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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik

By BusTravel Iceland
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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The Golden Circle route helps travelers reach of some of Iceland’s most spectacular natural attractions, but the distances can pose a challenge. On this afternoon sightseeing tour, hit three of the most popular sites  in southwest Iceland—Gulfoss waterfall, Haukadalur, and Thingvellir National Park—with ease, thanks to your driver/guide. Explore the sites on foot and soak up the scenery, with pickup and drop-off included from Reykjavik.
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S$84.79
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S$84.79
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Ages 2-90, max of 65 per group
Duration: 8h 30m
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Highlights
  • See Gullfoss waterfall, Haukadalur, and Thingvellir National Park
  • Witness the powerful geothermal forces at work on the Golden Circle
  • Your guide shares the best spots to take in the rugged countryside scenery
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from central Reykjavik or the cruise port

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Your tour starts with morning pickup from your centrally located Reykjavik hotel or the cruise port. Hop into your vehicle and head out on the Golden Circle route. First, visit the Geysir and Strokkur geysers in Haukadalur. With your guide leading the way, head straight to the best vantage points and gain insight into the region’s geothermal activities. Continue on to Gulfoss waterfall—widely considered among the Golden Circle’s top natural attractions—and feel the spray from the waters of the glacial Hvítá River. Delve into Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your route takes you through some of Thingvellir’s most impressive landscapes, with scenic views over the Icelandic countryside from the comfort of your vehicle. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel or the cruise port.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket. More locations we do offer pickup service from: - Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119 - Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1 - Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29 - BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side) Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) Free pickup location: - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)
  • Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki Harbour, Reykjavik
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16698P5

  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Cruise Port Pick up, please contact the local operator directly after booking in order to confirm your exact meeting point
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik
  • 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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik?
Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik price starts from S$83.05. Discover and book Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik on Tripadvisor
What is the Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik cancellation policy?
Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik?
Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik is hosted by BusTravel Iceland. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact BusTravel Iceland on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik?
On average, this experience will take approximately 8h 30m. Discover and book Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16698P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Þórunnartún 1
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Kerid Crater
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gullfoss Waterfall
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Strokkur
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

mmw313
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Howser was such an excellent guide!
Let me start by saying that this tour should’ve been cancelled because of the weather. All the other tour companie
Jayne R
Jayne R
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Beautiful sights in Iceland.
Fabulous trip with amazing sights. Simon was a brilliant tour guide who kept us entertained and informed all day. O
GRobertson89
GRobertson89
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5 star Tony
We were very lucky to have Tony as our driver/tour guide. Great guy, I would say he made the tour better than the s
Jayne R
Jayne R
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Golden Circle
Really well organised. Enjoyed the Icelandic folk tales on our journey from our guide Hanos; very entertaining. Wou
alexandradimitrov
alexandradimitrov
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South Iceland
Roman, was a great guide, with a big sense of humor. Everything that was described in the program was followed. A
damir9284
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Islande
Beautiful country nice people good food didnt see whale and northrn lights but i will come back. Juste litel bit ex
s11ackles
s11ackles
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Rubbish organisation
As we were the last on the bus we had to sit separately for the whole day. We asked if people could move and they w
Citystayin
Citystayin
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We love you Perla! Takk Takk!
Great tour and amazing tour guide! We loved Perla so much and she really made the day incredible, educational and f
Leeeaahh92
Leeeaahh92
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Amazing day
Amazing day, the views were beautiful, the tour guide and driver were really good, need to come back in summer and
VitoPellik
VitoPellik
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The driver on the 24.1.23 was amazing! He was very explicative, kind, funny and knew a lot about Iceland, very prou
VitoPellik
VitoPellik
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Recommend this company
The driver BO (he was a fisherman as a young boy) was friendly, the day is long but the locations were breathless,
703avisc
703avisc
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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour
It was a fantastic trip from beginning to end. Very efficient all the way and Howser our Guide was the highlight of
319kaths
319kaths
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‘þetta reddast’ - It will all work out Okay
Smooth pick up and trip to south coast to see waterfalls, sea and glacier. Pleased that it was a mini bus trip hos
mpia0215
mpia0215
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You should go!!!!
Love this place! My favorite! Kirkjufell is magnificent but the peninsula itself is just beautiful! And not a po
LOREE L
LOREE L
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Long day but quite a lot to see!
Monika and Tomak the driver were great. Tomak was a pro driver maneuvering through the wind and rough terrain. Mo
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Thomas B
County Donegal, Ireland31 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I travel a lot but this is the first time I've ever taken a tour bus.

The tour guide, Monika, was so good at telling us the history and the context behind what we were seeing, and was a mine of information telling us about everything from how long it takes the moss to grow over the lava fields to how Led Zeppelin wrote one of their songs in Iceland (related: her playlist rocked too!).

The tour itself was fantastic. We got to see the geyser at Geysír, the tectonic rift at Þingvellír, the waterfall at Gulfoss, and the extinct volcano which is now a lake at Kerið. Never felt hurried at any point and had plenty of time to explore and enjoy the sights at all of them.

Because the weather was good and the traffic was light, we also got no fewer than four bonus stops at various places, which was fantastic and added real value to a tour which at just €65 for pretty much a full day (picked up before 11am and landed back into Reykjavík about 6.30pm) was already excellent value.

