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Iceland's Golden Circle
Reykjavik Tour - Iceland's Golden Circle


 



This 8 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Meeting at the Port or your Hotel in Reykjavik
  • Private Vehicle with Licensed English Speaking Guide
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Tour Number:
IREYK-01


Select Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $636 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $566 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $426 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $340 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $284 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $246 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $216 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 

Reykjavik Shore Excursion

This Reykjavik shore trip explores the Golden Circle, which is the most popular route to see the natural sites of Iceland. During the excursion you visit Gullfoss Waterfalls, the Thingvellir National Park, Haukadalur, the geothermal area which contains the Strokkur geyser, and Kerid Crater Lake.

After meeting your guide at the pier in Reykjavik you start your journey on the 190 mile loop through the southern uplands of Iceland, known as the Golden Circle.

The first stop is typically the Thingvellir National Park where you can explore the rift valley between the European and North American tectonic plates. You will see faults and fissures in the ground’s surface. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is the location of the ancient Icelandic parliament, dating back to 930 AD.

Next you visit the geothermal area known as Haukadalur. The area is full of bubbling hot springs and the Strokkur geyser which erupts approximately every 8 minutes.

Nearby is the Gullfoss Waterfall which is approximately 600 feet wide and is an amazing site that appears as though the water is just disappearing into an abyss below.

There is some flexible time to choose another stop, including a break for lunch.

Typically the final stop on the Golden Circle tour is Kerid Crater Lake. The 150 foot deep crater was created after an eruption about 3000 years ago. Today it is surrounded by red volcanic rock and is filled with water. There is a nominal entry fee to Kerid Crater Lake which is not included.

Other sites you may see in route are some of the local geothermal power plants, the famous Icelandic horses, Faxi Waterfall, Solheimar eco-village and Efstidalur farm. Your guide will assist in matching your interests with the flexible time.

Note: Even if you are visiting in the middle of summer, please wear warm clothing and comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs
If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Reykjavik Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Reykjavik tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Meet guide and Drive to Thingvellir National Park - 45 Minutes
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park - 1 Hour
  • Drive to Haukadalur - 1 Hour
  • Visit Haukadalur Geysers - 1 Hour
  • Drive to Gullfoss Waterfall - 15 Minutes
  • Visit Gullfoss Waterfall - 1 Hour
  • Lunch / Flexible Time based on your Interests - 1.5 Hours
  • Return to Reykjavik - 1.5 Hours