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The Golden Circle Classic - Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir

Witness Iceland’s world renowned pristine natural beauty and phenomena on this day trip from the capital which will take you to spouting hot springs, waterfalls and charming towns.

The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city up to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.

The birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, the plains of Þingvellir is where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking age justice.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart.

From Þingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards some of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall. Feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur canyon.

Leaving Gullfoss lunch break is usually taken in Gullfoss Cafe or at the Information centre at Geysir area.

The Geysir geothermal area is an impressive sight featuring diverse geothermal features, bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents and colourful algae deposits.

Home of the The Geysir which all geysers are named after, the area also boasts one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, The Strokkur hot spring that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of scalding water up to 20 metres into the air.

Experience Includes

  • Visits to Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur hot springs and more
  • Pick-up and drop-off from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transport by coach

Experience Excludes

  • Meals, snacks and refreshments
  • Optional gratuities
  • Admission fee for Hellisheiði geothermal power station

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

Picks up from most hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik.

Start times

8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am. Hotel pick-ups commence 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Duration

Approximately 8 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Pick-up from hotels and guest houses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time. You will be advised specific times upon reconfirmation locally.
  • Returning from your tour, you will be dropped off at the pick-up point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.
  • In the event of unsuitable weather, the tour operator reserves the right to amend or cancel the itinerary.