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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 2 days ago

Well worth the effort to hire a car and take the drive round the Golden Cirlce - it was beautiful seeing the horses, Gesyir, Gullfoss, natural rock formations, the beaches, Pingvellir national park - a beautiful part of the world and an easy drive as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve-70
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got accommodation at the airport after a late night arrival, hired a car and then did the Golden Circle Route, overnighting on the way. We covered all the attractions in that time, but it was a long day on both days. All the main...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JeffreyClarkeCameron
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a 7 day tour so this was one of our days. Visit a wool outlet store. Pingellir National Park. See steam rising out of earth. Then head over to the churn- geyser. We ate a simple lunch at the restaurant here. Then...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Spiketon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to weather conditions virtually all tours were cancelled with the exception of this tour, the day was amazing many of the best sites in Iceland visited, excellent guide comfortable bus just about the right length of time 6/6.5 hours. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lowndesy5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 4 days in Iceland, hired a car to go round ourselves to save being time restricted by the tour companies. This was awesome flexibility for us. Didn’t stop at all points, only went where we wanted to go. - Kerid volcano - pay on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heatherbC1246SG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing day out with everything promised delivered The Geysir and the waterfall were spectacular as was the Lamb Stew for lunch A truly great adventure

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank normanandmarilyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It'll take you a full day to visit most placeson the circle, not everything is well marked. Super busy with a lot of tour buses, I recommend you go early. Beautiful waterfalls geysers, hot springs. We ventured off the main roads away from touristy spots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kapusty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A spectacular geologic day trip. Waterfalls, rift zone, geysers oh my! We had a great tour guide and bus driver with Gray Line. In addition to the natural wonders, our comedic bus driver (This is my dream ever since I was 8 years old---driving a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ogg12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a hire car and simply followed the recommend route! Some breath taking scenery and a must when visiting Iceland! The Gullfoss waterfalls were the highlight of the trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonnyandkatie17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the first thing to bear in mind is that the Golden Circle appears to be an Icelandic tourism initiative. It's not like the attractions on the route are the most spectacular in the country - far from it - but they are the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 11, 2018|
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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April 25, 2018|
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Response from PassportPornStar | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car and would say the drive is 2 hours and 30 minutes because it all depends on how the persons ahead of your on the road is driving pace wise. Once you see he geyser on left and the falls about 8 minutes... More