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Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

  • Explore the natural landmarks of southern Iceland on the Golden Circle tour
  • Visit Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park
  • Stop by the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre
Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Hit the most important landmarks in Iceland during this 8-hour Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. With a local guide, visit the Gullfoss waterfall, the most impressive cascade in Iceland. Stop at the legendary Geysir geothermal area and explore Thingvelllir (Þingvellir) National Park's mossy expanses and deep fissures. Visit the Friðheimar greenhouse, where geothermal energy is harnessed to grow hothouse vegetables in the middle of the Scandinavian winter. Round-trip transportation from select Reykjavik hotels is included; transportation is by climate-controlled coach.
What to Expect
Following morning pickup at select hotels in Reykjavik, board the climate-controlled coach and embark on the Golden Circle tour of Iceland's most remarkable natural landmarks. Along the way, learn about the history, ecology and geology of the area from your local guide. 

Stop at the Geysir geothermal area, home to the Strokkur geyser, which erupts with a 98-foot (30-meter) column of boiling water every 4 to 8 minutes. Continue to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, where the Hvítá River cascades into a 105-foot (32-meter) crevasse. 

In Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir), see the fields of verdant moss and the gash in the earth where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are pulling apart. 

Visit the Friðheimar greenhouse, where organic produce is grown using the power of the earth's geothermal heat. Learn about the growing process and taste some of the fruits of the farmers' labor.
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Reviews (72)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Average- been on better tour companies

The tour overall was great. Everything was timely and went smoothly. The reason I gave them 3 stars was because of the bus transfers. We were picked up on bus stop 6 by a smaller bus, then hustled over to their bus terminal which we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guide, great tour & great bargain!

Our day trip was wonderful and our tour guide, Thora, was friendly, informative and awesome (we were lucky enough to have her as our tour guide on the Jokulsarlon tour a couple of days later). The Golden Circle day trip was just the right length,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sounding1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Overall a good tour

Very easy to get to as were were collected from our hotel and then taken to the BSI terminal to change onto our coach for the day. Tour guide was very informative a bit abrupt at times, but had good knowledge. Gave us good information...More

Thank TannyKA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day

Really pleased we booked this trip. Great guide (Katrina) and great Driver too. Got to the Park for sunrise, great advice on where to (and not to) stand for the Geysirs, Gulfoss is lovely and the Fontana part was also super interesting and relaxing in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steffan B
Reviewed October 19, 2018
Brilliant tour, brilliant guid, highly recomend

Fabulous day to see the best of Iceland, I was a little worried encase you ended up spending to much time or not enough time at a certain spot, however I was wrong, the tour has is 100% right, very informative tour and the guid...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 31, 2018|
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Response from Samantha P | Reviewed this property |
oh and the tour is mainly outside
October 17, 2018|
Response from patrickk281 | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought they do - most hotels have pick-ups that you get them to call to confirm when you check-in. We were just around the hotel from the Hilton & got a minibus pick up to the bus station to then get our coach... More
al c
May 7, 2018|
Response from DocDuo | Reviewed this property |
Given the vagaries of Iceland’s weather, I doubt it is possible to be exact about your duration. I would talk to the cruise line about how to handle this. By the way, the tour was the highlight of our trip.