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Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik hotel, or at the cruise port, and then leave the city behind as you head into Iceland’s rugged, mountainous interior.

The first stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland held its first parliamentary assembly. Hear guide commentary about the site as you admire the pristine beauty, and peer into the Thingvellir Rift, two tectonic plates joined by a narrow valley.

Next, head to Gullfoss Waterfall, double-tiered cascades that send up spectacular mist and occasional rainbows.

Continue along the Golden Circle to an area simmering with volcanic activity, hot springs, pools, and steam vents. Keep your camera ready at Strokkur, a powerful waterspout that erupts 98 feet (30 meters) in the air. This Golden Circle tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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From towering waterfalls to bubbling geysers, some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks are clustered around the Golden Circle. This full-day, guided coach tour takes in the highlights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur Waterspout. Let someone else navigate and drive, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as a guide shares the fascinating stories behind the scenery. Tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik.
  • See Iceland’s volcanic scenery on a day trip from Reykjavik
  • Tick off top highlights on the Golden Circle
  • Stops include some of Iceland’s most photogenic spots
  • Avoid the hassle of driving in Iceland’s unpredictable weather
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Top guide Agar made it a great day out.

For a start, we were SO lucky with the weather. A beautiful sunny day without a cloud in the sky, we could see for miles. Our guide Agar was excellent, she was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, full of stories and information. We saw the waterfalls...More

Thank barry89
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great day trip, inclement weather made this a little more exciting

We had a problem with our golden circle booking and another tour company let us down (booked through viator who made a mistake and we couldn't rectify it). So 6 of us booked this tough last minute, the day we went was the day after...More

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great trip with Grayline

We joined the tour in August. The tour is well organized. The coach is comfortable. We had enough time at each stop. The tour guide is very amazing. He was knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Would totally recommend!

1  Thank May T
Reviewed 4 days ago
Disappointing Guides

Hey guys, you are drivers and guides. I sat in the bus all day waiting to be told about the farming, animals, drainage systems, heating systems and much more. My questions were answered very briefly, I did not think the many more I had would...More

3  Thank ebchinta
Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent highlight of the trip

Incredibly efficient pick up service, very knowledgeable and hardworking guide, and a breathtaking excursion.

Thank H M
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you H M for writing your review. Glad you enjoyed the excursion with us and the guide´s commentary pleasant and informative.

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Becca M
11 August 2018|
Response from Richard A |
Yes we stopped and saw some close up and lots in passing
31 July 2018|
Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the roads that this tour went on were very safe.
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