Golden circle afternoon bus tour
Activities

Golden circle afternoon bus tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: All-year
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit all the classic Golden Circle sites
  • Travel in the comfort of a minibus
  • Certified and professional guide the whole tour
What to expect

You travel through beautiful scenery to Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir). This is one of the most incredible geological wonders of the world and also the place where Icelandic history was made. The Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi, was founded here in the year 930, making it the oldest continuously existing parliament in the world. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates have been slowly edging apart creating a stunning rift valley that runs right through Þingvellir. The rugged cliff of this valley forms a dramatic and atmospheric backdrop to the place where the Law Speaker, the supreme Icelandic Chieftain would stand to proclaim the law. A flag marks the law rock (lögberg) where the greatest decisions in the history of the Icelandic people were declared. What an incredible photo opportunity!

Next on the agenda is the Geysir geothermally active area. Great Geysir, the spouting hot spring whose fame gave us the English word ‘geyser´ to describe this activity, is inactive nowadays. You will see Strokkur, a nearby erupting hot spring that erupts huge volumes of superheated water every 8 to 10 minutes. These boiling water spouts often soar to 25 m but sometimes the scalding jets will be propelled 40 m skywards. Watching a geyser erupt is always a stunning and incredible moment.

The final highlight is the most popular waterfall in Iceland, the magnificent Gullfoss (the “Golden Falls). The river flowing through Gullfoss is the mighty Hvítá (the White River), this river originates at Langjökull glacier, the 2nd largest glacier in Iceland. Feel the spray in the air as the thundering torrent is forced through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, pivoting as it does so. You will see plenty of golden hued spray around Gullfoss, the Golden Falls!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik
    • Minibus transport
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Golden Circle tour
    • Certified guide
    • Free WiFi on the bus
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    Reduced price

    Children (6-15): Reduced

    Where
    Meeting point:
    IMPORTANT: Please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the event. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking.
    What to remember
    • Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk
    • The minimum age for participation is 6 years
    • Tour difficulty: 2/5; easy
    • Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.
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    When
    • The tour operates daily at 12.00pm
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    Provider
    Arctic Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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