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Full-Day Small Group Golden Circle Waterfall Tour with Volcano Crater Lake
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Full-Day Small Group Golden Circle Waterfall Tour with Volcano Crater Lake

By Enjoy Iceland Tours
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Discover Iceland’s magnificent natural attractions by going on a Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Save hours of research time putting together a list of must-see sights, and let a guide do the itinerary planning for you. Highlights include Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerid Crater, and many more scenic viewpoints along the way.

Ages 5-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 7–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Enjoy an action-packed Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik
  • Travel in a small group for a more personalized experience
  • Visit many of Iceland’s top sights, including Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Enjoy luxury perks such as having onboard Wi-Fi

  • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the port and the cruise ship)
  • • Ticket admission to Kerið • Lunch at Friðheima tomato Farm • Ice cream at Efstidalur farm
  • English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 15 passengers
  • Pickup and drop-off from your location in Reykjavik
  • Free WI-FI with unlimited free browsing
  • A lot of FUN
  • Luggage are not allowed, only back packs
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Geysir
  • Entry/Admission - Fridheimar
  • Entry/Admission - Laugarvatn
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
What's not included
  • All admission to sites, museums or exhibitions visited are not included, unless otherwise stated in tour description
  • Drinks and snacks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • • Pickup is offered at all Reykjavik hotels, hostels and guesthouses, private homes. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest Tour Bus Stops. Your Hotel reception will help you find it. • After receiving your pickup information, the local partner will notify you of your exact pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time by email. • Pickup takes place between 08:30 -09:00 am - so please be ready from 08:30 am at your pick up location. • If you don’t add a pickup location Meet us at Tour Bus stop #1 City Hall. • If you can´t find your address on the list, you can add it manually, and after we receive your pickup information, we will notify you of your pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time. • Pickup can take up to 30 min as we are picking up multiple passengers. Please wait patiently until we arrive to pick you up
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Skarfabakki
      • Midbakki
      • Sundabakki
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48100P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • If you are a Tour Agency please book with the email & mobile phone number of the traveler, so we can deliver addition information
        • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 15 passengers
        • Every one child must be accompanied by one adult
        • Dress for the weather, it is Iceland. If it's raining bring your rain coat etc.
        • Hiking boots are not necessary but if you have them, bring them
        • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or no show
        • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the port of and the name of the cruise ship)
        • We are picking up more passengers, please be at your pickup location on time, the pickup can last up to 30 minutes
        • Note that pickup is offered at all Reykjavik Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses, Private Homes but you might have to make your way to the nearest Tour Bus Stops. Your Hotel reception will help you find it.
        • To know exactly when and where you will be picked up, please check your mailbox or junk mailbox 6-24 hours before the tour begin for our reconfirmation email
        • Enjoy Iceland Tours reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
        • There is a minimum age of 5 years old
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48100P3

