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Itinerary
Take a seat aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Reykjavik and then head out of the city into the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park to begin your tour. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the Icelandic national parliament—the oldest in the world, founded here in the year 930.

First, visit Gullfoss waterfall—where the powerful torrents of the Hvítá River have made their mark on the rugged landscape. Here, spend time exploring at your leisure and capture the impressive scenery on camera.

Next, head onward to the Haukadalur geothermal area—widely considered among Iceland’s top natural attractions. Watch the hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur shooting hot steam and water high into the air and gain insight into the region’s geothermal activity from your guide.

When your time in Haukadalur comes to an end, return in comfort to central Reykjavik to conclude your tour.
Locations visited
Gullfoss
Strokkur
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Overview
The Golden Circle takes in some of Iceland’s most impressive natural attractions, but the full route can take a long time to complete. On this express tour, travel in comfort by air-conditioned coach and head straight to the top sights of interest with your guide. Explore the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, visit Gullfoss waterfall, and delve into the Haukadalur geothermal area. This tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Reykjavik.
Highlights
  • Relax in an air-conditioned coach on this Golden Circle tour
  • Head directly to top attractions including Gullfoss waterfall with a guide
  • Panoramic views over the rugged Icelandic countryside scenery
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from central Reykjavik
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Nice Tour

Really enjoyed it. The guide was excellent and the sights breathtaking. Be prepared for a lot of stops at the beginning and end, to pick up and drop off people at various hotels.

Thank KEColorado2016
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you KEColorado2016 for writing your comments. Your compliments for our guide is very much encouraging and so glad you enjoyed the excursion with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very good guide

It was very good. The guide was amazing. Giving all the information in a manner it was never boring. Had a wonderful time

Thank Gavin F
Reviewed 5 August 2018
If it where not for the bathroom

My experience was tinted by stomach pains, as the bathroom was not working on the bus and the tour guide and the driver did not stop the bus. Though we passed several gas stations as well as the geysir spot with excellent bus parking spots,...More

Thank Marina K
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for writing your review about your experience on the tour of the Golden Circle. It is truly unfortunate that you needed to use the bathroom during the trip outside of the regular stops along the way. We do not use coaches with bathroom...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Amazing waterfalls

The trip was great as we were able to see stunning waterfalls and amazing countryside. Our guide (Arnie) was extremely informative and funny too! He knew absolutely everything there was to know about the history and geographical features of Iceland. Overall, a great trip!

Thank Steph L
Reviewed 1 August 2018
Good Service, nice guide but poor attractions

I have been in all countries of Europe, most of Asia and Latin America, Australia and new zealand and in about half of the African countries, so I have a quite broad spectrum for comparison. What I saw on this tour was not that spectacular...More

Thank Peter W
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you Peter W for offering your feedback of our Golden Circle Express tour. It is with some concern that you were disappointed with the sites visited that are some of our best loved nature sites including Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs from which all...More

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cawilson159
19 August 2018|
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Response from copmedic | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is 6 hours. This is the shortest tour for the Golden Circle tours. The others are 8-10 hours. The places visited are the same but they just stay longer in each place. The express tour is just perfect. We... More
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nannorquist
27 June 2018|
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We booked our trip online and were picked up about 200 yards from our hotel.
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