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After being picked up from your central Reykjavik hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people, and head north to explore the popular Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Kick off your adventure with an attraction often left off Golden Circle tour itineraries – the magnificent Kerid Crater Lake. Gaze out over the dramatic volcanic crater, which measures an impressive 886-foot (270-meters) wide and 180-foot (55-meters) deep, and marvel at the glittering crater lake at its heart.

After taking plenty of photos, jump back in the bus and continue to the Thingvellir National park, where you’ll get the rare opportunity to walk right on the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn about the shifting of the plates and their influence on Iceland’s volatile volcanic landscapes from your guide as you admire the views, then hear more about Iceland’s history as you visit the site of the world’s first parliament.

After a break for lunch (own expense), the photo-worthy landscapes continue, as you stop by the Geysir geothermal area to see geysers including Strokkur and Geysir, the geyser after which all others are named. Stick around long enough to watch the Strokkur geyser erupt (around every 10 minutes), spurting a column of water up to 98 foot (30 meters) in the air.

Make a final stop at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most visited sights, before returning to Reykjavik, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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If you only have time for one day tour while in Reykjavik, make it a journey around the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. This full-day small-group tour checks off all the famous highlights such as Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geyser, and Gullfoss waterfall, as well as visiting the spectacular Kerid Crater Lake.
  • Full-day Golden Circle and Kerid Crater Lake tour from Reykjavik
  • Admire the little-visited natural wonder of Kerid Crater Lake
  • Visit the highlights of the Golden Circle including the Geysir geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall
  • See the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalised experience
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Reviewed yesterday
Take the tour - it's more than the views, it's the incredible history of Iceland as well.

Booked this through Guide to Iceland. Opted for the City Hall pick-up location which was so easy. Our driver, Andre, was fantastic. We don't normally take tours when we travel but are glad we did this one. It was a full day of amazing visuals...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A comfortable trip with all you "must see" on Iceland on one day

We started at the hotel in the morning and went in a small bus around Tingvalla, Kerid volcanic lake, the geyser Stokkur, Gullfossen and finished in Blue Lagoon. The bus driver told us about Icelandic history and anecdotes about the places we visited or just...More

Thank Rikard T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very enjoyable and informative day in Iceland

We thoroughly enjoyed our Golden Circle tour and loved our driver/guide! He was very easy to talk with and we enjoyed his history about Iceland and his own family history there too! Great scenery and facts about the regions too!

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic must-do tour

Definitely would’ve been gutted if I had done the Golden Circle but not included Kerid Crater! The small group size made it much nicer to get around, and make impromptu stops to pet the friendly Icelandic horses! Thingvellir is amazing, but you will be in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome day, bucket list item: checked!

Our tour guide was Thor and he was awesome! We did so much more than expected. We stopped at the Þingvellir national park, saw the geyser, Golden circle, and the Kerid Crater. Since we were doing good on time, Thor took us to a spring...More

Thank Tam T
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Yes we got to spend time a walk all around the top and down to the bottom
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