Golden Circle & Reykjavik City Sightseeing Tour
Make the most of your day and book a tour that combines Reykjavik‘s top attractions, interesting facts, history of Iceland and Icelandic stories together with the popular Golden Circle Tour.
On this tour, you will get to enjoy a view over Reykjavik from the Perlan museum, explore the oldest part of the city, and visit the Hallgrímskirkja church whose design was inspired by basalt lava columns and Icelandic nature. You will explore the farm style Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir and the town Hafnarfjörður, where a mysterious race of “hidden people” lives in perfect harmony with the human population.
Reykjavik as Icelandic capital is a unique city to discover with a rich history of how Iceland had been shaped during centuries. With our best-experienced guide, you won't miss anything important to discover and get information about. Just in a few hours, you will know every historical and important place in Reykjavik before leaving for the Golden Circle tour. Everything in the comfort of our minibus and the best guide.
Leaving at 13:00 for the Golden Circle as the second part of this combination tour, you will see geological intrigue and historic legacy featuring National Park Þingvellir; Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir hot spring area.
Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings as you walk down into the rift valley where the American and Eurasian continental plates are literally pulling apart at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament. Witness the steaming geothermal springs as the ground trembles and hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser at home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland's most iconic natural attraction. Experience the magnificence and power of Gullfoss Waterfall, a set of glacial river cascades falling 32 meters into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
A favourite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters into the air every few minutes. The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot spring holes. Although you can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world.
Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests and travellers a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch. Gullfoss Waterfall
As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the Canyon of the Hvítá River in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breath-taking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance. Guests may use the restroom and purchase food and refreshments at this location as well.
Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, Þingvellir is the national pride of Iceland and the first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift.
Operates All Year @ 0900
Duration is around 10 hours
Price Includes Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off, Professional Tour Guide & Free WiFi on the Bus
Child 12 - 15 Years £59.50
Child 1 - 11 Years FREE