Golden Circle Classic Day Trip From Reykjavik

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • 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 #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    2: Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    3: Gray Line Iceland HQ, Klettagarðar 4, 104.. read more
    You must contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up location or meeting point.
    Ports
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Highlights

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

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Itinerary

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

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route

Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park

Pickup and drop off from selected locations (if requested)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available.

Wheelchair accessible.

Most travelers can participate.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

A small amount of walking is required to reach the sites.

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

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

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

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.

This experience requires good weather. If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Mar-2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion. Driver Marek, was very helpful with my husband's wheelchair, and our guide Darren was very knowledgeable. The reason I have not rated this 5 stars is the fact that the website said this was an accessible excursion, so we expected an accessible bus, which it wasn't. My husband had to crawl up the steps of at every stop. We made the most of it though, and had a good day.

  • 09-Mar-2020

    Excellent day out. Tour guide, Darren, made everyone on the coach welcome, had a wealth of local knowledge and made the day interesting. Visited the national park, geo thermal geysers and the waterfalls. Well worth the visit.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Superb! I've been on MANY tours all over the world and would put this up in my top 2.
    Driver excellent. Tour guide fantastic. He was very knowlegable and kept us informed and imparted a treasure of local environmental and political knowledge.
    Most highly recommend.
    Thank you
    Alan and Sharon 1pm tour 23-02-2020

  • 13-Feb-2020

    Guide,Anna, was very knowledgeable. Beautiful weather and the sights were phenomenal.
    Be prepared for high, cold winds at the fall"- very icy and cold.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Loved this trip. Well planned and the guide was fab. The geysir and waterfalls were incredible to see
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  • 10-Feb-2020

    Brilliant trip from start to finish. Very informative guide lots of information shared. Darren was our guide n valli was our driver both contributed to our enjoyment of the day.

  • 04-Feb-2020

    Such a well organised and well run day! Our guide was super and let us know all there was to know - but let us do our thing once we arrived at each place. The first stop was my favourite - sunrise in the Þingvellir National Park, so magical! :—)
    Some coach day tours can be very tedious and a long day but this was anything but. Definitely recommend!

  • 03-Feb-2020

    Very good trip and guide was lovely 😊 knowledge was brilliant. As was travelling solo I was really looked after and never felt alone or bothered being in my own as was looked after very well and the guide brought us all together.

  • 20-Jan-2020

    It showed us the highlights ,Geysir geothermal area, the magnificent waterfalls, Gullfoss, and Pingvellir National Park where the Prime Minister of Iceland has a summer home.
    Our guide pointed out many interesting site and told us a lot about Iceland.

  • 13-Jan-2020

    Driver and Guide were both excellent. Signing up was easy. There was a bit of confusion about which bus we were supposed to get on, but they got everything sorted out quickly and we left on time. The sights were incredible. The falls in the winter are truly beautiful compared to the summer. You can't get as close to them as you can in the summer, but you wouldn't want to. Don't forget to get the lamb stew for lunch at the falls. It's a wonder in itself. If you go in the winter be sure to over dress. The weather can switch from rain to snow to clear skies within minutes. Be prepared and you'll have a great time.

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