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There’s a lot to see in Iceland, and the grand Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) is your ticket to easily hitting multiple popular sights, especially if you only have one day to venture outside Reykjavik. Departing from the city, Golden Circle tours showcase a number of Iceland’s main attractions and natural wonders—think geysers, waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic craters, and Icelandic horses. There are few other places in Europe where you can see so much topographical variety on one short trip.

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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.71
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.65
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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

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Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, famous Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerid volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard Wi-Fi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.88
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

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Combine the best of the most popular tour in Iceland with a relaxing soak in a geothermal pool on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour. This tour checks off the top three must-sees in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. And not only that, you round-off your day in typical Icelandic fashion with a dip in a geothermal pool.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.16
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Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik Including Gullfoss and Geysir

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See the natural wonders of Icelandic scenery in a short space of time. This express afternoon tour visits waterfalls, geysers and must-see Icelandic sights in just half a day. Walk with a guide around UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, pose for photos by Gullfoss waterfall, visit the Geysir hot spring area. Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off is also included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.46
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SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure
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SuperSaver: Small Group Golden Circle Tour and Silfra Snorkeling Adventure

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Visit two of the Golden Circle’s most impressive highlights and snorkel in Thingvellir National Park’s Silfra Fissure on this day trip from Reykjavik. Depart from the Icelandic capital by minibus and head to the UNESCO-listed national park, where you’ll snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Silfra Fissure, a rift between the European and North American plates. After, continue to Haukadalur, a geothermic valley, to see Gulfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore Iceland's highlights on this 8.5-hour Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths tour from Reykjavik. Admire views over Lake Thingvallavatn and the Hengill mountains, travel into UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, and visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Relax in outdoor thermal pools and soak up the heat in natural steam rooms at your leisure. Afterward, take in top attractions on the Golden Circle route including Gullfoss Waterfall and the steaming Strokkur geyser.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.08
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Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

Golden Circle Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling

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Enjoy exciting outdoor adventure and discover top natural attractions in the Land of Ice and Fire on this 10-hour Golden Circle jeep and snowmobiling tour from Reykjavik. Hop into your jeep and head deep into the Thingvellir National Park. Listen as your guide details the park’s fascinating geology and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged landscape. Head along mountain tracks past bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, and discover top attractions like the Gullfoss Waterfall. Take a thrilling snowmobile ride on Langjökull, Iceland's second largest glacier, then return to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
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Viking Horse Riding and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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For a day out with horses and hot springs, look no further than this full-day tour from Reykjavik. After a horseback ride on a unique Icelandic horse, take an express tour of some key Golden Circle sights: Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, and the village of Hveragerdi. The ride is suitable for all levels of experience, and takes in the rugged countryside on the capital’s outskirts.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.95
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Golden Circle and Northern Lights

Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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The Golden Circle route is home to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural wonders—waterfalls, geysers, and volcanic landscapes. This tour takes in all the highlights and includes an evening Northern Lights safari. Explore the Thingvellir National Park, see the ‘Geysir’ geyser, and marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall on the Golden Circle. Then, head out to remote viewpoints to hunt down the elusive Aurora Borealis and, if you’re lucky, enjoy a magnificent view of nature’s lightshow.
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  • 15 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour by Superjeep from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle Tour by Superjeep from Reykjavik

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Explore Iceland's Golden Circle on this day tour from Reykjavik by 4x4 vehicle. You'll travel along a route that features three of the country’s top natural sights: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Transport is by Land Rover Defender 'super jeep,' which is equipped to navigate Iceland's rugged terrain.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$302.25
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SuperSaver: Small-Group Lava Caving Experience and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

SuperSaver: Small-Group Lava Caving Experience and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover natural attractions in the Land of Ice and Fire above and below the ground on this 8-hour lava-caving and Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Travel to an ancient lava field located deep in the Blue Mountains with your guide. Put on your helmet and head underground, where beautiful rock formations and volcanic craters await. Afterward, take the Golden Circle route to famous sites including Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir and the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park. During your tour, gain insight into Iceland’s unique geothermal qualities then return to Reykjavik.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Golden Circle Guided Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

Full-Day Golden Circle Guided Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Experience the must-sees of the Golden Circle on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. Aboard a minibus with a small group of other travelers, learn about Iceland's cultural history, geology, and environment. Stops include the famous Gullfoss and Geysir; pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.88
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Private Tour: Golden Circle Tour by Luxury SUV from Reykjavik

Private Tour: Golden Circle Tour by Luxury SUV from Reykjavik

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Tour Iceland’s Golden Circle at your own pace, and enjoy the freedom to go further afield, on a private day trip from Reykjavik by luxury SUV. Trace the Golden Circle trail around the famous sites at Thingvellir, the Geysir geothermal field, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, stop at sites often missed by visitors, such as Laugavatn and Faxi waterfall. Your flexible itinerary includes a break for lunch (own expense), plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Magnificent Icelandic Winter. Northern Lights & Golden Circle Combo!
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Magnificent Icelandic Winter. Northern Lights & Golden Circle Combo!

