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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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  • Average4%
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Reviewed yesterday

10 day self drive 5 people 1300 miles in Peugeot 5008. Fantastic experience. Landed Keflavik from Edinburgh At 820 am. Collected car from Thrifty only five min away and straight off to Blue lagoon for 11am dip. Then Reykyavik for accommodation in Mosi apartments. Driving...More

Thank davidsmith69
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a 4 sea day crossing from St Pierre and Miquelon (the worst destination that I have ever been to). The last day of crossing the Pacific Princess went very slow as we were early. We ran into some inclement weather which delayed our...More

Thank cardiak
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was on a tour bus and did not cover the whole route. The parts that I did cover where amazing. From the mountain to the lava flows to the rivers. I wish I had driven myself. This was enough to make me want to...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 6 days ago

No matter if you're in Iceland for a day, 2 days, a week, a month. You'll be rather foolish to give the Golden circle a miss. There are so many beautiful and wonderful attractions along the route, and even if you want to be more...More

1  Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just a nice day trip! We broke it up by staying at an airbnb in Havargedi. The guides made it sound like it was in raw wilderness with no access to gas or food. Not the case. Lovely country farms, GREAT roads. Just...More

1  Thank World_Traveller084
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did way to much in the 2 days we had but the golden circle was great. So much to see and the driving can be a lot with kids if you don't plan the breaks properly. Make sure to get to the secret lagoon...More

1  Thank MikeRenee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the trip on our own with a rented car and we enjoyed having as much time as we wanted at each stop. We found Gulfoss and Thingvellir much more exciting than the Geysirs, so it's always good to be one's own "boss", so...More

2  Thank Sunny E
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need a pricy organized tour to experience the Golden Circle. Renting a car and driving is relatively easy, although you need to be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions, particularly the strong winds. There is so much to see and do along the...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to see the Golden Circle is to drive yourself and take in the many signts including Gullfloss Waterfall, The geysers in Haukadalur Valley and much more.Book well in advance as accommodation can get tigh although there are many B & B's available.Go...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a hire car for this trip rather than go on a coach tour so we had the benefit of being able to stop.when/where suited us. 1 Stop was about 40 mims from Reykavik. The national park provided historic and geological stories and the...More

1  Thank Laughingbear
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Hi we have booked to go to iceland at the end of december with our son and will be doing the tour. What clothing will suitable for that time of year not just for the tour but in general?
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Sini L | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I'd go with warm layers of clothing and wind/waterproof outer layer. Layers are easy to pack with you. You can adjust them to the weather and easily take off top layers during car journeys etc. In Iceland the weather is... More
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Dear friends, We are staying at an AirB&B at Laufásvegur 22, Reykjavík, Iceland, and want very much to sign up for your Golden Circle minibus tour for Tuesday May 30th, but your menu offers SO many places you can pick us up from! How do we know which place is closest to our AirB&B? Could you please advise us? Thank you so much! Joyce
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Ash H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I stayed at an AirBnB and when I booked my tour, there was an option to pick 'other'. I pasted the address of the apartment, and I received an email from the tour company after the booking telling me which hotel was... More
I will be going to Iceland over the Easter Weekend. I wonder if I need to bring snow boots to access the popular sites or will trekking boots be ok? We are hiring a car. Thanks
April 10, 2017|
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Response from Archie C | Reviewed this property |
Hi We used our treck boots and they were perfect You will have a great trip there is lots to see. Enjoy your trip Make sure you book to do the free guided tour around the city it's well worth doing she gives lots of... More