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Grand Golden Circle Faxi and Kerid Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavík

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  • Golden Circle small-group tour from Reykjavik
  • See top Iceland attractions in just a day, such as Thingvellir National Park
  • Discover the natural attractions that make Iceland famous—even on a time budget
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Grand Golden Circle Faxi and Kerid Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavík
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10:30 AM - February 15 to November 14
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Overview
Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerið volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard WiFi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
What to Expect
Be collected in mid-morning from your Reykjavík accommodations, then head to the first stop, Thingvellir National Park. The park is not only a site of geological wonder, located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history. Thingvellir is the site of the world's first parliament that met there each year, beginning in 930 AD, and continuing until 1798. Thingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles and compromises, as well as ongoing evolution. Thingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004.

The second stop on the tour is Geysir, where you can see erupting geysers with your own eyes. The great Geysir stopped erupting in the early 2000s but its baby brother, Strokkur, goes off every few minutes reaching an average of 15-20 meters into the air. There is a small multimedia geo-center exhibition demonstrating the science behind the geysers. There is also a nice coffee shop where you can grab a bite for lunch (at own expense).

The third stop on the Grand Golden Tour is the beautiful waterfall, Gullfoss (Golden falls), Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. The waterfall drops down in two stages, 11m and 21m, before falling into a crevice making it look as if it disappears into the earth. You can enjoy Gullfoss from different scenic points, each giving you distinct views and photo opportunities of the waterfall.

The fourth stop is Faxi, or 'Vatnsleysufoss', a waterfall located on the river Tungufljót, plunging over 7 meters. This waterfall is quite impressive, not only because of the height, but the waterfall is almost 80 meters (262ft) wide. The Faxi waterfall is named after the farm, Vatnsleysa, and means 'shortage of water', and is usually full of salmon.

Next up is the great Kerið (Kerith or Kerid in English), a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area in south Iceland. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. It was created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, and is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of red, rather than black, volcanic rock. Kerið entrance fee required 4$.

You will be taken back to your Reykjavík accommodations afterward.

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Reviews (75)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended tour company

Markem was the best tour guide we had in Iceland. Friendly tour leader and super flexible. Good photo shooting and tutoring technique. Value for money! Highly recommend this tour company.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mariyan98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Unforgettable Golden Circle tour

The whole trip was Fantastic! The tour guide, Markem was fabulous and a lovely person! He was very informative and helpful. I loved all the places we went and he even added a few extras! The minibus was the best way to travel as it...More

Thank samuellladlow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A beautiful exploration with our guide

Our guide Makram was fantastic. Really knew his stuff and happy to answer all our questions. His information was interspersed with recorded sections as we approached certain landmarks which worked well. So pleased we took this tour as had just 7 in the minibus. The...More

Thank AnnMarieP711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Experience

It was a great experience.We had a great tour.Me and my wife enjoyed the tour so much. Markem was the best tour guide we had in Iceland. He was very informative and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank stevewelch050
Reviewed November 6, 2018
Golden Circle and Beyond

We didn't have enough time to view the Golden Circle on our own, and this tour was perfect for our needs. We had just the right amount of time at each stop, and it was a nice bonus to see Faxi (beautiful waterfall and river...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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vhpebo
October 24, 2018|
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Response from dandst2016 | Reviewed this property |
Whole tour lasted just under seven hours. About an hour drive back after the last attraction.
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July 20, 2018|
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Golden Circle is very good
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