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Cover Iceland’s most iconic attractions in a single day during this full-day, action-packed combo tour. Explore the stunning Golden Circle route by comfortable, WIFI-equipped minibus. Stop at a mix of natural highlights, including Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur hot springs, and Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet. Then, set out in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis during a special after-hours supplement.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing by Minibus and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
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City Sightseeing by Minibus and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover Iceland’s city sights by morning, and its waterfalls and geysers by afternoon. This full-day combo tour is a great way to experience Reykjavik and its surrounding sights. Start with a coach tour around urban landmarks like the Bessastadir presidential residence, and then swap the city sights for the natural wonders of Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and UNESCO-listed Thingvellir.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.30
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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

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Many visitors to Iceland only take 1- or 2-day trips from the capital. This 7-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the East Fjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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  • 7 days
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Private Lake and River Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Private Lake and River Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

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Delve into the unique tranquility of Iceland on a private, full-day angling tour from Reykjavik. With an experienced guide, travel to a secluded lake or river to fish for fish species such as brown trout and Arctic char. Enrich your fishing knowledge with tips from your expert guide, and opt to fish with fly, spinner or bait during your experience. Revitalize throughout the day with complimentary snacks and choose to purchase professional pictures to help remember your special day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast
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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

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For an in-depth experience of Iceland, one that is richer than taking quick day trips, this guided tour from Reykjavík spends eight days journeying around the Ring Road. See the country's best attractions, including waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and whale watching while soaking up its culture and heritage. Forget the hassle of driving and arranging hotels: This tour handles all logistics, including seven nights' accommodation with breakfast.
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  • 8 days
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Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Northern Lights Day Trip from Reykjavik

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If you are short on time in Iceland, you can make the most out of a single day on this combination tour from Reykjavík. You'll travel the famed Golden Circle route, visiting Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss, then enjoy some relaxation in the Secret Lagoon, before embarking on a northern lights hunt in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.45
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Golden Circle Glacier Super Jeep Tour / guided private tour

Golden Circle Glacier Super Jeep Tour / guided private tour

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The Golden Circle route takes travellers to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural features, but there are plenty of remote areas the big coaches can’t reach. On this private tour, spin to top Golden Circle attractions including Gullfoss waterfall and the Strokkur geyser, and reach far-flung sites including the Langjökull glacier that the tourist busses can’t access. With round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel included, see the best of Iceland with ease.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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SuperSaver: Golden Circle Afternoon Tour and Northern Lights Adventure by Minibus from Reykjavik
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SuperSaver: Golden Circle Afternoon Tour and Northern Lights Adventure by Minibus from Reykjavik

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Make the most of your time in Iceland on this guided tour from Reykjavik that combines three of the country's most spectacular sites with a northern lights tour. During the day, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park, marvel at the teeming waterfall of Gullfoss, and watch Geysir spout steaming hot water into the air. After being dropped off back at your hotel, there is time to rest before you are picked back up to go hunting for the northern lights.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Tour Golden Circle | Blue Lagoon & Thingvellir National Park

Private Day Tour Golden Circle | Blue Lagoon & Thingvellir National Park

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Have you ever wished to be at two places at the same time? In this one-day tour, we will make your wish come true! First, we meet in Reykjavik, then hop into the lux jeep and take a drive directly to the Þingvellir, the place where North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. So, technically your wish will be granted :). Þingvellir is not only famous by this exquisite geological phenomenon, but it also has a great cultural heritage and it is a national park. After Þingvellir, you will have a chance to see the Great Geysir, including the powerful Strokkur, Smiður and Litli-Strokkur. When we are done with the geysers, the next stop is the Gullfoss waterfall. After this remarkable waterfall, it is time for relaxation in the most popular Icelandic geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon.Thereafter we will be heading back to the city ending our journey all relaxed and content.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Your personal golden circle tour with a photographer

Your personal golden circle tour with a photographer

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This is your personal tour with a private guide that can be modified to your schedule to make your travel comfortable and efficient.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,048.92
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) costs USD 65.71. Guided Golden Circle (Gullni Hringurinn) tours start around USD 65.71 per person.
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