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.
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Departs at 8:30am
Departs at 9:30
Departs at 10:30am
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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Francine C, February 2017
A fabulous well-run tour of some of the most amazing sights around Reykjavik. The Gulfoss waterfall, Strokkur and Geysir hot springs, and Thingvellir parliament site were beautiful - even in the cold rainy weather on the day we went, and our guide whose name I've sadly forgotten, but who told us that her name meant 'Warrior Woman'! was hilarious and knowledgeable about everything we saw. She also pointed out things of interest along the way while we drove between sites, and had a wealth of funny and entertaining stories about Icelandic tradition, culture and history. The tour is well-paced, with plenty of time at each attraction, and there are gift shops, restaurants and toilets at each stop. Definitey the ideal way to visit some of the must-see sights of Iceland, on a comfortable coach with friendly staff.
Reviewed by: Carolina R, February 2017
What an amazing experience. We went to all of the three places as expected. Bjarni (Day) is an excellent tour guide. We learned so much about Iceland by listening to his narration.
Just a minor setback, though, is that we wished to have more time lunching and exploring the Gullfoss.