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Take a day trip you won't soon forget on this Golden Circle and Kerid tour from Reykjavik. Unlike traditional Golden Circle tours, this excursion includes a visit to Kerid, a 6,000-year-old crater lake, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. In a climate-controlled coach bus, travel between Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir Geyser with ease, and learn about local culture and folklore from a guide.
  • Explore the Golden Circle on a hassle-free day trip 
  • An ideal choice for travelers with limited time in Iceland 
  • Travel between natural wonders with ease from Reykjavik 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
In the morning, board a climate-controlled coach bus at your Reykjavik hotel, and set off for Iceland’s Golden Circle route. During the journey, your guide provides commentary with stories of local legends and folklore. Stop first at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America collide, and visit Althing, one of the oldest functioning parliaments in the world. Next up is the thermal town of Laugarvatn, followed by Gulfoss waterfall. At the waterfall, enjoy ample time to explore and take photographs. See the famous spouting Strokkur geyser, Faxi waterfall, and the Tungufljót river. The tour culminates with a visit to the 6,000-year-old crater lake of Kerid, composed of vivid red volcanic rock. After stopping briefly in the thermal town of Hveragerdi, return to your Reykjavik hotel in the early evening.
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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Port Pick up *Cruise Ships
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Limited space available for luggage
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather or road conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Becky wrote a review Mar 2020
Accrington, United Kingdom14 contributions
I booked this trip on the internet before I went to Iceland. I went to the pick up point and watched as everyone else at the bus stop got picked up by different companies. I started go get worried as it got to 10 minutes past the pick up time as it felt unusual as our other
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sandra W wrote a review May 2019
9 contributions
We opted for a layover in Iceland when returning to Florida from 26 day Transatlantic cruise to Baltic’s.. Early pick up in downtown near our hotel was great.. Tour was the best and guide Robert did a super job!! Visited many places and enjoyed all the stops.. Kerid Crater
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Date of experience: May 2019
burkons wrote a review Jul 2018
Cleveland, Ohio8 contributions3 helpful votes
Multiple attempts to arrange pickup with tour provider. Phone always "powered off". When I finally arranged meeting place I showed up early. Called and they said they were running late. Would be there in 20 minutes. Waited another hour. Bus never showed. They never
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Date of experience: July 2018
Filippa W wrote a review Jun 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The tour was overall good, the sights was cool and the guide "Rock" was awesome! Unfortunately the time on the bus was too long and there wasn't aloud any food so we had to eat at the destinations. Also we had just 15-20 min the major spots so there was a lot of stress! But as
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Date of experience: June 2018
Michelle B wrote a review Jun 2018
3 contributions4 helpful votes
This tour was a great time. I couldn't imagine doing this tour in a huge bus like some of the other groups we saw. The sprinter van was just the right size. I really appreciated the extra small stops peppered into the tour and our tour guide Magnus was warm and engaging. I do
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Date of experience: June 2018
About the operator

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By: Black Ice Travel iceland
Christopher O
Not really much of a communicator, this company...
They canceled the tour and never told me. I wrote to them asking for details two days before the tour, and after se
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Scott R
Trip got canceled how do I get my refund
My trip got canceled how do I get my refund it is impossible to contact any body at TripAdvisor so do ever is them
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Iceland Highlights
Do not waste our time(or money) with this company, Iceland Highlights. Even though we had a printed confirmation wi
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Golden Circle Trip Amazing
Was picked up promptly from bus stop number 10 and was greeted by Carlos. There were approx 16 people on the trip.
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Karianne K
They never picked us up - I do NOT recommend this company!
Booked a trip to Golden Circle incl Kerid, through Viator. Like a few other customers have experienced, we never go
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This is possibly the best tour company I have used.
Booked the golden circle tour through Viator and our tour guide Charlie (Carlos) couldn't have done more for us. We
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Highly recommended
Took the tour of the golden circle including Keyrid. Our guide was Charlie and he was exceptional. He really likes
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Unforgettable experience - definitely worth it!
Carlos was an amazing tour guide! He was very friendly and made sure that all of us on this excursion were enjoyin
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Very happy with their Golden Circle tour
My wife and I booked this tour for a Sunday, having in mind that we wanted a small group tour, not a typical bus an
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DO NOT BOOK - SCAM - Never picked up from hotel
We booked the Iceland Highlights Golden Circle Tour during our stay in Reykjavik. On the ticket it specified that h
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Love Love Love!!!
Best tour ever! It was a small bus, with maybe 25 of us. Thord, our tour guide, was the best! He had great stori
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We booked a tour with those people a few weeks before our trip to Iceland. However, we never had the chance to take
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Key Details
  • Golden Circle Route, Thingvellir National Park, and 4 more
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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