Golden Circle Day Trip by Minibus from Reykjavik

Day Trips & Excursions in Reykjavík
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Tour description

On this Golden Circle day trip by minibus from Reykjavik, you will visit Thingvellir National Park and see the rift where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and view the age-old parliament site of Althing. Next we will visit the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall, Faxi waterfall and the volcanic crater Kerið. Lastly we will explore the Geysir geothermal area and see the geyser Strokkur which famously erupts every 6-8 minutes, sending up water and steam.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kerid Crater, Selfoss, South RegionKerið is a volcanic crater lake. You can have a walk around the ridges or even go down and touch the gleaming surface of the water.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Skalholt, West RegionThis not so famous waterfall is truly a gem of Icelandic nature. Here you can walk down to the river and forget yourself admiring the natural spectacle.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South RegionAt  Geysir, you will witness an eruption of hot water going almost 20 or so meters up into the air. The whole area is a geological wonder covered in steam coming from the geothermal activity - an experience you will never forget!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionWhen visiting the Gullfoss waterfall you will be stunned by the scale of this famous waterfall. Many cascades of fast pacing water dropping down to a canyon while producing amazing rainbows (with the right weather) is just a jaw-dropping experience! This is also a great place for lunch and for shopping. We can recommend the traditional Icelandic soup (there is always an option without meat): it will keep you full and warm for the rest of the day.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionThis is the oldest working parliament in the world. There you will walk on old battlegrounds where the Vikings fought among each other in countless battles. Þingvellir is also a place where 2 continents meet. Imagine yourself strolling through a canyon which walls are made from 2 tectonic plates: European and American. A truly remarkable experience!Duration: 45 minutes

What's included

  • Local English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport by Mercedes Benz climate-controlled minibus limited to 16 people in the bus
  • Free WiFi and USB power on board
  • Bottle of water( 1st May-30th September)
  • Depending on necessity, rain ponchos and crampons
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pickup/drop-off at major Hotels, Guesthouses, Bus Stops, Airbnb and Cruise Ports in Reykjavik
  • A lot of FUN
  • All Entry/Admission fees to attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater

What's not included

  • Meals, but stops will be made at a local restaurant or grocery shop where meals can be purchased
  • Alternatively you can bring a packed lunch
  • Restrooms fee
  • Gratuities


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city