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Golden Circle Route

Address: Iceland
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Ranked #8 of 44 Activities in South Region
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/bus tour, Driving, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Went on a full day (8-9 hours) tour on this route with Grayline Iceland. Particularly loved the geysir and waterfall. Very beautiful. We were fortunate enough to be one of the first tour buses, hence, not much of a crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the Golden Circle Tour with Icelandic Mountain guides. We were initially planning on renting a car to get to tour around Iceland but this since we didn't have to do the driving, we could just sit back, relax and enjoy the view. The Golden Circle route includes a trip to the Gullfoss, a visit to a tomato greenhouse... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day. Highly recommended tour. If going in winter, then thermals and fleeces are a must, the more clothing the better - it is freezing in January.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely route but there is lots of driving to see three interesting places. Have lamb soup at Gullfoss and look for a route that does not follow the tour buses as there are LOADS. We took our own hire vehicle (must be 4 x 4 in winter and would suggest a 4x4 regardless when in Iceland) and... More 

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SoCal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took the Golden Circle Route as a shore excursion from our NCL ship. The various 'sites' - geysers, waterfalls, craters, hot springs - were each beautiful and memorable on their own. But the one that blew my mind was when we were standing at the rift zone, on the edge of the North American Plate, looking across the rift... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Just got back from Iceland and i loved this tour. Did it with the fontana spa and i wouldn't recommend the spa if you've done the blue lagoon. Take the tour minus the spa! Also wear good footwear if you want to walk right down to the waterfall.... i slid most of the way down!! (My own fault for wearing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We booked this with grayline and the tour lasted from 8.30 until about 5. The geyser and gulfoss waterfalls were particularly impressive. The day started at the power plant that channels the geothermal energy, then onto the Skaholt church. Then to Gulfoss waterfalls and the geyser. The day finished at the site of the first parliament which is a nice... More 

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Arlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our tour guide, along with the tour itself were fantastic! We had originally planned not to do this tour due to time constraints but enough people raved so we fit it in and are so glad we did. We did the early morning tour, which was great because everything we saw was during daylight. You do not need a full... More 

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Poole,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We recently visited Reykavik and fortunately chose Time Tours for our sightseeing trips. Runar took us on the Gilden Circle Tour and made the whole experience wonderful! The tour was efficiently run, very informative and he certainly went the extea mike! Without hesitation we would recommend this conpany to future travellers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked this tour but I had no clue about the details and so had no expectations but, this was wonderful. The sights were breathtaking and it was definitely worth the 6 hour excursion. Must do!

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