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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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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.
  • 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
  • Avoid the hassle of driving in Iceland’s unpredictable weather
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Reviewed yesterday
A bit of everything

On a cruise ship after we docked we spent a day enjoying the Golden Circle tour in Reykjavik, Iceland despite the weather. It is not every day you see this type of landscape, geysers; volcanic lava; waterfalls; and seeing the sights of the town including...More

1  Thank Sophie2009London
Reviewed 2 days ago
Interesting but a long day

We were on a cruise and opted for this trip. It's an eight hour trip through unsurprisingly large areas of volcanic/lava landscape. The waterfall and the geyser areas were beautiful and interesting. It was a cold and rather wet day when we went which didn't...More

Thank choon
Reviewed 6 days ago
Golden Circle Tour

We visited Iceland at the end of February and went with Gray Line Iceland on the classic golden circle tour. There was some waiting around in the early morning once we were picked up as the bus then returned to the gray line bus depot...More

3  Thank Clyde89
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Clyde89 for writing your review of our Golden Circle Classic tour. Very sorry you found the transition time inconvenient but we offer complimentary pickup from hotels 30 minutes before tour departure and you must have been collected among the first. Glad to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Full day Golden Circle and South Iceland Tour

Went with Gray Line, it was a full 11 hour tour but the best value tour we`ve every done!! Tour guide Dee-dee was fantastic, she knew lots of information, funny stories and was a great person to have around! We went in a small party...More

2  Thank jodean321
Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyed the Golden Circle Tour

We enjoyed the tour and found that Gray line gave more than enough time at each location compared to another company we used for other tours. The one downside on this tour is that the WiFi was not working very well at all for the...More

1  Thank LisaA08
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you LisaA08 for writing your review about the Golden Circle Tour. Glad to see that you enjoyed the excursion and the sites visited that are some of our best loved nature sites. Very sorry about the WiFi that can be a challenge in some...More

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31 July 2018|
Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the roads that this tour went on were very safe.
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