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Golden Circle Route

Address: Iceland
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$80*
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
95%
Ranked #5 of 49 Attractions in South Region
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.
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Portsmouth UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day out. From the Energy plant to the Geysirs to Gullfoss the waterfall. Breathtaking! Take good walking shoes as can involve a lot of walking

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Too many stops at souvenir shops. Full day stops at a power station and church which wasn't Interesting to us. Waterfall was beautiful and geysers were also good but it's a long trip to see two things. Tour guide talked constantly which some people might like but I found it irritating in the end. If you can find your own... More

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Gorey, Ireland
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Our Guide Tizzy was wonderful! This full day trip was excellent! We saw the UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park and the geysers were spectacular! My favourite was the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur - when I stood beside two tectonic plates, which are separating 2cm each year - wow, did I feel insignificant! To look inside is just... More

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed - even if you are just there for the weekend - this is a must do. Easy to navigate & awesome to see. Treated to the beautiful tectonic plates, geysers & the most awesome waterfall I have ever seen.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Golden Circle is a fantastic route that makes a great day trip from Reykjavik. There are mountains, long expanses of plains and lava fields, hot springs, geysers, and waterfalls. Stops along the way are Geysir, Gulfoss and Kerid Crater. All worth the drive. My favorite thing about the drive was the Icelandic horses that roam everywhere! I fell in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a tour everyone should do when visiting Iceland.You will see the beauty of nature with its geysers and breathtaking waterfall.Beautiful volcanic landscape, icelandic horses and a glacier if there is no cloud.You also take in the geological wonders of Thingvellir National Park. In all a super tour.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I thought we would be pushing it to attempt the circle in a day never mind an afternoon! We left Reykavik centre around noon, and had lots of time to cover Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss, back to the shop at Geysir, then drive to Grimsnes (near Selfoss) for 5.30 ish . Ive covered all these 3 individually, plus if you... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Waterfalls, Geysers, Amazing scenery and pleasant informative tour guides. The drive itself, even without the stopping points is an absolute delight. Once out of the city the beautiful scenic vistas are non stop. The Gulfoss waterfall and visit to the Geysir were an opportunity to see mother nature at her best. Personally wasn`t that bothered about the power plant visit... More

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Moehlin, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Absolutely worth some money for an organized tour if you're only there for a few days. Make sure to book with a small tour company, as you will get a more personalised and intimate trip, compared to large 30+ busses! if you're around for a week or more, get a car and check out the attractions for yourselves, so you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Thingvellir, gulfoss and geysir is what this tour is about. The combined tours or morning/afternoon/evening covers these. The classic all day version adds a church and a visit to a power plant lobby with an option to pay to watch a short video. It's definately a bit of padding in my mind to fill out the tour. Thingvellir, gulfoss and... More

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