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Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik provided by Mercury Grail

Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour nearly in any single booking. In case of 5 person on one booking we block down tour for other travelers. 95% travelers of this tour are traveling as private. Mercury Grail - Icelandic Adventures are not sharing travelers with other local operators since our work is very personalized.
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tickets to Blue lagoon or Secret lagoon
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Lagoon
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Not all travellers are staying on easy accessed hotel locations. For those we are trying our best and pick them up too. In case of accommodations on walking streets only, we decide meeting point together with travellers.
  • Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Hallgrimschurch is common pickup place. We pick up in this location only if travellers are staying in that area, otherwise we pick up in their closest location.
  • Hlemmur, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland Main Icelandic local bus stop
  • Bus Stop #14 - Skúlagata, Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Gray Line Iceland bus stop in city center - pick-up and drop off for tours and transfers, Hverfisgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus stop #1 - Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstræti 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Ports:
  • Reykjavik port Skarfabakki
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • In winter it is not recommended to walk near the waterfalls due to weather hazards
  • Please bring swimwear for the Blue Lagoon.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour nearly in any single booking. In case of 5 person on one booking we block down tour for other travelers. 95% travelers of this tour are traveling as private. Mercury Grail - Icelandic Adventures are not sharing travelers with other local operators since our work is very personalized.
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tickets to Blue lagoon or Secret lagoon
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Lagoon
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Not all travellers are staying on easy accessed hotel locations. For those we are trying our best and pick them up too. In case of accommodations on walking streets only, we decide meeting point together with travellers.
  • Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 1, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Hallgrimschurch is common pickup place. We pick up in this location only if travellers are staying in that area, otherwise we pick up in their closest location.
  • Hlemmur, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland Main Icelandic local bus stop
  • Bus Stop #14 - Skúlagata, Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Gray Line Iceland bus stop in city center - pick-up and drop off for tours and transfers, Hverfisgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Bus stop #1 - Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstræti 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Ports:
  • Reykjavik port Skarfabakki
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • In winter it is not recommended to walk near the waterfalls due to weather hazards
  • Please bring swimwear for the Blue Lagoon.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Bowpeople
Capitola, CA10 contributions
Friends
Andres really went out of his way to make our day great! Even with all of our last minute changes and accommodation needs he just jumped into action and made it all happen.

We had such a great time and really enjoyed his company.

Thank you!
Written March 15, 2020
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Chris and others, I will really remember your and our tour on a very special way. You were been last one travelers traveling this tour before COVID lockdown. After that time country was empty, no single soul on touristic places so I was traveling for my own with my dog Lab Hercules instead of touristic purposes. Thank you for this review. You were been all very outstanding guests so I wish we will see each other again. Andres
Written May 10, 2020
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Carolina S
4 contributions
Fantastic day out. Andres is unbelievably knowledgeable about Iceland. We were treated to great facts and tips about all the sites and landscape and even elves! He is flexible, accommodating, passionate about his job and a great conversationalist. Will definitely book him again for a northern lights tour next time.
Written August 26, 2021
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Carolina. Thank you to be my guest. You all are really outstanding travelers. With that kind of people isn´t difficult to make the tour. It is pleasure and enjoyable to. There is one more thing. I like all children, doesn´t matter what age they are. But something very special is with your daughter. I believe she will have a very bright future and somehow am I sure it is correct. Thank you for your review and I hope we will see each other again. Andres
Written August 26, 2021
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Susan M
1 contribution
We were on a cruise and had one day in Reykjavik to visit both the Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Our cruise ship did not provide this excursion. After reading the reviews on Viator we booked this excursion. We read in the reviews how great Andres was and were hoping to get him. In a phone call after booking we found out Andres would be our guide. We were quite pleased. He bought our Blue Lagoon tickets in advance for us and laid out the money till we came for our tour. Our ship had to depart 2 hours earlier than expected but no problem, Andres was able to change the time on our admittance to the Blue Lagoon. Our Golden Circle tour was very interesting. Andres was able to point many sites out to us and we had time to walk between the Teutonic plates and see the waterfall. All in all it was a great tour by a great guide. Thank you, Andres.
Written August 14, 2018
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Margaret S
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
Couples
My husband and I did the private day trip with Andres to the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. This was a great option for us as we had limited time in Iceland and although more expensive than a bus tour it was well worth it. We were in contact several times with Andres before and he was very helpful and flexible making some good suggestions that really made our day great. He was very accommodating and even stopped to let us feed some Icelandic horses. He was very knowledgeable and we learnt a great deal about all aspects of Iceland and Icelandic life. He is takes his camera and will take good quality photos and send them to you as part of the tour. The Blue Lagoon tickets are not included but are easy to buy on line and gives more flexibility. We chose to go at night and Andres then drove us to the airport so that we did not have to arrange our own transfers. We has a great day thanks to Andres his knowledge and flexibility and I highly recommend this tour.
Written August 18, 2018
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Margaret. This year I have increasing bookings and requests for manual tours from Australians. You are one of them. I am not sorry for any single moment spend with you and for all necessary instructions before you came, since you booked very early on time. On that kind of tours is worst to count up time and liters of gasoline. I am not one of them so gasoline and time can´t does any matter. You are very special person, since not all travelers seeing nature with like you do. Thank you to be my guests. Andres
Written August 20, 2018
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cara delmas
Paris, France3 contributions
Family
Our day with Andres in Iceland was wonderful. I traveled with my mother, and 2 year old child, and Andres was very flexible and accommodating to our varied needs. He is very friendly, and knows a lot of interesting information about the places you visit. We saw so much in one day, and had an incredible time. Would definitely use Andres at Mercury Grail again if we come back to Iceland.
Written June 3, 2019
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Cara. It was really my pleasure to make your day on day tour. More than that, weather was fantastic, so memories on Iceland are on that way stronger. I would really love to go with you again as family like yours is outstanding.
Written June 3, 2019
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Ross N
6 contributions
Couples
My girlfriend and I recently booked a few trips with Mercury Grail for during our Trip to Iceland in February 2109. Andres was extremely helpful in the lead up to our trip and his knowledge and experience was invaluable in ensuring that we had everything planned and arranged before our arrival.

