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The small group Golden Circle tour combined with a bathing experience in the Blue Lagoon is the ultimate treat! The tour is operated on minibuses lead by one of our experienced driver guides. You will have the comfort of travelling in a comfortable vehicle in a small group and enjoy the highlights of the area now known as the Golden Circle.
You will be exploring Thingvellir National Park, a historic and geological landmark and a UNESCO heritage site. The park is not only known for being the place of the first parliament ever established and still active but it's also the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge.The Geysir Area comes up next with it's geothermal wonders. Feel the power from the heat in the ground, breath the sulphuric steam from the hot water and see the spectacular eruptions performed by geysir called Strokkur, which erupts every 5 to 10 minutes. Next we are on to Gullfoss waterfall. It's considered to be the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls.
Then, travel to Kerið crater, a striking crater lake filled with milky blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep red slopes.
End the day at the Blue Lagoon, where you'll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters before heading back to Reykjavík.
Our day tour starts with fast and efficient pick up service. We will come to pick you up you from either, one of the hotels in the center of Reykjavik or from one of the many pick up spots dotted across the city. When pick up is completed you will leave the capital in a comfortable minibus lead and begin our adventure lead by one of our experienced and enthusiastic driver guides.
The first stop of the tour is Þingvellir national park (also known as Thingvellir national park) some 45 min drive from Reykjavík. Þingvellir is an area of great cultural, natural and geological significance.The two main attractions here that draw people to the location is the fact that Þingvellir is the location of the world's first parliament as well as the place where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia are slowly drifting apart from each other. The parliament that was formed here is known as the Alþingi and it still operates today although they have moved the main operations to Reykjavik. Meetings were held here though between 930 and 1798. A hiking path will lead you to a viewing point called Hakið where you get a good view of the breathtaking scenery. You will walk in the footsteps of the Vikings while heading in between the lava walls down a fissure called Almannagjá. After having explored the area your driver picks you up down in the Rift Valley.
An hours drive away is a geothermal active region called the Geysir area. The name takes it from it's first spouting geyser, Geysir, that now has become unactive. The steaming area withholds many different geothermal features such as steam vents, bubbling pits, warm lakes, magnificent colours and the star of the area, the frequently eruption geysir called Strokkur. Strokkur performs every 5-10 minuets, by spouting steam and boiling water up to 20 meters up in the air. Nice paths take you around the area and keep you safe where hot water is boiling down in the ground literary under your feet. Within the Geysir area is a nice Visitors Center with souvenir shops and different lunch options.
10 min away from Geysir is Gullfoss also known as the “Golden Falls”. Gullfoss is a large waterfall in western Iceland that is fed by the Hvítá river (or white river) and drops a staggering 32 meters over three stages. As you approach the waterfall you cannot immediately see the bottom of the falls leaving you with a visual of water seemingly running into a large void into the earth.Thanks to its stunning visuals and intriguing past the Gullfoss waterfall has become an incredibly popular tourist attraction.
Kerið volcanic crater is a crater lake remarkable for it's green-blue waters and red lava rock surroundings. Kerið was formed some 6,500 years in a volcanic eruption where the magma reserves got empty and the volcanic cone collapsed into itself. Kerid has been a popular concert venue over the years.
When all the important sites of the Golden Circle have been explored to the fullest we head to the The Blue lagoon, known in Icelandic as Bláa Lónið. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa/resort located on the Reykjanes peninsula. The warm Turskish blue waters sit on a black lavafield making the bathing experience a true adventure. The water is saturated with silica and other minerals that have proven to be healing for your skin, body and soul. The lagoon itself has been hailed as being one of the modern wonders of the world. End the day at the famous Blue Lagoon (admission ticket included), where you'll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters. After approximately 2 hours we will depart from the Blue Lagoon and finish the day off with drop off in Reykjavik (45 min drive).