For most people, Iceland will be a once in a lifetime trip. This tour is well worth taking to enhance that experience. I'm glad I did.

Thanks Monika, and Tomek the driver, for a day which will live long in the memory!
Written 10 June 2022
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Stephen H
4 contributions
Nov 2022
This being my 4th time to Iceland for work, touring the Golden Circle had been on my Bucket List for years. I finally had a weekend free and booked a tour, which was simple, and ventured off to the pickup location, at 10:30am where we were picked up on time, and after a quick attendance check we were off.

The tour guide Jakub was fantastic, knowledgeable and humorous, and added quite a bit to the experience. The ride in the bus was comfortable, and there was just enough time spent at each destination. We would have had more at the last stop, but when you need to wait for "adults" to come back at the agreed upon time, you literally end up burring day light, and you will get left behind. As a repeat offender found out, after making the tour wait for him at two different stops. (sorry but your time isn't more important than the groups)

The sights I saw were truly fantastic displays of nature and history, and every 10 feet was another view worthy of a picture. I will always remember this tour and the sights, and now have 100's of pictures to help with that.

I would definitely recommend that anyone who visits Iceland and has the time to book this tour, and if you can happen to get Jakub as your guide, then you're in for a treat. And kudos to the driver Michael for getting us there and back safely.
Written 7 November 2022
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Emma G
Cork, Ireland5 contributions
Siggi (guide) and Cristof (driver) gave us an unforgettable day! Everything was so easy and well organised. We were also extremely lucky and had a beautiful sunny day.
We first stopped off at Thingvellir National Park, then headed to Gullfoss Falls. From there we went to see the Haukadalur geysir and finally Kerid crater. We also had a bonus stop to feed and pet adorable Icelandic horses. There were plenty of stops through the day for toilets/food and the stop at Haukadalur was longer at 75 mins allowing plenty of time for lunch and to see the spectacular geysir. Siggi shared lots of interesting facts with us throughout the day both about the unique geography and general life in Iceland.
We left Reykjavik at 11:00 and we were back by 18:30. At no time did we feel rushed. I would absolutely recommend doing this tour, it’s a great way to the beautiful Golden Circle.
Written 5 November 2022
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Rebecca
14 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Matt the tour guide and Michael the bus driver are amazing! They are friendly and helpful, the tour was amazing, so much fun and very informative. We had a slight detour due to road works but it didn't matter it was handled so well and we got to see so much. We loved the way Matt handled the group making sure everyone saw as much as possible and sharing so much knowledge. Michael made everyone feel so safe with his careful and confident driving. These two are the reason I'd recommend this tour and company to anyone, if this is a reflection of how your other tours are then I'll be back for more 100%. Thank you for a great
Written 4 November 2021
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Marhaba64
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
An excellent guide, Iga gave us a lot of interesting information about each stop on the Golden Circle tour. She was engaging, funny and enthusiastic. However, I would suggest that all tour guides carry portable contactless devices so that passengers without Icelandic currency can leave tips at the end of the tour (I’m here for 4 days only, and haven’t got any kroner … I’ve been tapping my debit card for all purchases).
Written 30 September 2022
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Espen82
Trondheim, Norway46 contributions
Aug 2020
Thank you so much to Mrs. Lasma / Plasmascreen for giving me the best day out and about in Iceland. She is the definition of true professionalism and craftsmanship. I take my hat of to you. The tour includes some really amazing nature sites which i highly recommend. :)
Written 4 August 2020
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Bustravel-Iceland
Thank you so much for leaving this nice review about our wonderful Lasma, we will pass on your kind words! At BusTravel Iceland we pride ourselves on our high quality of service and our excellently comfortable orange and white buses. We hope that when you return to Iceland you will travel with BusTravel Iceland again!
Written 5 August 2020
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Angela S
Milwaukee, WI19 contributions
This wonderful tour company rescued me after I was left behind by another tour provider. I loved the beautiful scenery on the Golden Circle tour and of course the adorable horses (not ponies!) at the "candy stop" as well. The guide was gracious and informative, and at each stop she made sure all guests were accounted for before driving away.
Written 12 January 2023
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nicky
Newquay, UK1 contribution
We actually did Golden Circle and Northern lights tour with this company on the same day! It’s a marathon but totally worth it. We had Geri and Christophe for the Golden circle and Alexander and John for the lights. Both drivers were excellent and both guides were enthusiastic about their country, funny and interesting. Would recommend
Written 8 October 2022
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265karmenl
St Kilda, Australia9 contributions
Feb 2020
The guide is very friendly as any Icelandic people we have met.

We are able to see 4 attractions in one day with sufficient time to take some photos and walk around.

The price is very good as well!

I will definitely recommend this tour :)
Written 19 February 2020
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papppalandras
2 contributions
Oct 2021
A truly fascinating tour that includes some of the most wonderful sights around Reykjavik: Gulfoss, Thingvellir and the Kerid crater. It's now been two months since our trip to Iceland, and we still can't stop thinking about these places.
The tour is perfectly planned and organized (as everything else with BusTravel during our week in Iceland).
Our guide Hendrick was very friendly and helpful.
Written 16 January 2022
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