Upon arrival Andres was kind enough to offer to pick us from the airport as we had a Northern Lights trip booked as soon as we arrived. Upon arrival in Reykjavik Andres were there to meet us despite the fact that our trip to the Northern Lights had been re-arranged due to weather forecasts. Andres was very helpful and offered alternative dates in order to re-plan this trip, and dropped us off at our hotel which saved us the cost of a taxi or bus.

We managed to get out on the Northern Light Trip a couple of nights later and it was well worth the wait. Andres was very efficient in tracking down a good location and was constantly adjusting to the changing forecasts that night to ensure we were not disappointed. We arrived in a very secluded and private location and manged to get very good photographs taken with Andres' professional camera which he promptly emailed to us afterwards.An experience we definitely won't forget.

We also booked the Golden Circle tour with Mercury Grail and once again we were not disappointed. Andres was very informative and explained the significance of each of the locations on the tour. We were encouraged to go at our own pace and spend as much time as we liked in each location which is the real benefit that Mercury Grail offers with their private tours - we were not tied down to pick up times and set duration as you would with a larger bus tour.

The Blue Lagoon tour was also one of our favorites and Andres again collected us from our hotel and transported us to the Blue Lagoon. We spent a couple of hours here, and again we were not rushed in away and were encouraged to take as much time as we liked. Andres and Hercules (Andres' dog) were there again to collect us and return us back to central Reykjavik.

In summary, I would highly recommend Mercury Grail and the tours we booked during our stay in Reykjavik. Not only is Andres very a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide, but his tours are delivered in a laid back and relaxing way that makes them ever more enjoyable and more preferable to the busier bus tours that have more stricter and formal schedules.

