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Reykjavik: The Golden Circle Day Tour

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

Reykjavik: The Golden Circle Day Tour

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 65.21 per person

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Explore the geothermal areas and glacial landscapes of Iceland on a 6-hour bus tour of Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park. Go to the site of the open-air assembly that ran from 930 to 1798, and see evidence of how the land was cultivated.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • See the most active geyser in Iceland at Strokkur
  • Visit the beautiful waterfalls of Gullfoss
  • Explore the Thingvellir National Park, home of the open-air assembly from the Middle Ages
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Discover the extraordinary sights and natural wonders of Iceland’s geothermal Geysir area, and see active geysers and cascading waterfalls along the way. The tour starts at Geysir where you can see spouting hot springs, including the most active geyser in Iceland Strokkur. Continue across the torrid landscape to Gullfoss, where you can stand next to an amazing waterfall as enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Spend some time exploring a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park, an area of such historic and geological significance it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Learn about the open-air assembly of Althing and how the landscape was husbanded over 1,000 years. See the dramatic fissures and rifts in the landscape caused by dramatic volcanic activity throughout history.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Golden Circle visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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Meeting point

The main departure point for Reykjavík Excursion day tours is from the BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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  • The tour can be canceled due to bad weather
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4.6 /5

based on 296 reviews

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Interesting tour with one flaw. Considering that it was done at the end of December which has notoriously few hours of light, I would have organized the departure not at 12.30 but an hour earlier (at dawn) so as to guarantee more light for the visit to Gullfoss waterfalls, the last stage of the tour that we have seen almost in the dark.

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December 31, 2022

The tour guide was well-meaning, I'm sure, but I found his almost constant banter unhelpful and, eventually, annoying. He rambled on about a variety of subjects, not all of them relevant to the tour, and his speech was halting, with lots of "um" and "eh", repetition of words, relatively long pauses between words, and so on. I totally understand that his first language isn't English and therefore he occasionally needs time to think of the correct word, but it wasn't his English language skills that were the problem. He needs to improve his public speaking skills, and he could also try giving listeners a break of a few minutes to enjoy the scenery and perhaps talk amongst themselves. Restricting his topics to those only relevant to the tour would also be great.

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December 4, 2022

it was the only tour i could take because of the short layover and i was grateful to find it - tour guide was really well informed and entertaining- i don’t know how he wasn’t hoarse after talking for so long. would 100% recommend. next time i will stay longer and explore more.

November 18, 2022

Product ID: 55852