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Grand Golden Circle Tour

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time-raw7 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
Designated stops in Reykjavik
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

A complete tour of the Golden Circle in a small group minibus making stops at all the most popular scenic places along this popular route.

What to expect?

Join us for the Grand Golden Circle Tour the one of the most popular tour in Iceland. The Grand Golden Circle Tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights. The tour departure will be from Reykjavik city. The tour duration is 7 Hours, on our way we will stop at all the main places: Thingvellir NationalPark, place where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart,the Gullfoss waterfall or Golden Falls Europe’s second most powerful waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. We also have an extra stop at Kerið volcanic crater lake. The maximum number of passengers is 14, to make the tour more like friends and family.

Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park is our first stop. Thingvellur National Park is not only a site of geological wonder, located on the intersection of the North American and Eurasioan tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history,Thingvellur site of the world’s first Parliament that met each year outdoors, beginning in 930 AD continuing until 1798. Thingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Thingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004.

Geysir geothermal area
The second stop on the Grand Golden Tour is at Geysir where you can see with your own eyes erupting geysers. The great Geysir stopped erupting in the early 2000’s but his “baby brother” Strokkur goes off every few minutes reaching an average of 15-20 meters into the air. At Geysir there is a small multimedia Geo-center exhibition teaching the science behind the geysers. There is also a nice coffee shop where you can get somethink to eat.

Gullfoss the beautiful waterfall
The third stop on the Grand Golden Tour is the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss (Golden falls) Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. The waterfall drops down in two stages 11m and 21m before falling into a crevice making it look as if it disappears into the earth. You can enjoy Gullfoss from different scenic points each giving you distinct view and photo opportunities of the waterfall.

The fifth stop is the great Kerið (English Kerith or Kerid) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area in south Iceland. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier, created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, but it is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. The caldera itself is approximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old, it is only half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic features. The other two are Seyðishólar and Kerhóll.

What is included?

  • English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 19 passengers
  • Pickup and drop-off from your location in Reykjavik
  • Free WI-FI with unlimited free browsing
  • A lot of FUN
  • Free pick up and drop off from designated locations in Reykjavik
  • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the cruise ship)

What is not included:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Entrance fee to Kerið (400 ISK)
  • All admission to sites, museums or exhibitions visited are not included, unless otherwise stated in tour description.

What do I need to bring?

  • Sturdy shoes and a warm outdoor wear should be worn when traveling in Iceland during any season. Nature is the main attraction on many of the excursions and a short outdoor walk may be included to fully enjoy the tour.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.

  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the experience.

  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

  • Please stay updated with your email all the time as the tours can be cancelled, reschedule or delayed departure due to weather conditions

  • We send you reconfirmation email about pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the tour departure. Please kindly check your email when you are in Iceland.

  • Go to joy Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.

  • Minimum numbers apply if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements, in the event of this occurring, you will be offered a similar tour or an alternative date.

Meeting Point

  • Note that pickup is offered at all Reykjavik Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses, Private Homes or Airbnb accommodation, but you might have to make your way to the closest pickup location. Your Hotel reception will help you find it, or if you are staying in a private accommodation, please visit the bus stop Tour Operators website

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