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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour

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  • The Golden Circle route is rated as Iceland′s top attraction on TripAdvisor
  • This express tour of Iceland′s finest features is ideal for short-stay visitors
  • Witness the extraordinary power of nature at Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring
  • See the place where formidable forces are pulling Iceland apart
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide


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. The stop at Geysir will be around 30 minutes, this tour allows you to go see the Geysirs.

If you are short of time 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.

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

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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

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

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



6 hours

Start time

Start time: Pick up starts at 1230h (12:30pm); tour starts at 1300h (1:00pm)
Duration: 6 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Reykjavik
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

You will be dropped off at your hotel

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide


  • Food and drinks


Don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

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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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
  • The stop at Geysir is around 30 minutes
  • For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:
  • 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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Cancellation policy

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  • 4.5Reviews (12)
  • "Fabulous and informative" 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....
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