Golden Circle
Reykjavik

Golden Circle tours and attractions

The Golden Circle is a tourist route located in southern Iceland that covers over 190 miles, looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands and back...

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Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon admission tickets with Kerid Volcanic Crater
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Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon admission tickets with Kerid Volcanic Crater

Visit Iceland's Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon in one day with admission tickets included. Stop at the spectacular Kerid Volcanic Crater.

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Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
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Classic tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

Book this full-day tour from Reykjavik now to explore Icelandic wilderness and see all the breathtaking sights along the famous Golden Circle route.

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Duration up to 8 hours

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Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon admission
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Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon admission

Book this Golden Circle tour with Blue Lagoon admission for a day full of excitement and relaxation taking in some of Iceland's most famous sights.

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Duration up to 13 hours

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The Golden Circle and Lava Tunnel combo deal with transport included
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The Golden Circle and Lava Tunnel combo deal with transport included

Book this Golden Circle and lava tunnel combo deal with transport now to see the height of Iceland's beauty and see the world's most famous geyser.

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Duration up to 10 hours

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Golden Circle tour and secret lagoon
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Golden Circle tour and secret lagoon

Book this Golden Circle tour to see the best of Iceland's nature before enjoying a relaxing visit to the Secret Lagoon, a hidden geothermal hotspot.

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Duration up to 9 hours 30 minutes

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Golden circle and snorkeling day-tour
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Golden circle and snorkeling day-tour

This trip has it all; stunning natural beauty, historical significance, geological wonders, an amazing snorkeling experience, and great adventure!

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Day tour of the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
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Day tour of the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Go on a journey that brings you the experiences of walking among geologic marvels, witnessing an erupting hot spring, discovering a magnificent waterfall and unwinding in an outdoor geothermal pool.

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Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon transfer
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Golden Circle tour and Blue Lagoon transfer

Visit Iceland's quintessential sites in this day tour which conveniently combines all the must-sees of the Golden Circle in one single experience.

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Golden Circle tour and whale watching
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Golden Circle tour and whale watching

For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland's most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterward head out to sea for an evening of whale watching.

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Golden circle tour with Northern lights hunting
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Golden circle tour with Northern lights hunting

Golden Circle express afternoon tour to the most popular attractions in Iceland, see Strokkur erupting boiling water skywards at Geysir, feel the power of Gullfoss waterfall and discover the unique geology and history at Þingvellir.

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Whale watching and Golden Circle
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Whale watching and Golden Circle

This tour combines some of Iceland's biggest attractions and most popular tourist activities making it the perfect day tour for visitors to Iceland.

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Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm
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Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm

Join this small group tour for a more intimate experience when exploring the Golden Circle's attractions and some of Iceland's best natural landmarks.

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Whale watching tour and Whales of Iceland exhibition entrance tickets
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Whale watching tour and Whales of Iceland exhibition entrance tickets

Combine a whale watching tour with a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition on your holiday in Reykjavik. Learn about the majestic whales and spot humpback whales, minke whales and white-beaked dolphins.

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New Years firework cruise in Reykjavík
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New Years firework cruise in Reykjavík

Experience the New Years Eve like never before. Get on board a luxury boat with bar and a glass of Champagne to toast the clock as it strikes midnight. And then get ultimate views of the fireworks.

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Private folklore walking tour in Reykjavik
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On this walk, you will hear about the local hidden people and creatures: Elves, Trolls, Ghosts, Icelandic monsters, the 13 Santa's and the only known serial killer of Iceland.

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Walk with a Viking private Reykjavik tour
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This tour is the perfect introduction to Reykjavik, it will help you get your bearings and make the most of your stay in Iceland.

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Reykjavik beer tour and pub crawl
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Reykjavik beer tour and pub crawl

The best way to get a feel for a new city is to sit down and have a few beers with the locals, and that you can do on this Icelandic beer tour. All drinks are included so it is great value for money.

