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Full-Day Classic Golden Circle Tour

by Gray Line Iceland Duration 6h+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $47

Tumbling waterfalls, erupting geysers, and wild landscapes sprawling across 2 separate tectonic plates—there's a reason Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most iconic tour. Discover the natural wonders of Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and the Gullfoss waterfall during this full-day road trip.

Departing from Reykjavik, ride off in the direction of Thingvellir National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this rugged wilderness is famed for its gorgeous rift valley, which has formed as 2 tectonic plates drift gradually apart. Listen to your guide describe how this location was the meeting place of Iceland's first general assembly in the year 930 as you snap photos of the greenery-blanketed rocks and deep blue water.

From there, continue on to Gullfoss, where the wide, rushing waters of the Hvítá glacial river plunge abruptly into a crevasse as if vanishing from the surface of the earth. Listen to the roar of this vast cascade, and feel the icy mist on your face.

Continue on to the geothermal area of Haukadalur, home to the Geysir that named all other geysers. Watch the regular eruptions of Strokkur as the burbling hot spring bursts skyward, and marvel at bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents ringed with colorful algae and minerals before looping back to Reykjavik.

Tumbling waterfalls, erupting geysers, and wild landscapes sprawling across 2 separate tectonic plates—there's a reason Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most iconic tour. Discover the natural wonders of Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and the Gullfoss waterfall during this full-day road trip.

Departing from Reykjavik, ride off in the direction of Thingvellir National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this rugged wilderness is famed for its gorgeous rift valley, which has formed as 2 tectonic plates drift gradually apart. Listen to your guide describe how this location was the meeting place of Iceland's first general assembly in the year 930 as you snap photos of the greenery-blanketed rocks and deep blue water.

From there, continue on to Gullfoss, where the wide, rushing waters of the Hvítá glacial river plunge abruptly into a crevasse as if vanishing from the surface of the earth. Listen to the roar of this vast cascade, and feel the icy mist on your face.

Continue on to the geothermal area of Haukadalur, home to the Geysir that named all other geysers. Watch the regular eruptions of Strokkur as the burbling hot spring bursts skyward, and marvel at bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents ringed with colorful algae and minerals before looping back to Reykjavik.

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1:00 PM, Tour without hotel pickup in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Pickup is only offered from Bus stop 6 (Safnahúsið / Culture House) and from Bus stop 13 (Rauðarárstígur). Alternatively you can you join the tour at Gray Line Iceland's main terminal.

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$46.88

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6:00 PM, Tour without hotel pickup in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

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10:30 AM, Tour without hotel pickup in English

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Pickup is only offered from Bus stop 6 (Safnahúsið / Culture House) and from Bus stop 13 (Rauðarárstígur). Alternatively you can you join the tour at Gray Line Iceland's main terminal.

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$49.11

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8:30 AM, Tour without hotel pickup in English

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Pickup is only offered from Bus stop 6 (Safnahúsið / Culture House) and from Bus stop 13 (Rauðarárstígur). Alternatively you can you join the tour at Gray Line Iceland's main terminal.

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9:30 AM, Tour without hotel pickup in English

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Pickup is only offered from Bus stop 6 (Safnahúsið / Culture House) and from Bus stop 13 (Rauðarárstígur). Alternatively you can you join the tour at Gray Line Iceland's main terminal.

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$51.34

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1:00 PM, Tour with hotel pickup in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Pickup from hotels and city center bus stops is included.

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$56.92

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6:00 PM, Tour with hotel pickup in English

Duration 6h No booking or credit card fees

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$56.92

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10:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in English

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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$59.15

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10:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in Mandarin

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in Mandarin. Pickup from hotels and city center bus stops is included.

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8:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in English

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8:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in French

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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8:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in German

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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8:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in Japanese

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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8:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in Scandinavian

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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$59.15

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8:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in Spanish

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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$59.15

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9:30 AM, Tour with hotel pickup in English

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

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$61.39

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Full-Day Classic Golden Circle Tour

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

Pingvellir

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gray Line Iceland Main Bus Terminal

    8, 104 Skarfagarðar Skarfagarðar 8

    Reykjavík

  • Reykjavik (Hotel Pickup)

    Reykjavík


Highlights

  • Classic Golden Circle tour to see Iceland's natural wonders

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site at Thingvellir National Park

  • Erupting geothermal features at the Geysir hot spring field

  • Powerful cascade of Gulfoss, a 2-tiered glacial waterfall

  • Informative & engaging narrative from your guide


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Iceland's Golden Circle by coach


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 11 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by an adult. The discount for children applies to maximum 2 children per each adult.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Reykjavik hotels.


Full-Day Classic Golden Circle Tour ratings based on 526 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 May 20, 2019

Well organized tour experience with clear communication, easy pick up and drop off, enthusiastic and knowledgable guide, and of course, incredible scenery.

3/5 May 19, 2019

Ticks all of the “ must sees” on the Golden Circle route .Possibly each site visit was 20 - 30 minutes too long but may have been that way to encourage credit card action at the bountiful iceland souvenir shops present at each site . The guide remained on the bus throughout. these visits so it’s up to each person to self guide ; no problem for me but I imagine not perfect for others . The guide’s onboard commentary was full of Iceland factoids and stories which were all entertaining and his instructions were clear and precise .

Paul Walker

United Kingdom