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From Reykjavik: 7.5-Hour Golden Circle Express Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

From Reykjavik: 7.5-Hour Golden Circle Express Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

From US$ 55.82 per person

Follow in the footsteps of Vikings and walk through the lava canyon of Þingvellir National Park on a 7.5-hour tour of Iceland's Golden Circle. See the erupting hot springs of Geysir and marvel at the cascading waters of the Gullfoss Waterfall.

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Duration 7.5 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Pickup optional
Please be ready at your Reykjavik accommodation 30 minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. Because of traffic limitations, for some Reykjavík city areas, you will have to make your way to the closest pickup spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please inform the local partner. Pickup is also available from the cruise port. For this, please indicate which cruise port you will be arriving to.


  • Watch the hot jet springs erupt at Geysir
  • Walk to the edge of the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Journey through the magnificent Þingvellir National Park
  • Benefit from Wi-Fi-connected tablets and GPS-sensitive audio guides in every seat
Full description
Climb aboard a modern bus with USB chargers and Wi-Fi-connected computer tablets in each seat, and use the GPS-sensitive, in-bus audio guide to track your way around Iceland's legendary Golden Circle. Choose from one of the 10 available languages, and ask the accompanying local guide any questions you might have. Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park to see the site of the world's oldest existing parliament. Marvel at the rift valley where the huge tectonic plates of America and Eurasia drift apart, and cast your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest lake. Continue to the hot springs of Geysir to experience Iceland’s most famous natural attraction at the site of the nation's original geyser. Feel the ground shake and watch the steaming hot water of the Strokkur Geyser erupt every few minutes into the sky. End your Golden Circle tour with a visit to Gullfoss, where you can take an easy walk to the edge of the waterfall for a truly mesmerizing sight. Watch as the powerful glacial river flows down 32 meters on 2 levels, descending into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charger per seat
  • In-bus audio guide, with a choice of languages
  • Blue Lagoon admission (if option selected)
  • Food
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (unless you have chosen tour option with hotel pick-up)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

This tour option does not include hotel pick-up. Your tour starts from Reykjavík Terminal, centrally located at Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. please be at the terminal 15 minutes before your departure time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is available year round (depending on the weather)
  • Children aged 12 to 15 are entitled to a 50% discount. Children aged 0 to 11 years can travel for free
  • There are no minimum number of participant requirements and no age limit to join this tour
  • Dress according to the weather. It is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden in Iceland. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves and good outdoor shoes
  •  You are recommended to bring your own headphones as they will fit you best and it is better for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones with you, or forgot to bring them on the day, they can be purchased on board the bus
  • The tour will take approximately 7.5 hours, including a minimum 30-minute stop at the Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park
  • There are shops in Geysir and Gullfoss where you can buy food and drinks
  • The total distance covered is 290 kilometers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 183 reviews

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This was my favourite day out in Iceland. The tour was really interesting, giving the opportunity to see some amazing sights including icy mountains, frozen rivers, hot springs, geysers, waterfalls etc. However the only disappointment was the tablets they handed out, which provided information on 34 points along the route. We were given one to share and unfortunately ours had a flat battery after 5 minutes and both charging cables in the seats were broken.

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January 7, 2020

Good tour

First remember to bring your earphones for the audioguide. No usb charger on board. Beautiful places, around 50 min to 1 hour 15 minutes each stop. Could be enough but you have to count all the other tourist, line for bathrooms or to have lunch can steel quite a bit of your time. Nothing to say with the tour organization. They do the best to be sharp with the time they have.

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March 17, 2019

Highly recommended!

The bus was roomy & comfy, forgot my iPhone earphones adapter for the audio guide but was able to buy them on board. The GPS audio guide tablet is a nice little touch! Our guide was friendly & knowledgeable; despite the audio guide he would tell us other things about the places were in or passing by. We saw Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geysir & Gullfoss waterfalls, all incredible sights. Food isn't included so we brought our own, but the coach stops for lunch around 11.45am at the geysir which has a shop and cafe so you can buy food there, toilet breaks at each stop. I wish I could remember the driver's name, we travelled on Friday 15th Feb; thanks for a lovely day :) Would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!

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February 18, 2019

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