It’s the classic Icelandic tour with a sparkling finish. To begin, we’ll head out to the Golden Circle. As its name implies, the Golden Circle encompasses sights that are the heart and soul of Iceland situated in a convenient loop. We’ll go for a walk through history in Þingvellir, marvel at Gullfoss, feel the heat at Geysir geothermal area, make a stop at Faxi falls and visit the cultural epicentre, Skálholt. After resting up back in Reykjavik, we’ll leave the city lights behind and with our guides’ knowledge and experience at our disposal, go in search of the ethereal aurora borealis
Taking the Golden Circle tour is an absolute must any visit to Iceland. You can’t say you’ve been to Iceland if you haven’t seen its natural and historic wonders. And you won’t want to pass up the chance to see the Northern Lights stretching across the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides are the key to unlocking these uniquely Icelandic experiences.
Roam the fields of Parliament
Our first stop in the Golden Circle will be Þingvellir. It was in this place, back in 930 AD, that the Althing, the world’s longest running democratic parliament, was formed. It’s also one of the few places in the world where you can walk inside the rift between the North American and Eurasian plates.
Feast for your eyes
Gullfoss is one of the largest and most striking waterfalls in Iceland. It’s many tiers of rushing water make it both majestic and a challenge to photograph in its entirety. The tier formation also means that on sunny days you can find multiple rainbows in its mist. You simply have to see it with your own eyes.
A timely eruption
At the Geysir geothermal area, we’ll be treated to one of the most iconic sights in Iceland: an erupting geyser hurling boiling water up to 30 meters high every 3 to 7 minutes. After a short stop at Faxi waterfall and its fish ladder, which allows salmon to “climb” upstream, we reach the historical site of Skálholt church, our last stop on the Golden Circle.
Take a break
After touring the Golden Circle we’ll drop you off at your hotel in Reykjavik in time for dinner. You’ll have plenty of time to refresh yourself and pick up more warm clothes before we begin pick up for the Northern Lights tour at 20:30.
Viewing the Northern Lights by oneself can be tricky but our expert guides know how to find the best viewing locations. We’ll leave Reykjavik’s light pollution behind and head for destinations where you’ll have the best chance to see and photograph the lights.
From its splendid daytime vistas to the dancing lights of the night, experience the essence of Iceland. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to walk through Iceland’s history, awe-inspiring landscapes and go on a quest for the Northern Lights.
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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.
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very professional, funny guides and lovely new clean coaches!
Brilliant. Great price.
Easy to search and book online. Ticket confirmation and voucher came through quickly to my email account. Might suggest that it would be good to have tour additions, such as the stop-off to the secret lagoon easier to find and add to applicable tours. When I had to contact customer services my questions/issues were quickly and competently sorted out. When my Northern Lights tour was cancelled and I couldn't rebook due to my stay in Iceland, the refund was quickly processed. No issues, really impressed by tour and Greyline service :)
The tour is very well-organised, everything was smooth. The tour guides are knowledgeable, polite and friendly. Unfortunately we did not see the northern lights, due to bad weather. However the tour guide did everything he can to find a good spot and he is a good tour guide. Pick up was on time, easy to find. Regarding the drop off, I requested drop off at stop 8 (only 5 mins away from hotel), however, after the golden circle tour, they dropped me at stop 10 and i had to walk 15 mins to get to the hotel. However, the driver who dropped me off after northern lights tour dropped me right in front of my hotel. So, in general, I don't complain.
We booked airport transfers and golden circle,secret lagoon and northern lights tours and have to say that Gray line were absolutely excellent - very punctual - very informative comfortable minibuses and coaches - good value for money. Would definitely recommend and use them for any visit to Iceland Thankyou
Great tour buses with a great guide
Excellent communication and service. Tour guides were great!
Easy to book and navigate around.
It’s easy to book the tour.
Always on time with very clean coaches and helpful drivers whose English was impeccable.
well organized, good guide. comfortable bus
I found the online booking very easy and convenient good details of the excursions. The best aspect for me was the online support via live chat and the ability to pick up the same conversation at a later point.
Quick and easy.
