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Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik
Marvel at some of Iceland’s most famous natural sights during this 8-hour day trip along the country’s famed Golden Circle. Stop by Thingvellir National Park and check out the mighty Gulfoss waterfall. You’ll also have time to explore the Geysir geothermal area and tour Faxi waterfall, plus much more. Minivan transport with on-board Wi-Fi is included.
What to Expect

Begin your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel or or the right BUS STOP in the Reykjavik area between 9:30am and 10:00am. Meet your driver/guide and small group off no more than 16, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned,free WIFI  brand new Mercedes Sprinter bus.
On this Golden Circle Day Tour, you will experience all the best that Iceland has to offer. Everything between the mountains and the ocean: glacial rivers, beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, geothermal areas and wild Icelandic scenery.

We set off on this tour by traveling through mountains that separate Reykjavik area from the south. The drive itself will be a feast for your eyes. Lava fields, distant summits, geothermal plant spitting out huge columns of steam. Simply stunning!

Our first stop would be in Hveragerði when you can get some freshly brewed coffee and  Icelandic sweets at a local bakery. In the same building, you can visit Earthquake Museum which simulates the earthquake that rolled over (under:) the south of Iceland in 2008.


Now we will be traveling through fields, meadows and be crossing few glacial rivers until we stop at beautiful  Kerið, a volcanic crater lake. You can have a walk around the ridges or even go down and touch the gleaming surface of the water.


Travelling further on the Golden Circle route we will pass through few small villages like Borg and Reykholt and stop at first waterfall – Faxi. This not so famous waterfall is truly a gem of Icelandic nature. Here you can walk down to the river and forget yourself admiring the natural spectacle.


At  Geysir, you will witness an eruption of hot water going almost 20 or so meters up into the air. The whole area is a geological wonder covered in steam coming from the geothermal activity – an experience you will never forget!


When visiting the Gullfoss waterfall you will be stunned by the scale of this famous waterfall. Many cascades of fast pacing water dropping down to a canyon while producing amazing rainbows (with the right weather) is just a jaw-dropping experience! This is also a great place for lunch and for shopping. We can recommend the traditional Icelandic soup (there is always an option without meat): it will keep you full and warm for the rest of the day.


Our last stop would be the famous Þingvellir. This is the oldest working parliament in the world. There you will walk on old battlegrounds where the Vikings fought among each other in countless battles. Þingvellir is also a place where 2 continents meet. Imagine yourself strolling through a canyon which walls are made from 2 tectonic plates: European and American. A truly remarkable experience!

After the last stop, we will drive to Reykjavik ( around 60 mins) and drop you off at your hotel or the right BUS STOP.

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Reviewed yesterday
Great staff, great tours!

I've been visiting Iceland for many years and send multiple groups there every year to the Akureyri with OneYogaGlobal.com and IcelandYogaretreat.com ... we OFTEN spend some extra time in the South and I always recommend BTI to my travelers for great service and tours! The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Definitely a must do with this team.

There was a group of 10 in our group and we hired a private tour of the Golden Circle, Transfer from the airport to the hotel with a stop at the Blue Lagoon and a transfer back to the airport. Each time they were very...More

Thank JCruiserAB
Antanas S, Owner at Back to Iceland travel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our tours. I was delighted to read your kind remarks regarding your experience and also that you chose us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent & can arrange a Private Group Tour!

Our Driver/Guide, Hawk, was excellent! Our family of 6 arranged a private group tour of the "Golden Circle" and we started at 7am to beat the crowds at the attractions. We arrived at attractions when there were no crowds and no large buses which added...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Five Stars for the Golden Circle Tour

Tomas gave a fun-filled and informative tour. We saw some amazing things and had a fabulous time doing it. Well done! We have friends traveling to Iceland this November to see The Northern Lights and will definitely recommend they book through Back to Iceland Travel!!!!

Thank jpg0320
Antanas S, Owner at Back to Iceland travel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the Golden Circle tour.

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Extraordinary tour and guide!

We did two day trips through Back to Iceland travel this week and they were both extraordinary and exceeded our expectations! We highly recommend this tour group.

Thank ksem121
Antanas S, Owner at Back to Iceland travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tours.

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Response from ruya | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they won't run the tour with just one person. As far as I remember it wasn't possible to even book it online as a solo traveller. When I initially tried to book it online it didn't go through and I think it was because I... More