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Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik provided by BusTravel Iceland

Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Face masks will be available to purchase, if forgotten. All clothes worn by staff are washed on a hot cycle after every tour. Passengers are requested to wear clean clothes. Instructions on how to avoid infection are in all our vehicles.
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Golden Circle is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik, but a DIY trip means going guideless and navigating public buses or a rental car. This tour lets you focus on the scenery without transport or parking worries, and provides full lowdowns on the sights of Gullfoss, Thingvellir, and Geysir. A stop at Kerid crater lake, which isn't included on some similar tours, and hotel and port pickup and drop-off are included.
You'll start at
Þórunnartún 1
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  • 1
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Kerid Crater
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Þórunnartún 1
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, IcelandTour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)
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  • Visit the classic Golden Circle sights and more in a day from Reykjavik
  • See Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir tectonic rift, and Geysir’s spouts
  • View the Kerid crater lake, a stop missed out on similar tours
  • Learn the history and science of the sites from a guide
  • Admissions and hotel or port pickup and drop-off included 
  • Great for first-time visitors and those short on time
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel or Reykjavik cruise port, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a guide and travel into Iceland’s countryside to see the Golden Circle sights. First up is the near-neon blue Kerid crater lake. Continue to Gullfoss, whose name means 'Golden Falls,’ and take in this stunning, tiered waterfall as it plunges 105 feet (32 meters) into the Hvita River. From there, travel to Geysir geothermal area, an expanse of bubbling pools, vents, and geysers. Explore here and see the most active hot spring, Strokkur, steaming water 98 feet (30 meters) into the air every eight minutes. From here, visit the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, home to a rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Learn how the plates are slowly moving apart, and see their exposed ridges. After this final stop, travel back to Reykjavik where your tour concludes at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Sandra N wrote a review 6 Aug
Porto, Portugal70 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything was fine, including the pick-up, interesting facts about Iceland, beautiful spots themselves that were included in a tour and the weather. But I would suggest spending more time at the spots in order to enjoy the beauty for longer. Thank you anyway!
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Date of experience: July 2020
J F wrote a review 4 Aug
3 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a good trip!! Good guide! I WAS told that it would be a big group and that's what it was. Guess what I got from it is that I should have gone with a company that did smaller groups. No complaints with this company.
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Response from Bustravel-Iceland, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to leave this nice review. We do offer big coach tours, small minibus group tours (no more than 18) and smaller private tours for all group sizes. We hope that when you return to Iceland you'll take a small group tour with us!
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melissineu wrote a review Jul 2020
Ludwigshafen, Germany2 contributions
The tour was really great and our tour guide Ragnhildur Lövdahl (who was really nice) told us a lot of facts about Iceland on the way.
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lizmars wrote a review Jul 2020
United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I absolutely loved the relaxed but invigorating day, with Siggi as the tour guide. I met 2 other solo travellers, and we all agreed he had the perfect voice, amount of info, and funny stories, to keep us happily entertained and totally at ease throughout the bus journeys. The
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jimmy K wrote a review Jul 2020
Toronto, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
Very organized and fun day. Crater was full of snow so hard to appreciate the actual size. However, Thingvellir, Geysir and waterfalls were amazing. Definitely a must see.
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Date of experience: March 2020
About the operator

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By: BusTravel Iceland
Hjörtur Howser is the nicest most knowledgeable guide
The glacier lagoon is a wonderful trip and a beautiful place. it's far from the capital but being able to see it in
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Katy H
Really good. Efficient, comfortable, the guide was very interesting and obviously the landscape was amazing.
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An amazing trip thanks to a great tour 8
It was so amazing. Yes the ride there is long but with an amazing guide like Hjörtur Howser the time just flies by
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Check OUT with them! Best fares & Excellent customer service
I have checked their prices for Golden Circle -South Coast - Whale watching in comparison with other tour providers
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Golden circle
The tour was spectacular with stunning views. The guide was great and gave us a lot of information as well as some
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Deborah O
Great tour
The tour started around 9h and finished at 16h because we didn't get any traffic. There was enough time to see each
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The Definition of True Professionalism
Thank you so much to Mrs. Lasma / Plasmascreen for giving me the best day out and about in Iceland. She is the defi
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Grand Circle
David was outstanding! Best way to tell the History and Lifestyle of the icelandic people. Actually Story teller fo
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Good Tour but recommend to do it with another company
We did the tour on July 23rd, 2020. The tour itself is very nice but I would recommend doing it at nicetravel. Firs
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Many sights in one day
The guide was great and knew a lot about the history of Iceland. The stops we made were amazing as well!
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Lars F
Excellent tour and excellent guide
Interesting and beautiful tour with and excellent guide, who was also our driver. Very recommendable.
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Excellent experience
Guide was very prepared and during all the travel she extensively explained and gave general informations about Ice
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BirgitteFalbe V
Excellent experience
The programme for the tour was suitable for a day trip and provided a good and variable impression of the icelandic
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Johannes was great
Did the Golden Circle tour with Johannes and had a great time. The tour itself was great and he was constantly clea
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South Iceland Coast & Skogafoss Waterfall day tour
Beautiful day tour with guide and driver BusTravel, relax on the bus, professional guide , a wonderful day!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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