We will definitely be making plans to return to Iceland in the future and fully intend on contacting Andres again to book more of his great tours.
Written March 8, 2019
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alma08_13
Dallas, TX5 contributions
Couples
We had a lovely time and really enjoyed the tour we took with our driver HILTE and Andre. Hilte was very well informed about the surroundings and gave us great detail about all the places we visited. Enjoyed the place where we had very good Supa and also another place that had very good fish and chips and pizza. Our trip to secret lagoon was also very good. The setting was very natural . We also went to Blue lagoon which we did on the way back to the airport as we had about 6 hours before our flight that evening. Had made reservations at both the lagoons ahead of time and so when we got there they were expecting us. Our driver Hilte and Andre became like family to us and my group of 12 was very happy with the service they gave us. For the Blue lagoon you definitely need to put conditioner in your hair and we wore shower caps so as not to get the water on our hair. We loved both places and would highly recommend them both as they both are a different experience.
Written August 15, 2018
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Alma08. We communicated long time before you came. Due to some inner feeling I sugested you how not to overpay since Iceland is enough expensive country, not only for traveler also for us, locals. You really surprised me on all way however I was planing to take my birthday for my own, but it happened that I went with you to Blue lagoon and back to airport. I really hope you will come again in some different season. Winter time with northern light would be recommended since you have already seen small part of Iceland. Andres
Written August 20, 2018
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emcg112
Guildford, UK1 contribution
Couples
My husband and I were lucky enough to have a 3 day break in Iceland last week. We wanted to see as much as we could in that short space of time and booking a tour with Andres enabled us to do this. We had a full day visiting the Golden Circle and then went on to the Blue Lagoon in the evening. This was a great idea as it was lovely and quiet at that time of day. Travelling with Andres was very enjoyable, we felt as though we learned a lot from him and were able to travel at our own pace /and avoiding bigger organised tours at the various locations. This ensured our trip was relaxing and memorable. We were lucky enough to see the Northern lights too and Andres very kindly took our picture as we had not come acquipped with a camera that would have captured the lights. We left feeling very lucky to have had such a positive experience. We hope to visit again, maybe in a different season, and will definitely tour with Andres if we do.
Written March 14, 2018
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You both are very kind so I enjoy traveling with you very much too. You aren´t living that far away from Iceland and connection from your country are better than from many other. I will do my best when you decide to visit Iceland again. Thank you for review as it helps also for travelers.
Written April 8, 2018
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H5469
26 contributions
Friends
Our two days in Iceland were magical. So glad we picked a private tour with Andres. We did a 2 day tour that included the Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and the South Coast. He told us the story behind each site, stopped when we saw horses and sheep since he knew I was wild over both, let us start later on day 2 so we could sleep in a little later, and let us spend as much time as we wanted at each site. At the Black Beach he suggested we get coffee first and let the rain and clouds pass and he was right! as we caught a beautiful sunset. At each stop we saw folks herded on and off a coach bus and I am so glad we did not choose that route. I am also
glad we chose not to drive as it allowed us to relax and enjoy the view. I highly recommend Andres. Thank you Mercury Grail for a wonderful trip.
Written October 22, 2019
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Dear H. Thank you for review. I am happy you enjoyed tours few days ago. We spend more than short tour together, so on that way we also know each other better. I am really impressed how kind and easy going you are, so tour simply can´t end with that kind of women. Yes we changed time of departure on second travelling day. I would do it for any single traveller if I know weather or else wouldn't bother us. In your case late departure was better on many ways and it is just great to have that deep memories for small thing I have done. Thank you again for review. Andres
Written October 23, 2019
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M. Kattler
Victoria B.C. Canada2 contributions
Couples
Andres two day tour was fantastic. we were on a cruise ship that docked for 2 days so we had lots of time to see all the sites.Andres took us the oposite way the cruise ship tours went so we visited sites with out crowds also with his car we could travel on roads that the large buses could not go.The places we visited and the scenery made us think we were on another planet - just great. He was a super guide with lots of stories and
historical knowledge. We would recommend this tour to all who would enjoy a private guided friendly tour.
Written June 7, 2019
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Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure to be with you, that very and harmonic couple. On that way with that kind of travelling felling tour can’t be other than well done, since I am not only one making it. I simply know places and some other things. Interesting for that kind of tour. You, as very many other my previous or/and returning travellers will stay very high in memory. Wish you good day Andres
Written June 7, 2019
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Jperrylvr
Jperrylvr
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Fantastic Tour!
Andres is fantastic. He was personable, he pointed out landmarks and told us the history of many areas. He gave us
suddhasatwaray
suddhasatwaray
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If do not take this tour really you miss something
Really it is good experience take this tour. Looks to me tour operator is not guide he like friend but very prof
rishi1916
rishi1916
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Amazing 1 week private tour (Golden Circle, South Coast, Snæfellsnes, Reykjavik, Reykjanes)
We took a 1 week tour across western and southern Iceland with Andres. Part of that tour included an overnight stay
854artyb
854artyb
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Perfect Iceland experience
Andres was amazing, but it wasn't just the actual tour that was so wonderful, it was also his help in building the
Blake F
Blake F
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Awesome Iceland Tour!
My friend and I had an amazing tour with Andres. Andres was extremely nice and educated us a lot about Iceland’s hi
benjaminbD5707ZC
benjaminbD5707ZC
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Fantastic tour!
We had a great day with Andres. It was informative and entertaining, with plenty of time to explore. Highly recomme
397nicka
397nicka
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Friendly, knowledgeable and persistent at hunting down the lights.
Really friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend. We had to look for a while as nature does not always
BlueRuby67
BlueRuby67
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The Perfect Tour Guide
Andres came highly recommended by friends who had been on one of his private tours a few years ago so I got in touc
RossC1989
RossC1989
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Northern Lights Private Tour
We had an excellent tour with Andres. He found a really quiet spot with a brilliant view of the lights and was huge
chudster
chudster
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Awesome Tour with Amazing Andres
We had a fantastic time on our tour with Andres. He picked us up from our hotel exactly on time and was the perfect
OWENSOMAHA
OWENSOMAHA
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South coast gems!!
Andres made the trip so much fun! It was nice to sit back and have him take us to the spots while enjoying the sce
OWENSOMAHA
OWENSOMAHA
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Private touring rocks!
We had such a great day with Andres! Would highly recommend doing this tour! He was a great guide who made the day
yishah2021
yishah2021
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We saw the lights!!!
Andres is very experienced with northern light search and he’s honest and communicative. We made our booking last m
Fearless01813505662
Fearless01813505662
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Two Days
My husband and I did two trips with Andres and enjoyed each day very much. We took the Golden Circle tour on arriv
Carl L
Carl L
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Great trip on the Iceland Golden Circle tour
We wanted to see the Golden Circle tour but did not want to be on a bus with 40 or more passengers. The perfect s
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