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$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Kerid

Hotel pickups for this 8-hour tour around the Golden Circle take place between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., with the aim to leave Reykjavik by about 10:15 a.m. Your first stop of the day is at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Take a walk into the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and learn about one of the world's first parliaments, the Althing. Next, continue heading eastward over the small mountain pass, Lyngdalsheidi, toward the town of Laugarvatn, which lies within the Golden Circle. The town has a population of about 200, and lies predominantly along the west side of the lake. The lake contains geothermal springs under its surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline. Keep moving along to the amazing waterfall Gullfoss or the “Golden Falls“, which is an iconic waterfall of Iceland, located in the glacial river Hvítá.  There will also be an opportunity to pick up some lunch (own expense) at the on-site cafe, just a 10-minute drive away from Gulfoss, the geothermal area with the famous hot spouting Geyser named Strokkur. Walk around the colorful area surrounded by hot springs with names like The Blower, Litli Geysir, The Handyman, and The Bucket. After that, pay a short visit to the small but beautiful waterfall Faxi (or Vatnsleysufoss). The waterfall is located on the Tungufljót river. Afterward, drive south and stop at Kerid, a 6,000-year-old volcanic crater lake located in the Grímsnes area. It's one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. small fee of $4 to enter the area  . From here, ride back toward Reykjavik. The day finishes with a drop-off at your centrally located hotel around 6 p.m.

$161.95 Private & Custom Tours

Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Get picked up from your Reykjavík accommodation, ready for a 7 to 8-hour private tour of southwest Iceland. First, drive around 30 minutes to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the Althing, the Icelandic Parliament, was founded in 930. Learn about the history of the area and its high level of seismic activity. Continue 30 minutes to Laugarvatn lake and soak up the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains. Head another 25 minutes east into the Haukadalur valley where you will see Geysir, also known as the Great Geysir, as well as Strokkur, its smaller neighbor, which erupts every few minutes with bursts of sparkling blue water. It's just a 10-minute drive to Gullfoss, the 'Queen' of Icelandic waterfalls, which plunges 105 feet (32 meters) into a gaping canyon. Next, head 20 minutes to Faxi waterfall, a little less known and smaller. For lunch (own expense) stop at Friðheimar, a restaurant in a greenhouse, to eat among the tomato vines. After lunch, head to Kerið, a volcanic crater, before the drive back to your Reykjavík hotel.

$139 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Tour and Fontana Geothermal Spa from Reykjavik

Around 9am, get picked up from your centrally located Reykjavík accommodation, or at the main bus terminal (BSI). Meet your local guide, jump aboard the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your 9-hour trip around Iceland's Golden Circle. This day tour takes you to three of Iceland’s natural highlights. Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. It was here that the Althing, Iceland's first, viking-era, parliament formed in 930, making it one of the oldest in the world. Also experience the sensation of walking between two continents: The North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet here.Next, it's around an hour's drive to the mighty, double-tier, Gullfoss waterfall. Watch in awe as its teeming waters plunge 105 feet (32 meters) into a gaping canyon. Then head for Geysir geothermal area and marvel at the bubbling Strokkur geyser as it erupts every five to 10 minutes.  Finally, make sure you have a swimsuit and towel because it's time for some serious relaxation at the Fontana spa and wellness center beside Laugarvatn lake. The original sauna was built in the 1920s and was little more than a shack with two compartments built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below the ground. Today, a modern complex welcomes you to relax with various hot tubs and steam baths naturally heated by Icelandic hot springs. Before returning to Reykjavik, try some typical Icelandic rye bread slow-baked in the natural hot springs. Your day ends with a drop-off back at your original departure point at around 6pm.Please note: Swimwear and towels may be rented at Fontana (additional expense).

