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Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through...

Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.

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Fantastic guide Johannes

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jakob. He was ever so polite and courteous, even when people ran a few minutes late. He'd always say "with patience and a smile". I never felt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having never been to Iceland before, it seemed like one had to do the Golden Circle. So many of the extraordinary geological sights are on this route. Not to mention the site of the first parliament in the world. But I knew it would be heavily traveled. But in March? Maybe not. But even in March it is filled with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jakob. He was ever so polite and courteous, even when people ran a few minutes late. He'd always say "with patience and a smile". I never felt rushed, unlike the Southern coast your by Grey Line. He also shared some personal stories and humor historical stories, which we enjoyed. It was a bit disconcerting to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the golden circle tour on the second day of our city break with the Gray Line bus company who were fantastic. The views and the sight seeing stops were incredible. A definite must do when in Iceland. Our tour guide was fantastic and everything went as planned. I would recommend Gray Line as a brilliant company to do... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Git but not the best of Iceland, Thingvellir can maybe be avoided and Gullfoss is pretty cool. The geysers are a must.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many great sights along the way, but also full of tourists and tour buses as it's close to Reykjavik and the "must see" of Iceland. If you want to avoid the crowds be a (very) early bird. In our experience tour buses tend to appear around 9.30-10 am. Definitely visit Thingvellir, Geysir/Strokkur and Reykjadalur (if hiking is no obstacle).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Iceland, you simply must include the Golden Circle Route as one of your activities. This coute takes you to see amazing sights . . .the Thingvellir National Park where one can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements, the geothermal site of Geysir where the Strokkur hot springs ejects water high into the air every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Takes about an hour to drive out of Reykjavik. Completely worth it, it was Jan when we went, the sun rising as you drive out of Reykjavik, scenic views from the bus the entire way. Excellent to explore, definitely recommend walking shoes as it gets pretty icy and lots of snow in the countryside. Wrap up warm the breeze from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place really shows Iceland's charms. You have to check this place out. The scenery is very different from anywhere I have been. You can either come here yourself or with with a tour bus. We optvfor tour bus as we are not familiar with the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this trip if you're coming to Iceland. Most trips are the same price £80 per person as at March 2017. It's a lot of money for trip, but you should expect that now coming to Iceland. We used GeoIceland tours. Very informative. Sites are much the same. Very busy with other tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were the only ones on the mini bus for this trip and had an excellent time. Karl, our guide, was great and stopped off at a number of other locations not advertised on the tour, which was fantastic. He was very knowledgable and even bought us ice cream! He was very relaxed with how much time we spent at... More 

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