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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.

$161.34 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.

$106 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle Tour and Fontana Geothermal Spa from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionThe UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park is geologically and historically significant. Apart from being the location of the oldest parliament in the world, Alþingi, it is also a place where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Geysir Hot Springs, Geysir, South RegionThe Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in IcelandDuration: 1 hourStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionGullfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and rightly so. The three-step waterfall is a part of the glacial river Hvítá and falls into a 62-metre (203 ft.) deep canyonDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn, South RegionFontana has three steam rooms built over a natural hot spring and a traditional sauna along with three different hot pools. It is perfect to relax and socialize and from the hot tub, you can see a panoramic view of the countryside around Fontana.Duration: 2 hours

$230 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionPlace where tectonic plates meets in national park. As well is Þingvellir historical for Icelandic nation with oldest democratic park in planet. Þingvellir is protected by UNESCO. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South RegionPlace memorized lifetime for each and one traveller visiting Geysir on this tour. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionGullfoss is waterfall, wonder of nature. At once is it on our tour eastern place from Reykjavik we are visiting. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Kerid Crater, Selfoss, South RegionLong time lonely crater Kerið become to be touristic attraction. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Reykjanes PeninsulaAdmission is purchased by traveler or tour operator. Not included on Viator, or other commercial websites due to various reasons. Note. Travelers have also option to swim in Secred lagoon. Please contact after booking so we can find together best solution for each and one. Duration: 2 hours

$306.86 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. 

$108.33 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.