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Reykjavik City Sightseeing and Golden Circle Tour

Instant confirmation Available in English E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily 

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Start time

    9am

  • Meeting Point

    We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops in Reykjavik. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation. Alternatively, you can join the tour at our local partner’s office at Hafnarstræti 20 / Bus stop 6.

    In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place.

    Check the Useful Downloads section for the list of hotels and the list of nearest bus stops.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at your hotel/guesthouse in the Reykjavik area

Key Highlights

  • Reykjavik City Sightseeing provides a perfect introduction to the city
  • The Golden Circle Tour is a “must-do” in Iceland
  • See nature at its most powerful at the Gulfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, a place of extraordinary natural beauty
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.
  • See the Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir, the Harpa Concert Hall, the Perlan Museum and the Hallgrímskirkja Church

Overview

Combine city and country on this comprehensive day tour of Iceland.

Spend a morning in and around Reykjavik, where the history and culture of a nation will be revealed and in the afternoon set out across the starkly beautiful landscapes of the famous Golden Circle.

Some of the sites you will see on your Reykjavik City Sightseeing tour are the Presidential Palace, the old town and the famous Perlan – a glass dome which holds the city’s water.

After exploring the highlights of Reykjavik you can set out on Iceland’s best known tour – the Golden Circle. This tour shows you the very best of Iceland’s natural environment from the historical sites and one-of-a-kind waterfalls to geysers, and volcanic craters.

What's the plan:

You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel for this City Sightseeing and Golden Circle Tour. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide that knows the area well.

Enjoy stunning views of the city from the Perlan museum, explore the oldest part of the city, and visit the Hallgrímskirkja church who's design was inspired by basalt lava columns and Icelandic nature. Discover the farm style of the Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir and the town Hafnarfjörður, where a mysterious race of “hidden people” lives in perfect harmony with the human population.

Leaving at 1pm for the Golden Circle as the second part of this combination tour, set off by bus for 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 remarkable 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, where a column of water thrusts upward to a height of 180 feet. Only a few feet away is the Stokkur Geyser, which hurls boiling water toward 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.

On your way back to Reykjavik, make drive and pass by the village of Hveragerði, where geothermal energy has been harnessed to create unique greenhouse cultivation.

Travel back over a mountain heath to the Icelandic capital, where you will be returned to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip Transportation
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Free WiFi on the Bus
    • Comfortable Coaches
    • Tour in English
    • Golden Circle Tour
    • Reykjavík Sightseeing Tour

    Exclusions

    • Lunch and refreshments

    Useful downloads

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    In case you are booking for same day please make the booking at least 6 hours before the start time of the tour and reconfirm your departure details with Local operator.

    Restrooms are available at most of the tour stops.

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details. Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

    In case you are booking for same day please make the booking at least 6 hours before the start time of the tour and reconfirm your departure details with Local operator. 

    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.

    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.

    Customer Reviews

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