Gullfoss waterfall viewpoint
Traveller in Kerid volcanic crater
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Golden Circle Tour

Explore Iceland’s famous Golden Circle Tour

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1 day
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Starts: From the meeting point in Reykjavík at the selected departure time.
Ends: To the same pick-up point, 9 hours later.
Free cancellation!


Discover Iceland's most famous tour, the Golden Circle Tour. Witness the landscape of Thingvellir National Park, the incredible Gullfoss Waterfall and the geothermal area of Geysir, a hot spring geyser. Want to know what your day will be like? Get your backpack ready, we'll tell you all about it below. ⬇️

Tour details


  • Round trip transport with Wi-Fi
  • Professional guide

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Important information

This Golden Circle tour has various departure times, at 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Pick-up from hotels and bus stops starts half an hour before departure time. 

Pick up is free of charge at bus stop 12 in Reykjavik. For an extra cost you can choose to be picked up at other bus stops or at one of the hotels that offer pick-up.

If you arrive at the port by cruise ship, you can indicate in the pick up section that you need the pick up at Skarfabakki Port. 

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Golden Circle Iceland Itinerary

Duration: 8,5 hours

Pick up in Reykjavík

Our tour starts with the pick-up from the bus stop or our hotel in Reykjavík, get ready as the transport can arrive up to 30 minutes before the scheduled time to make the best use of the time. Once we have boarded the bus, the Golden Circle Tour will begin.

reykjavik city landscape iceland

Kerid Volcanic Crater Lake in Iceland

Although our first stop does not belong to the Golden Circle tour, we want to show you an incredible place, we will stop at the Kerid Volcanic Crater. The circular shape of Kerid Lake and its mixture of colors due to the sediment, the lava rocks or the bluish water, make this place known as The Eye of the World.

Kerid volcanic crater eye of the world

Gullfoss Waterfalls

Our next destination is the Gullfoss Waterfalls, also known as the Golden Waterfalls. With a total height of 105 foot (32 meters), these waterfalls carry the waters of the Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second-largest glacier, which churns up silt and sediment leaving a golden color in the water. If the ice allows us, we can access several viewpoints from which we will enjoy panoramic views of the whole place.

gullfoss waterfall views golden circle iceland


The last stop on the Golden Circle Tour is the Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur Valley. Here we will visit Geysir, the hot springs geyser which gives its name to all the other geysers. Although it never erupts anymore, it is surrounded by bubbling cauldrons, pools of steam and mud, or Strokkur, a geyser that erupts every 5 minutes with such force that it reaches a height of 115 foot (35 meters)

geysir geothermal area hot spring geyser iceland

Thingvellir National Park

Our last stop is at Thingvellir National Park, located in a valley between two tectonic plates. It's time to discover all about the history and culture with Lögberg, the so-called "Rock of Law", the Thingvallakirkja church and a visit to the Icelandic parliament Althing

Without forgetting the nature of Iceland, we will also visit the Silfra crevasse, the Öxarárfoss waterfall, the Almannagjá crevasse and the largest natural lake in Iceland, Lake Thingvallavatn.

traveler in thinvellir national park trail

Return to Reykjavík

From this tour we will take with us not only photos, but the incredible anecdotes of the guides, as well as unforgettable experiences and stories. We complete the full circle by returning to Reykjavík, the beginning and the end of this adventure.

thingvellir  national park crevasse

What to bring to Golden Circle Tour

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Hiking boots

Where does the tour Golden Circle Tour start

The minibus will pick you up at bus stop 12 free of charge or at your hotel, so you don't have to worry about anything.

Questions & Answers

  • How does the pick-up work?

    Pick-up is available from bus stop number 12 free of charge, and also from the vast majority of Reykjavík hotels for a small extra fee. Pick up from some hotels in the city center is not possible, as traffic is restricted, so you will be picked up at the nearest bus stop. If you have questions about pick up, please ask us at:
  • How far is it to the Golden Circle?

    The entire round trip is approximately 155 miles (250 kilometers). The first stop, Kerid Lake, is 42 miles (69 kilometers) from Reykjavík; Gullfoss Waterfall, which is the farthest point, is another 35 miles (56 kilometers) away; Geysir the hot spring geyser is reached in only 6 more miles (10 kilometers); Thingvellir National Park, is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Reykjavík and 37 miles (60 kilometers) from Geysir. The Golden Circle offers a perfect and complete day trip.
  • How does bad weather affect the Golden Circle Tour?

    For many Icelanders, it is a fine day, when in other parts of the world it is considered bad weather. In most cases, appropriate waterproof clothing and hiking boots should be enough to withstand the frequent Icelandic rain. In the event of extreme weather conditions preventing the tour from taking place, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.
  • Is there a discount for children?

    Children between 2 and 15 years old have a reduced price. If you want to know more about it, contact us.
  • What is the group size?

    The group size is the capacity of the bus itself, which is approximately 50 seats.

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