Welcome to Gullfoss


It's one of the most easily accessible falls, with a large parking area and two access points by car, one from the Gullfoss tourist information centre and the other road to a lower viewing point overlooking Gullfoss.


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Golden Circle and Thingvellir Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Circle Route, South RegionThe most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, with impressive natural wonders and rich historyDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionExplore Iceland's oldest national park, and the founding site of the world's oldest parliament Alþingi. Here you can also see the rift between two tectonic plates, slowly moving apart and creating fissures in the lava fields.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South RegionStrokkur is a geyser that is well known for it's very frequent eruptions, it erupts scalding hot water high into the air every 5-10 minutes.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionVisit the magnificent waterfall of Gullfoss and marvel at the intense force of glacial meltwater falling down into the deep canyon of Hvitargljufur.Duration: 1 hour

$139 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, Blue Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

This is the most popular day tour route in Iceland. See geysers, Gullfoss the golden waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, and the Blue Lagoon. We wanted to add something unique to your experience and that's why you will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270m wide and more than 55m deep. There is a lake at the bottom of the crater, which adds to the magic of the place. The lake itself is almost 14m deep.Thingvellir National park is the national shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland. It is a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America!You will also visit Geysir. The biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.Next it's Gullfoss, one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. Witness the power of the water cascading down this incredible waterfall.You end the day at the Blue Lagoon arriving there before 5pm (17:00) for a relaxing time in the amazing hot geothermal waters. You will spend 2 hours in total at the Blue Lagoon before heading back to Reykjavik.  Entrance to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the tour and must be purchased at own expense in advance to enter.   You can book directly on the Blue Lagoon's website. If tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not available on their website then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 hours before your tour departure, as we can in many cases supply standard tickets to the Blue Lagoon (subject to demand).

$91.60 Day Trips & Excursions

Iceland Golden Circle Tour in from Reykjavík

Starting at 8am get picked up from your Reykjavik hotel and get ready for a 7- to 8-hour guided tour of Iceland's Golden Circle. This route is the most popular for visitors to Iceland and it takes in three of the most spectacular natural sites in Icelandic nature.Accompanied by a local guide, travel by comfortable minibus and make the most of a 1-hour stop — and multiple photo opportunities — at each site along the Golden Circle. Marvel at the raw power of Gullfoss, one of the world's magnificent waterfalls. Get up close to an erupting hot spring at the Geysir geothermal area; a natural phenomenon where a spouting hot spring called Strokkur erupts every 5-10 minutes. See the meeting point of two continental plates and learn about the world's first parliament — the Althing, established in 930 —  at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Food and beverages are available for purchase at two of the sites and you can relax in the knowledge that the minibus will drop you off where you began, at your own Reykjavik hotel, around six to seven hours later.

$98.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Golden Circle, Laugarvatn Fontana Baths Tour from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Circle Route, South RegionIceland's most popular sightseeing routeDuration: 8 hoursStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionSee the amazing geological wonders of Thingvellir and learn the history of Iceland's first parliament which was founded hereDuration: 1 hourStop At: Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn, South RegionEnjoy a dip in the geothermally heated water of Fontana Baths by Lake Laugarvatn. Try the steam rooms, where the steam comes directly from the hot springs below (you can even hear the hot springs bubbling)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South RegionWalk around the Geysir geothermal area and see the geyser called Strokkur erupt every few minutesDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionA magnificent waterfall, where you can see glacial water drop deep into the canyon of HvitargljufurDuration: 1 hour

$342.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Circle Route, South RegionIceland's most popular sightseeing routeDuration: 9 hoursStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionIceland's oldest national park, and an historically important site to the Icelandic people. Remarkable geological formations.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Langjokull Glacier, South RegionGo with a superjeep to Iceland's second largest glacier, and drive a snowmobile across the ice and snowDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionGullfoss waterfallDuration: 1 hourStop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South RegionErupting hot springsDuration: 45 minutes

$328.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle, Glacier Snowmobiling Small Group 4WD SUV Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionLeave your centrally located Reykjavik pick up point in the comfort of a super jeep, a uniquely designed SUV mounted on monster tires that measure around 46 inches (120cm) tall. Relax in the spacious seats as you travel out of the city to your first stop of your Golden Circle tour: Thingvellir National Park. Holding a special place in the hearts of the Icelandic people for its historical importance and unique geographical features, Thingvellir was the area where Iceland’s first Parliament was formed in the first century. Hop out of your jeep to enjoy a walk around and soak up stunning views over Iceland’s rugged terrain. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South RegionContinue by jeep along the twisting mountain tracks to see the bubbling and spouting hot springs of Geysir Hot Spring area. Exploding every few minutes, the geyser is an incredible spectacle to behold; have your camera ready to capture the geothermic action! Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionContinue to the waterfall of Gulfoss with its double cascades, and feel the spray of glacial water on your face as you walk around the falls. Stop for lunch in Gullfoss cafe, perhaps trying the traditional Icelandic lamb stew (own expense), and then enjoy your tour’s exhilarating highlight: a snowmobiling experience on Langjokull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Langjokull Glacier, South RegionAfter a comprehensive safety briefing, hop aboard your snowmobile (2 per vehicle) and follow your guide on a route around the dramatic, ice-clad landscape. Return to your jeep after snowmobiling, and travel back through the countryside toward Reykjavik. Your day trip then finishes with a drop-off back to Reykjavik. Please note: The order of this day trip may be altered to ensure that the snowmobiling takes place during the best light conditions.Duration: 1 hour

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