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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Discover some of the best sites in Iceland on the the Golden Circle Tour, in the company of a professional guide who will tell you all you need to know about the area's history, culture and nature. Leave the city behind and get into the history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park, witness the powerful beauty of a multi-tiered waterfall at Gullfoss and walk among bubbling geothermal pools at Geysir Geothermal Area.
  • See Iceland’s volcanic scenery on a day trip from Reykjavik
  • Tick off top highlights on the Golden Circle
  • Stops include some of Iceland’s most photogenic spots
  • Avoid the hassle of driving in Iceland’s unpredictable weather
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik meeting spot, or at the cruise port, and then leave the city behind as you head into Iceland’s rugged, mountainous interior. The first stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland held its first parliamentary assembly. Hear guide commentary about the site as you admire the pristine beauty, and peer into the Thingvellir Rift, two tectonic plates joined by a narrow valley. Next, head to Gullfoss Waterfall, double-tiered cascades that send up spectacular mist and occasional rainbows. Continue along the Golden Circle to an area simmering with volcanic activity, hot springs, pools, and steam vents. Keep your camera ready at Strokkur, a powerful waterspout that erupts 98 feet (30 meters) in the air. This Golden Circle tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Bus stop #5 Harpa, Kalkofnsvegur 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
2: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
4: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
5: Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up is offered from most hotels, guesthouses and cruise ports in the capital area upon request (if option is selected). Due to traffic restrictions in the city center, pickup may not be directly in front of hotel but rather at a nearby designated pickup point.

The "No pickup" option does not include hotel pick-up, but only collections from Starting Points.

You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.

Skarfabakki cruise port, Miðbakki cruise port
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested)
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Stops will be made during the tour at locations where facilities can be used
  • Stops will be made during the tour at locations where lunch and snacks can be purchased
  • A small amount of walking is required to reach the sites
  • Foldable wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. However be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The tour may be guided in two languages on the same bus
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Robert did an excellent job in his driving and telling us important information. He was professional, punctual and answered all questions. The places we visited were remarkable.

Thank GrandTour532288
Reviewed yesterday

We made an error on our booking and accidentally booked for the previous day’s tour. This was not an issue for Gray Line and we were welcomed onboard. The tour guide, Olegur was very knowledgeable, patient and engaging. He covered the geography, geology, seismology, culture,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing scenery,Visit to the Gullfoss falls fantastic,all the executions were good value for money,only disappointment was not seeing the Northern lights due to poor weather conditions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jackiedawson46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall, we enjoyed this tour. We loved Thingvellir National Park and wish we could have had more time there. Generally speaking, the tour felt a little rushed, though it was somewhat better than others we went on for timing at the individual stops. I think...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We started off the tour in the rain and wind, as we were traveling to our first stop, The Parimont Ledgends of the Lakes, it started snowing. Our tour guide was great, with a lot of background of the country and some stories to go...More

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4 September 2019|
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Response from Keith P | Reviewed this property |
We booked the 10:30 departure that returned at 17:30. There was an earlier departure at 08:30. Check out their website or ask in chat. Very helpful company for questions we had prior to booking.
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22 August 2019|
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Response from kalinapavlova | Reviewed this property |
You can choose when to start when you book the trip. There are trips which start at for example 08:30, 09:30, 13:30 and more. It takes no more than 7,5 hours. :)
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18 August 2019|
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Response from Keith P | Reviewed this property |
48 on the day we went. It's a coach trip after all.
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