Golden Circle Tour
The Golden Circle route in Iceland is the absolute best ‘see it all, do it all’ highlight tour of Icelandic nature from Reykjavik. In only a few hours you will discover the most unique gems of Icelandic nature, from powerful waterfalls, erupting geothermal areas to beautiful national parks.
For our guests staying in Reykjavik, the Golden Circle is a must do to experience the highlights of Iceland as it is also one of the few tours where you can explore our incredible nature only a few hours away from the city. You will drive along beautiful landscapes, glacier rivers and get a good feel of Icelandic nature. Furthermore, you will see the main highlights: Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National park and the geothermal area, Geysir. We believe your Iceland trip won’t be completed without a visit to those beautiful sights.
We at Wake Up Reykjavik hand-picked this particular Golden Circle tour for you as we believe it is one of the best quality, for the best price, filled with value and is operated by a really great company that has one of the best customer feedback in the Icelandic travel industry.
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Thingvellir National Park
- Geysir Erupting Geothermal area
- Hveragerdi Earthquake town
- Faxi Waterfall
- All tours are with small groups
- Price Adults: 10.900 ISK per person
- Price Children: 50% off (ages 3-12)
- Departures: Daily, all year round.
- Duration: 8-9 hours
- Pick up: Arrives between 8.30-9:00 from all accommodations in the capital area
The first stop is usually, Thingvellir national park. There you will encounter the birth place of the Icelandic nation and the site of the oldest still standing parliament in the world. It was the first viking parliament or Althingi and was founded on 930 a.d. In Thingvellir you can also walk on ‘no-mans land’ as it is also one of the spots where we can appreciate more clearly the forces shaping our planet as the tectonic plates spread apart and separate Europe from N-America.
Another of the visits during the Golden Circle is Gullfoss waterfall which is without a doubt, one of the prettiest waterfalls in Iceland, and that’s a lot for a country with as many waterfalls as Iceland.
Next, it is the indescribable geothermal area, Geysir which get’s its name from the boiling hot water that it gushes high up in the air. Today, the original Geysir hasn’t been active for years but his neighbor, Strokkur, blows hot steam high in the air every 5 to 10 minutes for our delight. Truly a remarkable sight!
You will also take a short stop at the town of Hveragerdi, where you’ll find a small exhibition about a 6,3-6,6 earthquake that took place in the town in 2008.
The waterfall at Faxi is also part of the tour. Smaller than Gullfoss, but very beautiful in the morning light. When conditions allow, the tour will also try to stop to admire some of the famously friendly Icelandic horses.
Geo Iceland that operates this tour encourage all their guests to make online booking at least 24 hours prior to the departure.
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All our tours are with small groups to ensure a personal experience.
So, please book in advance when possible since dates tend to get fully booked rather early!
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