Iceland is an amazing country, with beautiful landscape. The trip was ok, I can say - comfortable, but there are a few things that should be improved. The bus was 15 minutes late. We were waiting for it, and weather was really bad. Customers should be able to eat inside the bus. Sorry but we paid enough for eventually cleaning service. We shouldn't be forced to eat in restaurant - that should be optional. The guide should improve his English. I think he had a lot interesting things to share, but his accent was really difficult to understand. The rest: view, waterfall, geyser etc. was exceptional.
Well informed, efficient tours. Guides and drivers excellent...
Great tour from greyline . Better than other company, with the northern lights we stopped in two places ( we see the northern lights in both places)..they are better than other company, well this is the story, we went on the second day as we got addicted to it. So, we tried booking in the other company (excursion) just to see and try in different spot. They only stop in one place. Like after seeing the small northern lights-thats it then we went back to Reykjavík.
The pick up although not on time was efficient and the guide and driver professional. The guide who did the evening Northern Lights tour was more knowledgeable than the day time guide who I didn't feel we got too much information from. You are also left to your own devices once at the stops/sights but I would have appreciated more information about them on arrival. The time at each one is not that long and we didn't have enough time to grab anything to eat so were very hungry at the end.
Really quick and simple!
Able to book our trip straight away. No fuss no hassle at all. The shuttle and coach arrived on time. They have a very good and comfortable seat and space inside. The driver even give us a live talk about the places, building and area that we’ve passed by. Very approachable team and able to assist all our needs. Even joined us in a group picture. The cost of our trip is not expensive. Refunded our money immediately for some cancellation. Excellent service!
All round a great company to deal with. Everything was great.
I love the service and the tourist guides was so nice. The tour named “The mistery of Northern Lights” was so beauty and Luisa the tourist guide is an excellent guide.
Fantastic excursions with fantastic guides. The guide and driver kept going until we actually saw the lights. The drivers were brilliant driving in the weather that we had.
Did the Golden Circle and Northern Lights trip with Gray Line on 28th January 2019. Was a long day with a couple of hours break, but our guide during the day was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel welcome. The northern lights were also good. Although we only saw a green tinted cloud, the guides showed us how to get some better pictures from our cameras/phones. Plus, we were given the choice to rebook, but we decide against this as we had other plans. It might be a large bus compared to the smaller trips available but it didn't feel like this. Will definitely use again and would recommend Gray Line to anyone visiting Iceland.
Prompt pickup for the golden circle and great tour guide. Really knowledgeable and friendly. Northern lights however was 20-25mins late and the tour guide acted like she was reading off a sheet and kept losing where she was up to. Did eventually see the lights though
Everything ran smoothly from pick up onwards. Our guide olafur was excellent and kept us entertained and informed throughout both the stops and the drives between. Great locations with plenty of time allowed.
Very good value for money. All the stops were incredible and sufficient time was allocated to each one. The guide was very nice and provided a lot of details.
Great tour, very informative. Got to see alot within the Golden Circle. Plenty of time at each stop and not rushed. Very relaxed.
Very attentive & personal service on airport transfer. Excellent value for money on tours. Professional drivers, comfortable bus.
At first we were picked up by a van and we had to make “connection” with a bigger bus. They made us wait outside (where temperatures were really low) because they were disorganized with the amount of people in each bus. Then, after the first stop in the tour, the bus got broken and we spent 1 hour waiting for a new bus, which was smaller and less comfortable. Giving that we were 1 later, the 2 last stops of the tour (a church and a gift shop) could be avoided, specially taking into consideration that we were taking a night tour with the same company. They drop us off in a different place than agreed, we had to run because we had only 15 minutes to have dinner and take the other tour (we were supposed to have 2 hours). On the night tour, they arrived 1/2 later. And the bus was FREEZING. All people complaining about. After 40 minutes on our way to northern lights, the bus had to stop because it didi’t have freezing liquid. So we had to wait for someone to bring it. Unbelievable. 2 broken bus in 2 different tours. What kind of maintenance these buses have? Worst service ever. I do not recommend it.
Well organised and punctual. Circle tour took in all the main sights and tour guide was very informative. Unfortunately the Northern Lights were a no show . Weather was challenging but drive was excellent.
It was incredibly easy to select the tour that I wanted and then pay for it
Excellent, could not fault tours or airport transfers
From start to finish, 100% clarity on everything from pick-up/drop off's and tour details. Swan on our Golden Circle tour was the standout guide!!
