Golden Circle
Reykjavik

Golden Circle tours and attractions

The Golden Circle is a tourist route located in southern Iceland that covers over 190 miles, looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands and back...

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Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon admission tickets with Kerid Volcanic Crater
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Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon admission tickets with Kerid Volcanic Crater

Visit Iceland's Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon in one day with admission tickets included. Stop at the spectacular Kerid Volcanic Crater!

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Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
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Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

Book this full-day tour from Reykjavik now to explore Icelandic wilderness and see all the breathtaking sights along the famous Golden Circle route.

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Duration up to 8 hours

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Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon admission
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Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon admission

Book this Golden Circle tour with Blue Lagoon admission for a day full of excitement and relaxation taking in some of Iceland's most famous sights.

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Duration up to 13 hours

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Golden Circle tour and secret lagoon
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Golden Circle tour and secret lagoon

Book this Golden Circle tour to see the best of Iceland's nature before enjoying a relaxing visit to the Secret Lagoon, a hidden geothermal hotspot.

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Duration up to 9 hours 30 minutes

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Day tour of the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
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Day tour of the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Go on a journey that brings you the experiences of walking among geologic marvels, witnessing an erupting hot spring, discovering a magnificent waterfall and unwinding in an outdoor geothermal pool.

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Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm
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Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm

Join this small group tour for a more intimate experience when exploring the Golden Circle's attractions and some of Iceland's best natural landmarks.

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Duration up to 8 hours

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Golden Circle classic tour
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Golden Circle classic tour

Visit Iceland´s most popular natural attractions including Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park, expertly guided in 10 different languages!

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Duration up to 7 hours 30 minutes

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Whale watching and Golden Circle
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Whale watching and Golden Circle

This tour combines some of Iceland's biggest attractions and most popular tourist activities making it the perfect day tour for visitors to Iceland.

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Small group Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon tour with admission ticket
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Small group Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon tour with admission ticket

Join this small group tour of the Golden Circle combined with a bathing experience in the Blue Lagoon for the ultimate Icelandic experience.

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Golden Circle and snowmobile glacier tour
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Golden Circle and snowmobile glacier tour

Explore the Golden Circle and then drive an ATV on the black beaches of Iceland.

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Reykjavik sightseeing and Golden Circle day-tour
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Reykjavik sightseeing and Golden Circle day-tour

Make the most of your day and book this tour that combines Reykjavik‘s top attractions, interesting facts, and stories with the popular Golden Circle tour that showcases some of Iceland's top tourist attractions.

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Duration up to 10 hours

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Golden Circle and horse riding tour
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Golden Circle and horse riding tour

Enjoy a tour to some of the must-see destinations of Iceland and after go on an experience of a lifetime through meadows, lava fields and small rivers with the majestic and beautiful Icelandic horses.

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Whale watching tour and Whales of Iceland exhibition entrance tickets

Combine a whale watching tour with a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition on your holiday in Reykjavik. Learn about the majestic whales and spot humpback whales, minke whales and white-beaked dolphins.

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Discover Reykjavik in 60 minutes with a local
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Discover Reykjavik in 60 minutes with a local

Walking through the city, you will discover the city's parks, monuments, and historical architecture through the eyes of a local.

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Capture the wild nature around Reykjavik - Photography tour
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Reykjavik whale watching tour
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Enjoy this guided tour off the shores of Reykjavik with the chance of seeing minke whales, humpbacks, harbor porpoises and sea birds in their natural habitat.

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Private folklore walking tour in Reykjavik
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Walk with a Viking private Reykjavik tour
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Walk with a Viking private Reykjavik tour

This tour is the perfect introduction to Reykjavik, it will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland.

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Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck
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Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck

Board the shuttle for a 15-minute drive to the famous DC3 plane wreck and explore the wreck and its surroundings

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Reykjavik walking tour with a Viking
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Reykjavik walking tour with a Viking

Once you arrive in Reykjavik this should be the first thing on your list to do. Get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland on this guided tour with the Vikings.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skaftafell blue ice glacier walk
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Skaftafell blue ice glacier walk

Enjoy an easy-going glacier walk in Skaftafell with an experienced glacier guide to assist you with the equipment and ready to tell you stories about how the ice is formed.

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Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
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Vök baths entrance ticket
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Vök baths entrance ticket

Vök Baths - hot water springs at lake Urriðavatn just northwest of Egilsstaðir, in Eastern Iceland.

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Golden circle and snorkeling day-tour
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Golden circle and snorkeling day-tour

This trip has it all; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!

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Duration up to 9 hours
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Beast of the East whitewater rafting adventure
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Beast of the East whitewater rafting adventure

You don't need previous rafting experience to discover for yourself the East Glacial river and why it is becoming Iceland's signature whitewater rafting trip!

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Duration up to 7 hours
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The inside story

The Golden Circle is a tourist route located in southern Iceland that covers over 190 miles, looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands and back. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland and takes about a day to complete a full visit in each of the three primary stops. These stops along the Golden Circle include: Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park,Geysir Geothermal Field, and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Thingvellir National Park is one of Iceland's most significant historic and geological sites. The national parliament of Iceland (Althing) was founded in 930 AD where the park is currently located. At Thingvellir, you can see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet as well as how these plates have continuously drifted apart over time. It was declared a national park in 1930 and in 2004, the park was added to the list as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only one in Iceland.

The Geysir Geothermal Field is known for its hot springs and you will surely experience the areas underground volcanic activities. The two most well-known hot springs in the area are The Great Geysir and Shokkur (The Churn). The Great Geysir is the oldest documented geyser in Europe that dates back to the 13th century. When it was active, the geyser used to erupt with heights of around 400 feet but has been dormant for many years. Shokkur is currently the most active hot spring in Iceland and erupts about every 5-10 minutes, reaching heights of 30-60 feet usually, but has reached up to 130 feet. If you get hungry while visiting this part of the Golden Circle, you can stop by the Visitor Center where you can enjoy some local dishes and shop for unique souvenirs that were created by the locals.

The last stop on the Golden Circle is the Gullfoss Waterfall. The name Gullfoss means "Waterfall of Gold" or "Golden Falls" and refers to the golden colour of the water on a sunny day. This majestic waterfall is one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls and has two huge "steps", one 36 feet and the other 71 feet. When standing near the falls, you will be able to feel the spray of the water on your face, and if you are lucky and visit on a sunny day, a rainbow just might appear!

The Golden Circle is definitely a place worth visiting on a trip to Iceland and has much more to offer than just these three great sites. You can go snorkelling in between the tectonic plates, go whale watching, see the northern lights, and much more!

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Golden Circle Thingvellir, 801 Selfoss, Islanda Reykjavik
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