Golden Circle Classic

The bestselling day tour of all the classic sites around Reykjavik in only 8 hours.

Description

The Golden Circle Classic is our bestselling day tour! See the world famous erupting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings of old as you walk down the lava canyon where the American and Eurasian continents are literally pulling apart in Þingvellir. And all this in only eight hours!

Step on board one of our new buses, equipped with WiFi connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available with a choice of 10 languages.  Aboard will also be a local host, that will happily answer any questions you might have about our peculiar country. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger.

The tour starts with a stop in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also where the gigantic tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart and the resulting rift valley is right there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland's biggest lake. 

The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland's most iconic natural attraction. Here the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Now for a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, which is an awesome sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.

The last stop on our Golden Circle tour is the volcanic crater Kerið, formed when a large magma chamber collapsed. The piercing blue colour of the water surrounded by the red lava rocks is a breathtaking contrast of nature.

Simply put, if you only do one tour in Iceland, then this should be the one!

Pro Tip: You can rent warm and waterproof jacket and/or winter boots in the online check out if you did not come prepared for Icelandic winter.

What's included

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat


What do I need to bring

In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus. 
Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

Attention Points

Þingvellir. Located on the northern shores of lake Þingvallavatn, Þingvellir is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. Þingvellir has for this reason been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.               
Besides being a location of historical significance, Þingvellir is also protected as a national park due to its unique geology and natural features. Almannagjá is a canyon formed between two tectonic plates, a visual representation of a continental drift. 
Geysir. The home of the original geyser and Iceland´s most iconic natural site. There the ground shakes and super heated water erupts into the sky from the famous Strokkur geyser every few minutes. 
Gullfoss Waterfall is a powerful and inspiring place. There the glacier water thunders down 32 meters in three steps and into a narrow canyon.
Kerið Volcanic Crater was formed when a large magma chamber collapsed. The piercing blue colour of the water surrounded by the red lava rocks is a breathtaking contrast of nature.

Cancellation policy

Fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day(s) or less before the activity

$ 93 8 Hours , Very easy
Organized by: Reykjavik Sightseeing
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