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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Gullfoss activities

$47.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle and Thingvellir Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

The tour begins with a geothermal area in the picturesque landscape of Lake Thingvallavatn (this part of the tour may not be included in winter).  Your tour also includes a visit to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament Althingi was founded in 930, making it the oldest functioning parliament in the world. It is here that the slowly diverging tectonic plates of America and Europe meet. Your tour continues to the beautiful waterfall of Gullfoss, a highlight of any visit to Iceland, along with the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. You will also visit Skalholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops. On your way back to Reykjavik you'll travel through fertile agricultural areas.

$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.

$91.52 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle, Laugarvatn Fontana Baths Tour from Reykjavik

Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel and travel through rugged volcanic scenery around Lake Thingvallavatn and the Hengill mountains.Soak up panoramic views and the surrounding landscapes that stretch to Lake Thingvallavatn. Then, continue to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, known for its raw Icelandic beauty. Walk around the rocky terrain and see the Thingvellir tectonic rift, where the continental plates of North America and Eurasia face each other. While you admire Thingvellir’s scenery, hear from your guide about the Viking assemblies that began meeting here in 930, forming what were Iceland’s and some of the world’s first parliaments.Next, travel on to Lake Laugarvatn and visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Sitting on the lakeshore, this stylish spa is replete with outdoor thermal pools and natural steam rooms where you can relax and de-stress amid the serene surroundings.Bathe in the warm pools and revitalize in the steam cabins, where hot, natural steam billows from grids in the floor. Alternatively, relax and absorb the views from the cafe over refreshments (own expense) such as coffee or a light meal.Afterward, visit two other Golden Circle highlights. Stop at the waterfall at Gullfoss, where waters crash down over tiered steps of lava, and see the bubbling Geysir hot springs, home to the spouting Strokkur geyser.Lastly, return to Reykjavik and conclude your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.

$324.37 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

First stop is the Thingvellir National Park, which has a special place in the hearts of Icelanders for its historical importance and geological uniqueness. It was here that Iceland's first Parliament was founded in 930AD and the views from here over Iceland's rough terrain are stunning. Continue along mountain tracks to experience the many bubbling and spouting hot springs at the geothermal area of Geysir. The geysers explode every few minutes and are an amazing spectacle. Next the jeep heads to the majestic double cascade waterfall of Gullfoss, where you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face. The highlight of the trip gives you the chance to get even closer to Iceland's nature on an exhilarating snowmobiling tour on Langjökull, Iceland's second largest glacier. After an action-packed day the jeep passes through the countryside en-route to Reykjavik. A truly memorable trip encompassing many of the natural wonders of this beautiful island.

$361.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle, Glacier Snowmobiling Small Group 4WD SUV Tour

Leave 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. Continue 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! Continue 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. After 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.

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