English speaking tour: Daily
German speaking tour: Saturday
Scandinavian speaking tour: Friday
8 hoursStart time
English speaking tour: 8:30am & 9:30am
German speaking tour: 8:30am
Scandinavian speaking tour: 8:30am
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.)
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel/guest-house in Reykjavik
Admire Gullfoss, the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls, as it tumbles down a deep gorge. Discover lovely The Þingvellir National Park – full of natural beauty and historic interest. Witness the places where Iceland’s landscape tearing apart due to massive forces of the Earth’s crust.
Visit the birth-place of the Icelandic parliament, the site of the world’s oldest national assembly at Thingveller’s plains. Take in sprouting springs of Geysir, the epic water jets are so well known that they’ve lent their name to all the hot springs of the world. The stop at Geysir will be around 30 minutes.
Drive through the striking landscape to a town where clean, safe, and efficient thermal energy is powering a thriving horticultural industry.
The Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavikvisits some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your hotel or guest-house.
You will start by visiting Nesjavellir, a high temperature geothermal area in the scenic landscape of Lake Þingvallavatn. From there you will go on to the Þingvellir National Park, 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. 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, it’s plains playing host to the Icelandic parliament Alþingi, founded in the year 930 AD.
Continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss ('Golden Waterfall'), Walks at the waterfalls edge are particularly magical, allowing you to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face.
The lunch stop is usually at the Gullfoss cafe but sometimes the tour stops at the Information Centre at the geothermal area around Geysir instead. You can purchase lunch at either of these two places or bring a packed lunch along with you.
Following lunch, you will visit the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur before going on to Skálholt Church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops.
From there you will travel on to Hveragerði. This small town is famous for its greenhouses heated by the water from volcanic hot springs.
At the end of the trip you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Reykjavik.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Pick-up at hotels and guest-houses 45 minutes before start time.
Children 0-11yrs can join this tour for free if accompanied by an adult. Only one child is free with one paying adult.
Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses.
Itinerary of the tour may change on the day of departure depending on the weather conditions.
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.
Christina ( our guide) and Petra ( our driver) I'd a fantastic job. The weather wasn't the best but we stayed on schedule and the time at each stop was just right. Really...Michael Beveridge
I enjoyed this tour, see a lot of Iceland, I would highly recommend it, the waterfall and the geysir springs are remarkable, and the pictures you can get are amazing...Andrew Birrell
Very good trip and a very infroamtive Guide. I liked the fact you could explore each place on your own and not be herded around together. Would like to come again in the ...Jan Butler