Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
Excursions & day trips

Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

based on 6 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Join this full-day tour from Reykjavik to the Icelandic wilderness
  • Learn about geology and history at Thingvellir National Park
  • Don't miss the spectacular views of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Discover the famous Geysir geothermal and hydrothermal area
What to expect

While visiting Iceland, don't miss a tour of the famous Golden Circle route and its natural and historical attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. Join this one-day tour from Reykjavik and dive into the Icelandic wilderness through the lava fields of Mosfellsheiði heath and to a scenic point overlooking the high temperature geothermal area of Nesjavellir and Lake Thingvallavatn.

Winding its way down towards lake Thingvallavatn, the route continues along the lake to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliaments was founded in 930 AD. Þingvellir is also the birthplace of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most prominent chiefs met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking-age justice.

You‘re then treated up close and personal to one of Iceland‘s largest assets: Gullfoss (Golden Falls), where you can take a short walk up close to the thundering cascade and feel the mist of glacial meltwater on your face. Don't forget to take pictures of this majestic and thunderous natural beauty.

Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe near Gullfoss waterfall, but in some cases, a stop is made for lunch at the Information Center by Geysir geothermal area, your next stop, which is home to the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geysers. From the Geysir area, the trip continues to Skálholt Church which was the seat of religious power in Iceland for centuries and where some of the most dramatic events in Iceland's history took place.

Read more
COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
    • Round trip transportation
    • Professional travel guide
    What's not included
    • Meals
    Reduced price
    • Children (under 12 years)
    • Youths (12-17 years)
    Where

    Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík

    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time.

    IMPORTANT: You will be asked for your hotel address during checkout, but please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator using the contact details on your booking voucher.

    If you will not be making use of the complimentary pick-up service, you can check in at the Gray Line Bus Terminal at least 15 minutes before departure.

    What to remember
    • Returning from your tour you will be dropped off at the hotel or guest house you were collected from or at the closest possible point
    Read more
    When
    • Every day at 8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am
    Read more
    Provider
    Gray Line Iceland
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
    What people say about this experience
    based on 6 reviews
    Great
    Excellent (0)
    Great (5)
    Average (1)
    Poor (0)
    Bad (0)

    You might also like

    Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon admission
    Activities

    Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon admission

    Book this Golden Circle tour with Blue Lagoon admission for a day full of excitement and relaxation taking in some of Iceland's most famous sights.

    Duration up to 13 hours
    Available in:

    en, it, fr, es, de, +5  nl, ja, fi, zh, ko

    Instant Confirmation
    Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón day tour from Reykjavik
    Attractions & guided tours

    Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón day tour from Reykjavik

    Book your tickets to visit the most amazing natural wonder of Iceland, the Glacier Lagoon. On this guided tour you'll see breathtaking scenery and beautiful nature.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon day tour
    Excursions & day trips

    Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon day tour

    Enjoy a relaxing bath in the famous Secret Lagoon. See the magical nature of Iceland and admire geysers and waterfalls on the Golden Circle Tour.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Day trip to South Iceland, waterfalls and Black Sand Beach from Reykjavík
    Excursions & day trips

    Day trip to South Iceland, waterfalls and Black Sand Beach from Reykjavík

    Experience the black volcanic beaches and basalt rock formations of Reynisfjara, breathtaking waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm
    Activities

    Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm

    Join this small group tour for a more intimate experience when exploring the Golden Circle's attractions and some of Iceland's best natural landmarks.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Golden Circle tour & visit to organic greenhouse Friðheimar
    Excursions & day trips

    Golden Circle tour & visit to organic greenhouse Friðheimar

    Book your Golden Circle tour and visit some of Iceland's most stunning sights in one day. See Geysir geothermal area, Thingvellir National Park and visit the sustainable Friðheimar greenhouse.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en, fr, de, no, sv, +1  da

    Small group Northern Lights tour
    Activities

    Small group Northern Lights tour

    See one of the unique wonders of the world in this small group tour, accompanied by an expert guide and keeping warm with a hot beverage.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Small-group Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón and South Coast tour
    Excursions & day trips

    Small-group Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón and South Coast tour

    Explore the southern coast of Iceland on this tour from Reykjavík. See Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Vik i Myrdal and the Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Reykjavik walking tour with a Viking
    Activities

    Reykjavik walking tour with a Viking

    Once you arrive in Reykjavik this should be the first thing on your list to do. Get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland on this guided tour with the Vikings.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en 

    Small group southern Iceland tour
    Activities

    Small group southern Iceland tour

    Visit the highlights of Iceland's southern coast and witness some of the most dramatic landscape in this small group and more intimate tour.

    free cancellation
    Available in:

    en