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Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik provided by Reykjavik Sightseeing

Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Tour from Reykjavik
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Tour snapshot
Visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gulfoss
Duration:
7h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
60
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Discover Iceland’s top natural attractions in one day on a tour that travels the Golden Circle route, stopping at the region’s famous geysers, waterfalls, and parks. The guided tour offers pickup at Reykjavik hotels or a central bus station, making it a great way to see the country without the hassle of renting a car or figuring out logistics on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik makes the trip hassle free
  • Onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers let you stay connected throughout the journey
  • Learn the history and geology of the region from an audio guide
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik makes the trip hassle free
  • Onboard Wi-Fi and USB chargers let you stay connected throughout the journey
  • Learn the history and geology of the region from an audio guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35149P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Geysir
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss Waterfall
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time. Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton
  • Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Audio-guide languages available: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Geysir
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss Waterfall
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups are operated by SmartBus™ - for hotel pick ups we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time. Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton
  • Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Audio-guide languages available: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Reykjavik Terminal
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Reykjavik Terminal
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Geysir
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gullfoss Waterfall
    Stop: 65 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
152 reviews
Excellent
111
Very good
22
Average
9
Poor
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Terrible
7

hazel a
1 contribution
Couples
Was picked up on time and the tour was kept on a brilliant schedule leaving plenty of time at each location.
Our tour guide YoYo was amazing, very informative, hilarious and left no questions unanswered, he made the trip truly engaging and really knew his stuff! And also big thanks to our driver Tarriq who got us to and from the locations really quickly and smoothly.
Big shout out to Jean baptiste and Sam also ;)
All in all it is a brilliant experience and I would definitely recommend this tour!
Memories made for a lifetime!
Written 14 November 2021
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Airport D
Thank you very much for taking time in writing us this review. We are thrilled to see you had a great time on the Golden Circle tour. Our staff members are definitely happy to see they could help you in making lifetime memories. We hope that you will visit us again and join us to explore even more of what Iceland has to offer.
Written 17 November 2021
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Ellie S
9 contributions
This was a really great trip! There was plenty of time at each stop and we didn't feel too rushed or were waiting around for too long. Our tour guide made sure we knew exactly what the plan and how long to be in each place and where to meet etc, He was also very knowledgeable and fun, the audio guides were also very informative. The bus driver was also excellent and everything ran according to schedule. Great tour would definitely recommend!
Written 3 December 2021
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Airport D
Thank you kindly for taking time in writing us about your experience. We are happy to see everything went according to the schedule and that you enjoyed this trip. Hope to see you again on board for even more adventures in Iceland!
Written 6 December 2021
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Carla P
Dartford, UK7 contributions
Friends
We booked the Golden Circle classic tour via Reykjavík Sightseeing.
Pick up was smooth and trouble free, the tour bus was clean and comfortable but the best part was our tour guide Dennis. He was knowledgeable, funny and helpful all day. He managed to squeeze in a quick stop on the return leg to visit some Icelandic horses which were lovely.
The first stop at the lake was lovely - the walk is relatively easy from the drop off point to the meeting point and the views are worth it. The history of the place is fascinating, if a bit gruesome!
The second stop at the geyser was slightly anticlimactic- maybe we caught the geyser on a bad day!
The third stop was the waterfall which was beautiful. The wind was blowing an absolute gale but worth climbing the steps down and back for pictures. I would imagine it’s stunning in summer.
I would definitely recommend this tour with Reykjavík Sightseeing, especially if you are lucky enough to get Dennis and Norbert the driver!
Written 11 March 2020
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Serendipity_Norfolk
6 contributions
We enjoyed visiting the Rift Valley (stunning at sunrise), and other parts of the Golden Circle, but the whole trip felt rushed. We really only got half an hour at the Rift Valley. The place that would have been best to eat at Geysir Hot Springs, we didn't stay long enough for people to eat at the excellent restaurant that the guide mentioned a few times, and those who bought takeaway were told once we got back on the bus that they couldn't eat on the bus. Definitely think that all these places would be better served on a self drive visit, as you could take the time to enjoy them without rushing for the bus again and again.
Written 3 May 2022
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Airport D
Thank you kindly for taking the time in writing us this review. As the Golden Circle tour is 7,5h long at each stop we allow 30 to 60 min for our customers to enjoy the sights. We hope that you still enjoyed the tour and the information received and we hope we'll see you again to explore even more of Iceland.
Written 6 May 2022
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sandyb723
Solihull, UK36 contributions
Our 8am Golden Circle Tour was cancelled due to bad weather which is obviously not the tour operator’s fault but to reschedule we had to go 2 days later at 12.00.
As this is a 7.5 hr tour and it’s January, with a sunset of 16.30 it meant that it got dark as we left the last stop at the waterfall. Your information all comes from a tablet which is triggered by GPS to tell you about various sites on route. As it was now dark, we couldn’t see any of them on the 2.5hr journey back. As so many people must have needed to reschedule due to the bad weather, surely an extra coach during daylight hours would have been possible??
As I said, info in your own language on the coach comes from the tablet, but there is very little info from the guide at the attractions themselves, so basically they just provide transport.
Pick up was fine, but drop off was a bit chaotic as you are taken back to the bus terminal and there were loads of people waiting for the drop off mini buses. Reykjavik excursions were more organised in this respect.
Written 16 January 2020
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Dear sandyb723, We thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with our services. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for our customers and therefore we value every constructive comment that we receive. We hope to welcome you again in the future to make up this experience. Kind regards, The Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
Written 27 March 2020
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Hannah
5 contributions
Fantastic tour - the sights were majestic and awe inspiring and we got incredibly lucky with the weather. Our bus was nowhere near full so we were very comfortable throughout the whole 7+ hour trip, but it does feel long - especially on the tail end, when you are already tired and full of impressions and drive back to the capital for almost 2 hours. Our guide Svavar (hopefully this is the right name and the right spelling) was very nice but it was clear he hasn't done the tour in a while so we didn't feel like it was as informative as it could have been.
Written 21 June 2022
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Airport D
Thank you for your time in writing us this review. We are happy to see you had such a great time and we hope to see you again on board.
Written 26 June 2022
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CHARISSA H
3 contributions
We were in Iceland from July 2 to July 10. We booked this tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide had an Icelandic name that was hard to pronounce by US standards and he said that we can call him Bo. Bo spoke perfect English, had good jokes and clearly has a a vast knowledge about his country. He was prompt, fun, informative, took us on scenic routes whenever and wherever possible. We were able to choose our pick up location and they were able to pick us up at the nearest bus stop by our hotel, which was a 30 second walk. The bus were clearly new, comfortable and clean. We went to the National Park first, then the Geysir and then the waterfall. Like everything in Iceland, each place was more impressive than the one before and we loved our time there. Reykjavik Sightseeing made it easy, fun, efficient and worry free to see all these wonderful amazing places. We would book with them again in a heart beat. Thank you RS and THANK YOU BO! You guys were terrific and thank you for showing us and telling us all that Iceland had to offer!!!
Written 12 July 2021
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Hello! Thank you kindly for your time in leaving us a review. We are happy to see you have enjoyed your tour with us and hope you now have enough good memories to come back and visit even more of Iceland. You are always welcome back on board with us!
Written 24 August 2021
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Tetiana
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine3 contributions
It was one of the best days in my life! I am grateful the team of Reykjavik Sightseeing for organizing such a tour!
The coach was comfortable. Lubomyra (the guide) and Mykhailo (the driver) were the most helpful answering hundreds of my questions about the country and our destination. Their patience, friendliness and Lubomyra’s stories about Iceland was a huge contribution to the day’s experience.