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        • Enjoy Iceland Tours
          468
          Reykjavik, Iceland
          Joined in January 2017
        • karinee259
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect night w/great pictures
          Just got back from our northern lights tour. It was amazing! We got a great view and beautiful pictures of the lights very quickly even though the forecast wasn’t good. Maggi was the perfect tour guide! We can’t say enough great things about him. He helped everyone see the lights and get the best possible pictures. Highly recommend Maggi and this tour. We enjoyed it immensely and made great memories that we’ll never forget. Ps might want to learn about your camera settings before you go on the tour to get the best pictures.
          Written 31 March 2024
        • kerrydB6399TH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Jaw-Dropping Beauty
          Wow! That's all I can say. Not only did our guide Magnus ("call me Maggi") strike out in a different direction than most of the other guides that night, but he took us to not one, but two, locations where we saw the Lights. The second stop provided us with a breathtaking dome-like light show from horizon to horizon. The small van was warm and just the right size. I will never forget that night!
          Written 25 March 2024
        • Carys93
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great company, Maggie is a credit! 100% recommend!
          The second time I have used this company, Maggie (Magnus) was our driver/tour guide. I had him run my tour 6 years ago. He is a credit to the company! Friendly, knowledgeable & goes out of his way to help you find and take pictures of the northern lights. He even dropped us off closer to our apartment as we were the last people on the bus, which was an absolute life saver at 2am! Would 100% recommend this company and if you are lucky enough you will get Maggie and his 10 years of expertise! :)
          Written 14 March 2024
        • J2620NZsoniar
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Truly amazing
          Amazing views and pictures. More than we had hoped for and we probably drove for 15-20 minutes total, leaving plenty of time for pictures and the overall experience. Experienced driver and great photographer for good price.
          Written 8 March 2024
        • marlenem109
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          An Experience Into the Hills of Iceland
          The tour operator was friendly and courteous. We started out at about 10pm. He tried many different spots but was unsuccessful. However, it was still a good experience. We got blankets, pastry and hot chocolate. Tour operator offered to take us another time if we wanted to try again.
          Written 6 March 2024
        • Roving12327587838
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience
          Very good customer care. Driver found us in a long line of people at the bus stop, who or was very clean and new. Driver name was Marcus/ Mike or very similar, very entertaining, and knowledgeable. We founds the lights at a few locations. Highly recommended
          Written 28 February 2024
        • amybD6620UO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing northern lights!
          Easy pick up at the bus stop. Magi our guide even rang someone who was missing and went out of his way to collect them before we started our trip. He was knowledgeable and after 4 and a half hours, with no lights he started to drive us back, still looking out for them. Before we knew it there they were right in front of us. We all piled off the bus quickly and got some great shots. It really was a memorable experience. It was a brilliant tour.
          Written 26 February 2024
        • richardmphobbs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Northern Lights experience
          We booked an additional Northern Lights tour through our hotel the Centrum as our first tour whilst very good hadt achieved the end result of seeing the Lights. Our guide Maggie was fantastic being very knowledgeable and clearly having a desire to make the experience memorable to us all. My wife has terminal cancer this was one of her bucket list things to do but she is limited in what she can and cannot do Maggie was superb in making her feel comfortable and part of the overall experience. He offered a photo service we didn't feel as if we had to have the photos even though we did. We highly recommend the tour through Go to joy Iceland. Thank you for making this a very special night.
          Written 23 February 2024
        • mg7994
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shout out to Maggi our awesome guide!
          Our tour guide Maggi really tried hard to make sure we saw the lights and in the end we did. He went above and beyond driving for nearly 2 hours out of the city to see them in thick snow and -14 degree weather! He also came round to everyone’s phones to ensure we were able to capture them. Doesn’t matter which tour company you choose to see the northern lights it depends mostly on the weather and conditions. However if you go with these guys they will look after you and try their very best!
          Written 7 February 2024
        • 208liviac
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good, but.....
          Guide was very friendly and he clearly knew a lot about the northern lights. We got to see a little bit at the beginning of the tour and we went back to the hotel. I thought we were going to stay all night chasing the aurora boreal, I would like to see more of it! Bit disappointed that it was cut short.
          Written 4 February 2024
        • 186mehrana
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome stay at Ramada Murree I also come next time
          Am and my friends very Happy ☺️ Ramada Murree good brand house keeping is very good 😊. The parking of this hotel is also good .The hotel is very big and it's covers a lot of distance The service is also good I appreciate to all the staff of Ramada Murree especially thanks Mr zafeer Owais furqan and shoaib
          Written 29 December 2023
        • shachibuch
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing , beautiful Northern lights ! We even got training from Magi on how to best capture the beautiful images !
          We did get to see the Northern lights ! So many tour providers had cancelled due to poor weather conditions ! But our optimism and that of our tour driver and guide Magnus (Magi) made it all possible !. He plod on in treacherous weather conditions , so we were able to experience the beautiful Aurora and an Icelandic snow storm all in one ! Thank you Magi ! We couldn’t have seen the Northern lights without you !
          Written 15 December 2023
        • Dylanches
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Fantastic company and amazing guide! Maggi knew everything about the northern lights and you could see how passionate he was towards them! Very recommended
