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Golden Circle Private Tour

Enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring natural features of Iceland in utmost comfort in this Golden Circle private tour. During this tour, you visit Þingvellir National Park, Geysir area, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Traveling with a private guide is always more flexible and personal and your guide will do his very best to meet your travel needs and expectations. 

Your private guide will pick you up in the morning at your preferred location in the area of Reykjavik. Leave Reykjavik behind and drive to your first stop Þingvellir National Park. It is one of Iceland’s most historically significant sites where the Vikings had their general assembly or the Alþingi. Geological, Þingvellir is also a fascinating place. Here you can see how the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are diverging. Your private guide will walk with you through the park and explain its rich history and unique geological features.

The next stop is the Haukadalur valley where you’ll find the Geysir geothermal area. “Geysir” is the most famous geyser in the world that did lend its name to hot springs all over the world. “Geysir” itself has had minimal activity in recent years and is currently in an inactive phase. However, “Strokkur” its little brother shoots boiling hot water up to 40 meters (130 feet) high every 8 to 10 minutes. Your private guide will walk around with you in this area where you will also find mud pools and fumaroles.

Gullfoss, which is only a short drive away from Geysir, is a two-tiered waterfall that has frequently been voted as one of the top 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world. There are several different platforms where you can enjoy this powerful waterfall from different angles. In the afternoon your private guide drives you back to Reykjavik.

Lunch is not included in this package, but your private guide will arrange a lunch stop based on your individual needs (just a sandwich in case you want to spend as much time as possible at the sites or a proper restaurant stop). Please discuss the details at the beginning of your tour.

Advantages of a Golden Circle Private Tour

The advantage of traveling on a private tour is definitely the added comfort and great flexibility. It is always possible to add some extra stops and your guide will do everything in his power to satisfy your needs. Just let your private guide know if you have any special interest, for example in horses, or geology, or Game of Thrones, … Your private guide might include an interesting extra stop for you.

If you are interested in adding an activity such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkeling in Silfra, horseback riding, or visit a geothermal swimming pool, please contact us. These types of activities have to be booked in advance.

This tour can be booked for 1 to 4 persons or for 5 to 7 persons. Depending on the number of persons and availability, this Golden Circle private tour either takes place in an SUV or comfortable minibus.

Meeting point: Hotels/Guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area

Tour Code

Tour Code

PT-01

Season

Season

All Year

Duration

Duration

9 Hours

Location

Location

South Iceland

Difficulty

Difficulty

Easy

Age Limit

Age Limit

No Age Limit

Included:

  • Pick-up & drop-off at your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Local guide
  • Either an SUV or a comfortable minibus

Not included:

  • Lunch (a stop will be made)
  • Refreshments
  • Clothing
  • Any additional activities or geothermal baths

What to bring?

  • Warm and comfortable clothing
  • Good outdoor clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Bathing suit (if you want to go bathing)
  • Towel (if you want to go bathing)

Meeting Point:

Hotels/Guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area

Requirements:

Please contact us if you want to book this tour with a different starting time. We offer a flexible schedule for example for cruise ship guests. We have long daylight in Iceland during the summer and it would be also possible to start the tour in the afternoon.

If you are interested to add an activity such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkeling in Silfra, horseback riding, or visit a geothermal swimming pool, please contact us. These types of activities have to be booked in advance.

This tour can be booked for 1 to 4 persons or for 5 to 7 persons. Depending on the number of persons and availability, this Golden Circle private tour either takes place in an SUV or comfortable minibus.

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