Golden Circle Classic Day Trip From Reykjavik

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Pick ups commence 30 minutes prior to departure time. , , ENGLISH: Daily (08:30 / 09:30 / 10:30) , SPANISH: Wednesdays only (08:30) , GERMAN: Saturdays only (08:30)  , FRENCH: Mondays only (08:30) ,.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    1: Bus stop #1 - Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstræti 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    2: Bus Stop #2 Tjörnin The Pond, 43W6+7JR, Lækjargata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    3: Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Discover some of the best sites in Iceland on this Golden Circle Tour where you will be in the company of a professional guide who will tell you all you need to know about the area's history, culture, and nature. Leave from Reykjavik and get into the history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park, witness the powerful beauty of a multi-tiered waterfall at Gullfoss and walk among bubbling geothermal pools at Geysir Geothermal Area.


  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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This is a typical itinerary for Golden Circle Classic Day Trip From Reykjavik -

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South Region

Learn about some of the thrilling and somewhat gruesome history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park. Its significance is so great that it is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. You will walk the grounds where Icelandic democracy began and visit sites where Viking-era justice was carried out including the Drowning Pool and the Gallows Rock. Thingvellir is also the place where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South Region

The Great Geysir, the first of its name, resides in Haukadalur in the Geysir Geothermal Area. The entire area is bubbling with geothermal activity from steam vents to boiling mud pits and the real stars of the geothermal show, the geysers. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South Region

While the Great Geysir erupts only occasionally these days, the last time being in 2016, nearby geyser Strokkur erupts regularly delighting onlookers by shooting hot water high into the air every few minutes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South Region

The most popular waterfall in Iceland is, without a doubt, Gullfoss (the golden falls). Hearing the roar of the Hvita River as it plunges 32 meters over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating. On sunny days, rainbows are abundant in the mist rising from the falls and there are several paths available around the waterfall including one leading down to its bottom so come equipped with your raincoat and have your camera at the ready.

Duration: 1 hour


Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested)

WiFi on board

Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route

Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Stops will be made during the tour at locations where facilities can be used

Stops will be made during the tour at locations where lunch and snacks can be purchased

A small amount of walking is required to reach the sites

Foldable wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark. However be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

The tour may be guided in two languages on the same bus

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Allow access only via the back door of the vehicle if possible. Ask passengers to spread throughout the vehicles as possible. Masks are required inside the coach.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Jan-2023

    Well, scenery was the best but the guide, driver and the comfortable bus made it all easy - despite lots of hours driving

  • 14-Jan-2023

    Fantastic trip. Very comfy and warm coach, efficient and punctual, our guide was amazing. Very informative, and helpful. Shared such interesting information. Would highly recommend

  • 14-Jan-2023

    Experienced the golden circle tour with Darren as our tour guide yesterday. He was informative, friendly, funny and easy going. Couldn’t,t have asked for a better host and driver. The scenery was amazing and we were lucky enough to have sun and blue skies the whole day.

  • 12-Jan-2023

    The tour guide was very entertaining and informative, he made the trip very enjoyable! Coach was very clean and comfortable. Locations were incredible, we also even stopped for 10 minutes to look at Icelandic horses to take photos with! We had a good hour at each destination to explore for ourselves. We were very punctual with leaving on time without delays. We felt like we left the tour knowing more about Iceland. 100% worth the money! Thank you!

  • 11-Jan-2023

    Good experience, recommended. Excellent communication, hassle-free pickup. We went on the Golden Circle Grey Line coach tour with Ule (driver) and Esther (guide) - very informative, good sense of humour. The commentary added so much to what we were seeing. We had been a bit apprehensive as we don't usually like this type of excursion but it was well planned and carried out. The coach was very comfortable, stops had visitor centres with toilets shops and food outlets, pacing was very good with enough time to see the sites and use the facilities. Prices at the outlets were expensive even by Iceland standards, especially food - but that's not down to the tour organisers. We took in Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur and Gullfoss - all spectacular. Even the views from the coach while driving were stunning. If you go in winter, dress accordingly - you might only be out of the coach for an hour at each stop but even 10 minutes in -17C /1.4F will have you running for the coffee shop.

  • 10-Jan-2023

    The winter conditions prevented us from seeing one of the three sites. However, we made it to the geyser and the waterfall. The waterfall was our favourite. Darren was our guide and he did a great job entertaining us with history, facts and folklore stories. Shoe grips were helpful navigating the icy paths to and from the sites.

  • 10-Jan-2023

    While the company cannot be blamed for the cold and windy weather, the guide and drop-off system are in its control. Though our guide did talk a bit, his delivery was dead pan, and with five hours on the bus he didn't cover a lot of things that would have made the journey more interesting. I would have enjoyed more history, geology, geography, and maybe a little politics related to the parks. For example, the first parliament took place in one park, but we heard nary a word about it. Instead of dropping us off at our original pick-up stops, they combined us to drop us off near three of them. In any case, in the winter, I highly recommend taking the 10am tour because the noon tour must return in the dark through no fault of the company.

  • 03-Jan-2023

    Everything went very well.. the trip was well planned.The tour guide was funny and informative...Plenty of time to have fun and take pictures of each spot...

  • 02-Jan-2023

    Our tour was cancelled due to snow. They were able to quickly reschedule it for later in the week. The bus picked us up right on time at our hotel and took us to a larger bus. Our tour guide kept us entertained with information and personal stories the whole time. It was extremely cold the day we went. We literally ran to the falls, took a picture and ran inside to warm up. Each stop had a bathroom, gift shops, and something to eat. The geysir wasn't as windy and we were able to stand out there long enough to get some great pictures and see it spout a few times. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • 02-Jan-2023

    Terrible!!!! Bus driver never showed up and VIATOR doesn’t want to refund me. Waited in the cold of Reykjavík. Woke up early to receive no tour and no money back.

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