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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

  • 10-hour Golden Circle and Northern Lights tour from Reykjavik by Super Jeep
  • Explore Iceland’s natural wonders in a 4x4 jeep, specially built to cope with rugged terrain
  • Roam Thingvellir National Park to see ancient geological formations and the old Althing parliament site
Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik
USD 274.24
See Iceland’s Golden Circle and search for the Northern Lights on an afternoon and evening tour from Reykjavik. Board a rugged 4x4 Super Jeep tough enough to navigate the country’s challenging terrain, and explore the Golden Circle. See the ancient geological formations and parliament site at Thingvellir National Park; watch the Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and admire the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. As darkness falls, seek out the Northern Lights, escaping light pollution to experience the incredible light show. Numbers are limited to six people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Start with a Reykjavik hotel pickup, and travel inland by Super Jeep, a comfortable 4x4 designed to negotiate rugged terrain.

As you travel, hear from your guide about Iceland’s volcanic geology and perhaps use the flexible itinerary to adjust the times you spend at each site, according to your group’s wishes.

Stop first at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. Learn how the landscapes have been formed over millennia, and absorb the contrast between the lush green vegetation and rich, black ground. See Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake, and stop at Althing, where the world’s first parliament met in 930 AD.

Travel on to Geysir, a geothermal field of hot springs, steam vents and the remnants of an old volcano. Stroll around the boiling mud pools and view Strokkur; the geyser that shoots hot water high in the sky every few minutes.

Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ a reference to the shimmering, multi-colored mists that can sometimes appear above the waters. Admire the waterfall, whose waters plunge into a canyon, and if the weather permits, get close to the cascades.

As dusk falls, begin your quest for the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the world’s best places to see them, and your all-terrain 4x4 and knowledgeable guide will allow you to identify and access the best potential viewing sites.

On your search, hear how the lights appear when cosmic rays, solar wind and magnetospheric plasma interact with the upper atmosphere. Make stops to survey the dark skies, and with luck, enjoy a sighting. The pulsating colors of the lights, usually green and blue, split the darkness and sometimes shine brighter than the moon.

Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A tour to take!

Fantastic tour guided by Adam. I highly suggest this as part of your time in Iceland. We saw many popular sites including falls and glaciers and the continental divide and several off the beaten path spots as well as learned interesting facts about the locations....More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing tour - great combination to maximize your vacation time

by selecting the afternoon tour, it seemed as if we were behind the crowds, so everything felt a little less crowded and more relaxed. We enjoyed all the sights, but of course, I have to give full credit to Adam - he made sure we...More

Thank MMinUSA
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for spending time to write so nice review. We are more than happy when guests are satisfied from our service. Warmest regards,

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
Saw great sights and the lights

Adam led us on a wonderful tour. We were very lucky to see a fabulous light show as well. This was the highlight of our Iceland trip

Thank Wanderer234289
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your high note. We really appreciate it. Warmest regards,

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile
Pick this tour - it was incredible!

I did extensive research to pick our tour since we were only in Iceland for one day. Three of us were traveling, and since my sister had never been to this beautiful country, we wanted to pick a company that would show us the best...More

1  Thank jenny1025
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Dear Jenny, Thank you for writting so lovely review. We are more than happy that you are satisfied from our service. Warmest regards and do not hesitate to contact us when you will be in Iceland.

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Only one word for it: Awesome!

Did this tour and it was fabulous. We saw so much and chasing the Northern Lights was such fun and so successful. Adam is an amazing guide.

Thank EuroBuckeye
Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. I am really happy that you saw Northern lights. My best regards,

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