So easy to do! Also if you’re not sure about anything you can easily contact grayline and they will sort out any problems you have!
Really efficient and friendly company with comfortable, fast airport transfers and well-priced tours. There is no problem with availability and the only thing that will stop your your is unfavourable weather. Great communication and no arguments about refunds necessitated by weather. Oliver is an absolutely mesmerising source of information as a tour guide!!
Convenient. Online customer service and 24 hr hotline both very helpful.
I could have given higher rating IF Gray Line would have kept the Northern Lights Tour but for 2 consecutive nights, Gray Line cancelled on us in last minute. Then, On New Year’s Eve, they don’t have driver to take us to see Northern Lights forcing a refund. We spent 300 euros on this package for the family and ONLY received 1/3 of the money back!!!! What a trap!! It’s very unfortunate to leave this comments but we fully enjoyed the Golden Circle Portion of the tour from Randy. This part was very worth it. DO NOT buy the bundle tour package. You are at your own risk!!!!They told us there were no way we will see the northern lights but the Iceland aurora viewing indicator showed a moderate chance of aurora lights and the Iceland web page encouraged people to go out and see.
Great tours and guides. Very well organized.
Just an average full bus tour. Large bus and crowds of people.
Easy to access, good tour packages and better value for money
Excellent tours and very professional. Highly recommended!
Everything was great. Plenty of time to see each place and take the photos. Very interesting stories about Iceland.
Very easy to browse variety of tours on offer and easy to book online
Amazing, amazing, amazing experience!!! We book 4 tours with them. One time we were late, we called they came to the hotel to pick us up for the next tour! Everything was so smooth and went as planned, from the phone call, to cancelation to makeup tour, the service was excellent. The bus tour guides were knowledge and patience. If u want to book a tour, go with gray line!
Easy to book online. Lots of choice and information. Pick up and drop off at your hotel. Couldn't be better!
Guide was very professional and tried their best to help us know about the history and culture of iceland.
very well organized, 24/7 call centre for any info.
Excellent and punctual
Great day out the tour guide made the day with her knowledge and jokes, driver was good espically in the bad weather. Would recommend and will use again.
Very professional service from time of booking until the tours were completed. Highly recommended
It’s excellent of your tour guide Yakor, he is very experienced and know how to introduce this land by the inspired story. Besides, only one thing about pickup, it’s better to put the link below for the new tourist easy to find the pickup point. http://www.busstop.is/
the tour was good and the day tour guide knew his information, the night tour was bit of a rush and lot greyline tour buses on road and at same stops, but was a great day and night tour
excellent, efficient, informative, firendly
The golden circle tour was a ccellent but the northern lights tour was poor. Both guides were very good. However with the northern lights tour we spent hours being told something was going to happen and nothing more than when we first got there did. Sitting in a car park for 20 minutes on the way back was a complete waste of time and everyone wanted to go home. We saw far more on our own the following day at the blue lagoon!
Easy to book and easy to arrange our pick up from our hotel
My family took the golden circle and Northern lights mystery. Grayline were prompt at picking us up always dropped us off outside our hotel. The guide was fantastic and as an icelander herself told us many stories of the island. They found the right spot to see the lights too. Would recommend.
Bus estremamente confortevole e guida molto preparata. Non metto 5 stelle solo perché i tour sono organizzati prevalentemente in inglese e in italiano (la mia lingua madre) non c'è assolutamente nulla. Inoltre il tour serale è finito più tardi del previsto (circa l'una e mezza e non mezzanotte) e purtroppo dell'aurora boreale si è visto ben poco, anche se ovviamente essendo un fenomeno naturale non è prevedibile.
Really enjoyed the Golden Circle tour. The tour guide was friendly and full of info and then tour itself was great.
