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$61.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Golden Circle from Reykjavik with Gullfoss and Geysir

Head first to Thingvellir National Park with your guide. It was here, in the year 930, that the Icelandic national parliament was founded. Known locally as Althingi, the institution stands today as the oldest of its kind in the world, but that’s not the only reason it’s such a special place. It is here, in the Thingvellir National Park, that the mighty tectonic plates of North America and Europe meet. Listen as your guide explains the geological forces at play in this spectacular natural setting, then continue on to the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, widely considered to be one of Iceland’s most beautiful sights. Gullfoss is fed by the Hvítá River, which tumbles down dramatically over a series of rocky steps into deep plunge pools below. Marvel at the falls’ power and perhaps take a moment to capture the views on camera. Hop back aboard your coach and journey on to the Haukadalur geothermal area, where the hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur await. Discover impressive geothermal features such as bubbling mud pools, and marvel at the Strokkur geyser’s regular eruptions. 

$121.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Iceland from Reykjavik 'Game of Thrones' Locations Tour

Start your day with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, or make your own way to the prearranged meeting point to join up with your expert guide. Hop aboard your comfortable coach, and set off on a scenic journey through southern Iceland's rugged terrain. As you travel, listen to your guide talk about the popular Game of Thrones TV series, adapted from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, and how Iceland's nature and history corresponds with the fantasy series. Visit the valley where Drogon surprised a goat herder by a waterfall, snatching up one of the goats before flying away. Then arrive at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Hop out of your coach at the gorge of Thingvellir, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail that the savage Wildlings took across the north to the Wall. Marvel at the fissure in the earth's crust where the European and American tectonic plates slowly drift apart, and take in the expansive Icelandic landscape that stretches around you. Walking through the fissure, you can follow in the footsteps of Sansa Stark and Littlefinger on their way to the Eyrie, but instead of ending at the Bloody Gate you will see the magnificent waterfall Öxarárfoss.  Next, enjoy a brief stop for refreshments (own expense) before continuing on to Thjorsárdalur valley. Step out of the coach onto the site where a peaceful farming village was attacked by Wildlings under Tormund and the cannibalistic Thenns. As you explore the area on foot, be reminded of this bloody massacre. This is where the character Olly was first introduced to the series. Your tour then concludes back in Reykjavik with a drop-off at the original start point. On route, you’ll also see some of the awe-inspiring scenery that was featured in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

$153 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).

$215.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Silfra Snorkeling and Lava Caving from Reykjavik

Following pickup at your Reykjavik pick up point, climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled minibus for a 60-minute journey to the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir has a rich history and is probably as close as you can get to the heart of Iceland. After a safety briefing and introduction to the area, get fitted for spelunking and snorkel gear, and then follow your guide to the lava fields of a typical Icelandic lava cave for a lava caving exploration. Climb through a lava tube and take a 1.5-hour tour of the cave, located in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. See shield volcanoes, products of lava flows that have left spectacular layers of rock and lava deposits over the years.  Before continuing to Silfra fissure, take a break for lunch (own expense). At the Silfra fissure, slip on your snorkeling gear and explore the underground pool of heavenly blue colors and incredible visibility. Drift between the tectonic plates that separate North America and Eurasia, and check out the most scenic areas of the pool accompanied by your guide.  After a day of exploring Þingvellir National Park, you'll conclude with drop-off back to Reykjavik.  Please note that during the summer time, Gjabakkahellir lava cave will be visited and during the winter months Leidarendi lava cave will be visited. Leidarendi cave is located in the Blue Mountains area.

$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.

$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.

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