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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Get the most from a day in Iceland on an 11-hour tour from Reykjavik that covers the Golden Circle, Kerid crater, and Blue Lagoon. View the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, see the geysers and pools at Geysir, and admire the Gulfoss Waterfall. In addition, visit the lake-filled Kerid volcanic crater, and finish by bathing in the warm Blue Lagoon (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • 11-hour Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, and Blue Lagoon tour from Reykjavik
  • Walk between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park
  • Visit Gulfoss Waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area, and the lake-filled Kerid crater
  • Bathe in the warm turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon (own expense)
  • Learn about Iceland’s volcanic landscapes and natural wonders from a guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, and Kerid admission fee included
  • Small group of 19 travelers or fewer

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With stops at Kerið Crater Lake and the Blue Lagoon, this trip goes beyond the usual Golden Circle route.

Additional Details

Pickup included
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Reykjavik capital area
Free Wi-Fi on bus
Entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon
Bathing suit
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location.
If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:30.
Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with NICE travel logos.


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Departure Time

9:00 AM
Begin your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel in the Reykjavik area between 830am and 9am. Meet your guide and small group of no more than 19, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

Then, set out into Iceland’s stark countryside on your 11-hour tour. On route, listen to intriguing facts about the country, hearing about its history, geology, and culture from your guide.

Head into UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, one of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle sights. Learn how it lies within a belt of volcanic activity, and is home to the mid-Atlantic ridge, where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia face each other over a valley. Walk between the plates as you hear how they are gradually moving further apart, and savor the experience of straddling the two continents.

Take a detour from the Golden Circle to visit the Kerid (Kerið) crater, a 3,000-year-old crater filled with a lake. Peer into the 180-foot (55-meter) deep hollow, and admire the magical-looking blue lake cradled by the red- and green-colored slopes.

Visit the Geysir geothermal area, exploring the surreal-looking landscapes on foot. View the bubbling ponds and steam vents, and see the Geysir and Strokkur geysers, the latter shooting water up to 98 feet (30 meters) every five to 10 minutes.

Stop at the Gulfoss Waterfall, taking in this beautiful 105-foot (32-meter) fall, and then continue to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa surrounded by lava-sculpted countryside.

Head inside (own expense, with pre-booking of your admission ticket required) and change into your bathing suit. Then, enjoy a long soak in the warm, therapeutic waters, lying back in the steam and admiring the lava fields as you bathe.

After about two hours here, your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off in Reykjavik.
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Head to Thingvellir National Park, where you learn about how it lies within a volcanically active area. It's also home to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Straddle two continents while you walk between the plates.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Laugarvatn sits next to a beautiful lake of the same name in a geothermally active area. The plumes of super-heated vapor billowing into the air in this area are used by the locals to bake rye bread in the ground!
Stop At:  
Next, visit the surreal Geysir geothermal area on foot, stopping at bubbling ponds, steam vents, and Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Stick around long enough to watch the Strokkur geyser erupt (around every 10 minutes), spurting a column of water up to 98 foot (30 meters) in the air
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
The next destination is Gullfoss – the Golden Waterfall, where the waters of the mighty Hvíta (white) river are swept into a 70 meters deep canyon.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Small town with lots of Greenhouses
Stop At:  
Kerid Crater
After enjoyable hike around falls hop back on the bus for the journey to the lake-filled, 3,000-year-old Kerid crater. Stop to marvel at its magical-looking lake and colorful slopes.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Reykjanes Peninsula
A drive through Reykjanes Peninsula admiring vast lava fields, cone volcanoes and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean before we arrive in the Blue Lagoon.
Stop At:  
Blue Lagoon
Last but not least is visit at iconic Blue Lagoon. Choose to head inside the lagoon spa (own expense) if you’ve pre-booked admission. Enjoy a soak in the steamy waters while admiring surrounding lava fields.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that admission tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not included and must be pre-booked seperately. After booking the tour, you will receive a message with further information on how to book the Blue Lagoon tickets. If you have any problem with this then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 before your tour departure. The tour arrives at the Blue Lagoon at 5pm / 17:00 so Blue Lagoon tickets should be booked for that time.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik.
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There are a lot of people here so keep that in mind." See review
  • "its a full day out but lots of stops and finished in the blue lagoon but great value for money , you see some dramatic scenery, Recommended" See review


851 Reviews

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A wonderful tour of Iceland
, Oct 2021
This was a wonderful tour. Reynir was very knowledgeable and kind. Iceland is a beautiful place. The ride was comfortable.
My Adventure in Reykjavik
, Oct 2021
Thor was an awesome and funny Tour Guide! Never a boring moment with this guy! The 11-hour Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Tours were breathtaking and my Blue Lagoon experience was very memorable. Just know that the Blue Lagoon admission was booked by myself, separately from the latter tours possibly because I booked this tour at the last minute; literally the day before it. Twas a fun time!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guest, great to hear you enjoyed your adventure on our tour and with your guide Thor. Thank you for booking with us here at Nicetravel.
, Oct 2021
I would not use this company again. The trip stated entry to blue lagoon was not included and had to be paid separate. Which we did, however it was included when we got there. Total rip off.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guest, it is with sadness that I read this review. Your tour booking did not include a Blue Lagoon admission ticket which you later booked separately. This was explained both by your guide and by email on the day of your tour. Your review is therefore both factually wrong and offensive in the highest degree. You accuse us falsely of robbery and for that, we have no choice but to seek legal justice by all means possible.
Well organised Viator
, Oct 2021
Excellent tour, nice travel’s guide was excellent, Brahim very knowledgable about Iceland and it’s history, blue lagoon perfect for the last stop of the day, would recommend
, Oct 2021
Brian our guide was so informative and friendly. The whole trip was brilliant. A long day but definitely worth it
fantastic tour of gloden circle
, Oct 2021
Great tour one of the highlights of my trip. halldor was my driver fantastic ! we got to to see all of the golden circle with ample time at each one plus some extra stops
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guest, thank you for having our tour as part of your adventure here in Iceland. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with us.
My guide was absolutely...
, Oct 2021
My guide was absolutely amazing and I had the best time, making new friends along the way! I would 100% refer a friend and when I plan to come back, go through the same tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guest, great to hear you had the best time on our tour. Thank you for being willing to recommend our tour to your friends and we really hope to see you again soon here in Iceland.
Great guide
, Oct 2021
Excellent your, but was disappointed that you did not require masks. I am vaccinated but I believe we should still be wearing them until Things improve
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guest, great to hear you enjoyed your tour with us, thank you for selecting NICETRAVEL for your adventure in Iceland.
Finishing the day at the...
, Oct 2021
Finishing the day at the Blue Lagoon was amazing. Everything was beautiful and the guide was funny and knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guest, thank you very much for choosing our NICE tour, great to hear you enjoyed exploring the Golden Circle and relaxing in the Blue Lagoon.
Good experience
, Oct 2021
A good trip - we saw the Golden circle, crater and blue lagoon. Our tour guide was approachable and helpful. The stops were brilliant and definitely worth seeing if in Reykjavik. Only downside is that the tour is a very long day - ours lasted over 12 hours so come prepared.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Dear guests thank you for your kind words, great to hear you enjoyed your day with us visiting all the amazing sites on the Golden Circle and enjoying the comfort of the Blue Lagoon.

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