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Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Tick through all of Iceland’s Golden Circle sights and more on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Settle into a comfortable Mercedes Benz minibus and tour the country’s most celebrated natural treasures. Admire the Gullfoss waterfall and see the powerful Strokkur geyser at the Geysir geothermal area. Explore Thingvellir National Park to view the site of Iceland’s first parliament and the North American and Eurasian geological rift; and enjoy an extra stop to witness the beautiful Faxi waterfall. Complimentary snacks and beverages, and free on-board WiFi, are included.
  • Full-day Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik in a minibus
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park and see the rift where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet
  • View the age-old parliament site of Althing, where Iceland’s first assembly met
  • Marvel at the Gullfoss waterfall, with its two tiers of thundering cascades
  • Explore the Geysir geothermal region and see the Strokkur geyser, bubbling pools and vents
  • Stop to admire the beautiful waterfall of Faxi
  • Break for lunch (own expense) and enjoy complimentary refreshments and WiFi on board
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Free WiFi on board
Snacks and beverages
Gratuities
Lunch

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8:00 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

We do pickup at hotels and bus stops in Reykjavík, some hotels are located within a traffic restricted area and you would need to meet us at a nearby bus stop. Additional pick-up locations in Reykjavik City: Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond) Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café) Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata
Start your full-day tour from your Reykjavik hotel, and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your Mercedes Benz minibus as you journey into Iceland’s countryside.

On route, hear tales from your guide about the Golden Circle, and each site’s place in Icelandic history and folklore. Stay refreshed with complimentary on-board snacks and use the on-board WiFi as you wish.

Enter UNESCO-listed Thingvellir Park and observe the geological rift where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Gaze at the ridges of the two continents, and see Althing, site of the world’s first parliamentary gathering in 930 AD.

Stop to admire the two-tier falls of Gullfoss, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ and be sure to capture photos of the cascades as they plunge into a gorge.

Visit Geysir, an active geothermal area of bubbling springs and geysers. Walk around the pools and see the mighty Strokkur geyser erupt, shooting high into the air every few minutes.

Along the way, break for lunch (own expense) and make an additional stop at another natural treasure — the Faxi waterfall. Admire this picturesque fall and see the salmon ladder built beside it that allows salmon to journey upriver.

Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hveragerði Public Park
The first stop of the day is the town Hveragerði, where we have a short restroom stop. Hveragerði is about 45 min drive from Reykjavik. There are restrooms, bakery and an exhibition about earth quakes. This is just a short stop on our way to the Golden Circle.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Faxi is sometimes called the little brother of Gullfoss, it is a small but beautiful waterfall in the neighbourhood. There are many ways to see the waterfall, you can see it from above and also walk all the way down.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss, is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. It is powerful and big. The river, Hvítá, comes from the glacier Langjökull, which is the second biggest glacier on the island. There are many ways to see the waterfall, if you are in the mood you can walk down to the waterfall and feel the power in person.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Geysir
The hot spring Geysir in Iceland is one of the most famous hot spring in the world. The hot spring Strokkur erupts aprox. every 5 minutes. Here we have time to walk around the area and this is also our lunch stop. In the area are many restaurants.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is the heart of Iceland, some Icelanders say. This is the place where Icelanders became a nation back in the day, the first parliament in the world was established there in the year 930. The location is also interesting, because here we do have the tectonic plates - the american plate and eurasian plate pulling apart 2 cm every year. To walk in the rift valley is an amazing felling. And yes, for those who like Game of Thrones, few scenes were shot there!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
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 Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
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 Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.

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  • "Highly recommend , oh and the small tours are far more luxurious than the big coaches!" See review
  • "We had great weather too so got to see all the beautiful places with great photo opportunities." See review
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Fabulous!!
Amelia_P
, Oct 2021
Such a great company! We weren’t successful seeing the Northern Lights the first night so they allowed us to rebook for the next night at no extra charge. We were successful seeing the lights and it was spectacular!!! Highly recommend!
star-4
Great tour, but guide killed the mood
Amanda_R
, Oct 2021
Overall this was a great day trip and well worth seeing this spectacular part of Iceland. I’m withholding the last star because our guide really ruined the vibe of the trip for our group by chastising us for *almost* being late back to the bus after our first stop. We arrived at bus 2 minutes before our given deadline but still got told off like a pack of naughty kids. I completely understand the need to keep the tour moving, but a public shaming was uncalled for. I’ve not experienced this with Viator excursions before and hope not to again.
star-5
Nice trip
Sophie
, Oct 2021
Excellent trip!!! Highly recommended! Our guide is so nice and very knowledgable. He explained things clearly, and told us many funny stories and facts. The weather was good as well. Amazed by the nature.
star-5
Will you spot the Elves…?
Patrick_M
, Sep 2021
Great trip. Friendly guide. Good variety of attractions, plenty of restroom stops too! Maybe layer up more than I did as weather changes so much. Be prepared for rain, sun and a drenching if you go to the waterfall edge!
star-5
Don't Miss it!
Eleonora_d
, Aug 2021
A great tour with lots of helpful commentary from Steini, our guide. We also had incredible weather, but all of the stops were worth it. Highly recommended.
star-5
Fun in the rain
Phil_E
, Jul 2021
Gusti our driver was great. Wonderful sense of humor and very knowledgeable. Weather was not great but enjoyed the tour anyway.
star-5
Excellent views, hardly any other visitors
Jimb
, May 2021
Wind was howling as we toured each sight. Personal treatment by guide made for an excellent trip. We each had time to visit sights as desired.
star-4
Gulfoss waterfall
Megan_S
, Mar 2020
Laid back but punctual tour guide he was a really nice guy. Plenty of time in each stop lovely day all round.
star-5
A Never Forgetting Experience
Paulina_G
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was very educational and friendly. You could tell how passionate he was about Iceland. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting. He made our experience one we will never forget.
star-5
Golden Circle and Ice Cream!!!!
Frenesi_M
, Feb 2020
Grab this tour. It will basically make your trip to Iceland complete. Bjorn was our tour guide and he is amazing!!! Worth your money
1 traveler found this review helpful

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