Experience the best of Iceland in just one afternoon when you take the scenic Golden Circle tour.
This ever-popular sightseeing route showcases some of the most dramatic natural features of the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ as well as important historic sites.
Discover lovely Þingvellir National Park and learn about its extraordinary geology. See where Iceland is being pulled apart by massive forces within Earth’s crust and visit the birth-place of the Icelandic parliament (the world’s oldest).
Admire Gullfoss, most magnificent of Iceland’s waterfalls, and view the jets of water at Geysir – the natural fountains that have lent their name to all the hot springs of the world.
If you just have one afternoon but want to see as much of beautiful Iceland as possible, this is the perfect tour for you.
See Iceland’s top historic and natural attractions in just 6 hours when you take the Golden Circle Afternoon Tour From Reykjavik. At the start of the tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach. A guide will accompany you on this tour.
You will first visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of fascinating geology and exceptional natural beauty. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge – the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates – is clearly visible here. As North America moves slowly westward and Eurasia moves equally slowly eastward, Iceland is being pulled apart along this boundary line.
Þingvellir is also of great historic interest because it was the site where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was founded in the year 930 AD.
The tour continues to the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall ('Golden Waterfall' in English), where you can walk so close to the edge you feel the mist of the glacial water on your face.
You will also visit the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur before going on to Hveragerði. This small town is famous for its greenhouses heated by water from volcanic hot springs.
At the end of your delightful tour you will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik.
Wonderful trip with amazing scenery and informative guide. A shame we weren't warned of the eating ban on the coach in advance as it is a long tour. However, that didn't spoil...Dr E Palayiwa
We went on a freezing cold day but the tour was great. Wonderful views and very informative guide. The day suddenly turned very snowy ( and pretty) but the driver was fantastic....Mr D Rogers
excellent tour, very efficient and flawless. the guide was very entertaining, loved the tour and loved Iceland! will be back soon...DR SABEEN SHARIF
Hotel pick up starts at 12:30pm; tour starts at 1:00pm
Duration: 6 hours
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.)
Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík.
You will be dropped off at your hotel
Don’t forget the camera!
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 are 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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