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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 10-hour Golden Circle and Northern Lights tour from Reykjavik by Super Jeep
  • Explore Iceland’s natural wonders in a 4x4 jeep, specially built to cope with rugged terrain
  • Roam Thingvellir National Park to see ancient geological formations and the old Althing parliament site
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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
$272.41
Overview
See Iceland’s Golden Circle and search for the Northern Lights on an afternoon and evening tour from Reykjavik. Board a rugged 4x4 Super Jeep tough enough to navigate the country’s challenging terrain, and explore the Golden Circle. See the ancient geological formations and parliament site at Thingvellir National Park; watch the Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and admire the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. As darkness falls, seek out the Northern Lights, escaping light pollution to experience the incredible light show. Numbers are limited to six people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Start with a Reykjavik hotel pickup, and travel inland by Super Jeep, a comfortable 4x4 designed to negotiate rugged terrain.

As you travel, hear from your guide about Iceland’s volcanic geology and perhaps use the flexible itinerary to adjust the times you spend at each site, according to your group’s wishes.

Stop first at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. Learn how the landscapes have been formed over millennia, and absorb the contrast between the lush green vegetation and rich, black ground. See Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake, and stop at Althing, where the world’s first parliament met in 930 AD.

Travel on to Geysir, a geothermal field of hot springs, steam vents and the remnants of an old volcano. Stroll around the boiling mud pools and view Strokkur; the geyser that shoots hot water high in the sky every few minutes.

Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ a reference to the shimmering, multi-colored mists that can sometimes appear above the waters. Admire the waterfall, whose waters plunge into a canyon, and if the weather permits, get close to the cascades.

As dusk falls, begin your quest for the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the world’s best places to see them, and your all-terrain 4x4 and knowledgeable guide will allow you to identify and access the best potential viewing sites.

On your search, hear how the lights appear when cosmic rays, solar wind and magnetospheric plasma interact with the upper atmosphere. Make stops to survey the dark skies, and with luck, enjoy a sighting. The pulsating colors of the lights, usually green and blue, split the darkness and sometimes shine brighter than the moon.

Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
Write a ReviewReviews (26)

1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile
Pick this tour - it was incredible!

I did extensive research to pick our tour since we were only in Iceland for one day. Three of us were traveling, and since my sister had never been to this beautiful country, we wanted to pick a company that would show us the best...More

1  Thank jenny1025
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Dear Jenny, Thank you for writting so lovely review. We are more than happy that you are satisfied from our service. Warmest regards and do not hesitate to contact us when you will be in Iceland.

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Only one word for it: Awesome!

Did this tour and it was fabulous. We saw so much and chasing the Northern Lights was such fun and so successful. Adam is an amazing guide.

Thank EuroBuckeye
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. I am really happy that you saw Northern lights. My best regards,

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Trip of a Lifetime

We went on this tour with Adam, there was 3 of us and we had the entire jeep to ourselves which was lovely. Adam was so welcoming, friendly and informative throughout the trip. He provided us with warm drinks throughout and the best part of...More

Thank LauraKing94
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear Laura, Many thanks for your lovely opinion regarding Adam and our company. Northern lights hunting takes time and a patience but it is worth waiting for. Of course, not always it is possible to see Aurora (despite the efforts). Warmest regards and Happy Easter,

Reviewed March 3, 2018
The highlight of our trip to Iceland

I was a little worried when I originally booked this trip that we'd signed up to something dodgy, as when I called the phone number on the website regarding our booking, it went through to someone on a mobile who was surprised to receive the...More

Thank SunnydaleHuis
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much that you have spent a time to write so long and lovely review. Really you have a writting talent. Your opinion is the icing on the cake. We are deeply indepted to you. Warmest regards and Happy Easter,

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Great experience in Iceland

Amazing tour! My husband and I are not much of a tour taken people but since we were going to stay only few days in Iceland on our way back home from Africa, and since I wanted so much to see the Northern Lights I...More

Thank BerthaMartin
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear Bertha and Mike, Thank you for sharing with us your experience. That is really nice of you. It is a huge pleasure to read so warm words. Warmest regards and Happy Easter

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