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Golden Circle and Thingvellir Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

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  • See Iceland’s volcanic scenery on a day trip from Reykjavik
  • Tick off top highlights on the Golden Circle
  • Stops include some of Iceland’s most photogenic spots
Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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From towering waterfalls to bubbling geysers, some of Iceland’s most dramatic landmarks are clustered around the Golden Circle. This full-day, guided coach tour takes in the highlights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur Waterspout. Let someone else navigate and drive, so you can relax and enjoy the spectacular views as a guide shares the fascinating stories behind the scenery. Tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from Reykjavik.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located Reykjavik hotel, or at the cruise port, and then leave the city behind as you head into Iceland’s rugged, mountainous interior.

The first stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland held its first parliamentary assembly. Hear guide commentary about the site as you admire the pristine beauty, and peer into the Thingvellir Rift, two tectonic plates joined by a narrow valley.

Next, head to Gullfoss Waterfall, double-tiered cascades that send up spectacular mist and occasional rainbows.

Continue along the Golden Circle to an area simmering with volcanic activity, hot springs, pools, and steam vents. Keep your camera ready at Strokkur, a powerful waterspout that erupts 98 feet (30 meters) in the air. This Golden Circle tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed today
Fantastic Tour

We only had one day in Iceland and felt like this tour made the most of our time. We were so pleased with how much we got to see and how well run the tour was. We would totally recommend this tour to anyone visiting...More

Thank Marissa C
Reviewed yesterday
Do This on your own

Of the three stops, there was only one worth seeing: Gullfoss (sp?) waterfall. Rent a car and tour on your own.

1  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic trip

On a 2 night stopover in Iceland my wife and I took this tour (6 hours) - it was fantastic and made especially so by our brilliant guide, Siggi. I am sure he must be the "walking encylopaedia" of Iceland referred to in another review...More

1  Thank john d
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you john d for your very nice comments and compliments for our guide Siggi. Glad you enjoyed the excursion with us on your short stopover, hope you will visit us again and explore some more. Your recommendation is very much appreciated

Reviewed 5 days ago
Very informative and enjoyable

Our tour guide was excellent - funny and also extremely informative. He was like a walking encyclopaedia of Iceland! (Unfortunately didn't note down his name) The tour lasted pretty much all day (10.30am to 7pm) so definitely schedule out an entire day for it. The...More

Thank Niamh M
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Niamh M for writing your review. Glad to see that you found our guide´s commentary interesting, very much encouraging to receive such great compliments. It is easy to loose the track of time and unfortunate about the late passenger but glad to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Breathtaking Views of Iceland

We thoroughly enjoyed this full day tour, which covered everything from amazing scenery to handy information about Iceland. Our guide, Elvar, was very knowledgeable about each attraction as well as anything Iceland-related, whether it be history, food, or even myths! He also had a great...More

Thank Winston L
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you WinstonL333 for selecting Gray Line Iceland for your touring experience while visiting our country. Glad you enjoyed the excursion, Elvar´s commentary and Oli´s driving skills. Your recommendation is very much appreciated

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September 14, 2018|
Response from RogerA |
We went in January and it was dark until about 10.00 and then got dark about 4.00 pm. You can always check with their Tourist Bureau about sunrise and sunset.
Sharon P
September 14, 2018|
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Response from BearBel50 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sharon. Our tour was not dangerous and there were no drops or heights. In winter some paths can be slippery and icy, so you must have good shoes and put on the spikes most buses have available. Otherwise you would be... More
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August 22, 2018|
Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact GrayLine directly. They don't read the questions here on TA.