We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

Select Date and Travellers
US$ 49.90
2 travellers
This grand Golden Circle tour takes you to the most popular sights where you can experience the three highlights of the South West of Iceland: Geysir, Gulfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. Plus you will visit the volcanic crater lake Kerið.
  • Visit the classic Golden Circle sights and more in a day from Reykjavik
  • See Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir tectonic rift, and Geysir’s spouts
  • View the Kerid crater lake, a stop missed out on similar tours
  • Learn the history and science of the sites from a guide
  • Admissions and hotel or port pickup and drop-off included 
  • Great for first-time visitors and those short on time
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or Reykjavik cruise port, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide and travel into Iceland’s countryside to see the Golden Circle sights.
First up is the near-neon blue Kerid crater lake. Continue to Gullfoss, whose name means 'Golden Falls,’ and take in this stunning, tiered waterfall as it plunges 105 feet (32 meters) into the Hvita River. From there, travel to Geysir geothermal area, an expanse of bubbling pools, vents, and geysers. Explore here and see the most active hot spring, Strokkur, steaming water 98 feet (30 meters) into the air every eight minutes.
From here, visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, home to a rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn how the plates are slowly moving apart, and see their exposed ridges.
After this final stop, travel back to Reykjavik where your tour concludes at the original departure point.
Show More
Reviews (499)
Filter reviews
149 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews volcanic crater tour guide bus travel golden circle large waterfall last stop bustravel iceland strokkur geyser national park geysir area bonus stop tectonic plates fantastic sights north america fun facts main sites personal stories
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 149 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The places were stunning of course, but what made this tour so good was the guide, Chiara. She explained things, like how the geyser works, so clearly. Also she was full of stories as well as information. We were lucky enough to have a gorgeous...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank WollatonWoman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The sights on the “golden circle tour” are a must, and is recommended for everyone. However, our guide didn’t give much information about the individual sights, which was a pity. Apart from that, pick up and drop off worked great and was on time.

Thank vivienmaryse
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a nice tour. We had enough time to visit and take enough photos. We had a great driver Mr. Oscar and tour guide Anna.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tvroc5314
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised. Pick-up and drop-off at our nearest tourist bus stop. Great locations visited and this tour including the crater which some other operators don't. Waterfall was brilliant. Guide was very informative. Highly recommend this tour operator.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dancinscream
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not one for bug bus tours but the tour guide Thora made this the best big tour I’ve been on anywhere. She shared so much knowledge on not only the sites we visited but also on Icelandic culture in an amusing and conversational way...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Debbie1270
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
16 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Keith K | Reviewed this property |
As previous answers have said there are a couple of reasonable walks (waterfall, geysers) and some steps, it would depend on how close you really wanted to get to either, both can be seen from a distance and there is plenty... More
14 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from dschuchman | Reviewed this property |
You get off at the listed stops. Plus some time to explore. Not just photo op time.
Melissa D
21 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from guroliaskar | Reviewed this property |
When we arrived at Keflavik, yes. But when we where going on trips they picked us up at a bus stop near our hotel
Google Translation
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999
Travellers Also Viewed
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from...
2,334 Reviews
from US$ 55.32*
Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls...
652 Reviews
from US$ 69.90*
Special Offer
Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and...
853 Reviews
from US$ 91.67*
US$ 107.85
Small-Group Golden Circle and Kerid...
134 Reviews
from US$ 83.00*
Frequently bought together
Southern Iceland Glaciers, Waterfalls...
652 Reviews
from US$ 69.90*
Northern Lights Night Tour from...
1,148 Reviews
from US$ 39.52*
Snaefellsnes Peninsula Classic Day...
91 Reviews
from US$ 89.90*
South Coast Full Day Tour from...
460 Reviews
from US$ 112.00*