Everyone who comes to Iceland for the first time and has very limited time in this beautiful country asks: ‘’What is the must see place that I should not miss?’’. Well, the answer is simple. The Golden Circle. This accessible day tour gives you the option to visit some of the best sites of Iceland.
This accessible day tour is designed for travelers that are in Reykjavik only for a short time – either for a long flight stopover or coming on a cruise ship.
This wheelchair friendly day tour takes place in a comfortable accessible minibus with a wheelchair ramp. This minibus is equipped with a special ramp and belts and you do not have to leave the wheelchair during the tour.
Book your Iceland Accessible Golden Circle Tour:
You can book this accessible day tour from Reykjavik directly here. 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 summer and it would be also possible to start the tour in the afternoon. Pick-up from the International Airport in Keflavik would be also possible for a small extra fee.
Please also contact us in case you want to book a tour with us less than 7 days in advance.
Iceland - The Golden Circle
No Age Limit
This accessible day tour gives you the option to visit some of the best sites in Iceland. In the morning, your private guide picks you up from your hotel or cruise ship in Reykjavik and you start your day by driving to Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir, famous for its beauty and geological and historical value, was accepted as UNESCO’s heritage site in 2004. The paths in the park are very good and your private guide shows you the most beautiful places in the park.
Next up is the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River in the southwest part of the country. There you will find Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) which is a fountain geyser. It is Iceland’s most impressive and famous geyser, erupting about every 4–8 minutes, sometimes up to 40 meters high. A spectacle not to be missed! The geyser is easily reachable in a wheelchair. Next to the geyser is also an accessible restaurant where we recommend to stop for lunch (not included).
After enjoying lunch you drive to Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfall”. Wheelchair visitors can have a very good view of the waterfall from the parking place and there is also an accessible viewing platform available to view the waterfall from above. On the way back to Reykjavík you visit Kerið, one of the oldest volcano craters in the area.
A wheelchair accessible van which accommodates 1 wheelchair user along with up to 5 passengers. The minibus has a wheelchair ramp and the wheelchair user can stay in the wheelchair during the tour. This option is suitable both for manual and automatic wheelchair users.
Geysir is the famous hot spring area located in the Haukadalur valley. The main attraction is known as Strokkur, which erupts energetically at regular intervals of 10 minutes or so its boiling waterjets can reach as high as 30 meters.
Gullfoss, also called the Golden Waterfall, is one of the most iconic gems of the likewise named Golden Circle. The waterfall is located in the upper part of the River Hvíta. Gullfoss is actually two separate waterfalls, the upper one has a drop of 11 meters and the lower one 21 meters.
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake located in the area called Grímsnes in the South of Iceland, along the famous Golden Circle route. The crater walls are steep and often covered with Icelandic moss. The inside of the crater is a lake whose water is aquamarine colored due to the minerals from the soil. The crater is 55 meters deep and about 3000 years old.
Alþingi is the national parliament of Iceland. It is one of the oldest parliaments in the world, founded in 930 at Þingvellir National Park. It is located in downtown Reykjavik.