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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

  • See Iceland’s volcanic scenery on a day trip from Reykjavik
  • Tick off top highlights on the Golden Circle
  • Stops include some of Iceland’s most photogenic spots
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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From towering waterfalls to bubbling geysers, some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks are clustered around the Golden Circle. This full-day, guided coach tour takes in the highlights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur Waterspout. Let someone else navigate and drive, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as a guide shares the fascinating stories behind the scenery. Tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik hotel, or at the cruise port, and then leave the city behind as you head into Iceland’s rugged, mountainous interior.

The first stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland held its first parliamentary assembly. Hear guide commentary about the site as you admire the pristine beauty, and peer into the Thingvellir Rift, two tectonic plates joined by a narrow valley.

Next, head to Gullfoss Waterfall, double-tiered cascades that send up spectacular mist and occasional rainbows.

Continue along the Golden Circle to an area simmering with volcanic activity, hot springs, pools, and steam vents. Keep your camera ready at Strokkur, a powerful waterspout that erupts 98 feet (30 meters) in the air. This Golden Circle tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Wanted more time at big stops

Pros: 1. Pick up from hotel. 2. Timely 3. Comfy bus Cons: 1. Only got one hour at the biggest "attraction" Gulfoss- extremely pushed for time- it was a at lunchtime so had to see falls from 3 different vantage points- all requiring many flights...More

Thank Terri J
Reviewed 2 days ago
Loved this trip!

Our day on this tour was the best day of our trip. Our tour guide Martina was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. We learnt so much about Iceland! The stops were exactly the right amount of time to do some walking and...More

1  Thank Abigail R
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent day out

Great t day seeing all of Iceland and it's geothermal activities like the geyser at Geysir and the many waterfalls very informative an interesting (and amusing) courier. Pick up from hotel door a major boon. Grey Line did a fantastic job. I even managed to...More

1  Thank Frank089
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Tour

The Golden Circle day trip was great. Pick up was on time and was fast an efficient. We had a great tour guide who had great knowledge on everywhere we stopped at or drove past. You didn't have to stay with the group at each...More

Thank emmccallum95
Reviewed 1 week ago
Well worth the effort

Gray Line were an excellent tour organiser for this day trip round the sights of the Golden Circle. If you only have a few days in Iceland then this is probably the most efficient and hassle free way of seeing the 'must see' sights. Gray...More

Thank Mark L
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Daniel M
16 April 2018|
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Response from smithawk | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed. There are also refreshments at most of the stop along with toilet facilities. Obviously at the usual higher price expected in Iceland. Enjoy
4 April 2018|
Response from Burningburns | Reviewed this property |
I say so but just the 2 weeks before went all tours were cancelled due to rain But can b luck of the draw