birthplace of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most prominent chiefs met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking-age justice.

You‘re then treated up close and personal to one of Iceland‘s largest assets: Gullfoss (Golden Falls), where you can take a short walk up close to the thundering cascade and feel the mist of glacial meltwater on your face. Don't forget to take pictures of this majestic and thunderous natural beauty.

Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe near Gullfoss waterfall, but in some cases, a stop is made for lunch at the Information Center by Geysir geothermal area, your next stop, which is home to the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers. From the Geysir area, the trip continues to Skálholt Church which was the seat of religious power in Iceland for centuries and where some of the most dramatic events in Iceland's history took place.

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What's included
  • check Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • check Round trip transportation
  • check Professional travel guide
What's not included
  • x_not_included Meals
Where

Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti, Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:
Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time.IMPORTANT: You will be asked for your hotel name, but please confirm the pick-up time and place directly with the local operator using the contact details on your booking voucher.If you will not be making use of the complimentary pick-up service, you can check in on board the bus at Bus Stop #6 – Safnahúsið/Culture House in Reykjavik City Center at least 15 minutes before departure.
What to remember
  • Returning from your tour you will be dropped off at the hotel or guest house you were collected from or at the closest possible point
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Provider
Gray Line Iceland
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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4.1/5

Based on 9 reviews from verified customers

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    The guide, Rosa, was brilliant and the scenery is spectacular - amazing!

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - January 2024

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Knowledgeable guide, plenty of time at each stop and good time keeping

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - September 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

  • Anonymous

    From United Kingdom - March 2018

    Average

    Overall rated

    3/5

    Weather was like Britain whereas Britain was having Iceland’s weather! Put a damper on things because it rained most of the time and there was little ...

  • Anonymous

    - March 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Metodo molto comodo, tutto ok

  • Anonymous

    - February 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    We very much enjoyed the experience. Well done.

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