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Golden Circle Express Tour & Reykjanes Peninsula

US$ 155.18 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • Drive across one of Iceland′s most incredible geothermal landscapes on the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Admire the lighthouse, basalt cliffs and a rich bird life on the peninsula's tip
  • Behold the waterfalls, geysers, and mountains of the Golden Circle
  • Take a dip in the revitalizing waters of a geothermal spa

Overview

Take a memorable drive across the lava-scarred terrain of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where geological furies have given shape to landscapes of rare and haunting beauty.

See a beautiful lighthouse that stands like a sentinel on the tip of the peninsula and try to catch a glimpse of the majestic Northern Gannet alighting in the skies.

Take a trip to a relaxing geothermal spa, where you can sink into the reviving waters and enjoy a moment of cathartic calm.

End your afternoon with a sightseeing tour of Iceland’s very best known historical sites and one-of-a-kind natural phenomena. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the world’s first parliament convened and witness the world-famous Geysir expel a column of water toward the heavens.

Itinerary

You will be picked up by bus from your hotel in Reykjavik for this Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle tour. You’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking guide that will help tease out the mysteries of the stirring Icelandic landscape.

Drive out of the capital to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the mid-Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean. More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows, some of which are only a few hundred years old. You will see lava cones and craters of all shapes and sizes, which bespeak the mercurial volcanic activity of the area.

Head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula, an area rich with bird life in the summer.

Make a relaxing trip to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa where you can bathe in soothing blue-green waters as steam rises in spectral wisps from the surface(payable direct).

Leave the Blue Lagoon refreshed and renewed and set off for a sightseeing tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle, where natural and man-made wonders abound.

Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park. It was here that the country’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD, making it the oldest known Parliament in the world. It is also a unique tectonic and volcanic environment where continental drift has engraved the landscape with cracks, faults, and fissures.

Drive to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring. Only a few feet away is the Stokkur Geyser, which hurls boiling water towards the sky every 5-10 minutes.

Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, where the wide Hvita River plunges furiously over a natural staircase of stones. When one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, giving the appearance of a raging river that simply vanishes into the earth.While returning, we stop at Hveragerði village with its numerous greenhouses before travelling over the mountain heath Hellisheiði back to the Reykjavik.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered.

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Reviews

Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable, he taught us a bit about Icelandic culture which helped with the rest of our stay in Iceland. Thank you.... Kathleen Gundy

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

15 May – 15 Sep: Daily

Duration

10 hours

Start time

Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Pick-up from hotel or guesthouse at 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a bus
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to Blue Lagoon
  • Lunch

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget your camera

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Please note

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time
The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions
Entrance fee to/ spa treatments at the Blue Lagoon:
Adults - ISK 2300 approx
Children - 11 years or younger Free when accompanied by a guardian
Teenagers 12 - 15 years old- ISK 1200 approx
Senior Citizens - 67 years and older- ISK 1200 approx
Bathing fee at the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price of the tour
Additional rent charges apply for the following:
Towels: ISK 450 approx
Bathing suits: ISK 450 approx
Bath robes: ISK 900 approx
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • <b>For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:</b>
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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  • "Reykjanes Peninsula" Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable, he taught us a bit about Icelandic culture which helped with the rest of our stay in Iceland. Thank you....
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