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The Golden Circle & Northern Lights Guided Tour- From Reykjavik

  • When does it run?
    25 Aug - 15 Apr: Daily
  • Start time
    Golden Circle tour: 10:30am
    Norther light tour:
    25 Aug – 30 sep: 10pm
    01 Oct – 14 Mar: 9pm
    15 Mar – 15 Apr: 10pm
  • Duration
    Golden circle Tour: 6 hours
    Northern Lights Tour: 3 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (optional)
  • Transportation by coach
  • English-speaking guide
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (12-15)
  • Infant (0-11)

Key Highlights

  • Save upto 3% and enjoy 2 popular Iceland experiences on the same day at an affordable price!
  • Visit some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland on the Golden Circle tour
  • Witness the surreal beauty of nature at Gullfoss Waterfall and see the famous Geysir hot spring
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, a place of extraordinary natural beauty
  • Witness the world's most amazing natural phenomena, also known as the Aurora Borealis
  • Gaze at Northern Lights dancing and changing colors upon the Arctic sky!
  • Upgrade the tour with convenient hotel pick-up and drop off!
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Save a reasonable amount with a fabulous combo deal and enjoy the Golden Circle tour and see the famous Northern Lights! Visit some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland on the Golden Circle tour. Visit the stunning Gullfoss, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls and discover the lovely Þingvellir National Park – full of natural beauty and historic interest. Visit the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and see the famous hot spring after which all the hot springs have been named.

Experience one of Mother Nature’s greatest showstoppers – the magical phenomenon known as the Northern Lights.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    25 Aug - 15 Apr: Daily

  • Duration

    Golden circle Tour: 6 hours
    Northern Lights Tour: 3 hours

  • Start time

    Golden Circle tour: 10:30am
    Norther light tour:
    25 Aug – 30 sep: 10pm
    01 Oct – 14 Mar: 9pm
    15 Mar – 15 Apr: 10pm

  • Meeting Point

    Without pick-up: Make your own way to BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavik.

    With pick-up: Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.


  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point.

Itinerary

  • Golden Circle Tour:

    Visit the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur on the Golden Circle tour. The Great Geysir gives its name to all the hot springs in the world. Though Geysir is hardly active anymore, the very impressive, Strokkur erupts every 4-8 minutes and shoots a column of water up to 40 metres up in the air.

    Continue to the picturesque waterfall Gullfoss ('Golden Waterfall'), located in the canyon of Olfusa river. Explore the waterfalls edge, experience the the forces and beauty of untouched nature and feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. The waterfall gives the illusion of falling straight into an abyss, but in reality, it falls into a crevice which is 32 metres deep.

    Proceed to the Þingvellir National Park, a place of fascinating geology and picturesque landscapes. The Mid - Atlantic Ridge – the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates is clearly visible here. Gaze with awe at the line where Iceland is slowly being pulled apart as North America veers west and Eurasia moves east. Þingvellir is also a site of great historic interest, its plains playing host to the Icelandic parliament Alþingi, founded in the year 930 AD.

    Arrive back in Reykjavík at 4:30pm. Relax for a few hours before joining the Northern Lights tour at 9pm (16 Oct – 14 Mar) or at 10pm (25 Aug – 15 Oct & 15 Mar – 15 Apr).

    Northern Lights Tour:

    The tour will take you to the place where these Northern Lights are most likely to be seen, based on weather forecast.

    The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon, spraying the Arctic sky with a fantastic riot of colours. The Northern Lights originate from the sun, where large explosions and electronic storms throw flares and solar particles deep into space. These clouds of solar particles are caught by the Earth’s magnetic field on the south and north poles. The solar particles collide with the atmospheric gases and create this surreal light effect. Northern Lights can be seen when certain weather conditions are fulfilled, usually during crispy cold and tranquil evenings.

    After the Northern Lights Tour, you will be dropped back to the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (optional)
  • Transportation by coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The locations visited during the Northern Lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed. However, if you do not see any northern lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge.

Indicated return times may vary if the activity is good, but we should be back in Reykjavík three hours after the tour starts.

Please note that if you have booked a pickup for the tours, it starts 30 minutes before departure from Hotel or BSÍ Bus Terminal as per pick up schedule.  Bus stop 6 is temporarily closed effective since 15 June. We advise you to use either bus stop 3 or 14 instead.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

The Northern Lights tour depends on weather & sightings are not guaranteed. Indicated return times can vary.

Customer Reviews

  • Robert Borders, United States 02/20/2018
  • An excellent tour
    Loraine Jeffries, United Kingdom 01/23/2018
  • definitely in my top 3 tours ever
    Maria Tomkova, United Kingdom 01/23/2018

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