Pros: We went on the golden circle classic tour. The guide during the day was really amazing and she gave us lots of information about history, geology etc. She was really worth 5 star! It was a nice ad on that the bus driver played trompet in skalholt church to demonstrate acoustics! In the evening we went on the northern lights mystery tour, and were lucky to see some great northern lights! But... Cons: Too Many Touristshops! At the golden circle tour our last stop was a waste of time (to us). A restored skiing lodge (where Walter mitty was filmed) and some muddy hot poles. 10 mins would easily have done it instead of nearly 40 mins. Back to the touristshop thing... You could easily get the impression that the organizers and the tourist shops have made a sort of a deal, but of course I don't know if that's the case. The reason for my rant against this is, that we were lucky to see some great northern lights at the beginning of the evening. And we were told that it was a bad forecast for northern lights. But we still have to drive to the middle of nowhere (of course practical if you chase northern lights) .... But we were stuck there in a bus that the driver wasn't allowed to start to heat up, for more than two hours! So you could either wait in the cold temperatures or you could... Tadaaaa.... Go inside and buy something in a very crowded cafeteria... Do the tour if you want a good guide. Or rent a car and you own private guide, and save a lot of time and avoid the "puffin shops"
excellent and Oliver the gude was fab
Online booking was very easy.
It was very straightforward. The website was easy to use.
Booking was simple and easy.
It was very simple to book online and any questions I had I was able to use the chat feature and someone answered me promptly and gave me great information to help decide which tour to choose.
A bit rush but it’s good to go.
Easy booking process; Easy communication; Swift replies. Happy with the service!
They have been very accommodating, very efficient and provide comfort on your journey.
pick up at the cruise port was great, the tour was well organized. tour guide very informative. everything went as planned. Enjoyed tour very much. only disappointment was couldn't view Northern Lights but that's not your fault conditions weren't good. I requested a refund but have not been received yet. Still not showing on my visa statement.
Excellent tour that is very easy to book. Service was flawless. The golden circle impressed some of Iceland's natural treasures. And seeing the northern lights is just beyond exhilirating! Truly majestic sights to appreciate God's creations. The tour guides were very canny, especially the lady who guided us to see the northern lights. She shared the science on how these awesome lights form and she seems to have tons of experience in hunting for this sometimes elusive wonder. Great tour.
The Golden Circle Tour was fantastic, but I feel like they shouldn’t do the night tour when there is full cloud cover and only a 3 chance of seeing anything if you find a clear spot. I feel like the night portion should be refunded.
My experience with Gray Line was absolutely great! The Guide were very nice and gave us a lot of informations. We maked a lot stops to take pictures and always time to explore the area. I would book some Tours with Gray Line again.
Muy buen servicio con puntualidad y eficiencia
tour guide and selected areas to travel were fantastic. Great trip all around
Excellent tour guide and driver, prompt and easy pick up and drop off. Comfortable coach. Helpful staff. Good value for money.
It is so easy to make the reservation online. Pick up on time and our tour guide (Ms. Dee Dee) is very well experienced and informative. I also love her voice singing in the church, it was amazing! Though the northern light tour was cancelled eventually due to bad weather, grayline always keep me informed by email the weather status and refund process. Definitely recommend to others.
Online booking was very easy to use.
All went well. Tour is right on time and places visited were fantastic!
Tour guide was excellent
No problems booking over internet. Although did have to check pickup time for northern lights bit.
The golden circle tour was well organised, the tour guides hans and early were a delight and super funny. The weather was great on the day so we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. In the evening we got picked up for the northern lights tour. All bus drivers were on it to give their customers the best chance of seeing the aurora by communicating through all kinds of websites and channels - with success. We had a beautiful sighting. Thank you!!!
Customer service was quick and efficient. I had to cancel my tours due to my flights being cancelled by weather. My email were responded to within hours and I was given a full refund! I definitely intend to rebook through them for when my trip is rescheduled!
The tour was great from start to finish. The bus arrived on time and had a fantastic tour guide by the name of BJ who was very informative and helpful. The areas we were taken to were magnificent and have us an understanding of the life and culture of living in Iceland. The stops to have a coffee etc were perfect. I would certainly do this trip again when I next visit.
Unser Golden Circle tour mit Guide Jacob war wunderschön. Das Wetter war das Allerbeste. Jacob war humorvoll, intelligent, ruhig und einfach ein isländisches Original. Seine Art die Geschichte von Island uns nahzubringen war für uns sehr spannend. Da wir auch noch andere Touren mit anderen Guides unternommen haben, können wir sagen das Jacob der absolute Hauptgewinn war. Vielen Dank für diesen wunderschönen Tag!
The golden circle was a beautiful. The guide really had a lot of knowledge to share with us. Great trip
Fast and easy.
Great tour! We really enjoyed it.
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