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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • Visit the classic Golden Circle sights and more in a day from Reykjavik
  • See Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir tectonic rift, and Geysir’s spouts
  • View the Kerid crater lake, a stop missed out on similar tours
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Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Overview
The Golden Circle is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik, but a DIY trip means going guideless and navigating public buses or a rental car. This tour lets you focus on the scenery without transport or parking worries, and provides full lowdowns on the sights of Gullfoss, Thingvellir, and Geysir. A stop at Kerid crater lake, which isn't included on some similar tours, and hotel and port pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or Reykjavik cruise port, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide and travel into Iceland’s countryside to see the Golden Circle sights.

First up is the Geysir geothermal area, an expanse of bubbling pools, vents, and geysers. Explore here and see the most active hot spring, Strokkur, steaming water 98 feet (30 meters) into the air every eight minutes.

Continue to Gullfoss, whose name means 'Golden Falls,’ and take in this stunning, tiered waterfall as it plunges 105 feet (32 meters) into the Hvita River.

From here, visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, home to a rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn how the plates are slowly moving apart, and see their exposed ridges.

After a final stop to see the near-neon blue Kerid crater lake, your tour concludes at the original departure point.
Reviews (378)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent "Half Day" Golden Circle Tour

We booked a half day Golden Circle Tour through Kexland Travel, which booked on Bustravel Iceland. This tour picked up at 10:30 AM, gathered other people, and left for the tour at 11 AM. The tour hit the highlights, working backward from the usual path...More

Thank Lori703
Reviewed 16 June 2018
Worth it!

This trip gives a good glimpse of the must do places in Iceland. The geysir may not be as impressive as it is made to appear in the pictures.

2  Thank Arun S
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile
June 2 Grand Golden Circle Day Trip

We had the tour with ?Boy (guide) and ?Trevor (driver). Unsure of the names as we were at the back. I had to try mentioning their names as they both worked great as a team in making the tour lovely. We’ve learnt so much of...More

4  Thank jfbar
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
A fabulous introduction to the natural wonders of Iceland!

We took this tour in May 2018 and had a great time! Our guide Howser was an absolute delight, introducing us to the wonders of the Icelandic horse, regaling us with stories from Iceland's saga times, and entertaining us at the end of the day...More

3  Thank Heather P
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Excellent

Went on the grand golden circle tour in May 2018 and despite the torrential rain, the day went without a hitch. Visited lots of sites with ample time at each site and clear instructions as to when to be back at the pick up point....More

2  Thank kitkat6614
Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Grand Golden Circle Day Trip from Reykjavik, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and for letting us know your experience. We appreciate your kind words about the friendly customer service you received. We will be sure to pass along the compliments. We look forward to your...More