Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2970AH12

Want to see some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on a day trip from Reykjavik? From spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls and ancient volcanoes, the popular Golden Circle Classic full-day excursion by coach will introduce you to Iceland's world-renowned pristine natural beauty surrounding the capital.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

The tour begins with a visit to the Nesjavellir power plant, a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter). This really is "green" renewable energy, as more than half of Reykjavik's population gets its energy from the Nesjavellir geothermal plant.

Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930, making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet.

Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss, a highlight of any visit to Iceland, along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops.

On your way back to Reykjavik you'll travel through fertile agricultural areas to the charming village of Hveragerdi.

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Departure Point:
Centrally located Reykjavik hotels or Reykjavik Cruise Port
Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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8:30am Departure
Code: AH830

Departs at 8:30am

USD $68.16
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10:30am Departure
Code: AH1030

Departs at 10:30am

USD $68.16
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Maureen V, November 2015

Absolutely brilliant aided by our excellent guide who not only told us about the places we visited but also lots about Icelandic culture. I was sorry when it was over!

Reviewed by: Nicholas R, November 2015

Excellent value, and it was a lot cheaper than some other similar tours. If you only have a short stay in Iceland as we did, then go on this tour. It contains so much in the way of variety and content its brilliant. Our tour guide Helga was excellent and scored top marks for making our day my wifes 60th birthday so memorable. Thank you Helga for introducing us to your beautiful country and wonderful people. From Thingveller to the waterfall at Gullfoss to the fun geysers, we had such an unbelievable full day. There was also the turf-covered church and the wonderfully friendly horses at the end. What beautiful animals with their furry coats and long manes and Im not really a horse lover!
If you can only go on one tour, go on this one. It shows you so many of Icelands wonders and represented excellent value. Id give it more stars if I could. Definitely 5.

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Tour code: 2970AH12