          Written 13 November 2023
        • janelhopkins
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Night with the stars
          Wrap up warmly for this magical Northern Lights tour you’ll probably be spending a lot of time outside! The minibus is very warm however so you will be able to thaw out! Our guide Maggi was fantastic! He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and made an effort with everyone on the trip. He showed us all how to set up our phones/ cameras to get the best pictures of the aurora. We were lucky enough to have a good view of the northern lights but not until about 1am so thank you so much to Maggi for persevering and not rushing us home at midnight! We had many laughs which helped the time pass quickly whilst we waited. Jupiter looked great too!!
          Written 11 November 2023
        • megantA607FE
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend over the big couch trips!
          We got so lucky and got to watch an amazing show from the aurora! Our tour guide was brilliant and was really helpful with telling us when we could see them and why. He helped with our camera settings and took professional photos. We even got an extra one for free (thanks!) when the brightest light show was in the sky! AMAZING. Would definitely recommend over the big coach trips as you aren’t stuck in the one destination with 60-70 other people. It is more private and a one off experience! THANKYOU to our tour guide ❤️
          Written 9 November 2023
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        Jenjen_sg
        Erlangen, Germany241 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2021
        Okay but I feel that we were rushed. In my opinion, the time allocations for each locations are not properly allotted. There's so much time allocated for Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park and Kerid which had 45 minutes each. There's not enough time for Geysir as the time in Geysir is combined with lunch which is only 1 hour - considering there's only one restaurant and there's so many people for them to cater, lunch alone takes at least 45 minutes. Additionally the wifi is unstable. We've been with different tour companies prior to this and we wished we could have taken a different company. Nevertheless it is what it is, the places of course are pretty but the whole tour could be improved. The guide I feel doesn't really know how to engage the group, I mean we are pretty small as we are only 10. I do not know if he does not know how to engage everybody in the group or perhaps a racial discrimination because it is kind of obvious. Love the short experience with the famous Iceland horse.
        Written 11 September 2021
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        Dear Jennifer Gallardo ”Jenjen_sg” We apologise for the experience that you had but we are glad that you liked the places you visited. When it comes to racial discrimination then we don’t know what you are talking about, because we don’t have such of things here in Iceland. Our Golden Circle tour have been operating daily for 5 year, every guest is very happy with us about the time we give, you can see the other reviews! We never rush our guests because our driver/guide are also in holiday with our guests when they are operating our tours and enjoying this beautiful sights and not just working. We operate same as other tour operator, we all give same time frame. We don’t understand your 2 stars! you find much time allocated for Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park and Kerid, but you said Geyser had 1 hour and driver/guide gave you 1 hour 20 minutes? Driver/Guide give you a extra stop for the Icelandic horses that you liked and is not in the tour schedule? Our schedule for Golden Circle tour is as the following: - Thingvellir: 40 minutes you got 45 minutes. - Geyser: 1 hour, you got 1 hour 20 minutes. - Gullfoss: 45 minutes summer season, 30 minutes winter season, you got 45 minutes. - Kerid volcano lake crater: 30 minutes you got 45 minutes. - Extra stop to Icelandic horse, which is an extra from the guide. Dose this really give us 2 stars? We hope you had a good time in our beautiful country. With best wishes.
        Written 17 September 2021
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        Miruna Clarke-Zait
        Chichester, UK25 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Have to say, hats off to Jonas! The weather was brutal, on part of the tour we had the most intense rainfall I had ever experienced, with my waterproof coat going from grey to black and water literally pouring down our faces! His jolly and friendly demeanour made this trip, his enthusiasm just kept the spirits up. We saw a bit of Thingvellir, Geysir (inactive) and Strokkur which shoots water up to 25m, Gullfoss (waterfall) which was huge and Kerid Crater. Photos honestly don't do it justice, it's immense and it's eerie and beautiful. My husband and I were the knly ones who ventured all the way down, no one else wanted to get out of the minivan anymore. We luckily bumped into a girl who kindly took photos of us, it was fabulous. Jonas also treated us to mini stops as we were good with timekeeping! Really great guide!
        Written 6 April 2022
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        T1330JAlisas
        21 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome tour. I specifically booked this tour company because they offered the small group tour. There were 3 in my group and an additional 4, so a small group of 7. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. There was sufficient time at each stop for us to explore on our own and the small group size allowed us to move a bit quicker throughout the day as we didn’t need to wait for 50+ people to board a bus every time. The tour guide, Makrem, stopped when we got to a place where we could see and feed the Icelandic horses as well. We also really appreciated that this tour started at 10am, not 7am. Arriving from the states this gives time to sleep in the morning and enjoy breakfast instead of rushing. The tour picked us up one block from hotel and was on time. I highly recommend this Golden Circle tour.
        Written 31 July 2021
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        Judy M
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022
        This was a short vignette of the many outdoor attractions. In addition the guide was knowledgeable, kind and solicitous of some of our requests and/or shortcomings. The weather was cool, but accommodating; also, after quizzing the taxi driver, we felt that we had a short idea of the Icelandic life and culture.
        Written 16 May 2022
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        Elliot W
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This is classified as the starting tour for Iceland.
        It is a must to do and the waterfall alone is worth the visit.

