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Grand Golden Circle Faxi and Kerid Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavík

  • Golden Circle small-group tour from Reykjavik
  • See top Iceland attractions in just a day, such as Thingvellir National Park
  • Discover the natural attractions that make Iceland famous—even on a time budget
Grand Golden Circle Faxi and Kerid Small-Group Minibus Tour from Reykjavík
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The pickup start 30 minutes prior the departure time
From USD 81.69
The pickup start 30 minutes prior the departure time
From USD 81.69
The pickup start 30 minutes prior the departure
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Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerið volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard WiFi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
What to Expect
Be collected in mid-morning from your Reykjavík accommodations, then head to the first stop, Thingvellir National Park. The park is not only a site of geological wonder, located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history. Thingvellir is the site of the world's first parliament that met there each year, beginning in 930 AD, and continuing until 1798. Thingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles and compromises, as well as ongoing evolution. Thingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004.

The second stop on the tour is Geysir, where you can see erupting geysers with your own eyes. The great Geysir stopped erupting in the early 2000s but its baby brother, Strokkur, goes off every few minutes reaching an average of 15-20 meters into the air. There is a small multimedia geo-center exhibition demonstrating the science behind the geysers. There is also a nice coffee shop where you can grab a bite for lunch (at own expense).

The third stop on the Grand Golden Tour is the beautiful waterfall, Gullfoss (Golden falls), Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. The waterfall drops down in two stages, 11m and 21m, before falling into a crevice making it look as if it disappears into the earth. You can enjoy Gullfoss from different scenic points, each giving you distinct views and photo opportunities of the waterfall.

The fourth stop is Faxi, or 'Vatnsleysufoss', a waterfall located on the river Tungufljót, plunging over 7 meters. This waterfall is quite impressive, not only because of the height, but the waterfall is almost 80 meters (262ft) wide. The Faxi waterfall is named after the farm, Vatnsleysa, and means 'shortage of water', and is usually full of salmon.

Next up is the great Kerið (Kerith or Kerid in English), a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area in south Iceland. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. It was created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, and is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of red, rather than black, volcanic rock. Kerið entrance fee required 4$.

You will be taken back to your Reykjavík accommodations afterward.

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Reviews (77)
1 - 5 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing experience

We did the Northern Light and the Golden Circle tour with GoToJoy and they where both incredible. Magnus (our guide) gave us lots of information and tips on the places we where visiting, how to get the best pictures and is always looking to help....More

Thank albertoh256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great, natural wonders of Iceland.

Although the weather was typically Icelandic it only added to the overall experience. Each stop was amazing! The walk around and down to Kerid was awe inspiring but the highlight was without doubt the Geysir site was the most wonderful was the earths natural energy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent customers service.

Before we start our tour to Iceland we contacted Go to joy Iceland via email and asked more about there tours and what we could do during a week, we got a very prompt reply with explanation and answering all our questions. We decided to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mazouz2142
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile
Unforgettable Golden Circle tour

The whole trip was Fantastic! The tour guide, Markem was fabulous and a lovely person! He was very informative and helpful. I loved all the places we went and he even added a few extras! The minibus was the best way to travel as it...More

Thank samuellladlow
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile
A beautiful exploration with our guide

Our guide Makram was fantastic. Really knew his stuff and happy to answer all our questions. His information was interspersed with recorded sections as we approached certain landmarks which worked well. So pleased we took this tour as had just 7 in the minibus. The...More

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26 October 2018|
Response from michellebG1368RY |
They stop for you to get something
24 October 2018|
Response from dandst2016 | Reviewed this property |
Whole tour lasted just under seven hours. About an hour drive back after the last attraction.
20 July 2018|
Response from Makrem1 |
Golden Circle is very good