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Itinerary
Be collected in mid-morning from your Reykjavík accommodations, then head to the first stop, Thingvellir National Park. The park is not only a site of geological wonder, located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history. Thingvellir is the site of the world's first parliament that met there each year, beginning in 930 AD, and continuing until 1798. Thingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles and compromises, as well as ongoing evolution. Thingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004.

The second stop on the tour is Geysir, where you can see erupting geysers with your own eyes. The great Geysir stopped erupting in the early 2000s but its baby brother, Strokkur, goes off every few minutes reaching an average of 15-20 meters into the air. There is a small multimedia geo-center exhibition demonstrating the science behind the geysers. There is also a nice coffee shop where you can grab a bite for lunch (at own expense).

The third stop on the Grand Golden Tour is the beautiful waterfall, Gullfoss (Golden falls), Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. The waterfall drops down in two stages, 11m and 21m, before falling into a crevice making it look as if it disappears into the earth. You can enjoy Gullfoss from different scenic points, each giving you distinct views and photo opportunities of the waterfall.

The fourth stop is Faxi, or 'Vatnsleysufoss', a waterfall located on the river Tungufljót, plunging over 7 meters. This waterfall is quite impressive, not only because of the height, but the waterfall is almost 80 meters (262ft) wide. The Faxi waterfall is named after the farm, Vatnsleysa, and means 'shortage of water', and is usually full of salmon.

Next up is the great Kerið (Kerith or Kerid in English), a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area in south Iceland. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. It was created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, and is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of red, rather than black, volcanic rock.

You will be taken back to your Reykjavík accommodations afterward.
Locations visited
Golden Circle Route
Thingvellir National Park
Strokkur
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Overview
Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerið volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard WiFi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
Highlights
  • Golden Circle small-group tour from Reykjavik
  • See top Iceland attractions in just a day, such as Thingvellir National Park
  • Discover the natural attractions that make Iceland famous—even on a time budget
  • Onboard WiFi and commentary keep you entertained during the drive
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent tour and good value for money

Thank you Makrem for a great tour and for your enthusiasm despite the weather which was challenging at times.We 4 Australians,loved the beauty of your country and appreciated that Kerid Crater and Faxi Falls were added to the tour.A real bonus! The small group added...More

Thank Sueyx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A very personal and friendly minibus tour

Your driver is friendly courteous and helpful. We were quickly away and visited more attractions than other tours. A good driver and with a large van was able to get quickly from A to B in safety. A very good tour diary/story aided by the...More

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Great Golden Circle Minibus tour!

Jon was fantastic. Live this tour, will be a highlight of the trip. He gave us great info and perfect amount of tome at each destination. Minibus and small group made it much more personalized. Made great memories!

1  Thank snorkelfan013
Reviewed 12 July 2018
First rate experience with comfortable van and superb guide

The quality of standard tours, like this one, depends primarily on the guide, the vehicle, and your group's chemistry. On all three counts, I got lucky. Magnus, our guide, was informative yet relaxed, an Icelander who spoke and acted from the heart. Kudos to the...More

1  Thank Pentwater--summerjoy
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Golden Circle Classic Tour-mini bys

Magnus was the best. First, we were not not at the right bus stop and he went out of the way to pick us up and drop us off. The day was challenged with rain but Magnus added color and commentary to wash it way....More

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Laurdann
14 July 2018|
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Didn’t rent a car. Most tours pick up at the hotel. Just call your tour and ask where is best to park or at Hotel. Sorry
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Thomas Q
17 June 2018|
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Hi, thank you for question, there is a additional entrance for The Kerið Volcano crater of 4$.
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