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Such a brilliant must have experience! Our guide Howser a was briiliant who made the day so interesting with facts we wouldn't have learnt anywhere else during our time in Reykjavik :) He was so helpful in preparing us for every part of the tour including good photo opportunities along the route and information about our destinations. Thank you so much Howser!
I just finished this trip today and had an outstanding time. I’ve done many guided tours, and Dennis was one of the best. He was ON the entire 12 hour day - we started happy and ended even happier.! This was a great way to start a trip in Iceland and I highly recommend it.
We did this tour and felt that we had really seen and experienced the best of Iceland. Everything was perfectly timed to experience every stop without feeling rushed, yet you never felt like you were sitting around waiting, either. All the stops were unique and stunning--truly once in a lifetime sights. And to top it off, our guide, who went by HBO (because he said his real name was too long...lol) was amazing! He was so personable and knowledgeable, along with having a great sense of humor. He gave us insights into Iceland's history, culture, day-to-day life, and even introduced us to some great music. Not only do we highly recommend this tour, but you should ask for HBO as your guide!
This was the best full day excursion to see some of the most iconic parts of Iceland. Everything was timed perfectly so there was no rushing but also no idle waiting around. And we can't say enough wonderful things about our guide, HBO (he said his full name one time and then smiled and said to call him HBO...Lol). He was just so personable and knowledgeable! We enjoyed all the 8nfirmation he shared with us, not just about the sights but about Iceland as a while and what life is like in this beautiful country. We HIGHLY recommend this tour and that you try to get HBO as your guide!
If I could, I would have gave this tour 6 stars because of how good our guide (Hjortur) was ! It was an incredible experience, and the blue lagoon was a wonderful ending ! Thanks again !
Tom was great, funny informative and entertaining, We didn't have the best weather but it was still beautiful and ending with the relaxing blue lagoon was a good way to finish a full day.
The 11 hours during tour was flown before we knew it thanks to our guide TOM, a real “Icelander” . He told us stories and information in such a funny and playful way that nobody lost any attention.. Tom was also very helpful and concerned. This tour wouldn’t be the same without Tom and thanks to This we fell in love with Iceland. Liese and Els from Belgium
Tom was an excellent guide who showed us through the interesting spots and entertained us with insightful background information during the bus rides. Well organized with a relaxing end at blue lagoon. Highly recommended.
The best of Iceland in one day! Special thanks to our wonderful tour guide Tom. He is very knowledgable and funny. We´ll come back.
Our Tour on 4 December 2021 was great. Special thanks to mister Hausser, our driver / guide! Great day, Super Whether. The tours gives you a nice small overview of al te best of Iceland. The visit to the blue lagoon is very nice but should take longer ;-)
The Golden Circle tour was excellent, our driver/guide Sigi-Anton was brilliant and it was so nice to see some of this beautiful country in a small group. It was just such a lovely day and the sights we visited were magnificent.
The bus trip was great. The driver Tom was very entertaining, insightful and helpful.
The trip was amazing houser (sorry spelt wrong) was amazing! Really detail trip very helpful and friendly guy!
The golden circle tour with blue lagoon was amazing. Of course the sights were fantastic but Tommy our guide was really excellent. Very welcoming and accommodating and he really went the extra mile to make this day special. He was also considerate of my elderly mother who was a bit slow. Would highly recommend the small group tour for that extra personal service.
A long day out on a coach , seeing the best sights Iceland has to offer, very interesting , a good helpful obliging driver , well worth a full day out.
Start was a bit chaotic and we had to wait for quite a while. Our guide however was very friendly, flexible and good. Looking at the whole picture the tour was a very good experience. Big thumb up for the guide.
Would highly recommend the tour. Our guide Howser was amazing. He was really passionate about Icelandic history and made the trip very interesting. As the group was smaller than usual he took us to more historic places along the way. He really made the trip 100% more interesting. I would definitely book again. The blue lagoon was a great end to the day. Howser gave us great tips on what to expect once we were in there. 5 stars plus one
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