Golden Circle Classic and Northern Lights

From: € 92
Duration: ~ 11 hours

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 National Park, marvel at Gullfoss waterfall and feel the heat at Geysir geothermal area. 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

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Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of the first settlers at Þingvellir
  • Feel the power and majesty of Gullfoss waterfall
  • Meet Geysir hot spring, the namesake of geysers worldwide
  • Watch the Northern Lights rippling across the sky

Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Tour Itinerary

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 which will be 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.

Dancing Lights
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.

Please note

  • Returning from the Golden Circle tour, we’ll drop you off at your hotel in Reykjavik where you'll have plenty of time to rest, recharge and prepare before we pick you up again for the second part of the tour,- pick up for the Northern Lights tour starts at 20:30.
  • Northern Lights are natural phenomena, and no one can guarantee sightings. If the Northern lights don’t make an appearance, we encourage you to join another Northern Lights Mystery tour free of charge

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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

92 11 hours
Tour ID: AH137

Rating & Reviews

   

very professional, funny guides and lovely new clean coaches!

03 April, 2019 • by Mr Benjamin Forbes

   

Brilliant. Great price.

01 April, 2019 • by Mrs Michelle Hand

Online booking

   

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 :)

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17 March, 2019 • by Ms Anna Dziemianko

Very well-organised tour

   

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.

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16 March, 2019 • by Ms ANH LE

Excellent all round value for money

   

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

11 March, 2019 • by Mr Carl Geoghegan

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