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“golden circle”(703 reviews)
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Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.
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Reviewed today via mobile

Did this trip as part of tui booking and was pleasantly surprised ! Waterfalls , national park and geyser was all amazing . Lunch included which was beaut ! Cold and snowy but worth the trip

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank iamcd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented a car and did the drive ourselves, was fairly easy to navigate and the road was well cared for and maintained. Lots of nice stops with amazing things to see. Absolutely stunning, if you are doing the drive yourself plan for about 8hrs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Glacier, geysir´s, extravagant waterfalls unbelievable sights with good friends and good mood, great experience in this wonderful country.

Date of experience: February 2019
12  Thank Niels L
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a nice drive despite a snowstorm and we enjoyed the park, the geysers and the Gulfoss waterfall, and especially the hot springs at Fontana at the end.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LeeMike
Reviewed 5 days ago

We left it late to book this tour and only did so through our tour company (Jet2) but so glad we did. We were extremely lucky weather-wise with bright sunshine and clear skies (apparently, very rare) and this added to the success of the trip....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnboyH
Reviewed 5 days ago

An extremely interesting day. Not really ones for a day on a bus but this was well worthwhile. A full day filled with some great sights and experiences.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DRWesthill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went round the golden circle on an organised trip. It was a great day out with stops at the rift. Geysers and waterfall. Well worth the outing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve_Grant1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a late review, as we were there in Fall of 2017. We like most visitors to Iceland took the Golden Circle tour. It's a wonderful way to glimpse the wonder of Iceland. The Gullfoss waterfall is know for its size and beauty, and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hannahsholmes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really scenic day tour from Reykjavik - to Icelandic nature. We had excellent guide/driver with us, who really gave us a memorable day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MinnaLii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's so much to see, you must do this trip. From black sand beach to contrast of snow to beach, what a sight to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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refugee1046
January 7, 2019|
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Response from LesD890 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you won't be doing any shopping in Reykjavic given the prices!!. My recommendation if you only have a couple of days is the Golden Circle tour, about 8 hours duration and you will see Volcanic Craters, Waterfalls... More
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Carrielwb
December 31, 2018|
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Response from normanandmarilyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire and drive Whale watching can be booked at the Harbour
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Lisa F
December 11, 2018|
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Response from StrangeTripper | Reviewed this property |
personally, i think it's overrated... if i were to do it all over again, i'd get out EARLY and spend ONE day on the golden circle.....hitting the highlights such as godafoss and the geysir thermal area and spending an hour... More
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