Golden Circle Iceland - The Classic Sightseeing Tour

The Golden Circle Tour - Iceland's Most Popular Sights

Geysir - Gullfoss Falls - Thingvellir National Park

The Golden Circle is the quintessential Icelandic excursion. Taking in the magnificent sights of Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir. We offer daily Golden Circle tours from Reykjavik, check out our selection of tours 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:

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    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 Express - Minibus tour

    Afternoon tour - 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. An express version of the Golden Circle. Operated in a minibus, for a more personal experience.

    ~7 hours
    Sept - Apr
  • The Ring Road - Summer Package

    All around Iceland in 7 days - Minibus tour

    Let's embark on an epic journey and circumnavigate the island of ice and fire. We will travel for seven days around Iceland, showing you the remote, the unknown, off the beaten track places under the midnight sun. We’ll also visit some of the most famous places and landmarks in Iceland that no one wants to miss.

    7 days
    May - Sept
  • 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.

    ~10 hours
    May - Sept
  • 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.

    ~12 hours
    Sep - Apr
  • 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
  • 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
    Nov - Mar
  • The Deluxe Golden Circle Tour in a Super Jeep

    Absolute classic - driven counterclockwise

    This is the way we like it. By super jeep with small groups and some unique landmarks that we truly want to show you, besides the 3 classic stops of this popular route in Iceland. The Golden Circle has some of Iceland’s greatest natural phenomena and historical places.

    8-9 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
  • 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

    Golden Circle tour and snorkeling in Silfra fissure is a fantastic way to spend your day in Iceland. A small group sightseeing tour and an easy snorkeling in magnificent surroundings. A complete combo tour; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!

    ~9 hours
    All year
  • Combo Madness - 3 amazing tours in one day

    Caving Tour - The Golden Circle Express - 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 Express tour and in the evening we search for the northern lights, on the Magical Auroras tour.

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

    Combination tour in Iceland

    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, Geysir geothermal area and and many other places.

    ~12 hours
    Jun - Sep
  • Private tour to the Golden Circle

    Between the mountains and the sea

    The Golden Circle is for you whether you are young or old. On this trip you'll experience the very best that Iceland has to offer, everything between the mountains and the sea: glacial rivers, beautiful landscapes, wild scenery and, of course, three of the most famous locations in Iceland: Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir. More information about each of these sites is found below.

    6+ hours
    All year
  • Let's Buggy the Golden Circle - Sightseeing and Adventure

    F roads and the classic attractions of Iceland in a long day tour

    Looking for a long day tour, full of action and want also to see the geysers, Gullfoss Falls, and the National Park of Thingvellir? Then let's go to the highlands for a while on the buggy! There's two people per vehicle, and both get to drive (those who have a driving permit).

    ~10 hours
    All year
  • Golden Circle by Minibus - For Groups

    Small groups and personal service

    On this trip you will experience all the best which Iceland has to offer, everything between the mountains and the sea: glacial rivers, beautiful landscapes, wild scenery and three of our most famous places of course: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Geothermal Area.

    7-8 hours
    All year
  • Golden circle and rafting in Hvita

    River Rafting Combo Tour

    Activity Combo Day Tour from Reykjavík. Includes a visit to Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and rafting down the Gullfoss canyon.

    3 hours
    May - Sep
  • Pearl of the Highlands & Golden Circle

    The colourful rhyolite mountains of Iceland

    This two-day Super Jeep Tour will take you to some of Iceland’s most famous sites and natural wonders: Landmannalaugar, the central highlands and the Golden Circle. It is a true Icelandic adventure in a fantastic landscape, combined with relaxation in geothermal pools.

    2 days
    May 1 - Jun 9
  • Golden Circle "Early Bird" - Layover Tour from Airport

    The highlights of Iceland - directly from the airport

    Would you like to make an otherwise wearying layover become a great adventure? Join us in this minibus tour to the Golden Circle attractions, and see these formidable features of nature. You can take this tour while on transit to Europe, if you have a usable time frame of 8 hours or so.

    ~7.5 hours
    Jun - Sep