Golden Circle Iceland - The Classic Sightseeing Tour

The Golden Circle Iceland - Tours & Excursions

Geysir - Gullfoss Waterfall - Thingvellir National Park

The Golden Circle is the quintessential Icelandic excursion. Taking in the magnificent sights of Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. We offer a broad selection of Golden Circle tours from Reykjavik, check out our selection of excursions below...

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The Golden Circle route in Iceland

The classic Golden Circle tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular sights: Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir. There are also many more interesting places to stop at on the way, like the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant, Faxi waterfalls and volcanic crater Kerid, for instance. The route covers approximately 300 kilomteres (190 miles), and loops from the capital of Reykjavík to the center of the country and back.

Þingvellir

Thingvellir is a national park is a site of much historical, natural and cultural importance in Iceland. The national park was founded in 1930, but the area itself has a far longer history than that, going back to the first settlers in Iceland. The Icelandic Parliament was established there in the year 930. Read more about Thingvellir here

Geysir geothermal area

The Geysir geothermal field is located at the northern edge of the southern lowlands in Iceland, at an altitude of 105-120 m above sea level. The hot springs are located to the east of a little mountain called Laugafell. The most famous one, Geysir, does not spout anymore, but the geyser Strokkur is alive and well, spouting every 5-10 minutes. Read more about Geysir here

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss is undoubtedly the most famous waterfall in Iceland. It falls in the river Hvítá. Its power is immense and one can stand very close to it and feel the mist of glacial water fall. The waterfall cascades down two huge steps that are 11 and 22 meters deep, into a deep gorge. Gullfoss is the first waterfall in Iceland to be preserved, thanks to Sigríður Tómasdóttir, a local girl who fought the authorities, who wanted to to build the first hydro power plant by the falls and ruin its beauty.

Check out our Golden Circle tours below:

  • Popular
    Jokulsarlon, Golden Circle and Ice Caving
    87 900 ISK

    Jokulsarlon, Golden Circle and Ice Caving

    South Coast, glacier hiking and ice caving + northern lights tour

    3 days and 2 nights of breathtaking landscapes, hiking on ice-blue glaciers, visiting a crystal ice cave, the Golden Circle and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. We will search for the northern lights on the first and second evening.

    3 days
    Oct - Mar
  • Golden Circle Complete - Minibus tour

    See Iceland's top attractions - Small groups - Personal service

    This classic tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir. Along the way we will make stops at other interesting places, Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant , Faxi waterfall and Kerid, for instance.

    ~9 hours
    All year
  • Golden Circle Afternoon - Minibus tour

    The Classic Golden Circle - Iceland's most popular attractions

    We will visit Iceland most famous destinations on this afternoon minibus tour. Thingvellir National park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. The classic sites on the Golden Circle. Operated in a minibus, for a more personal experience.

    ~6 hours
    All year
  • Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

    The famous five and geothermal bathing

    On this amazing one day adventure, you get to explore the main sights from The Golden Circle Route, and to bathe in the magnificent natural geothermal pool The Secret Lagoon. This tour offers you a taste of what Iceland has to offer in just one day.

    9-10 hours
    All year
  • The Ring Road - Package tour

    Northern Lights Minibus Tour - All Around Iceland in 7 Days

    Let’s take an epic journey and circumnavigate the beautiful island in the north, Iceland. This tour lasts for seven days, where we drive around Iceland and discover the mysterious beaten track places during the winter time. We will also visit the most famous places and landmarks that are must-sees for anyone visiting Iceland.

    7 days
    Oct - Mars
  • 10% Oct Discount
    golden circle winter iceland
    15 990 ISK

    Golden Circle Surprise

    Minibus Tour with Aurora Watching - Combo tour

    Explore the Golden Circle in a minibus. We will visit a national park (Thingvellir), a geothermal area and Gullfoss Falls. We will also search for the northern lights in the evening. This minibus tour gives you the chance to make the most of your day. This is a combo tour. Make the most of your day.

    ~11 hours
    Sep - Apr
  • Deluxe Golden Circle & Glacier - Super Jeep Tour

    Iceland's most popular attractions - plus the highlands

    Small group tour in a super jeep. The best way to experience Iceland. We will visit Iceland's most popular sights: Thingvellir national park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, we will drive to the highlands and visit Langjokull glacier, the second largest glacier in the country.

    ~10 hours
    All year
  • Golden Circle in a Super Jeep - with Snowmobiling

    Super Truck tour and snowmobiling on Langjokull Glacier

    The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most exciting and famous natural phenomena. Among sightseeing places are Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) and Langjokull, the second biggest glacier in Iceland.

    ~10 hours
    All year
  • From Reykjavik
     river rafting Iceland

    Golden circle and rafting in Hvita

    River Rafting Combo Tour from Reykjavik

    This tour is crammed full of fun, adrenaline filled activities and amazing sites: it is the perfect way to make sure that you get the most out of your Icelandic adventure.

    ~9 hours
    May - Sep
  • Volcanic Veins and Golden Circle

    A full day tour with stunning natural features

    Lava tube caving might be a completely new experience for you. But that's what Iceland is all about! In cave Leidarendi you get to explore the geological history of the island, from within! In the afternoon you join the Golden Circle Complete - Minibus tour where you'll see the main attractions of Iceland.

    ~11 hours
    June - Sept
  • Snorkeling and Golden Circle Tour - Combo

    Snorkel in Silfra and visit the Geysers and Gullfoss waterfall

    Combining snorkelling in Silfra fissure with the Golden Circle Tour is the perfect way to spend a day in Iceland. From the crystal clear waters of Silfra, to the dramatic eruptions at Strokkur and the historical significance of Althingi: it has everything that you could ever ask for.

    ~9 hours
    All year
  • 10% Oct Discount
    Combo Madness tour
    22 990 ISK

    Combo Madness - 3 amazing tours in one day

    Caving Tour - The Golden Circle Afternoon - Magical Auroras

    The aptly named Combo Madness tour is not for the faint of heart! In one day we squeeze in three day tours that will leave you with unforgettable moments in Iceland: A tour through a lava tube in Journey's End cave, The Golden Circle Afternoon tour and in the evening we search for the northern lights, on the Magical Auroras tour.

    ~15 hours
    Sept - Apr
  • Whale Watching & The Golden Circle

    Combo tour - Whale Watching and Golden Circle Afternoon

    Make the most of your day. This full day sightseeing tour gives you all the highlights. First we go whale watching from Reykjavik, and then we do the famous Golden Circle in a minibus. We will visit Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.

    ~11 hours
    Mar - Oct