The places we visited were amazing. The waterfall was the most beautiful nature scenery I have ever seen (but that was before I saw waterfalls the following day on the excursion called The black beach.

And when I saw geysers I was really going to cry with excitement.

The stops were well organized and tourists were given instructions.
Just perfect combination of nature beauty and organizing a tour for people.
Written 31 May 2022
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Airport D
Thank you very much for taking the time in writing us this beautiful review. We appreciate your kind words and we sure hope to see you again on board in the future. It was our pleasure to be part of this experience for you.
Written 12 June 2022
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Amira A
Brooklyn, NY9 contributions
Friends
I’m torn between the overall experience. We saw everything we were supposed to see and got a chance to see the waterfall although it was closed off due to icy conditions. I’m extremely upset with how a situation was handled. My AirPods slipped out of my snack bag and I sent an email around 5am asking if they can check the bus. I arrived at the airport, made my way home and still hadn't heard a thing. 11 hours later after I arrived home, I sent another email. This time I stated that I can see the last location was in fact on the bus. Then and only then did I receive a response 2 minutes later asking for proof. I sent a screenshot and was asked if I had anything more up to date. I do not as I’m 2,000 miles away and I expected a response hours ago. After exchanging emails back and forth, I was finally told there’s another tour on the bus. If you would’ve responded to me accordingly, I probably would’ve been able to retrieve my AirPods but because you guys waited so long to respond, there was a tour that boarded the bus before a sweep of the bus was even done. You guys were quick to respond to an email about our tour that you randomly canceled the day before we were scheduled to go so I don’t know how an email asking for someone to check the bus had to be sent twice. Befuddling.
Written 29 August 2020
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Feole_MP
Raleigh, NC2 contributions
Solo
This was a great way to see the highlights of the Golden Circle. This was my first excursion out of Reykjavik and what a way to start! The sights were beautiful, there was enough time at each sight to enjoy them, and our tour guide (Karen) did a great job providing knowledge of Iceland while also allowing time to just enjoy the sights!

The whole day went so smoothly from pick up to drop off. Well done!!
Written 15 August 2022
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Must-do while you’re in Iceland!!!
Such an incredible trip and a must-do while you’re in Iceland! The waterfalls and black sand beaches are spectacula
userpro73
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Mesmerizing
great coordination and communication on travel and pick up. great experience hiking 45 meters below the top of a gl
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Golden Circle + Blue Lagoon = Excellent tour
With a only 3 nights and two days for our first trip to Iceland, we booked a tour to get the most out of our quick
somasfca
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Lovely trip
Monica was a fantastic tour guide. Cheerful, friendly and always there to help a lost passenger, to take photos or
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This day tour was amazing! Our guide and driver Karen was knowledgeable and gave us a great deal of information, po
joyrobey
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Directions is poor
Directions for Tour is poor. There are different buses picking you up and dropping you off. No one explains what
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It was fun!
Bo was very knowledgeable, made the tour very interesting with all the insights he shared. We also enjoyed his quie
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Nice experience and wonderful landscapes
Fast an easy Tour within the Golden circle from Reykjavik, many useful information and amazing landscapes. Our Tour
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Tour operation is a quite poor.
The tour process is fragmented into multiple tasks. The individual task is done by different company or service pro
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paulabN5191CG
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Team Karen and Martins
Karen was our guide and Martins our driver - great driving in difficult conditions with low cloud and rain. Karen w
Hannah L
Hannah L
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Two waterfalls, one glacier (and more)
'Bo' runs a very tight ship - the tour was immaculately and expertly run, narrated, timed and driven all by the man
katie w
katie w
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Great tour
The tour was great and really interesting to hear about the history of the locations we visited! The secret lagoon
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