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Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik
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Marvel at some of Iceland’s most famous natural sights during this 8-hour day trip along the country’s famed Golden Circle. Stop by Thingvellir National Park and check out the mighty Gulfoss waterfall. You’ll also have time to explore the Geysir geothermal area and tour Faxi waterfall, plus much more. Minivan transport with on-board Wi-Fi is included.
What to Expect
Begin your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel or or the right BUS STOP in the Reykjavik area between 9:30am and 10:00am. Meet your driver/guide and small group off no more than 16, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned,free WIFI  brand new Mercedes Sprinter bus.
On this Golden Circle Day Tour, you will experience all the best that Iceland has to offer. Everything between the mountains and the ocean: glacial rivers, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, geothermal areas and wild Icelandic scenery.
We set off on this tour by traveling through mountains that separate Reykjavik area from the south. The drive itself will be a feast for your eyes. Lava fields, distant summits, geothermal plant spitting out huge columns of steam. Simply stunning!
Our first stop would be in Hveragerði when you can get some freshly brewed coffee and  Icelandic sweets at a local bakery. In the same building, you can visit Earthquake Museum which simulates the earthquake that rolled over (under:) the south of Iceland in 2008.
Now we will be traveling through fields, meadows and be crossing few glacial rivers until we stop at beautiful  Kerið, a volcanic crater lake. You can have a walk around the ridges or even go down and touch the gleaming surface of the water.
Travelling further on the Golden Circle route we will pass through few small villages like Borg and Reykholt and stop at first waterfall – Faxi. This not so famous waterfall is truly a gem of Icelandic nature. Here you can walk down to the river and forget yourself admiring the natural spectacle.
At  Geysir, you will witness an eruption of hot water going almost 20 or so meters up into the air. The whole area is a geological wonder covered in steam coming from the geothermal activity – an experience you will never forget!
When visiting the Gullfoss waterfall you will be stunned by the scale of this famous waterfall. Many cascades of fast pacing water dropping down to a canyon while producing amazing rainbows (with the right weather) is just a jaw-dropping experience! This is also a great place for lunch and for shopping. We can recommend the traditional Icelandic soup (there is always an option without meat): it will keep you full and warm for the rest of the day.
Our last stop would be the famous Þingvellir. This is the oldest working parliament in the world. There you will walk on old battlegrounds where the Vikings fought among each other in countless battles. Þingvellir is also a place where 2 continents meet. Imagine yourself strolling through a canyon which walls are made from 2 tectonic plates: European and American. A truly remarkable experience!
After the last stop, we will drive to Reykjavik ( around 60 mins) and drop you off at your hotel or the right BUS STOP.
Reviews (74)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
An amazing and thoroughly enjoyable experience

The tour was great! Our guide 'Hawk' picked us up from our accommodation and took us on an intimate ride through the famed Golden Circle with one other couple. Hawk was a fount of interesting information including geology, history and politics, and very easy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jarrah_the_Aussie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unforgettable day that exceeded expectations!

Where do I even start sharing such an unforgettable and quality day? Just a little over a month ago in October, my friends and I went on our first trip to Iceland for a long weekend. We chose to book this tour after reading reviews...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tzchen92
Antanas S, Owner at Back to Iceland travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear tzchen92,Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our tours. I was delighted to read your kind remarks regarding your experience and also that you chose us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovely day

My partner and I did the Golden Circle tour with minibus. Our guide 'Anton' was very informative, interesting and funny. We got lucky as only 1 other person on the tour so was almost like a private tour. This allowed us to make quite good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Heather M
Antanas S, Owner at Back to Iceland travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we truly appreciate it. With kind regards from Iceland.

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile
Fabulous on every level!

We recently returned from a 5 day visit; we used BTI for all of our transportation and tours, at the recommendation of a friend, and could not have been more pleased. BTI is very organized and accommodating; our experience was top notch. From our original...More

1  Thank SherylK128
Antanas S, Owner at Back to Iceland travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience; for that we work with so much love. The complete team thank you again for choosing us.

Reviewed October 10, 2018
So fantastic!

I traveled with our lovely guide Tomas on Oct.5! He was so knowledgeable and passionable! So amazing! I was told by some other tourists' review that if you visited south coast first, and then visited Golden Circle, you may find Golden Circle a bit boring....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from ruya | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they won't run the tour with just one person. As far as I remember it wasn't possible to even book it online as a solo traveller. When I initially tried to book it online it didn't go through and I think it was because I... More