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The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist circuits, with opportunities to see where continental plates converge, a 2-tiered canyon waterfall, and the Geysir after which all other geysers are named. Visit the Golden Circle with a guide who knows the best ways to get around while keeping you free to focus on the scenery. Afterward, spend the evening hunting for the northern lights.
- See two of Iceland’s greatest attractions: Golden Circle and northern lights
- Enjoy a day planned to see as many attractions as possible
- Focus on the scenery: Your guide and driver take care of navigation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Your morning begins with a pickup from your hotel or one of the city pickup bus zones. Hop aboard the minivan and head toward Hveragero, often called the “flower village” because of the many greenhouses there. Learn about the town’s interesting energy usage and make a quick stop at the local bakery (own expense). Next is Gullfoss waterfall, which you see from above and up close. Then, make the trip to the Geysir geothermal area, where you explore on your own and have lunch (own expense). Next, spend some time at Thingvellir National Park. Learn about the founding of Iceland’s Parliament, and see the geological rifts caused by the separation of tectonic plates. Rest in Reykjavik in the afternoon and head out for a northern lights tour in the evening. Your guide drives you out of the city to find the best spots to see the lights. Afterward, head back to the capital and finish with a drop-off at your hotel.
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Dress code is smart casual: Warm waterproof clothes and comfortable walking shoes recommended
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This company really strives to give ytou personalized service and great tours. They really know what they are doing! Big companies cannot provide the family type atmosphere with their tours so go with IG tours! You can't go worng!
Date of experience: January 2020
I booked few tour while in iceland and I found Saga Travel is the best. Why I say this because the driver@ tour guide , Thor is his name, is very good in making all of us in his bus enjoy with his jokes n explanation about the place.
Date of experience: December 2019
My wife and I booked the northern lights tour and the golden circle tour with Igtours. We were fortunately enough that 2 other couples had the exact same itinerary as us, and we ended up in a small group of 6 of us led by Ian. The tours were simply a blast. Even though we…
Date of experience: October 2019
This tour stops off at the earthquake centre, Faxi waterfall, Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir. Each stop was breathtaking, and our tour guide Ragnar was the perfect mix of informative, knowledgeable and humorous. I hope if you’re reading this you’re lucky enough to…
Really worth the money, 3 things to see during the day plus the Aurora Borealis if the conditions are right. Went with Icelandicair tours. The guise Sigi Grimmsonn was excellent with a Viking sense of humour.
Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Iceland Guided Tours
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Great tour and great guides
The guides offer a ton of information and laughs, well worth the money spent. The Golden Circle is worth the ticket…
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I wanted more
I rated low as I wanted more. I expected volcanoes, hot springs, hot mud and plenty of them. This was a tourist b…
Wow great tours from a great company
Highly recommended and would definitely use again. Excellent value for money with knowledgeable personal guides. We…
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We did all 3 tours with IGTours and we absolutely loved it! Because it was a small guided tour we felt that we had …
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