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Itinerary

In the morning, board a climate-controlled coach bus at your Reykjavik hotel, and set off for Iceland’s Golden Circle route. During the journey, your guide provides commentary with stories of local legends and folklore.

Stop first at the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America collide, and visit Althing, one of the oldest functioning parliaments in the world.

Next up is the thermal town of Laugarvatn, followed by Gulfoss waterfall. At the waterfall, enjoy ample time to explore and take photographs. See the famous spouting Strokkur geyser, Faxi waterfall, and the Tungufljót river.

The tour culminates with a visit to the 6,000-year-old crater lake of Kerid, composed of vivid red volcanic rock. After stopping briefly in the thermal town of Hveragerdi, return to your Reykjavik hotel in the early evening.
Locations visited
Kerid Crater
Golden Circle Route
Thingvellir National Park
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Overview
Take a day trip you won't soon forget on this Golden Circle and Kerid tour from Reykjavik. Unlike traditional Golden Circle tours, this excursion includes a visit to Kerid, a 6,000-year-old crater lake, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. In a climate-controlled coach bus, travel between Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir Geyser with ease, and learn about local culture and folklore from a guide.
Highlights
  • Explore the Golden Circle on a hassle-free day trip 
  • An ideal choice for travelers with limited time in Iceland 
  • Travel between natural wonders with ease from Reykjavik 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Avoid - bad communication from tour provider

Multiple attempts to arrange pickup with tour provider. Phone always "powered off". When I finally arranged meeting place I showed up early. Called and they said they were running late. Would be there in 20 minutes. Waited another hour. Bus never showed. They never returned...More

Thank burkons
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Great trip but if done through Viator (and not gotojoyiceland.is), complicated

Good: - We were lucky enough to have the nicest day (sun and some blue sky) for our tour in July. With the sun we were able to see a gorgeous rainbow over the Gulfoss Waterfall. -Audio tour and actual tour guide were very informative...More

1  Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Must do tour!

The tour was overall good, the sights was cool and the guide "Rock" was awesome! Unfortunately the time on the bus was too long and there wasn't aloud any food so we had to eat at the destinations. Also we had just 15-20 min the...More

1  Thank Filippa W
Reviewed 13 June 2018
Small Group Made it Worthwhile

This tour was a great time. I couldn't imagine doing this tour in a huge bus like some of the other groups we saw. The sprinter van was just the right size. I really appreciated the extra small stops peppered into the tour and our...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Disappointed With the Guide

During our Eurotrip, we did 5 tours total, and this was by far the most disappointing of the tours. Although the driving and sight seeing itself was fine, our other tours included knowledgeable tour guides who would explain the order of events for the day,...More

1  Thank Adrya S
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Karen T
6 May 2018|
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Response from BK1946 | Reviewed this property |
Have not seen the itinerary of the XL tour. We did have a smaller bus and some more flexibility than typical bus tours. We also stopped at Kerid, a water filled crater which was interesting and a stop other tours were not... More
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Catherine F
21 April 2018|
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It sort of depends upon what's available at each stop. If there's a lot to do, you spend more time there. In general, we had about 1 hour at each stop, but more at the geyser field because we also had lunch there. I never... More
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