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.
Small groups and personal experience.
Duration: ~6 hours
Pick-up: 12:00 - 12:30
Group maximum: 19 persons
Available: All year
Age limit: 6 years
Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing
- Thingvellir National Park
- Geysir Geothermal Area
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Small groups
Included: Pick up and drop off at hotels or guesthouses in Reykjavik, all entrance fees, free WiFi on the minibus, professionally guided English tour in a minibus.
Not included: Meals / Refreshments
Bring with you: Warm clothes, sturdy shoes. A camera is also a good idea. You can rent hiking shoes and waterproof clothing in the booking engine.
Longer version: The Golden Circle Complete is available at 09:00 all year round.
Children (6-15): 25% off
Reviews on TripAdvisor
"Golden Circle Tour was great.
Chris the tour guide picked us up at the hotel. It was a very comfortable minibus with wifi. Chris was very knowledgeable and approachable. Being in a small group was excellent. All the stops were worth the visit, I really enjoyed the national park and the geysers. Back in town for about 7.30pm. Best trip of the holiday. Thank you Chris."
At Extreme Iceland we prefer to operate tours by minibus in smaller groups. This gives us the opportunity to deliver the personal service we feel you deserve.
Thingvellir National Park
To begin the Golden Circle route we start our tour with a visit to the National Park Thingvellir. The area holds great historical importance and has many remarkable geological features. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet here and Althingi (the Icelandic parliament) was formed on these rocks in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. The beautiful Thingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Next up is the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur where we will see the famous Geysir and many hot springs. We will also see Strokkur geyser, which spouts every five minutes or so and projects steaming water to a height of about 60-100 feet.
Gullfoss Waterfall - The Golden Waterfall
Next we head over to Gullfoss, the most famous waterfall in Iceland in the river Hvíta. It’s power is inspirational and we can stand so close to it that we feel the mist of glacial water on our faces.
Map - (click to enlarge)
Note: The route back to Reykjavik is dependent on road conditions and daylight (in the darkest winter months we have less daylight).
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Golden Circle Afternoon - Rated 4.9/5 based on 8 customer reviews
Golden Circle charm5 by Teresa Whitfield 2018-03-09
Can't recommend this company enough5 by Laurie 2018-04-03
Golden Circle Tour5 by Claude Kugler 2018-04-15
Great Tour5 by Ben M 2018-03-22
Recommended4 by Chris 2018-03-01
Golden Circle Tour5 by Tracie 2018-04-16
Great tour5 by Jennifer Seiderer 2018-04-17
nice guide, great tour5 by Ling 2018-02-22
Disclaimer: During the darkest winter months we have limited daylight. Geysir geothermal area is our last stop and we might not have full daylight there. But the place is magical and beautiful all the same, and well lit up.