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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on a coach tour from the cruise ship Magellan pricey at £99 but it was a full day taking all the sights

Thank chris c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The golden circle route gives you the views, and experiences that you thought of, when thinking of Iceland. Geysers, Waterfalls and stunning nature.

Thank NikolajOlesen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a one day tour from Reyjkavik to the Gulfoss Waterfall, the Geysers and watching the tectonic plates. Magnificient!!! Tour very well organized, icelandic people very friendly and easy going. Very nice experience. Don't miss!

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't think about visiting Iceland and not going! Sulfoss and the geysers and Kerid were extraordinary!! Tip- the first 'big' geyser does not erupt. Tip 2- pay the $4 to walk the kerid crater on top and bottom. Put your feet in the icy water!...More

1  Thank HoboWannaBe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many beautiful things to see on this route. We had an awesome day and were dazzled by Iceland's natural wonders

Thank shanno09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

July, 2017. Prior to one week circumnavigation of Iceland on a Windstar cruise, our agent set us up with Nine Worlds, a somewhat "high end" service for airport transfer, half day tour of Reykjavik, followed by a full day tour of the Golden Circle. Our...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to spend about two weeks in Iceland, including the beautiful "Golden Circle" with its natural wonders...waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, valleys, streams and rivers, vistas, and yes, changeable climate. Plan for 4 seasons in an afternoon! If you can only visit one area...More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

You should definately do the Golden circle when visiting Iceland. Do not miss the waterfall Gullfoss and the Geysir. I would recommend that you rent a car rather than going on a tour bus. Less hassle, cheaper, and you get to see more inn less...More

3  Thank YoungNorwegian
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We rented a car and drove the route after getting guidance from our hotel. It is very easy to do. We first visited Pingvellir national park to see the platonic plates. Kind of u underwhelming. The Geysir was amazing and there was a restaurant you...More

4  Thank MKonijeti
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I did the 8 hour tour which takes you to Kehrid, Geysir, Gulfoss and Thingvellir National Park. You get to see a lot. Really glad I did the 8 hour as many tourists only do 6 hours which takes you to same spots minus Kehrid...More

1  Thank Bevers101
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13 August 2017|
Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
The Golden Circle is basically starting in Reykjavik stopping at Pingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss and then looping back. It is a day trip. If you have 7 days, the way better experience is the Ring Road. THAT shows you... More
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7 August 2017|
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Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
No, but they help. Some places are slippery and wet. I liked having low hiking boots.
20 July 2017|
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Response from 482JamesS482 | Reviewed this property |
No way. Need a boot, perhaps a hiking with waterproofing and a warm, wicking sock. Perhaps a spare in case you get wet. You have to be ready for cold, wind, and rain at any time. It's slippery too.