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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Overview
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.
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  • 1
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Geysir
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Strokkur
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    Gullfoss
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • 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, Sculpture & Shore Walk 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.

Ports

  • Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Miðbakki cruise port
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested)
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
Exclusions
  • 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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good trip visited many sites geyirs waterfalls volcanoes glaciers quite a bit of walking in periods of snowfall and lots of ice on ground i think it should be cleared to each venue has very difficult to walki without falling saw a few fall
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Great day, loved every minute of it. Booking, confirmation and pick up were really simple and well organized. Enough time to see everything if you headed straight for the sights, my advice, take a packed lunch to eat while you're walking, saves time and you get to spend longer
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Great trip with a good guide felt very safe with the driver despite the sub zero temperature and thick snow. Each of the stops were enjoyable and the guide informative.
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Managed to pack a lot in to a day. Standard trip with just the right amount of time spent at each location made special by our excellent, informative and funny guide Darren Ageit. Many companies do this tour, but the guide can make it special. He does. Good value for money.
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An excellent day out and well worth it! Special thanks to driver Alfsger and guide Darren.... humerous and informative!!
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By: Gray Line Iceland
7,083 reviews
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alsy30
London, United Kingdom
8652
Easy Peasy and reasonably priced
Really well organised Bus waiting just outside the airport taken to a Central Terminal approx 45 mins journey then
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harryMidlands
Luxor, Egypt
1417
very interesting
good trip visited many sites geyirs waterfalls volcanoes glaciers quite a bit of walking in periods of snowfall
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KentishSarah
10
Peace of Mind
Gray line coach was waiting at the airport just at the end of the covered walkway as it advised it would be. Coach
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caroline c
Crewe, United Kingdom
30
Classic Golden circle day tour
Great day, loved every minute of it. Booking, confirmation and pick up were really simple and well organized.
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Kennopy1
60
Excellent trip in snowy conditions
Great trip with a good guide felt very safe with the driver despite the sub zero temperature and thick snow. Each
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AsianBacon26
30
Luck of the Draw
I was lucky enough to see a little bit of the Northern Light. Just a little over an hour before the tour started,
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andrewleicester2017
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
41
Golden Circle Tour with great guide.
Managed to pack a lot in to a day. Standard trip with just the right amount of time spent at each location made
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dmsimons294
10
Golden Circle Classic
An excellent day out and well worth it! Special thanks to driver Alfsger and guide Darren.... humerous and
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Lindlou6
11746
Transfer
Was adequate. Slight wait around the airport. Driver nice but distracted and busy. It got us where we needed.
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fkrzysztof007
San Antonio, Texas
202
Northern misery
I understand that it’s unpredictable and the conditions like dark, clear sky have to be fulfilled. We had this for
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Mike M
Oxford, United Kingdom
6323
Best value in town
For transfers from the airport to the centre this lot is a go to firm. And also on tours it is great too. Here are
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Wadavers
31
Great company for transport and tours
We did the Golden Circle, City tour Northern Lights and Airport transfers with Grayline. Really felt looked after
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brittanyf195
10
Great guide but better in summer
Our tour guide was great! He shared lots of great info on the show and on Iceland in general. They even added a
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sbarfield0885
Cedar Falls, Iowa
30
Great views and comfortable ride
Bus arrived on time, it was a comfortable ride, ample time to sight see at stops. This is a great tour
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Shariot
Poulsbo, Washington
3911
We arrived at our hotel BUT
At the airport a representative gave incorrect directions to find our Grayline shuttle to our hotels. The driver
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
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