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Visit the most famous destinations along the Golden Circle route on this special afternoon minibus tour!

This special afternoon tour visits the classic sites on the Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerid Crater Lake, and Geysir geothermal area. This tour is operated in a minibus to create a more personal experience for its participants. Gaze at the most beautiful sites in Iceland while your friendly and knowledgeable guide will tell you all the stories related to these popular attractions.

Highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Kerid Crater Lake
  • Northern Lights (Optional)

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at hotels or guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • All entrance fees
  • Free WiFi on the minibus
  • Professionally guided English tour in a minibus

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera (optional)

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration ~6 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Group maximum 19 people
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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  • Small Group Experience
  • Free Cancellation
  • Free Wifi
  • No Booking Fees
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Operated by Arctic Adventures

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Itinerary

This unique afternoon tour will take you to all the must-see spots along the Golden Circle. We operate this tour by a minibus in smaller groups to give you the most personal experience possible. Your knowledgeable and charismatic guide will be with you every step of the way, telling you exciting stories about the places you're visiting.

If you want to extend the tour and finish it with a magical view choose the option with the Northern Lights at night, you won't regret it! If you're interested please select the option with Northern Lights when booking.

wooden hiking path in Thingvellir National Park

To begin the Golden Circle route, we start our tour with a visit to the 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. The beautiful Thingvellir is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

walking near stokkur geothermal area in Geysir

Next up is the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, where we will see the famous Geysir and many hot springs. We will also see the Strokkur geyser, which spouts every five minutes and projects steaming water to a height of about 60-100 feet.

Gullfoss waterfall at sunset in winter in Iceland

Next, we head over to Gullfoss, the most famous waterfall in Iceland on the river Hvíta. Its power is inspirational, and we can stand so close to it that we feel the mist of glacial water on our faces. On sunny days, you can even spot a rainbow over this majestic waterfall!

standing and watching kerid crater in iceland

3000-year-old Kerid crater lake and its surroundings look like something from the movie. Looking from above, you’ll be met with “The Eye of the World.” The 55-meter-deep lake is known for its turquoise-colored water, being surrounded by red volcanic rocks and vivid greenery.

Pick-up Information: Pick-up is at 12 pm from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes. Your patience is much appreciated.

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

Return Time: The tour returns to Reykjavík around 6 pm – please bear in mind that the weather conditions in Iceland can sometimes cause delays.

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.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

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