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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
Full-day tour of Iceland's magnificent Golden Circle
See natural wonders like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring
Enrich your knowledge of geothermic activity at the erupting Strokkur geyser
Succumb to serenity in the warm, cleansing waters of the Secret Lagoon hot spring bath
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
By timing your visits to arrive after the morning rush, this tour ensures you avoid the tourist crowds.
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If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding.
PLEASE NOTE: These bus stops for tour buses are not the same as the bus stops for city buses. The tour bus stops have a blue pillar with pink bus sign at the top and the number and name of the bus stop. The city bus stops have a yellow "S" in a red circle (S as Strætó - city bus). Please do not wait at the city bus stops!
Once you submit/confirm with us a specific bus stop, please meet us exactly at that bus stop and not any other.
Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1
Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata (in front of Hard Rock Café):
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
Bus Stop 4 - Miðbakki:
- Exeter hotel
- Black Pearl
Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House (corner of Ingolfsstraeti and Hverfisgata:
- 101 Hótel
- Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5
Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja:
- Eric The Red Guesthouse
- Forsæla Apartments
- Gest Inn
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Hostel B47
- Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
- Hotel Óðinsvé
- Inga’s New Guest Apartments
- Loki 101 Guesthouse
- Mengi Apartments
- Our House Guesthouse
- SUNNA Guesthouse
- Villa Guesthouse
Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur (Laugavegur 105):
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Alda Hotel Reykjavik
- Alfred’s Apartments
- Alfred’s Studios
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
- City Comfort Apartments
- Guesthouse Von
- Heida’s Home
- Hlemmur Apartments
- Hlemmur Square
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata
Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg (in front of Fosshotel Reyjavik):
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites
Bus stop 13 – Rauðarástígur (in front of Centerhotel Miðgarður):
- Centerhotel Miðgarður
Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata/Klappastígur)
- 101 Skuggi Guesthouse
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Apartment 37
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
- Apartment K – Lindargata 60
- Apartments Aurora
- Black Tower
- Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Domus Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Óðinn
- Guesthouse Thor
- Guesthouse Turninn
- Gray Tower
- Hótel Frón
- Ísland Apartments
- Ion City Hotel
- Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room With A View
- Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12
- The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn
Direct pickup is offered from:
22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24
Arctic Comfort Hótel - Síðumúli 19
B14 Hostel - Faxafen 11
BB 44 Guesthouse - Nýbýlavegur 16
Bike Cave - Einarsnes 36
Brim Hotel - Skipholt 27
Bus Hostel - Skógarhlíð 10
Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32
Capital Inn - Suðurhlíð 35d
Circle Hostel - Hringbraut 121
City Park Hotel - Ármúli 5
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments - Rauðarárstígur 31
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14
Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4
Fosshótel Lind - Rauðarárstígur 18
Fosshótel Rauðará - Rauðarárstígur 37
Galaxy Pod Hostel - Laugavegur 172
Garðs Apótek, Sogavegur 108
Glæsibær bus stop
Grand Hótel Reykjavík - Sigtún 38
Grímur Hotel - Efstaland 26
Guesthouse Pávi - Brautarholt 4
Harbor - Miðbakki
Harbor - Skarfabakki
Harbor - Sundabakki
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2
Hótel Ísland - Ármúli 9
Hótel Lotus - Álftamýri 7
Hótel Örkin - Brautarholt 29
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura
Kerno Apartments - Hringbraut 79
KEX Hostel - Skúlagata 28
Klettur Hótel - Mjölnisholt 12-14
Kringlan shopping mall (Orkan gas station on Miklabraut)
Lækur Hostel - Laugarnesvegur 74a
Mjódd bus station
N1 gas station- Ægisiða 102
Northern Comfort Apartments - Skipholti 15
Norðurey Hotel City Garden - Hrísateigur 14
Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga
REKinn - Skipholt 15
Reykjavik City Hostel - Sundlaugavegur 34
Reykjavik Domestic Airport (Reykjavíkurflugvöllur) - Þorragata 10
Reykjavik Lights Hotel - Suðurlandsbraut 12
Skeljungur gas station - Kleppsvegur 104
Stay Apartments Bolholt - Bolholt 6
Stay Apartments Einholt - Einholt 2
Summerday Guesthouse - Grensásvegur 24
Direct pickup (other)
NOTE: The pickup time might vary. Please get in touch with Gateway to Iceland for the exact time.