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Whale watching and northern lights combo tour from Reykjavik
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Whale watching and northern lights combo tour from Reykjavik

Combo tour by boat with a 3-hour whale watching tour in and 2-hour evening tour to spot the nothern lights.

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Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck
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Shuttle to DC3 plane wreck

Board the shuttle for a 15-minute drive to the famous DC3 plane wreck and explore the wreck and its surroundings

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Walk under an ice cave under the Katla Volcano
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Walk under an ice cave under the Katla Volcano

Enjoy a beautiful trip that takes you in a natural ice cave observing the beautiful colors and shapes of the ice.

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Full-day tour to Borgarfjörður the silver circle
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Full-day tour to Borgarfjörður the silver circle

Head out to explore the lesser-known hidden treasures of Iceland and visit Borgarfjörður where you get to explore a glacier from the inside and drive on Kaldidalur road

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Private caves and midnight wonders exploration
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Private caves and midnight wonders exploration

Explore the midnight wonders of Iceland and venture into the earth during a walk through a lava cave and finish your day with a shrimp dinner

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Private super jeep tour through the valley of Thor
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Private super jeep tour through the valley of Thor

Explore the valley of Thor with beautiful landscapes, enjoy a walk behind the Seljalandsfoss impressive waterfall and visit a Game of Thrones filming location

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ATV ride and Golden Circle tour
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ATV ride and Golden Circle tour

Enjoy a thrilling 1 hour ATV tour on a mountain in the outskirts of Reykjavik city in the morning, and then visit the most famous natural sights in Iceland on a guided tour of the Golden Circle.

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Vök baths entrance ticket
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Vök baths entrance ticket

Vök Baths - hot water springs at lake Urriðavatn just northwest of Egilsstaðir, in Eastern Iceland.

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Small group Northern Lights tour
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Small group Northern Lights tour

See one of the unique wonders of the world in this small group tour, accompanied by an expert guide and keeping warm with a hot beverage.

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The inside story

The Golden Circle is a tourist route located in southern Iceland that covers over 190 miles, looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands and back. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland and takes about a day to complete a full visit in each of the three primary stops. These stops along the Golden Circle include: Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park,Geysir Geothermal Field, and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Thingvellir National Park is one of Iceland's most significant historic and geological sites. The national parliament of Iceland (Althing) was founded in 930 AD where the park is currently located. At Thingvellir, you can see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet as well as how these plates have continuously drifted apart over time. It was declared a national park in 1930 and in 2004, the park was added to the list as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only one in Iceland.

The Geysir Geothermal Field is known for its hot springs and you will surely experience the areas underground volcanic activities. The two most well-known hot springs in the area are The Great Geysir and Shokkur (The Churn). The Great Geysir is the oldest documented geyser in Europe that dates back to the 13th century. When it was active, the geyser used to erupt with heights of around 400 feet but has been dormant for many years. Shokkur is currently the most active hot spring in Iceland and erupts about every 5-10 minutes, reaching heights of 30-60 feet usually, but has reached up to 130 feet. If you get hungry while visiting this part of the Golden Circle, you can stop by the Visitor Center where you can enjoy some local dishes and shop for unique souvenirs that were created by the locals.

The last stop on the Golden Circle is the Gullfoss Waterfall. The name Gullfoss means "Waterfall of Gold" or "Golden Falls" and refers to the golden colour of the water on a sunny day. This majestic waterfall is one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls and has two huge "steps", one 36 feet and the other 71 feet. When standing near the falls, you will be able to feel the spray of the water on your face, and if you are lucky and visit on a sunny day, a rainbow just might appear!

The Golden Circle is definitely a place worth visiting on a trip to Iceland and has much more to offer than just these three great sites. You can go snorkelling in between the tectonic plates, go whale watching, see the northern lights, and much more!

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How to get there

Golden Circle Thingvellir, 801 Selfoss, Islanda Reykjavik