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Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore Iceland’s iconic natural wonders and more on an extended, 12-hour Golden Circle tour. Leaving Reykjavik, travel by 4x4 to see the top Golden Circle sights as your guide recounts their history and formation. Explore Thingvellir National Park, visit the Geysir geothermal field and see the awesome Gullfoss waterfall. On route, leave the main tourist trail to visit the Kerio crater and Hvalfjördur, with its epic coastal fjords. Finally, enjoy an optional swim in the enchanting, naturally heated Secret Lagoon. Numbers are limited to six people for a small-group experience.
  • 12-hour extended Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik, with 4x4 transport
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park and see its geological formations and 10th-century parliament site
  • View the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, with its double cascades
  • Explore the Geysir geothermal area and watch the Strokkur geyser erupt
  • See the red-walled Kerið crater and Hvalfjördur fjord
  • Swim in the naturally heated Secret Lagoon, one of Iceland’s oldest geothermal pools
  • Small-group tour limited to six people to ensure more personalized attention from a guide
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Pick up and drop-off
Round trip transportation
Professional guidance
WiFi connection
Hot drinks on board
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:30 AM
After pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, journey into rural Iceland by comfortable 4x4. As you travel past lava-strewn fields and rugged mountains, listen as your guide shares tales of Iceland’s geology and ancient history.

Stop at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. Learn how its lunar-like terrain has been formed over thousands of years, and note the contrast between the green vegetation and rich, black earth. See where the world’s first parliament met in 930 AD, and pause at Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s biggest natural lake, set on the park’s southern edges.

Continue to Geysir, a geothermal area of bubbling mud pools and steam vents. Wander around the pools and watch the Strokkur geyser erupt. This powerful geyser shoots hot water up to 98 feet (30 meters) into the air every five to 10 minutes.

Visit the Gullfoss waterfall, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ a reference to the shimmering rainbows that can sometimes form above the waters as they plunge into a canyon. Admire the magnificent waterfall, and depending on the weather, walk down to get close to the cascades.

Travel on to see the Kerio crater, a lake-filled crater famous for its red moss and walls. Climb to the rim and take in the rich hues that contrast beautifully with the turquoise lake waters.

Take a drive around the Hvalfjördur fjord (whale fjord), named after the whales seen here by original settlers. Drink in the beauty and rock formations of the fjordlands, whose inlets are headed by waterfalls, as you learn about their geology.

Lastly, stop at the Secret Lagoon, one of Iceland’s oldest natural geothermal pools. Enjoy an optional bathe in the warm waters, swimming through the rising steam as you gaze over the surrounding hot springs and hills.

Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
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Strokkur
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Gullfoss
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Kerid Crater
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Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
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Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Try Iceland Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik.

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