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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • Reach Gulfoss waterfall, Haukadalur, and UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park in comfort from Reykjavik
  • Gain insight into the powerful geothermal forces at work around the Golden Circle
  • Spectacular views over the rugged countryside scenery
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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik
From US$59.90
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Winter departure timeMost Popular
In the winter, the tour starts at 11:00
US$89.90
Spring 2018
pickup from 10.30 to 11.00 from April, 1st 2018 to Dec. 31st
US$59.90
Summer departure time
In the summer, the tour starts at 12:00
US$59.90
Overview
The Golden Circle route helps travellers reach of some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural attractions, but the distances can pose a challenge. On this afternoon sightseeing tour, hit three of the most popular sites—Gulfoss waterfall, Haukadalur, and Thingvellir National Park—with ease, and experience the best of the south west of Iceland. Explore the sites on foot and soak up the scenery, with pickup and drop-off included from Reykjavik.
What to Expect
Following a late-morning pickup at your centrally located Reykjavik hotel or the cruise port, hop into your vehicle and head out along the Golden Circle route to begin your sightseeing tour.

First, visit the mighty Geysir and Strokkur geysers in Haukadalur and watch as they shoot powerful jets of hot steam and water high into the air. With your guide on hand, head straight to the best vantage points and gain insight into the region’s geothermal activities.

Continue on to Gulfoss waterfall—widely considered among the Golden Circle’s top natural attractions—and feel the spray in your face as the cascading waters of the glacial Hvítá River tumble down the rocks.

Capture the action on camera at your leisure, then delve into the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Thingvellir National Park—where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates move deep below the earth. Your route takes you through some of Thingvellir’s most impressive landscapes, with scenic views over the Icelandic countryside from the comfort of your vehicle.

When your time in Thingvellir National Park comes to an end, return to your Reykjavik hotel or the cruise port to conclude your sightseeing tour.
Reviews (160)

1 - 5 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile
Highly Recommended

My wife and I had a wonderful time on the Golden Circle tour today. Our guide "Ice Man" was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to his stories as we went from stop to stop. We felt like we spent just the right amount of...More

1  Thank Sean B
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Brilliant day out

The tour guide, Iris Maria, was fantastic. She gave facts as we went, keeping every part of the journey interesting and steeped in the Icelandic culture. The trip itself was basically everything (barring the Aurora) that you HAVE to see if you visit Iceland. We...More

1  Thank GHerm48
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Awesome

We made a stop in Iceland flying from England to the USA. We had no idea what to expect. So we did some reading and signed up for this tour. It was beyond our expectations. We were not overly impressed by Iceland, its prices or...More

2  Thank DavidKeltner
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Wonderful Iceland

What a fabulous way to see some of the wonders of Iceland. Iris Marie was our tour guide and was wonderful she gave us a well informed, well structured tour. Such a wonderful way to see these wonders. I recommend this tour you will note...More

1  Thank Trish G
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Amazing tour guide and trip!

Brilliant trip... perfect to see the main sights of Iceland in a day. The tour guide, Iris Maria, was amazing! She told us so many facts about the places we visited and was very friendly... if you get her as your guide you are lucky....More

1  Thank Lucy H
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More