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Itinerary
After being picked up from your central Reykjavik hotel, meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people, and head north to explore the popular Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Kick off your adventure with an attraction often left off Golden Circle tour itineraries – the magnificent Kerid Crater Lake. Gaze out over the dramatic volcanic crater, which measures an impressive 886-foot (270-meters) wide and 180-foot (55-meters) deep, and marvel at the glittering crater lake at its heart.

After taking plenty of photos, jump back in the bus and continue to the Thingvellir National park, where you’ll get the rare opportunity to walk right on the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn about the shifting of the plates and their influence on Iceland’s volatile volcanic landscapes from your guide as you admire the views, then hear more about Iceland’s history as you visit the site of the world’s first parliament.

After a break for lunch (own expense), the photo-worthy landscapes continue, as you stop by the Geysir geothermal area to see geysers including Strokkur and Geysir, the geyser after which all others are named. Stick around long enough to watch the Strokkur geyser erupt (around every 10 minutes), spurting a column of water up to 98 foot (30 meters) in the air.

Make a final stop at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most visited sights, before returning to Reykjavik, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Locations visited
Thingvellir National Park
Strokkur
Gullfoss
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Overview
If you only have time for one day tour while in Reykjavik, make it a journey around the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. This full-day small-group tour checks off all the famous highlights such as Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geyser, and Gullfoss waterfall, as well as visiting the spectacular Kerid Crater Lake.
Highlights
  • Full-day Golden Circle and Kerid Crater Lake tour from Reykjavik
  • Admire the little-visited natural wonder of Kerid Crater Lake
  • Visit the highlights of the Golden Circle including the Geysir geyser and Gullfoss Waterfall
  • See the meeting point of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalised experience
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Reviewed yesterday
Amazing sites, Awesome tour guide!

Our tour guide Reynir Arngímsson was extremely informative and entertained us with stories of Iceland. The bus was comfortable, had USB ports for charging, and great windows for viewing sites. The tour guide even took us to some additional places. Thank you for sharing your...More

Thank Nina C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Day in Iceland

If you only have one day to spend in Iceland I would highly recommend this tour. We saw a lot. Tomasz was a terrific guide and gave us a lot of information about Iceland and the sites we saw! I am so glad we chose...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice Travel, not Knowledgeable Travel

We took the Golden Circle tour and were very disappointed. Our tour guide, Pablo, was "nice", but nothing more than a driver. The only information he provided at each site was to point at it and say “here it is, be back to the bus...More

2  Thank Richard P P
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Amazing

This was our first tour of our week-long trip to Iceland and it was by far our favorite. Yes, the sights were absolutely spectacular. It's hard not so see something jaw-droppingly beautiful anywhere you look in Iceland, but what really made this tour stellar was...More

Thank Wanderlustersx2
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Fantastic Tour, Wonderful Guide

If you are only visiting for a few days, put the Golden Circle down as a MUST visit in Iceland. We took this small group tour and were not disappointed. Our guide, Thor, was lively, amusing and animated. The mini bus was clean and comfortable....More

Thank Lisa V
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Yes we got to spend time a walk all around the top and down to the bottom
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Andy L
30 June 2018|
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How long is this bus tour?
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15 May 2018|
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You would need to talk to the bus company Enjoy the trip
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