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Full-Day Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour

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The Golden Circle tour starts in Reykjavik and takes about 8 hours and the Northern Lights tour in the evening is about 4 hours. Your guide will take you to the best spots on the Golden Circle and explain the way of life in Iceland, history, culture and geology by minivan. In the evening you will then go on an exiting Northern Lights hunt in the surroundings of Reykjavik. Sights include: Earthquake center in Hveragerði, Gullfoss "The Golden Waterfall", Geysir geothermal area, Þingvellir National park and one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones.
  • See two of Iceland’s greatest attractions: Golden Circle and northern lights
  • Enjoy a day planned to see as many attractions as possible
  • Focus on the scenery: Your guide and driver take care of navigation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Your morning begins with a pickup from your hotel or one of the city pickup bus zones. Hop aboard the minivan and head toward Hveragero, often called the “flower village” because of the many greenhouses there. Learn about the town’s interesting energy usage and make a quick stop at the local bakery (own expense). Next is Gullfoss waterfall, which you see from above and up close. Then, make the trip to the Geysir geothermal area, where you explore on your own and have lunch (own expense). Next, spend some time at Thingvellir National Park. Learn about the founding of Iceland’s Parliament, and see the geological rifts caused by the separation of tectonic plates. Rest in Reykjavik in the afternoon and head out for a northern lights tour in the evening. Your guide drives you out of the city to find the best spots to see the lights. Afterward, head back to the capital and finish with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Reykjavik hotels - please note that some city center hotels and guesthouses are in a bus restricted zone that requires guests to wait at certain bus stops
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Dress code is smart casual: Warm waterproof clothes and comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 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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Really worth the money, 3 things to see during the day plus the Aurora Borealis if the conditions are right. Went with Icelandicair tours. The guise Sigi Grimmsonn was excellent with a Viking sense of humour.
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We had the most amazing experience! Ian our tour guide was The Best! We chose the package Golden circle & Northen lights. The golden circle was an amazing experience. The fantastic waterfalls, the breathtaking landscapes, the unbelievable active Geysers with the hot springs-they
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Myself and a friend had pre-booked the golden circle and northern light tour prior to arriving in Iceland. We were picked up from outside our hotel at the time arranged. We were met by our guide for the day Ian, we were fortunate enough to be the only people on the tour that
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We did a tour with Ian today. We had a lovely time! It felt more like a private tour as it was only a small group of us and we didn't feel rushed to see the sights. Didn't see much of Northern lights last night but Ian still made it a fun and engaging trip. Thanks!
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Amazing experience. The driver and guide were awesome! A bit disappointed with the Northern Lights but did get a showing
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