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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

From US$68.40
  • See Iceland’s volcanic scenery on a day trip from Reykjavik
  • Tick off top highlights on the Golden Circle
  • Stops include some of Iceland’s most photogenic spots
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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From towering waterfalls to bubbling geysers, some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks are clustered around the Golden Circle. This full-day, guided coach tour takes in the highlights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur Waterspout. Let someone else navigate and drive, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as a guide shares the fascinating stories behind the scenery. Tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik hotel, or at the cruise port, and then leave the city behind as you head into Iceland’s rugged, mountainous interior.

The first stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland held its first parliamentary assembly. Hear guide commentary about the site as you admire the pristine beauty, and peer into the Thingvellir Rift, two tectonic plates joined by a narrow valley.

Next, head to Gullfoss Waterfall, double-tiered cascades that send up spectacular mist and occasional rainbows.

Continue along the Golden Circle to an area simmering with volcanic activity, hot springs, pools, and steam vents. Keep your camera ready at Strokkur, a powerful waterspout that erupts 98 feet (30 meters) in the air. This Golden Circle tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Good golden circle tour

My boyfriend and I did the classic golden circle tour and really enjoyed it. Sometimes it did feel rushed, like during lunch at the waterfall, but that comes with the territory of a tour like this.

Thank Aimee H
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wanted more time at big stops

Pros: 1. Pick up from hotel. 2. Timely 3. Comfy bus Cons: 1. Only got one hour at the biggest "attraction" Gulfoss- extremely pushed for time- it was a at lunchtime so had to see falls from 3 different vantage points- all requiring many flights...More

Thank Terri J
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Terri J for writing a review of your experience on tour with us recently. This tour has quite a distance to drive to reach the 3 major sites on the itinerary and a set timing of each stop. The lunch time stop of...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Loved this trip!

Our day on this tour was the best day of our trip. Our tour guide Martina was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We learnt so much about Iceland! The stops were exactly the right amount of time to do some walking and...More

1  Thank Abigail R
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Abigail R for writing your review. Glad you enjoyed the tour with our guide Martina. Your compliments and recommendations are certainly appreciated

Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent day out

Great t day seeing all of Iceland and it's geothermal activities like the geyser at Geysir and the many waterfalls very informative an interesting (and amusing) courier. Pick up from hotel door a major boon. Grey Line did a fantastic job. I even managed to...More

1  Thank Frank089
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour

The Golden Circle day trip was great. Pick up was on time and was fast an efficient. We had a great tour guide who had great knowledge on everywhere we stopped at or drove past. You didn't have to stay with the group at each...More

Thank emmccallum95
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April 17, 2018|
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Response from smithawk | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed. There are also refreshments at most of the stop along with toilet facilities. Obviously at the usual higher price expected in Iceland. Enjoy
April 5, 2018|
Response from Burningburns | Reviewed this property |
I say so but just the 2 weeks before went all tours were cancelled due to rain But can b luck of the draw