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Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Tick off more of Iceland’s natural wonders in less time on this small-group tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle. Departing from Reykjavik, you’ll marvel at Geysir Geyser, Gulfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates collide. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik are included.
  • Full-day tour of Iceland's Golden Circle with additional stops from Reykjavik
  • Tick off Golden Circle highlights including Geysir Hot Spring, Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park
  • Admire the stunning landscape at some of Iceland's most beautiful sites
  • Small group guarantees personalized service
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Transportation by minibus
Small-group tour for a more personal experience
Reykjavik pick-up and drop-off
Free wi-fi on board
Golden Circle Sightseeing with additional stops
Food & drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that we only serve the pick-up locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from our list:

22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24.
Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19.
BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10.
Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10.
Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata
Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a.
Cabin Hótel – Borgartún 32.
Capital Inn – Suðurhlíð 35d.
Eyja Guldsmen Hotel – Brautarholt 10.
Grand Hótel Reykjavík – Sigtún 38.
Grayline – Main bus terminal - Klettagarðar 4.
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica – Suðurlandsbraut 2.
Hótel Ísland – Ármúla 9.
Hotel Ørkin – Brautarholti 29.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura – við Hlíðarfót, Nauthólsvegur 52.
Kex Hostel – Skúlagata 28.
Klettur Hótel – Mjölnisholt 12-14.
N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga – við Hagatorg.
Reykjavík City Hostel – Sundlaugavegur 34.
Reykjavík Lights Hotel – Suðurlandsbraut 12.
Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik

Departure Time

8:00 AM
You’ll be collected from your Reykjavik hotel in the morning. From here, you’ll embark on a 185-mile (300-km) route around Iceland’s Golden Circle, home to three of the country’s most spectacular natural landmarks.

Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates collide. Marvel at vast landscapes littered with rock formations and geysers before feasting your eyes on the Geysir Geyser, whose boiling mud pits and erupting geysers create an incredible sight.

See, too, the Gulfloss Waterfall, where inexorable torrents of water plunge 105 feet (32 meters) into deep crevasses. 

Your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in Reykjavik.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Arctic Adventures
Your Golden Circle Complete tour starts with a Reykjavik pick-up. From the Capital, you will head to visit all three of the classic Golden Circle attractions, Thingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir in addition to other interesting neighbouring stops along the way such as Hveragerði and Faxi Waterfall.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strokkur
After Fridheimar you will visit the phenomenal hot spring area of Geysir. Here you will get to experience Strokkur geyser in action, spouting boiling water up to about 60-100 feet.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
Next up is Gullfoss, Iceland’s best known waterfall. The stunning waterfall falls gracefully down two steps creating a stunning setting for that picture perfect moment.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Last but certainly not least is Thingvellir National Park a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drink in the heavy mixture of geological and historical wonders at this popular site as you stroll between the rift valley that the tectonic plates of N-American and Eurasian have created.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Hallgrimskirkja
Your tour will complete back in Reykjavik with a drop off at your original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group experience limited to 19 participants per guide
  • Minimum age: 6 years old.
  • Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, packed lunch, head-wear, gloves and sturdy shoes.
  • Rated: Easy - Family tour.
  • Waterproof clothing & hiking shoes can be rented directly from the operator (own expense) please contact the local operator before travelling
  • Please note that the order of the itinerary can vary; we might swap the order of the attractions due to weather conditions and other related factors.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik?
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 Small-Group Golden Circle Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik.

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star-4
Best way to see Golden Circle without car
Nita_S
, Mar 2020
Very enjoyable small group tour by minibus to the Golden Circle. Recommend for families with children.
star-5
Amazing trio and professional guide
Alina O
, Dec 2019
Do yourself a favor and book this trip with extra stops on the way! It was amazing and very well organized trip. Thomas (our guide) was very professional, knowledgeable, funny and communicative. The Arctic Adventures is one of the two the best travel companies we used in Iceland. We will definitely use their services in the future when we will be back to the land of fire and ice! Thank you a lot!
star-5
There are many ways and companies...
boflosangeles
, Aug 2018
There are many ways and companies offering a Golden Circle tour, but do yourself a favor and sign up for this minivan tourmuch more comfortable and complete than a huge bus tour, plus you'll get more attention from your guide, who doesn't have to herd a larger group. We were lucky enough to have Heimir as our guide. No matter what question we threw at him, he had the answer, and delivered it with knowledge, patience and a great sense of humor. Like their website says, we ticked off all the must-see attractions on the Golden Circle, plus we had time for stops such as the Kerid crater, a visit with Icelandic horses, and a farm visit to taste ice cream made on siteopportunities that are largely or totally missing on bus tours. Everyone we met in Iceland had the Golden Circle as a must-see tour for their visit. Based on our experience, you'll be delighted if you book it in a minivan with Viator.
star-3
ok your, If i was to do again I would...
andynarkie
, Mar 2018
ok your, If i was to do again I would rent a car and travel on my own
star-5
I did a lot of golden circle tour...
monks_hood8
, Dec 2017
I did a lot of golden circle tour but this was by far the best because we stopped at the Kerid crater. The weather turned bad towards the end of the day though. Our guide Röggi is awesome. Very knowledgeable about the area. He’s resourceful and accomodating. Ask him a favor and he’ll make it happen.
star-5
This was a good tour. We went to...
my acct
, Nov 2017
This was a good tour. We went to all of the spots along the Golden Circle. We even made an extra stop for ice cream. The small bus was nice as well.
star-5
Great experience on this tour. The...
Brian F
, Jun 2017
Great experience on this tour. The tour was run by local company Arctic Adventures, who did a wonderful job with this tour. Our group was 12 people, and we were on a small mini-bus. Our guide, Addy, was wonderful...informative, funny, and made the tour!!

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