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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.
  • Enjoy a Golden Circle Classic day trip from Reykjavik
  • See Thingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Visit the Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Marvel at the double-tiered falls of the Gulfoss waterfall

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This classic Golden Circle tour hits all the highlights, making it ideal for those that want to get the most for their time and money.
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Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested)
WiFi on board
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up from all hotels, bus stops and other meeting points starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour. You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.
Depart your central Reykjavik hotel or Reykjavik cruise port by air-conditioned coach and venture into Iceland’s starkly beautiful interior of rugged peaks, pastures and volcanic plains.

Take in panoramic views of the plant that harnesses the area’s natural propensity for generating power, and hear how it produces renewable energy for more than half of Reykjavik's population.

Continue from here along the famous Golden Circle, the sightseeing route that showcases three of Iceland’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Stop by at Thingvellir National Park, a region of untouched beauty steeped in ancient history. Learn how it’s home to the original, outdoor site of Iceland’s first parliamentary assembly, the Althingi, that began in 930, and see the extraordinary Thingvellir rift, where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia face each other over a narrow valley.

Snap photos as your guide explains how the plates are gradually pulling apart, and then continue to the Gullfoss waterfall. Marvel at the double-tiered falls and, with luck, catch sight of one of the famous rainbows that forms in the mists.

Next, visit the incredible geothermal region of Geysir, known for its hot springs and geysers. Take in the bubbling pools and steam vents, and see Strokkur, a waterspout that shoots to around 98 feet (30 meters) in the air.

Your tour then ends back at the original start point in Reykjavik.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Golden Circle Route
Get into the history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park, witness the powerful beauty of a multi-tiered waterfall at Gullfoss and walk among bubbling geothermal pools at Geysir Geothermal Area.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Learn about some of the thrilling and somewhat gruesome history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park. It’s significance is so great that it is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll walk the grounds where Icelandic democracy began and visit sites where Viking-era justice was carried out including the Drowning Pool and the Gallows Rock. Thingvellir is also the place where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Geysir
The Great Geysir, the first of its name, resides in Haukadalur in the Geysir Geothermal Area. The entire area is bubbling with geothermal activity from steam vents to boiling mud pits and the real stars of the geothermal show, the geysers. All other geysers, the world over, are named for Geysir.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strokkur
While the Great Geysir erupts only occasionally these days, the last time being in 2016, nearby geyser Strokkur erupts regularly delighting onlookers by shooting hot water high into the air every few minutes.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
The most popular waterfall in Iceland is, without a doubt, Gullfoss (the golden falls). And that is saying quite a lot in a country that is home to thousands of waterfalls. Gullfoss is also considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in Iceland and it is certainly one of the largest. Hearing the roar of the Hvita River as it plunges 32 meters over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating. On sunny days, rainbows are abundant in the mist rising from the falls and there are several paths available around the waterfall including one leading down to its bottom so come equipped with your raincoat and have your camera at the ready.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Stops will be made during the tour at locations where facilities can be used
  • Stops will be made during the tour at locations where lunch and snacks can be purchased
  • A small amount of walking is required to reach the sites
  • Foldable wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. However be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The tour may be guided in two languages on the same bus
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle Classic Day Trip 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 Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be aware that it gets very cold and windy near the waterfall so dress warm." See review
  • "They dont allow you to eat or drink on the bus, so eat before hand or you can purchase food at the stops as well." See review
  • "Here are some suggestions: Take a water-proof jacket or raincoat." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Excellent tour
LynfordGuest
, Jun 2022
Gullfoss was exciting. So was the Geysir. Tour guide also pointed out interesting objects eg Hekla volcano
star-5
The tour was awesome. The...
Doug_P
, Jun 2022
The tour was awesome. The guide made the trip, as he was very knowledgeable and fun at the same time. The Grayline driver did a nice job in making the trip very enjoyable.
star-5
Fun in Reykjavik
Julie_M
, Jun 2022
The waterfall and geyser. It was very well planned and we had time for everything we wanted to do. The guide was very informative and interesting.
star-5
Excellent trip.
Lesley_R
, Jun 2022
Excellent tour. We were picked up on time. The guide was knowledgeable and pointed out lots during the trip. Very happy. Would recommend.
star-5
Golden circle
Rosalie_M
, Jun 2022
Guide was funny and knowledgeable Saw a lot Geyser went off on schedule Nothing more to say about it
star-5
An experience not to be missed
Tre
, Jun 2022
Gullfoss and the geysers one off experiences. The walk through the Tetonic plates is very interesting and picturesque
star-5
Give a chance
Brayan_A
, Jun 2022
Was amazing , the guide telling the story while driving and the places we have visited Amazing I love it
star-2
Could have been much more better
Klaudjo_B
, Jun 2022
Really poor tour. The guide couldn’t wait for the time to leave. Maybe he was tired or maybe he had a bad day. Who knows. So little time to stop and see the attractions. Sorry!
star-5
All points were very...
Arthur_w
, Jun 2022
All points were very interesting. No need to see more of the country. These are the best parts! The gesysers and the other stops just long enough to enjoy the sites.
star-5
Excellent guide and service
puneet_h
, Jun 2022
The guide talked about stuff that was informative, relevant and on topic. The background details of everything we saw was very useful
star-5
Very enjoyable trip
KIRIT_M
, Jun 2022
Beautiful waterfall lots of history and beautiful driveways beautiful our guide and driver were excellent
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day out
Georgina_H
, Jun 2022
Fantastic day with a knowledgeable guide. The first stop was just beautiful. The second with the waterfall was breathtaking. The meeting Icelandic horses was an added bonus then of course the hot springs and watching the gysir was impressive to say the least.
star-5
Great
MICHAEL_L
, Jun 2022
Great tour of Golden Circle highlights. Darren was an excellent guide. Price was very attractive also.
star-2
Wrong informed
Cindy_C
, Jun 2022
We booked a private tour for 4. I did asked if we are having a car just for us. It was in Iceland a bus, not a private car
star-5
A fine day
Douglas_M
, Jun 2022
Darren was a convivial and full of information -- a very relaxed and comfortable tone and manner of speaking. Clear and helpful. Milan was a very safe driver. We greatly enjoyed the locations and there was sufficient time for the stops.
star-4
Smooth Experience
David_B
, Jun 2022
Excellent Driver and Guide. Very organized to offload and load the bus. Just the right amount of time at all stops.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very good
Henry_H
, Jun 2022
The bus was very easy to find in the port. The guide gives us a lot of information, and make the journey very pleasantly.
star-5
A Golden Trip Around the Circle
Horacio_D
, Jun 2022
All three stops along the way were great and educational. Each site offered a beauty of its own, and historical value to remember.
star-5
Golden Circle Tour was Golden!
Lars_D
, Jun 2022
What an awesome tour! We were given ample time at each stop to see everything we wanted to see. The tour pick up and drop off were very well organized as well! Definitely a must do on any trip to Iceland!
star-5
The Big Geyser
Alexandra_M
, Jun 2022
The geyser… fabulous experience Make sure you have a camera ready Overall a very good trip Worth the cost
1 traveler found this review helpful

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