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Full-Day Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour

  • See two of Iceland’s greatest attractions: Golden Circle and northern lights
  • Enjoy a day planned to see as many attractions as possible
  • Focus on the scenery: Your guide and driver take care of navigation
Full-Day Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour
From US$182.47
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Full-Day Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour
From US$182.47
The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist circuits, with opportunities to see where continental plates converge, a 2-tiered canyon waterfall, and the Geysir after which all other geysers are named. Visit the Golden Circle with a guide who knows the best ways to get around while keeping you free to focus on the scenery. Afterward, spend the evening hunting for the northern lights.
What to Expect
Your morning begins with a pickup from your hotel or one of the city pickup bus zones. Hop aboard the minivan and head toward Hveragero, often called the “flower village” because of the many greenhouses there. Learn about the town’s interesting energy usage and make a quick stop at the local bakery (own expense).
Next is Gullfoss waterfall, which you see from above and up close. Then, make the trip to the Geysir geothermal area, where you explore on your own and have lunch (own expense).
Next, spend some time at Thingvellir National Park. Learn about the founding of Iceland’s Parliament, and see the geological rifts caused by the separation of tectonic plates.
Rest in Reykjavik in the afternoon and head out for a northern lights tour in the evening. Your guide drives you out of the city to find the best spots to see the lights. Afterward, head back to the capital and finish with a drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Truly Outstanding Tour company - Professional, Friendly, and Ethical

I am very pleased to write this review about IG Tours. I booked mostly with Halldor + Melanie who took incredible detailed care of my Iceland trip plans which included work and personal adventures. I did a company retreat in Reyjavik with 20 colleagues and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BTGX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unbelievable adventure

The Golden Circle tour was amazing, but what made our trip the best was our guide Ian. He was so knowledgeable of the country, but also made it so personal to his life and adventure in Iceland. All the waterfalls and geysers were just so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thomas r
Reviewed February 12, 2019
Fantastic Tours and Excellent Guides - First Rate Company

We also went on the Southern Iceland Tour as well as the Golden Circle. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable on the Southern Iceland trip it was just the three of us so a private tour. Lots of comfort breaks and great locations for lunch....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank janeh93
Reviewed February 11, 2019
Excellent small tour with great guides

We took the Golden Circle tour in the day then the Northern Lights tour the same night, with a good long break in between to rest and eat. We had a different driver for each tour but both were friendly, helpful and informative. I'm so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MartinO982
Reviewed January 23, 2019
Fantastic day with a great guide

We had a brilliant time on this tour. Our guide was engaging and enthusiastic, and the places we visited were gorgeous. We were lucky and had very good weather for most of the day - cold but bright - a big win for mid-January! A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laura4pm
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In plenty of time to get back on board.