Grand Golden Circle Day Tour
Discover one of the most beautiful countries in the world, as you tour the popular Golden Circle of Iceland. Catch sights of natural wonders including scenic crater lakes, splendid waterfalls, and huge geysers and crown your tour with a visit to the incredible Thingvellir National Park.
- Revel in the magnificent surroundings of Iceland, as you go on a bus tour around the city of Reykjavik.
- Witness several popular attractions of Iceland, with a local guide helping you understand the cultural and historical significance of each region.
- Visit the Kerið Volcanic Crater, and see the remnants of the ancient geological forces of nature on Earth.
Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Situated on a tectonic plate boundary, Iceland is constantly being pulled apart, albeit by only 2 centimeters a year. Its unique geology has given rise to some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. With glacial rivers, lava fields and a number of mountains formed due to extensive volcanic activity, a diverse number of sights are possible on a tour around the country.
The Kerið volcanic crater is believed to have been a volcano that emptied the reserves of magma and collapsed on itself. Since the area does not show any evidence of large explosions of the magnitude of a meteorite crash, this seems to be the most plausible theory. Geysir is present in the geothermal region of western Iceland. Believed to have been active for an astounding 10,000 years, it is one of the oldest geysers ever mentioned in print. As a result, it was the first such phenomenon people across the globe had heard of, and the word ‘geyser’ is actually derived from Geysir.
The tour will begin with a visit to the Kerið volcanic crater. The surrounding regions are teeming with several crater lakes, of which Kerlo is a favorite among visitors. The confluence of the red lava rock at the lakebed and the blue-green water presents a breathtaking scene. Next up is a visit to the Gullfoss Waterfall, which translates to Golden Waterfall. The unique geology of the region will cause a shimmering effect, as the water plunges into the canyon. You will soon understand how the waterfall obtained its name.
Next up on the itinerary is a visit to the geothermal region of Haukadalur. It is also known as Geysir Geothermal area, named after one of the oldest recorded geysers in history. You will catch sight of the massive eruption of the hot spring Strokkur every few minutes. Fuel yourself for the activities of the rest of the day with some local delicacies at this popular spot. Finally, you will visit the renowned Thingvellir National Park. The crystal clear waters are a sight to behold and is the perfect spot for divers to explore the underwater beauty. The coalescence of a multitude of shades of blue, green and brown makes for one of the most stunning sights that you have ever witnessed.
After covering nearly 300 kilometers in 8 hours of travel, your bus tour of the Golden Circle will conclude.
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees to the Kerið volcanic crater
- Pick-up and drop-off to and from your hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
Know Before You Go
Monday to Sunday: 8 AM
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Great website! Very convenient to book, pay and use
This was the first tours I did after I arrived in Iceland. it was very impressive
We had an informative guide who told us all about the history and nature of Iceland. Very well executed
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your Grand Golden Circle ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pickup from your hotel.
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