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Overview

This classic day tour will take you to three of Iceland's most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park. Additionally, we'll visit the geothermal town of Hveragerði and the stunning Faxi Waterfall.

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Highlights

  • Great value - Multiple stops
  • Operated in a minibus
  • 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!

 

gullfoss waterfall in the evening at winter in iceland
Geysir Strokkur erupted
Taking picture near Gullfoss waterfall
Frozen Oxararfoss waterfall in Thingvellir
Geysir eruption area
Geysir Strokkur on Golden Circle
people walking around geysir geothermal area
Strokkur Geyser Erupting
the eruption of geysir hot spring in iceland
A couple standing near Oxararfoss waterfall
people walking on a gravel path in Thingvellir National Park
Hveragerdi town view from a mountain
Gullfoss waterfall side view on Golden Circle tour
geysir geothermal view in summer in iceland
Empty Geysir pool after eruption
Faxi waterfall drone view in Iceland
Thingvellir Park Landscape in Iceland
view between two continental plates in Thingvellir
Summer view of faxi waterfall in Iceland
hiking a long path in Thingvellir Park
Old parliament in Thingvellir national park

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  • Small Group Experience
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees
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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

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)

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!

 

group of people in Geysir watching eruption

We'll 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 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.

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.  

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.  

Your Golden Circle small-group sightseeing tour starts with pick up from your selected location in Reykjavik at 8:00 a.m. Please note, that the pick-up can take up to 30 min.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

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Reviews

4.5
Based on 2 reviews

Golden Circle Complete - Classic Minibus Tour

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Golden circle tour

Reviewed on March 22, 2022 by Ramya G Review from TripAdvisor

Friendly driver, well planned trip. Good value for money.
Prompt help from the tour operators. Pleased with the customer service.

It would have been helpful to have more pick up points as we had to take a taxi from where we stayed to the nearest pick-up point.
Shopping time was not factored in the journey, so had to rush through buying souvenirs. May be blessing in disguise as Iceland is extremely expensive!!!

Excellent company

Reviewed on February 24, 2022 by Emily B Review from TripAdvisor

We had booked 3 tours via Arctic Adventures (Golden Circle, Northern lights super jeep and a south coast with glacier walk). Sadly due to very stormy weather the northern lights and south coast were cancelled. However the company have been excellent throughout. Our Golden Circle tour was fabulous, small group size and plenty of time at each stop. Communication has been spot on, we were informed well about cancellations and rebooking options. Service was also good when we had to call the company, with staff friendly and helpful on the phone. Refund process for the cancelled tours quick and efficient. Would definitely recommend and use this company again.

FAQ

The pickup time is stated on your voucher and therefore we recommend you to review your voucher carefully. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated as you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the right pick up time that you chose when booking the tour.

Wait for your guide at your assigned pick up location.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Alcohol is prohibited on all of our tours before and during activities. If we find the participant to be intoxicated, we will prohibit them from taking part in the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished then you are more than welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do have a tour into Langjökull Ice Cave that has no minimum age and it is a fantastic option for the whole family. As a Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, enjoyable tour for a family traveling with young children, these guys have an enormous success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

If you want to explore parts of Icelandic Highlands than we have our magnificent Landmannalaugar Safari tour that also offers you to bathe in natural hot springs. Almost all of our jeep tours are suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. Then we also have a relaxing experience that we highly recommend, our Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

We reserve the rights to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Your safety is our number one priority.

Please read more information in our terms and conditions in regards to this matter.

Yes, we have specially trained and certified guide on all of our tours, expect on our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are English guided.

We have four different categories that help participants to get a better understanding of what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. All of our tours are rated to make it easier for you to find a tour that suits you.

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