        I had terrible weather, with rain and very strong winds. However the tour was still very good.
        The waterfall is the winner of the tour, it's a great testimony to the natural beauty of the country.

        The national park is very nice too, however be careful when it's icy.

        Our tour guide was amazing, was informative and have us a few special treats for the day.
        Written 3 February 2020
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        Samantha S
        New Orleans, LA12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a great tour - a really nice way to see the Golden Circle attractions! Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. There was a mix of pre-recorded audio and the guide and added additional information throughout the day. The tour only had about 10 people, which made for a more comfortable experience on the road. The sites were great and definitely worth the trip.
        Written 3 October 2021
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        Tiffany
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        July 2021
        Excellent experience on the minibus tour, would highly recommend. Guide Wally was affable and eager to share anecdotes about life on Iceland. His experience with tourists and possible itineraries (always weather permitting) was a great bonus!

        We'll be looking to return in the next year and will be sure to reach back out...and request Wally specifically.
        Written 5 August 2021
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        Sharon
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        We were lucky that we really had a small group of five people on the tour. Our guide was also our driver. He made this trip really comfortable for us. Everytime we arrived at a new spot, the guide gave us clear information about what to expect. He dropped us off at the highest point of that particular spot and we only had to walk downhill. Thereafter he picked us up by car. During the trip he gave us useful information about Iceland. We even stopped for a moment at the Icelandic horses. We really recommend this tour and this company.
        Written 17 January 2020
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        Zdenka H
        Burlingame, CA25 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Solo
        I spent lots of time choosing which Golden Circle to choose. There are so many options! In the end I decided to go with this one and was extremely happy with my choice. The guide (her photograph below, I think her name was Christine or Kristina) was super fun, sweet and fantastic. She took us to many listed sites and additional stops, and provided helpful information and fun stories. She also offered to take photos of our tour. The minibus was comfortable and Christine/Kristina (?) was an outstanding driver. I had an amazing time and highly recommend this tour. Perfect solution for tourists who want to see the major sites in a day!
        Written 10 February 2020
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        jcacct
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Would recommend for any nature lovers to take the tour, totally worth the cost. The tour gives also a nice introduction of the landscapes and towns along the way. There was a small hiccup with the scheduling at the beginning but worked it out with Makrem and the operator was able to accommodate the same day! Thanks for a great time and memorable experience! 😊
        Written 20 June 2021
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