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Golden Circle Classic Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visit Iceland's most iconic attractions on the Golden Circle tour that includes Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall & Geysir geothermal area

Highlights

  • 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 & history

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

LANGUAGES

  • Our tours are by default guided in English. More languages are available for the 8:30 departure as follows:
  • German: Saturdays (All year)
  • French: Mondays (All year) Thursdays & Sundays (1 June - 31 Aug)
  • Scandinavian: Fridays (All year)
  • Spanish: Wednesdays (All year)
  • Mandarin: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays departure at 10:30 (From 1 Sept).

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Jul 31 2017
The amount of time at each attraction seemed ample enough.
Jul 14 2017
This tour was great, the guide was hard to understand at times and it seemed to drag on at the end. We loved the amazing park and all the science involved in the spreading tectonic plates! We also loved the waterfall and the restaurant at the waterfall did not disappoint! The geyser was crowded and once you saw it wasn't as exciting, so it felt like 90 minute stop here was too long.
Jul 14 2017
Clean bus, great driver, and one funny, informative guide👍
Jul 11 2017
My family and I would have preferred to have spent more time at Pingvellir National park and less time at Geysir. We did have a very knowledgeable guide. I would have preferred an English only tour, though. The primary language on our tour was French with limited English. I did not notice that when I booked my tour.
Itinerary

ITINERARY

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 colourful 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 metres into the air.

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Redemption Instructions

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

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar 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.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Tour status
Check https://book.grayline.is for daily northern lights status and tour updates.

Returning from your tour
On return you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

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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