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Golden Circle Afternoon and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Start with a Reykjavik hotel pickup, and travel inland by Super Jeep, a comfortable 4x4 designed to negotiate rugged terrain.

    As you travel, hear from your guide about Iceland’s volcanic geology and perhaps use the flexible itinerary to adjust the times you spend at each site, according to your group’s wishes.

    Stop first at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Learn how the landscapes have been formed over millennia, and absorb the contrast between the lush green vegetation and rich, black ground. See Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake, and stop at Althing, where the world’s first parliament met in 930 AD.

    Travel on to Geysir, a geothermal field of hot springs, steam vents and the remnants of an old volcano. Stroll around the boiling mud pools and view Strokkur; the geyser that shoots hot water high in the sky every few minutes.

    Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ a reference to the shimmering, multi-colored mists that can sometimes appear above the waters. Admire the waterfall, whose waters plunge into a canyon, and if the weather permits, get close to the cascades.

    As dusk falls, begin your quest for the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the world’s best places to see them, and your all-terrain 4x4 and knowledgeable guide will allow you to identify and access the best potential viewing sites.

    On your search, hear how the lights appear when cosmic rays, solar wind, and magnetospheric plasma interact with the upper atmosphere. Make stops to survey the dark skies, and with luck, enjoy a sighting. The pulsating colors of the lights, usually green and blue, split the darkness and sometimes shine brighter than the moon.

    Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located accommodation in Reykjavik
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • WiFi connection
    • Hot drinks on board
    • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Strokkur
    • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Went on 5 different tours during my visit to Iceland and this one was the most personal one out of all the tour groups. Adam’s Jeep fits up to 6 ppl (not including him) and was the only company that picked us up at our...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Linda, Thank you for sharing with us so positive review. We are more than happy that you are satisfied from our service. My best regards,

    Reviewed 23 April 2019

    Our family of four was only in Iceland for a short stopover and wanted to cram in as many beautiful sites as possible, so we booked this tour. We saw all the amazing Golden Circle highlights with our very attentive guide, Adam. However, we hit...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    Hello, Thank you for your 5 stars. We' d love to see you again. Best regards,

    Reviewed 9 March 2019

    My 20-year old daughter and I are in Iceland for her spring break. We went on this Golden Circle tour with Adam on Thursday in the SuperJeep and it ended up as a private tour. We were lucky with clear, sunny skies and only light...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

    Dear Surfer_Jenn, Thanks a million for so great review. We are more than happy to hear that you like our service. My best regards,

    Reviewed 5 March 2019

    First, my lesson learned: Take more layers than you think you will need. You will be warm during the day while walking around, but it gets stone cold at night and you will need more layers to stay warm while standing still looking at the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

    Dear RustyThomas, We are immensely grateful to you for so nice opinion. Your review made our day. Do not hesitate to contact us next time. All the best,

    Reviewed 19 February 2019 via mobile

    This sites - unbeatable. This tour is one of the best tours I’ve experienced all over the world. The guide - unbeatable. Adam is knowledgeable, patient, kind, and safe! Conditions were rather windy which made driving the mountain roads challenging, but we felt safe the...More

    Thank Alexandra R
    Kinga K, Manager at Try Iceland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2019

    Dear Alexandra, Your review is amazing. Thanks a million. Warmest regards and hope to see you next time,

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