$230 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

This day tour is going to start Reykavik, the capital, passing through Nesjavellir road. This offers a chance to view a remarkable volcano formed naturally. We are also going to make a stop in Nesavellir geothermal region; here, the capital becomes increasingly hot. From there, we will move on to Þhingvellir national park which is situated on two techtonic plates. The Western part is the American plate while the Eastern one is the EuroAsian. Þhingvellir National park is commemorated and remembered. The significant feature here however, is an ancient parliament and church. It is worth noting that in the English language, Þhingvellir means assembly plains. Continue the tour to the town of Laugarvatn and then to Geyser. A lot of tourists are unaware of the term Geyser which is actually Icelandic. Therefore, Yellowstone acquires its name from Iceland's natural phenomena. In actual fact, the genuine Geyser, which is ancient is no longer active; however, visitors and locals noticed that activation could be enhanced, to make it vibrant again. A few metres from Geyser is Strokkur. it blows up every 6-8 minutes.  Our visitors will take a break in the Geyser area for some coffee or brunch and thereafter, we will proceed to Gullfoss, which features some of the loveliest waterfalls. This will be our eastern point of this day tour. Therefore, on the way back, we are going to make a stop in Kerið crater which is open for visitors 24 hours each day. The next stop we make will be in Hveragerði town and from there, we will drive to the South West of the Icelandic coast to the Reykanes peninsula where we will find the blue lagoon at the edge of Grindavík town. The blue lagoon is an exceptional area offering natural wonders. Located against a lovely lava valley, the warm, creamy blue waters invite us to take a dip in this world-popular geothermal pool. When the outside is 50C, making it chilly, this 300C dip can offer a wonderful treat. Also, lathering on the silica mud which is rich in minerals is believed to work wonders on the skin! This is going to be our last stay on this tour. If you like, go on an optional tour to experience and view elves and dwarfs in Hafnarfjörður! (not included in price) Choose whether to stop or not in areas related to Icelandic legends, since spirits and beings are not proven to exist.

$304.81 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik with 2-Course Dinner

This is an 11-hour day tour from Reykjavík that starts with one of our expert guides picking you up in a small minibus at your Hotel, Guest House or Hostel in Reykjavík at 11:30 am (note that pick up can take up to 25 minutes). In this fully packed tour we combine the famous Golden Circle with visits to some local farms and restaurants for tastings of delicious Icelandic foods, plus a visit to Fontana Thermal Baths, a two-course dinner and a Northern Lights hunt!Heading out from Reykjavík in the morning, we set a course straight for Friðheimar, a local greenhouse for a taste of their famous tomato soup and newly baked bread. Next we will visit the great Geyser geothermal area where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water up as high as 15-30 meters. The magnificent Gullfoss waterfall is not far away and you will enjoy the sight of it cascading down the white colored Hvítá River. After enjoying these jewels of Icelandic nature, it is time to turn our attention back to our taste buds. With a visit to the farm Efstidalur where we get a few samples of their local products, such as skyr (a kind of thick-set yogurt) and delicious ice cream. Afterwards we will spend some time relaxing in the hot waters of the geothermal spa Fontana where you can get our appetite going again before enjoying a two-course dinner at the local restaurant Lindin, known for its famous chocolate mousse dessert. On our way back to Reykjavík we will go in search of the natural wonders of the Northern Lights, choosing the optimum route depending on the aurora forecast for that day. You may expect to be back in your accommodation in Reykjavík between 11pm and midnight.  This tour includes pick up and drop-off at any accommodation in central Reykjavík, tastings at local farms and restaurants, lunch, a two course dinner and admission to the Fontana Spa at Laugarvatn. Please note that drinks are not included, but are available to purchase at own expense. *Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed. Our guides will do their best to find the best route back in order to maximise your chances of seeing them, but  sightings are highly weather dependent and subject to the aurora forecast for that day.  

$108.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Day Tour via Minibus from Reykjavik

This Golden Circle tour begins with hotel pickup by minibus between 8:30am and 9am. Your first stop will be at the Earthquake Center in the small town of Hveragerði, an approximate 20-minute stop. Next, head to the Gullfoss, "The Golden Waterfall" where it is possible to walk down to the waterfall to truly experience and feel the power of nature. After about 45-minutes, you will move on to Geysir geothermal area where you will stop to admire the hot springs and the boiling mud pits. You will have about 1-hour and 15-minutes at this stop, offering you the chance to get lunch or snacks (at your own cost) at one of the restaurants located next to the hot springs. On the way to your next stop at Þingvellir national park, you will drive trough an agricultural area and a small university campus at Laugarvatn. You will spend 30-45 minutes at Þingvellir national park, a birthplace of a nation and one of the most important historical sights in Iceland. This park is also one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones. The stop at Þingvellir is your last stop of the day before heading back to Reykjavik City where your guide will get you back to your hotel or accommodation.The tour duration is approximately 6-8 hours. Depending on traffic, you should be arriving back in Reykjavik City between 4pm and 6pm.