Overview

This classic day tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park.

Highlights

  • Great value - Multiple stops
  • Operated in a minibus
  • Small groups & personal service
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Hveragerði
  • Faxi Waterfall

Along the way, we will make stops at other interesting places such as Faxi Waterfall and the geothermal town of Hveragerði. It's about time to open your sense of adventure!

  • Free Wifi
  • Small groups (minibus)
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 8 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Group maximum 19 people
Minimum age 6 years
Difficulty Easy
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

10 500
Per Adult

What's included

Included

  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
  • Free WiFi
  • Professionally guided English tour in a minibus.

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera (optional)

Not Included

  • Lunch (we stop at a local restaurant/diner)

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Itinerary

Introduction

Thingvellir Park Landscape in Iceland

We'll visit many exciting places but they are all close by so don’t worry, we'll have enough time to enjoy everything!

 

Hveragerdi town view from a mountain

The geothermal town of Hveragerði is best-loved for its countless hissing hot springs and greenhouses. Sometimes called "the earthquake town," Hveragerði experiences minor tremors once in a while. Take a short walk and check out an earthquake exhibition in Sunnumörk Shopping Center free of charge.  

Summer view of faxi waterfall in Iceland

Next, we go see the beautiful Faxi Waterfall located 12 km (7 mi) from Gullfoss and Geysir. This waterfall is in the river Tungufljot and is part of the Golden Circle trail. One of Iceland's hidden gems, Faxi will leave you in awe.  

group of people in Geysir watching eruption

We head over to the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur where we'll see the famous Geysir and many hot springs. Witness Strokkur Geyser, which spouts every five minutes or so and projects steaming water up to 30 m (100 ft) high! 

After hitting the road again we'll make a short stop to look at Icelandic horses, which are a common sight in the countryside of Iceland. 

Gullfoss waterfall side view on Golden Circle tour

Next up is Gullfoss, the most famous waterfall in Iceland in the river Hvíta. Stand close to the cascade and feel the mist of glacial water on your face. The power of Gullfoss is simply inspirational. Around this time it should be lunchtime so we'll stop at a local place for food. 

Oxararfoss and Thingvellir hiking path in Iceland

To complete the Golden Circle we end our tour with a visit to Thingvellir National Park. The area holds great historical importance and has many remarkable geological features. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet here and Althingi (the Icelandic parliament) was formed on these rocks in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. Thingvellir was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. 

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