Everyone who comes to Iceland for the first time asks: ‘’What is the must-see place that I should not miss?’’. Well, the answer is simple: Go on a Golden Circle tour. This guided minibus tour gives you the opportunity to visit some of the best sites in Iceland. Besides the visits of Þingvellir National Park, Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall, you will also make some special extra stops.
In the morning, your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. The first stop on your golden circle tour is at Kerið, a volcanic crater lake. You can walk around the top of the crater and even go down to water level. The caldera is approximately 3,000 years old and its red volcanic rock is very unique.
Gullfoss and Geyser – The Famous Two on your Golden Circle Tour
Later you will visit Gullfoss, Iceland’s most famous waterfall. After a lunch break, you will continue to the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur. There you will see Iceland’s most impressive and famous geyser, called Strokkur. Strokkur erupts about every 4 to 8 minutes, sometimes up to 40 meters high.
The Golden Circle tour is completed with a visit of Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir, famous for its beauty and geological and historical value, was accepted as UNESCO’s heritage site in 2004. There, the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet and you can walk in between the plates.
After that, your guide brings you back to Reykjavik and drops you off at your accommodation.
This Golden Circle tour is very popular. In case this tour is fully booked for your travel dates we recommend checking our Iceland Golden Circle tour with bathe in a hot spring, or our Golden Circle tour by super jeep.
Meeting point: From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
What to bring?
From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops
Minimum age 6 years