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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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: THEODOROS M, August 2016
The most outstanding trip of our life!!!The landascapes were beyond expectation, our tour guide made the trip even more interesting, waterfalls, geysir and volcanic land is something NOBODY should miss if in Reykjavik!!!The ABSOLUTE must day trip!!!Well done!!!!
Reviewed by: Maureen M, August 2016
Great full day out tour from Reykjavik visiting lots of interesting sights in the weird and ever changing volcanic landscape. We arrived by cruise ship to the port a few kms from the centre about 10 to 12 people form our ship in total and were picked up promptly on the day by the coach we stayed in all day - which was very modern and comfortable. A previous review suggests they don't pick up from here but we had emailed the company beforehand and they assured us they did emailing back in English perfectly. Excellent, knowledgeable English speaking guide and local driver. As recommended by the guide the lamb soup at the waterfall is very tasty but not cheap and more like a stew than a soup. Good amount of time at each stop and most but not all had bathroom facilities. Some charge 200 KR to use but you can pay with your card in the shop and get a token if you don't have Icelandic coins. Really good introduction to this area and a well worth while trip that was good value for money.