Golden Circle Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
Explore the beauty of Iceland, as you take a tour of the Golden Circle at your own pace. Have complete control of your timings as you take this laid back Hop On/ Hop Off tour that allows you to visit some of the top tourist destinations of Iceland and spend as much time there as you’d like before hopping back for the journey onward!
- Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 290-kilometer tour around the country’s most famous tourist route.
- Enjoy commentary from a local guide, and learn more about the region and the surroundings.
- Savor the natural marvels of Iceland, as you visit some of the most visually stunning locations in the world.
- Explore each attraction at your own pace, with a hop on hop off opportunity that will allow you to dictate the timings you can spend at each location.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
The Golden Circle of Iceland consists of a 300-kilometer journey encompassing the region around the capital, Reykjavik. The tour will include the famous Thingvellir National Park, Hot Springs of Geysir, and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfalls. The Thingvellir National Park is steeped in history and is home to the oldest parliament in the world. It exemplifies the beauty of Iceland and is the perfect embodiment of nature in its untouched and unruffled state.
Iceland is well-known for its hot springs and mud pools. A number of geysers populate this region, with some of them such as Strokkur sprouting water as often as every few minutes. One of them, known as Geysir, was the first to be described on a printed source. It is estimated to have been active for nearly 10,000 years. The Gullfoss waterfalls are situated in a canyon of the massive Hvítá river of Iceland. It disappears in two stages into a crevice that is more than a hundred feet deep.
The relaxing bus tour will allow you to truly appreciate the exquisite flora of Iceland, as you drive through the picturesque scenery of Thingvellir National Park. The park will allow you to retrace the steps of the ancient Vikings who once roamed these regions. The largest lake in Iceland, Thingvallavatn, with its crystal clear water is undoubtedly going to make you fall in love with this country. Your guide will elaborate on the rich culture and history of the region, allowing you to obtain a peek into the lives of people in ancient times.
The hilly regions of Haukadalur are perfectly suited for a hike, treating you to incredible panoramic views of the surroundings. As you see the Strokkur geyser sprouting a towering jet of water, and the ground trembles beneath your feet, the incredible forces of nature can be experienced. The blue-green water in the rocky region is a confluence of colors that can rarely be witnessed elsewhere. Geysir, although dormant most of the year, is the perfect hiking spot for those who want to catch astonishing sights of the surroundings from incredible vantage points.
The last attraction on the itinerary is the Gullfoss Waterfall. From afar, it presents the illusion of being a lake, landlocked on all sides. Only as you move in closer will you be able to catch sight of the plummeting waters over the edge of the canyon. A truly breathtaking sight, it is the perfect spot to lie back and absorb the sounds of the roaring waters that flow over the edge. With a hop on hop off ticket, you can choose to spend more time at any of the iconic locations of your choice. A minimum 30-minute stop is included at each of the attractions.
- Professional local guide
- WiFi and USB charger for each seat
- Audioguide with a choice of 10 languages
- Pick-up from your hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
- Drop-off at hotel
- Headset for audioguide (Available for sale on the bus)
Know Before You Go
The sightseeing tour is available from Monday to Sunday at 8 AM, 9 AM and 10 AM. It can last anywhere between 7.5 hours - 11.5 hours, depending on how long you spend at the national park, hot springs, waterfall, etc.
We recommend that you dress in warm, waterproof clothes, like a waterproof jacket, pants, gloves and headgear. We also recommend that you wear sturdy, outdoor shoes. We also recommend that you bring your own headset to listen to audio commentary since this is a more environmental practice. If you do not bring your own headset, you can buy one on the bus.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
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How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your Golden Circle Hop on Hop off Sightseeing ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
You will be picked up from your hotel. Otherwise, you may reach Fiskislóð 16, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.
How to Get There
By Bus: Get off at stop Grunnslóð using bus 14.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik