Golden Circle Afternoon - Minibus tour - EI23

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.

Small groups and personal experience.

Duration: ~6 hours

Pick-up: 13:00 - 13:30

Group maximum: 18 persons

Available: All year

Age limit: 6 years

Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing

Map (click here)

Tour Highlights:
  • 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 included, 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.

Golden Circle image gallery

8 990 per adult

Children (6-15): 50% off

If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.


Tour Description

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

Thingvellir National Park

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.

strokkur geyser

The water usually reaches around 15-20 meters, but it can go up to 40 meters high.

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 closeup

Gullfoss waterfall, up close

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
Golden Circle Afternoon itinerary

Note: The route back to Reykjavik is dependent on road conditions and daylight (in the darkest winter months we have less daylight).

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.

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