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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik provided by BusTravel Iceland

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Golden Circle Afternoon Tour from Reykjavik

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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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Þórunnartún 1
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  • 1
    Kerid Crater
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 3
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 40 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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  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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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 - Kerid Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • 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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isnian wrote a review Mar 2020
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
The lady guide was so professional!! It was really amazing and cost efficient tour! I do love to join again in summer next time!
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265karmenl wrote a review Feb 2020
St Kilda, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
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 :)
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Date of experience: February 2020
suelovesed . wrote a review Feb 2020
62 contributions16 helpful votes
Had a fabulous tour a lovely day it was extremely cold that day but still had a great day what scenery it was amazing the mountains full of snow something off a picture-postcard our guide was great nothing he didn't know. He was a really nice man We had a great time at the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Cml wrote a review Dec 2019
11 contributions
Excellent trip, wouldn't change anything. The day was well spent seeing all the beautiful sights. Our driver and tour guide where amazing couldn't fault them. (Can't remember their names) The tour guide provided us with very good information all throughout the tour, which was
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Date of experience: December 2019
Francois932 wrote a review Nov 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom22 contributions5 helpful votes
Done the Golden Circle tour with Lasma and Christopher, they were amazing. The tour was well managed and we had enough time to make the most of our day. Our driver was perfect and our guide was smart and funny, very enjoyable
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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