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Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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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

Tick through all of Iceland’s Golden Circle sights and more on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Settle into a comfortable Mercedes Benz minibus and tour the country’s most celebrated natural treasures. Admire the Gullfoss waterfall and see the powerful Strokkur geyser at the Geysir geothermal area. Explore Thingvellir National Park to view the site of Iceland’s first parliament and the North American and Eurasian geological rift; and enjoy an extra stop to witness the beautiful Faxi waterfall. Complimentary snacks and beverages, and free on-board WiFi, are included.
  • Full-day Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik in a minibus
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park and see the rift where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet
  • View the age-old parliament site of Althing, where Iceland’s first assembly met
  • Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall, with its two tiers of thundering cascades
  • Explore the Geysir geothermal region and see the Strokkur geyser, bubbling pools and vents
  • Stop to admire the beautiful waterfall of Faxi
  • Break for lunch (own expense) and enjoy complimentary refreshments and WiFi on board
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Free WiFi on board
Snacks and beverages
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We do pickup at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops in Reykjavík. If your hotel is located in the restricted area for busses you would need to walk to the closest bus stop.

Ports

  • Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Start your full-day tour from your Reykjavik hotel, and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your Mercedes Benz minibus as you journey into Iceland’s countryside.

On route, hear tales from your guide about the Golden Circle, and each site’s place in Icelandic history and folklore. Stay refreshed with complimentary on-board snacks and use the on-board WiFi as you wish.

Enter UNESCO-listed Thingvellir Park and observe the geological rift where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Gaze at the ridges of the two continents, and see Althing, site of the world’s first parliamentary gathering in 930 AD.

Stop to admire the two-tier falls of Gullfoss, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ and be sure to capture photos of the cascades as they plunge into a gorge.

Visit Geysir, an active geothermal area of bubbling springs and geysers. Walk around the pools and see the mighty Strokkur geyser erupt, shooting high into the air every few minutes.

Along the way, break for lunch (own expense) and make an additional stop at another natural treasure — the Faxi waterfall. Admire this picturesque fall and see the salmon ladder built beside it that allows salmon to journey upriver.

Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hveragerði Public Park
The first stop of the day is the town Hveragerði, where we have a short restroom stop. Hveragerði is about 45 min drive from Reykjavik. There are restrooms, bakery and an exhibition about earth quakes. This is just a short stop on our way to the Golden Circle.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Faxi is sometimes called the little brother of Gullfoss, it is a small but beautiful waterfall in the neighbourhood. There are many ways to see the waterfall, you can see it from above and also walk all the way down.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss
Gullfoss, is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is powerful and big. The river, Hvítá, comes from the glacier Langjökull, which is the second biggest glacier on the island. There are many ways to see the waterfall, if you are in the mood you can walk down to the waterfall and feel the power in person.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Geysir
The hot spring Geysir in Iceland is one of the most famous hot spring in the world. The hot spring Strokkur erupts aprox. every 5 minutes. Here we have time to walk around the area and this is also our lunch stop. In the area are many restaurants.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is the heart of Iceland, some Icelanders say. This is the place where Icelanders became a nation back in the day, the first parliament in the world was established there in the year 930. The location is also interesting, because here we do have the tectonic plates - the american plate and eurasian plate pulling apart 2 cm every year. To walk in the rift valley is an amazing felling. And yes, for those who like Game of Thrones, few scenes were shot there!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
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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.

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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 Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
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 Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
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 Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We had great weather, but be prepared for rain and / or snow." See review
  • "It is just the right amount of time for a day tour." See review
  • "Also check out their South Coast tour, I found that one to me more scenic and totally worth the longer day." See review

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Gulfoss waterfall
Megan_S
, Mar 2020
Laid back but punctual tour guide he was a really nice guy. Plenty of time in each stop lovely day all round.
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A Never Forgetting Experience
Paulina_G
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was very educational and friendly. You could tell how passionate he was about Iceland. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting. He made our experience one we will never forget.
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Golden Circle and Ice Cream!!!!
FrenesiAnne
, Feb 2020
Grab this tour. It will basically make your trip to Iceland complete. Bjorn was our tour guide and he is amazing!!! Worth your money
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Golden Circle
Gemma_H
, Feb 2020
Tour guide Almar was great throughout the whole day. He told us loads of interesting facts along our journey and made the day very enjoyable. We had great weather too so got to see all the beautiful places with great photo opportunities. I would highly recommend this tour
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Excellent tour
dstanden
, Feb 2020
Excellent service , our you’re guide was exceptional with knowledge The sites we saw were breathtaking , I would recommend anyone to take this tour
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Fantastic tour
zoesmiles
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour learned some facts about Iceland and also some fantasy tales of trolls and Elves. We also got the added bonus of meeting a Icelandic horse! Would definitely recommend
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Golden Circle
kathyskinner40
, Feb 2020
Brilliant!! Bodi was so knowledgeable. We were taken to the most amazing places and Bodi provided all the facts and more of what we needed to know! Highly recommend ... oh and the small tours are far more luxurious than the big coaches!!
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Couldn’t recommend this tour enough
tegslloyd
, Jan 2020
Couldn’t recommend this tour enough. The guide, Bjorn, was excellent, he made the tour interesting from start to finish using a combination of humour and Icelandic facts. The views are breathtaking and every stop offers something different. The process feels effortless, you get a real sense the company pays attention to detail. Wouldn’t book the Golden Circle with any other company!
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Amazing tour, brilliant guide
494MikeL
, Jan 2020
The tour made a really great variety of stops at some breathtaking places. Aevar (apologies for spelling) was a brilliant guide, kept us informed and entertained.
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Best Tour of our trip!
567larry
, Nov 2019
Tour was excellent and well-paced. Guide was very knowledgeable and in addition to information about the sites visited, he gave us an excellent history of Iceland and its people.

Product code: 36855P1

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