Highlights / General details
Natural beauty and rich history of Þingvellir National Park;
Getting up close to an erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area;
The raw power of Gullfoss Waterfall;
Expert tour guide sharing fascinating facts and history.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (central Reykjavik); Guided Tour; Transportation by bus to each sight.
Food and beverages; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available daily at 8:30am, 9:30am and 10:30am. Hotel pick-up is 30 minutes prior to departure.
No departures on: December 25.
Approximately 8 hours.
The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. Þingvellir is also the birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking-age justice.
From Þingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards two of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.
At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur Canyon.
Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe or at the service center at the Geysir area.
The Geysir area home of "The Great Geysir" hot spring, which all geysers are named after, this area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colorful algae deposits. It also features one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, Strokkur hot spring, that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of super heated water up to 20 meters into the air.
Back on the Golden Circle route towards Reykjavik, the tour includes a short stop at the Icelandic Horse Park, Fákasel where you can stretch your legs, grab a cup of coffee or learn about the Icelandic Viking horse breed.
Due to weather and road conditions we cannot guarantee visits to Nesjavellir in the winter season.
Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**