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Discover Iceland's Golden Circle on a private day tour. Customize your itinerary with a personal guide and transportation. Visit Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir and Stokkur geysers, Gullfoss waterfall, and Kerid crater.

This Golden Circle day trip is solely for your group and includes private round-trip transportation from Reykjavik.

Highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir
  • Kerið Crater

Included

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off in Greater Reykjavík Area
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • Experienced guide and driver
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • Flexible destinations

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Departs From Reykjavik
Duration 8 hours
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group size Up to 7
Minimum age No minimum
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes
Tour Type Private Tour

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Itinerary

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People Watching Erupting Geyser in Iceland

Experience Iceland's natural wonders on a private tour of the Golden Circle. Your personal guide will take you on a 190-mile (300-kilometer) journey from Reykjavik to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Kerið crater. Discover Iceland's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage along the way. Book your unforgettable adventure today!

The tour can be tailored to your preferences and lasts approximately 6-8 hours. Many consider it to be a must-see, as it showcases some of the most impressive sights that Iceland has to offer. Don't miss out!

This tour is part of our carbon offset program. By joining us, you're supporting our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and taking action towards a more sustainable future.

Group Walking in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland

At Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll meet with Iceland's rich history. This is where the world's first parliament gathered over a thousand years ago! Walk through the valley where continents are slowly drifting apart and see the stunning gorges and lava fields left behind by ancient eruptions. At Thingvellir, you can also snorkel between two tectonic plates in crystal-clear waters of Silfra fissure (optional extra).

Erupted Geysir Geyser in Iceland

Next up is Gullfoss Waterfall, translated as “The Golden Falls.” Get ready to be wowed by one of Iceland's biggest attractions. The waterfall cascades down three stages of volcanic rock before plunging into a 2-kilometer (6,560 ft) crevice below. Powered by a glacier, it crashes into an old canyon, making a spectacular scene and spraying a refreshing mist in the air.

Next up is the well-loved Geysir Hot Spring Area. At this stop, you'll feel the Earth's excitement as hot springs shoot water up high into the air. Keep an eye out for Strokkur geyser - it blasts boiling water up 30 meters (100 ft) every few minutes, making quite the show! You can see the Great Geysir nearby, which has been active for over 10,000 years. It's the one that gave its name to all geysers worldwide, but it's not erupting at the moment.

Finally, explore Iceland's volcanic past at Kerið crater to learn about Iceland's past. The crater has a pristine blue lake surrounded by red cliffs and has an interesting history. Kerið used to be a volcano that collapsed after an eruption because it ran out of magma. This formed its unique shape. The crater is over a thousand years old, and you will be walking around its rim to see it from up close!

We are thrilled to offer you the chance to add some exciting extra activities to your tour for an additional fee. Here are the fantastic options we have available for you:

  • Snowmobiling (suitable for ages 8 and up for a passenger; driver's license required for driving).
  • Snorkeling at Silfra Fissure (for travelers age 14 and older).
  • Friðheimar Tomato Farm Greenhouse Lunch
  • Fontana Geothermal Spa Admission

Note: If you choose snowmobiling as an extra activity, you won't be able to add on snorkeling or Friðheimar Greenhouse lunch options. However, you can select Friðheimar Greenhouse lunch, Fontana Geothermal Spa, and Snorkeling as additional activities together. 

The extra activities are not private, but they will be joined for the scheduled departures. If you would like to have the additional activities private as well, please contact us.

The tour transportation is provided in a private vehicle, specifically a Mercedes Benz V Class or a similar model that can accommodate up to 7 guests. Along with the vehicle, a private guide will be available throughout the tour. Two vehicles are available per day. For custom inquiries involving more than 14 people or for alternate dates, please get in touch with us.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The first step is to make sure your credit card provider allows you to make payments in Canadian Dollars (CAD) or American Dollars (USD) if you have selected.

In some cases, your credit card company would need to pre-authorize the transaction for you before you can process the transaction online.

If you are still having problems booking through Arctic Adventures website www.adventures.is then please contact our Customer Care Team

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National ParkGullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

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