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Iceland Golden Circle Classic Tour From Reykjavik

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Discover Iceland's most iconic natural attractions on this best-selling Golden Circle tour that include: Geysir, Þingvellir, & Gullfoss Waterfall

Highlights

  • Visit Þingvellir, the birthplace of Iceland’s age-old democracy
  • Hear hair-raising stories of Þingvellir’s grislier sites
  • Witness the hypnotic power of Gullfoss falls
  • Watch a large geyser erupt and see Geysir, the namesake of all geysers
  • Explore Skálholt archeological site

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

This Golden Circle tour is by default guided in English. More languages are also available for the 8:30 departure as follows:

  • German: Saturdays (All year)
  • French: Mondays (All year)
  • Scandinavian: Fridays (All year)
  • Spanish: Wednesdays (All year)
  • Mandarin Chinese: Saturdays departure at 10:30 (All year)

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Jan 16 2019
simple and effective. As it should be
Jan 14 2019
The tour is fantastic! I could do it every day. The natural landscape is just unreal and so beautiful! The gullfoss waterfall in particular absolutely blew me away! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting iceland. An absolute must see!!!
Jan 13 2019
See above- the tours were excellent and the connection seamless
Jan 07 2019
A good variation of places stopped at however the timings seemed wrong. For example, we spent roughly half an hour at a church when it needed no more than ten as there was nothing there. We then spent around 45 mins at the national park which, considering the size and beauty of it, was far too short. This felt like more of an express tour rather than an in depth one. On the plus side, the pick up bus arrived on time and on the return journey, we were given an option as to where we would like to be dropped. The coach was also clean and comfy.
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ITINERARY

The Golden Circle is by far our most popular day trip, and for good reason! It’s packed with arguably the country’s most important sites and guided by some of our finest tour experts with extensive knowledge and experience of Iceland’s most revered sites.

A HARROWING HISTORY & FABULOUS FALLS
Our first stop is Þingvellir, the mainland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is not only where the tectonic plates are pulling apart creating a rift valley, but also the birthplace of the Althing, the world’s longest-running democratic parliament since 930 AD. Here we’ll learn the chilling stories behind Drowning Pool, Gallows Rock, Burning Gorge and Sand Banks of Slaughter. Deep in the interior, we’ll find Gullfoss as it cascades into narrow Hvítárgljúfur canyon. The geology of the massive falls means it’s nearly impossible to photograph completely—you simply have to see it with your own eyes.

BUBBLING WITH EXCITEMENT
At Geysir geothermal area we’ll see a geyser hurling boiling water up to 30 meters in the air every 3-7 minutes, so you’re sure to catch the thrilling moment. The entire area is alive with geothermal activity, including bubbling mud pots, steam vents, and Geysir, the namesake of all geysers.

ENCOUNTERING HISTORY
After a short stop at Faxi waterfall and its fish ladder, which allows salmon to “climb” upstream, we reach the archeological museum under Skálholt church. Skálholt was the epicenter of culture, politics and learning in Iceland for over 700 years. Outside we’ll explore a replica turf house, Iceland’s heritage building style.

STORIES OF A LIFETIME
While any one of these stops makes incredible fodder for your Instagram feed, they also all have rich histories and fascinating tales, each told with their own nuances by our brilliant storyteller guides. It’s not just facts and figures that bring these places to life, but the compelling stories our guides have collected over time. Don’t just see the sites—experience Iceland through the eyes of a tour expert with Gray Line.

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