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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful vistas, I definitely recommend taking a tour round the golden circle as the hosts are so lovely and Informative!

Thank turayarichards
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We opted to drive the Golden Circle on a snowy day in January. We arrived at The Gullfoss Waterfall around 11:30 am in a snowstorm with blowing arctic wind. Was worth it, views from 3 different levels. Appears that in the summer you can walk...More

Thank Tara E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Iceland's Golden Circle route allows people with cars a self guided opportunity to see the best of Iceland . . if you plan ahead and make a schedule. Book your hotels in advance once you determine your route and stops.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With 2 days in Iceland during a time of year that had only 5 hours of daylight (January), my husband and I landed in Keflavik International airport at 4 am in the morning, rented a car, and immediately went on our way towards the destinations...More

1  Thank SMO2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove this route ourselves in 4 x 4. The drive alone is quite an experience. I’d never driven using winter tyres before and to be honest there are essential for this route. In places it was really icy and for the the driver not...More

Thank HarpendenVicar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got on the bus in the dark and it didn't get light until 10.30 am! The trip was through snowy mountains and we loved it. We arrived at the geysir site - sadly the weather was not great and it was a little misty....More

Thank Sarahfairy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Circle in Iceland encompasses three features that are nature's aces. The tectonic plates that separate North America from Europe meet in the middle of Iceland and the rifts that you can walk about are spectacular. Here is where "parliament" met for hundreds of...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The union of the European and American plaques looks just like a crack on the earth (well, literally) but if they don't tell you what it is that you're looking at, it's just a nice but not tremendous landscape. Same with the waterfalls, nice to...More

1  Thank jarianaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth it ! our 'Guide' was an American guy Called Darren who was interesting, funny and knowledgeable.

Thank NicolaSmollett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ion hotel recommended Olafsson Travel, Ludwig picked us up at the hotel and we had an incredible tour guide, tour and experience!! We were encouraged to dress in warm comfortable clothing, with an outer waterproof layer, sturdy hiking boots,gloves and a wool/fleece hat. Lunch...More

1  Thank Shelley P
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December 28, 2017|
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Response from BarbieMegaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Ordinary trainers means you'll be slipping around with no traction. Perhaps you don't plan to walk around much at the various destinations on the Goldern Circle route and if this is the case, then trainers will be fine. If... More
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September 13, 2017|
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Response from OntarioTrekker | Reviewed this property |
I went with a cruise tour but I can tell you that gas stations are few and far between and the same goes for restaurants etc. It's a long day so just a few things to consider if you're planning on a self drive thing.
August 13, 2017|
Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
The Golden Circle is basically starting in Reykjavik stopping at Pingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss and then looping back. It is a day trip. If you have 7 days, the way better experience is the Ring Road. THAT shows you... More