Blue House B&B Iceland - Valhúsabraut 19, Seltjarnarnes
Eiðistorg square, Seltjarnarnes
First Hotel - Hlíðasmári 5, Kópavogur
Hamraborg square, Kópavogur
Hotel Laxnes - Haholt 7, Mosfellsbær
Hotel Smári - Hlíðasmári 13, Kópavogur
Hotel Vellir - Tjarnarvellir 3, Hafnarfjörður
Hotel Viking - Strandgata, Hafnarfjörður
Norðurey Hotel Reykjavik Road - Reykjavikurvegur 72, Hafnarfjörður
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Bathing suit required for Secret Lagoon visit
Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Please notify us in case you need us to provide you a child seat or when you travel with a service animal.
Most travelers can participate
The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
OPERATED BY Gateway to Iceland
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"It's a long day but it doesn't feel it - just the right amount of time at each place." See review
"You have to climb stairs and then walk over which eats up time so you will probably get back to the bus late." See review
"You can also stay on the bus, which drives around the park to pick up those electing to take the walk." See review
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, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed the Gullfoss waterfall, and the secret lagoon on this trip. We wished we had more time at Thingvellir National Park, as we felt a little rushed here. The geyser was cool, but after its gone off once you really don't need to stay much longer. Our tour guide was very friendly, and told many stories of his childhood in the countryside of Iceland.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and pleased you enjoyed the overall experience. Sorry to read you felt a little rushed at Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. We always aim to provide ample time at each of the sites and try to be as flexible as possible whilst staying on schedule so not to miss out on other elements of the tour.
I'm pleased you enjoyed the time with your guide and the stories he had to tell.
Such a great tour. Tour guide (Inga?) so good. Included commentary on sights, as well as deep dive history of Iceland. Attentive, engaged, and always explained what we were doing and seeing in thorough detail. Couldn’t have asked for a better tour!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review and I'm pleased you were happy with Inga's service, she is a great guide and very knowledgeable about Iceland. Delighted you had a good day and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland.
The most memorable visit of the trip was the Gullfoss Falls. Words can not adequately describe the experience of sight and sound as the water pours kver and into the gorge. You have to see it in person. Our driver and guide Doolui was shared great stories of all the sites we visited.
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and I'm so pleased you found our beautiful country so memorable. Gullfoss is a magical place. Delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed Dooley's stories.
Guide was excellent and very informative. Shared many stories from his youth in Iceland and was most knowledgeable about all of the natural wonders and the geology supporting it. Could not have had a better experience.
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and for your kind words about your guide, Gummi. Delighted to hear you saw everything you wanted and for the recommendations. We would be pleased to welcome you back in the future.
Ian our guide was awesome..he drove and narrated. He talked the whole time with tons of interesting things. He answered all our questions. Every moment of the trip was exciting and really saw many things. Beautiful waterfall, gyser etc. He deserves a raise!! Best guide EVER!
Thank you for your glowing review and delighted your guide, Ian, lived up to your expectations. We are very proud of the service all our guides provide and it is wonderful to read such positive feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and will pass your comments on to Ian.
I definitely recommend this tour. Ian was extremely knowledgeable and clearly loves Iceland and shared that with our little tour group. We all bonded as we traveled thanks to his friendly banter. The geysers, the beautiful landscapes, and water falls are unforgettable! At the end of the day our stop at the Secret Lagoon was a fabulous way to wrap up our journey.
Gummi was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about history and nature of Iceland. Thanks for the tour! It was very lovely and you were very welcoming. Would love to come back in future to see more!
Thank you for writing such a great review, we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Glad you were happy with the information and service provided by Gummi. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland.
Our tour guide BG was excellent. He was funny, interesting and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Iceland and it’s varied topography. The black sand beach was stunning and the various waterfalls were beautiful.
This morning as a great way to spend a day in Iceland. Our guide, Hildy, was professional, polite, funny, and knowledgeable. Visiting the Secret Lagoon was an excellent way to relax and recuperate after the tour.
An amazing day trip in the aftermath of an arctic storm after many trips had been cancelled. Beautiful, frozen landscape. The tour guide was wonderful, added lots of local knowledge, stories and history into his narrative. Secret lagoon much needed warm up and deliciously misty on this frozen winter day. A fabulous day!
Thank you very much for your reply. The team of Gateway To Iceland is delighted that this day, this excursion, has been so successful.
We always make sure that our clients are satisfied.
We hope to see you again
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