Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour

From: € 86
Duration: ~ 10 hours

Make the most of your day and book a tour that combines Reykjavik‘s top attractions, interesting facts, history of Iceland and Icelandic stories together with the popular Golden Circle Tour.

 
Easy cancellation

Highlights

  • Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir
  • Harpa Concert Hall
  • Perlan Museum
  • Historical Höfði Building
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Old Harbor
  • City Centre
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area

Inclusions

  • Round-trip Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • Comfortable Coaches
  • Tour in English
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • Reykjavík Sightseeing Tour
  • 10% Discount at Gullfoss Café and Glima Restaurant (Geysir Hot Spring)*

*Automatic 10% discount after showing the booking confirmation (received when booking this tour), valid only when buying refreshments, not at the gift shops

Tour Itinerary

Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour is a perfect way of how to see Icelandic's history and amazing nature in one day. If you are looking for these two options, this tour is right for you.

On this tour, you'll get to enjoy a view over Reykjavik from the Perlan museum, explore the oldest part of the city, and visit the Hallgrímskirkja church who's design was inspired by basalt lava columns and Icelandic nature. You will explore the farm style of the Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir and the town Hafnarfjörður, where a mysterious race of “hidden people” lives in perfect harmony with the human population. 

Leaving at 13:00 for the Golden Circle as the second part of this combination tour, you will see geological intrigue and historic legacy featuring National Park Þingvellir; Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir hot spring area.

Unique capital of Iceland

Reykjavik as Icelandic capital is a unique city to discover with a rich history of how Iceland had been shaped during centuries. With our best-experienced guide, you won't miss anything important to discover and get information about. Just in a few hours, you will know every historical and important place in Reykjavik before leaving for the Golden Circle tour. Everything in the comfort of our minibus and the best guide.

Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National park became the national park in 1930, exactly one thousand years after the Althing, first Icelandic parliament was founded here in 930 AD. Icelandic nation's most powerful leaders met and decide on all legislations, laws during the Viking-age justice. We can call Althing also the first democratic parliament in the world. Þingvellir National Park is home for many rare world's natural phenomenons. For example, its location in the rift valley is where Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Þingvellir has also a beautiful waterfall, a natural lake Þingvallavatn, and more. Þignvellir is a place to don't miss.

Gullfoss Waterfall
A waterfall that got its name after the golden color of its water as it churns up silt and sediment. Gullfoss waterfall is situated on the river Hvítá and it has two stages, and together the waterfall makes 54 meters of down running water. There is a lot of stories behind the Gullfoss, and also why this majestic waterfall got the name "golden falls", and our best-experienced guide will gladly share with you on your tour. But for now, one of them is that Sigríður Tómassdóttir stopped any plans of buildings at Gullfoss waterfall which were supposed to make from this waterfall an electricity generator. This story is most likely false, but people like to share it with visitors.

Geysir Strokkur and more
The third stop of the Golden Circle tour part is at amazing, little bit smelling but warm Geysir Geothermal area. Here you can find geyser Strokkur that erupts every 6-10 minutes, and even it is not always the strongest eruption, it is so worth seeing it. All Geysir Geothermal area is a place we always ask you to pay respect to nature in the area. Thanks to our geysers in Iceland, we are able to have so many swimming pools, hot tubs, greenhouses such as Fríðheimar and we can pump our energy from them. That is why the bills for heating are not so high in Iceland :-)

Memories that last a lifetime
There is so many locations and spots during the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour where you can take great pictures and video to share on your socials. We believe that you will enjoy it with our best-experienced guides and comfort we offer during every tour. And don't forget to share your experiences with us on our Facebook or Instagram @graylineiceland, always happy to see your travels with us!


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is the Golden Circle on our Reykjavik Sightseeing & Golden Circle tour?

The Golden Circle is in southwest Iceland, just outside of the city of Reykjavik. After spending a great time exploring Reykjavik's best places you will continue to the Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. This Golden Circle round transport is about 250 kilometers in total from Reykjavik.

2. How long does the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour take?

This tour takes approximately 10 hours in total.

3. Can you do the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour in one day?

Yes! That's why it is a great choice of how to spend your day in Iceland.

4. What do the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour include?

The Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour includes transport in the minibus, bus transport to and from Golden Circle, professional tour guide, tour in English, free WiFi onboard, super comfortable coaches, visit of the Reykjavik, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall and unforgettable memories!

5. Can you do the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour if the weather is bad?

It depends on what you classify as bad. If the weather in Iceland is really bad, we are not even doing any tours to keep everybody safe. But if the weather is rainy, snowy, windy and not cozy at all, it is always the best to have proper warm and waterproof clothes and good winter/hiking boots

6. Is the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour suitable for kids and pregnant women?

This tour is suitable for your kids and also for pregnant women. There is not so much walking as seeing and transport in our coaches is always very comfortable. Just please check the weather before you go, since the bad weather doesn't have to be fun for kids or pregnant women.

7. Where to eat during the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour?

There is no such a stop to go and eat during the sightseeing in Reykjavik, but during the Golden Circle part, there are places to buy refreshments at Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

8. Where are the pick-up locations for the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour?

We pick-up from all major hotels in the greater Reykjavik area where possible. In the city center where bus traffic is restricted we pick-up from designated bus stops. We also pick up from the cruise ports, and it is always possible to join the tour at our bus terminal in Klettagarðar.

9. Do I need to know something more about the Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour?

You can always contact us at info@grayline.is or call +354 540 13 13 if you have any questions for us.

Please note

  • Restrooms Available at Most of Tour Stops

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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