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The Golden Circle Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Iceland’s number 1 tour – the Golden Circle allows you to discover the wild landscape of Iceland in a day
  • See nature at its most powerful at the Gulfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, a place of extraordinary natural beauty
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    English Speaking Guide: Daily
    German Speaking Guide: Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat
    French Speaking Guide: Thu & Sun
    Spanish Speaking Guide: Wed & Sat (01 Jun - 28 Sept)
    Scandinavian Language Guide: Friday

    Duration

    8 hours

    Start time

    9:00am

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik. (Please advise your hotel or Guesthouse 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). Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses starts at 0830h (08:30am)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    The Golden Circle is Iceland’s number 1 tour and a must do when in Reykjavik.

    You will be taken on a 300km round trip which showcases the power and beauty of Iceland’s natural environment. You will have opportunity to visit an active Geysir, experience the ferocity of the Gulfoss waterfall and visit Þingvellir National Park which is steeped in both history and beauty.

    This version of the Golden Circle tour includes entrance to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where you can explore the warm and bright greenhouses and see varieties of cucumbers and tomatoes.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel/guesthouse at 0830h (08:30am) and taken on a guided coach tour of Reykjavik’s famed Golden Circle.

    The tour will visit the following places:

    Gullfoss waterfall: This is the queen of Iceland's waterfalls, tumbling down a deep gorge.

    Geysir hot spring area: You can walk around the world-famous Geysir area, a geothermal field where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and pools of mud bubble.

    Friðheimar Greenhouse Cultivation Centre: Learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

    Þingvellir National Park: This is the place of the most historic events in Iceland and exceptional beauty. Þingvellir is the original site of the oldest existing parliament in the world, the Alþingi. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible, a rift which is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates.

    The tour returns to the starting point after approximately 8 hours.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Entrance fee to the Friðheimar cultivation centre
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation by coach
    • Guide available in English, German, French, Spanish & Scandinavian language

    Exclusions

    • Lunch & refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The visit to Þingvellir National Park is subject to road and weather conditions.

    Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses 30 minutes before start time.
    Drop off may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets.

    We offer free access to Geysir Museum with this package, however we cannot guarantee the same.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • A very well organised trip

      The trip is perfect to see some of the wonders in Iceland, well organised and covered interesting locations with excellent guide....

      Mr Saunders
    • Amazing, unforgettable experience

      I loved every single minute, so well organised , stunning beauty , one of the best trip in my life....

      N y Petrova
    • So worth while and great way to see the best sights

      We had a great time on this tour - highly recommend it - our tour guide was great. He was very funny with a really dry sense of humour and full of facts and information. All the...

      Mrs Ciara Davis
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