Day Tours from Reykjavik


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 of Iceland. Beside the visits of Þingvellir National Park, Geyser geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall, you will also make some special extra stops.


MB-02 – Golden Circle Tour Complete with several Extra Stops

golden circleIn the morning, your guide picks you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. The first stop on your golden circle tour is at the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Station. It is the largest geothermal power station in Iceland. There you can enjoy an interactive exhibition about geothermal energy in Iceland (entrance included).

Next, you will visit 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. After Kerið, your guide will show you Skálholt, one of Iceland’s most historical sites. There you can explore the replica of a traditional turf house. The charming Faxi waterfall is next up. The river is full of salmon and next to the waterfall you can spot a fish ladder.

Gullfoss and Geyser – The Famous Two on your Golden Circle Tour

golden circle icelandLater you will visit Gullfoss, Iceland’s most famous waterfall. After a lunch break you will continue to the geothermal 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. This is a spectacle not to be missed!

Your guide will also make a stop at a local family farm and we highly recommend trying their amazing ice cream. 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. In the evening your guide brings you back to Reykjavik and drops you off at your accommodation.

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Book your Golden Circle tour:

Season: All year
Departure Days: Daily
Duration of the Tour: Approx. 9 hours
Included: Hotel pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, guided tour in a minibus (maximum 19 people), experienced English speaking guide, entrance fees
Requirements for the tour: We recommend to wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes
Start of the tour: From Reykjavik, pick up from your accommodation or one of the official bus stops

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this Golden Circle tour. Please include the tour code (MB-02). This day tour from Reykjavik is operated by one of our reliable partners.

This Golden Circle tour is very popular.  In case this tour is fully booked for your travel dates we recommend to check our Iceland Golden Circle tour with bathe in a hot spring, our Golden Circle tour by super jeep or our Golden Circle food tour.