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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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  • 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
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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From towering waterfalls to bubbling geysers, some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks are clustered around the Golden Circle. This full-day, guided coach tour takes in the highlights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur Waterspout. Let someone else navigate and drive, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as a guide shares the fascinating stories behind the scenery. Tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik hotel, 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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Reviewed yesterday
Tui tour in with holiday cost

Fantastic trip out, from 9am to around 4ish. Saw Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall. Geysir was amazing and Gullfoss took our breath away with its beauty and majesty . you absolutely MUST do this tour to see these sights. Our tour guide was an ex teacher...More

Thank christopherharris10
Reviewed yesterday
excellent day with a very knowledgeable guide

We spent a great day taking in the main sights (waterfall, geyser, tectonic plates and old parliament location, wooden church) guided by the wonderful Olefur. He was incredibly knowledgeable, not just about the things we were seeing, but about Icelandic history, geology and economy. He...More

1  Thank boruthedog
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great way to spend the day

We left at 8:30a and return 4:30ish. So many wonderful stops. Our guide Agga was incredibly knowledgeable about everything to do with Iceland. That made the trip even better no doubt. There is a decent amount of walking on your own on the tour but...More

Thank NFACbetty
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Family Visit

Loved this tour and we would both highly recommend!! Great value for money for a tour that lasted from 9 until 5. Our tour guide Armann was great, knowledgeable and hilarious. Great day!More

Thank Seaside813007
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Seaside813007 for selecting Gray Line Iceland for your touring experience in our country. The Golden Circle tour takes our guests to some of our best loved nature sites, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir and Geysir hot springs area. Glad you enjoyed the commentary of our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent tour!

I found that Iceland is somewhat of a unique tourist destination. For the most part, you don't go there to see famous buildings, etc., rather you go there for the amazing nature sites. On this tour we saw tremendous geysers,, incredibly high waterfalls, and fjords...More

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4 November 2018|
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Response from Sunshine S |
Hi I have just returned we went with Reykajvik Tours .. left at 0800 completed by approx 1600 includes pick up drop off .. we did a separate blue lagoon .. we went at 1600 was soo busy I wish we had booked about 1900 as less... More
Anne M
4 November 2018|
Response from ravegan | Reviewed this property |
It depends - ours was 10 hours and worth it
Karen H
1 November 2018|
Response from mickniamh | Reviewed this property |
We took the 9.30 trip but make sure u are outside your hotel for pickup from 9, we were back at our hotel for 5.30/5.45 your return will depend on tour guide and the amount of stops the bus will make dropping people off.