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Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

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icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See the natural wonders of Icelandic scenery in a short space of time. This express afternoon tour visits waterfalls, geysers and must-see Icelandic sights in just half a day. Walk with a guide around UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, pose for photos by Gullfoss waterfall, visit the Geysir hot spring area. Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off is also included.
  • Afternoon trip from Reykjavik to Gulfoss and Geysir
  • Pingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Charming village of Hveragerdi
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Expect post card–worthy stops at iconic Iceland sights (think geysers and waterfalls) in just half a day. In winter, a late-morning departure maximizes light, since daytime can last as few as four hours. In summer, nearly 21-hour daylight means even 6pm tours conclude before the sun sets.
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Professional English speaking guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
National Park fees
WiFi on board
Food and drinks

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1:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up from all hotels, cruise ports and starting points is 30 minutes before the tour departure.
Start your afternoon with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, and head into the countryside outside the city to discover the country’s natural phenomena, historical sites and scenery.

Pass waterfalls and geysers, and learn about the harsh, yet strikingly beautiful, landscape from your guide. Then, hop out of your coach at Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the old Icelandic parliament. Geologically, the site is significant, too. Hear about the ‘rift valley,’ where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, and admire the wild stretching plains that make up the wider Thingvellir National Park.

From the park, continue onward to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s best-known waterfalls. Stop for photos, and then visit the Geysir hot spring area, home to Strokkur: a large natural spring that burst jets of hot water into the air.

Fees at all national parks are included in the cost of this tour.

Your afternoon tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Head first to Thingvellir National Park with your guide. It was here, in the year 930, that the Icelandic national parliament was founded. Known locally as Althingi, the institution stands today as the oldest of its kind in the world, but that’s not the only reason it’s such a special place. It is here, in the Thingvellir National Park, that the mighty tectonic plates of North America and Europe meet. 
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
Continue on to the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, widely considered to be one of Iceland’s most beautiful sights. Gullfoss is fed by the Hvítá River, which tumbles down dramatically over a series of rocky steps into deep plunge pools below. Marvel at the falls’ power and perhaps take a moment to capture the views on camera. 
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Journey on to the Haukadalur geothermal area, where the hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur await. Discover impressive geothermal features such as bubbling mud pools, and marvel at the Strokkur geyser’s regular eruptions. 
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Golden Circle Route
Iceland's most popular sightseeing route, where three of the country's most spectacular natural wonders can be seen on the same trip.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir.
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir.

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  • "Gullfoss is absolutely amazing and worth the price of the tour by itself." See review


338 Reviews

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great tour
, Aug 2021
it was a great tour! we wished we had a little more time at each stop!!! our guide was great and the bus was comfortable and clean
Very worthwhile
, Jul 2021
Knowledgeable guide and beautiful places! This is the “must see” tour here in Iceland. Everyone should not depart without these three locations!
What a disappointment.
, Jul 2021
What a fiasco. The tour supplier never picked us up on the agreed time and place. The tour supplier sent an e-mail confirming the time of pickup to be 8.30AM and the place Hotel Leif Eiriksson. We came to the pickup place at 8.15AM and stayed until 9.15AM. Not for one second did any transportation device arrive to pick us up. A family from Germany was in the same boat as us. Meet at Hotel Leif Eitiksson at 8.30AM. The secondary damage was the Hotel cost of $350 we spent just to take this tour in our very short stay of two days just to take this tour. As a world traveler, we have lost our faith in Viator to handle any of our tours in the future.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent Tour and Guide
, Dec 2019
Tour was excellent. The guide even better. During the winter daylight is shorter so I wish we started earlier to get to see all the sites when the sun was up. Our last stop was a bit dark but still beautiful to experience.
Excellent tour of golden circle
Ritu L
, Nov 2019
Everything was great ! The bus was very comfortable, the guide was great with a sense of humour & he shared so much throughout the day. The sights are spectacular ! Definitely recommend.
Excellent Golden Circle tour
, Oct 2019
As far as the tour operators they were very professional and kept to the time schedule very well. Gullfoss is absolutely amazing and worth the price of the tour by itself. But the other two stops were just ok. Thingvellir was ok. There are some nice views but really nothing you have to see. The last stop was the geysir Strokkur which is beside the famous geysir that no longer erupts. Strokkur did erupt every 8-10 mins but it was extremely anticlimactic. If I were to come again to Iceland I would 100% go back to gullfoss and skip the other two. U
Golden Circle
, Sep 2019
We were very glad we took this tour, as it provided stops at three of the four geological/historic sites we hoped to see in a single day tour. Gullfoss was dramatic and beautiful. Geyser, though something we have seen at Yellowstone National Park in the way of steam vents and geysers, was interesting to see in such a concentrated area. The UNESCO/National Park at Thingvellir was of high interest to us; it was thrilling to see the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and the actual walls of the plates. I would have given a 5 star rating to this tour if the guide would have commented about the parliament’s importance and its location in this valley and lake area.
Superb Iceland
, Jul 2019
Brilliant tour with our driver Sal and guide Simon would do it again. Simon was very knowledgeable and very friendly
Enjoyable Tour
, Jul 2019
Enjoyed this tour, particularly the Gullfoss Waterfall - quite spectacular. Being picked up for the tour at the cruise port was convenient and a factor in my decision to use Viator.
Golden Circle Express
, Sep 2018
Wonderful experience with terrific tour guide. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see alto within a minimum time schedule. Just make sure you are well prepared for the weather. It changes often and quickly

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