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Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For an introduction to Icelandic scenery this is an absolute must. The three stops are all awe inspiring and should be done as an absolute minimum as a tourist.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MortimerLake
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the circle tour it ran about 14 hours but was able to go to the far East of Iceland. Saw a lot of sights most won't Black sand beaches big ice rocks and since beautiful waterfalls. Would highly recommend if you have a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeromie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

when its clear, the landscape it just incredible. I drove with my wife in the rain/mist, the wind and snow and clear with sun. each time was enjoyable. with only 5-6 hours of light in the winter months, we took advantage of that time at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank airduchvac
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were based in Keflavik for our stay. It was January so daylight hours are limited. We hired a car so we had the freedom to stop and start when suited us. We timed our Golden Circle route to include Kerið, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank knmnm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The golden circle tour let’s you take in some great Icelandic sights including Thingvellir national park, the geothermal area of Geysir and the beautiful Gullfoss water falls. We did it in our hire car and so glad we weren’t in a coach being shuffled around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a long but easy drive, so rent a car. Don't get stuck on a bus and be at the mercy of someone else's timing for these stops. Some will be quick in & outs, some you will want to linger. Head out a good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sneakyright
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Iceland (Reykjavík) for new year which is highly recommended. We spent 1 day on the tour of the golden circle with Reykjavík Sightseeing who I would highly recommend. The tour guide was knowledgable, the on coach audio guide was comprehensive (they recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really did enjoy this tour even though the weather was very bad, had a really good guide (Balwyn?) he had some very good commentary on the history of Iceland and the general area. First stop the crater was hard to see due to darkness but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this tour in January using GeoIceland. Company was very good, great guide and we did a small tour option so only about 15 people. Weather was not good but so long as you wear the right clothes it does not matter. You visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LesD890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the MUST DO tour if you are visiting Iceland. The weather was fairly rough but the sites you visit are phenomenal. Some of the most beautiful locations I have ever seen. Pick up was prompt and our guide had very good English. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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refugee1046
January 7, 2019|
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Response from LesD890 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you won't be doing any shopping in Reykjavic given the prices!!. My recommendation if you only have a couple of days is the Golden Circle tour, about 8 hours duration and you will see Volcanic Craters, Waterfalls... More
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Lisa F
December 11, 2018|
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Response from StrangeTripper | Reviewed this property |
personally, i think it's overrated... if i were to do it all over again, i'd get out EARLY and spend ONE day on the golden circle.....hitting the highlights such as godafoss and the geysir thermal area and spending an hour... More
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