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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater

1. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater

See the best of southwest Iceland on an 8-hour Golden Circle tour by bus from Reykjavik. Visit the spectacular Geysir area, and go to the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall. Discover where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet in Þingvellir National Park. Travel to the geothermal area of Geysir. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. Continue to one of Iceland’s most iconic features at the Gullfoss Waterfall (“Golden Falls“). Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial River Hvítá as it plummets down into a 32-meter deep crevice. Next, enter Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural value in 2004, and is the site of a stunning rift valley and the Rock of Law, the first Viking parliament. Marvel at the volcanic crater at Lake Kerið, and pass through the Icelandic farms of the south on your drive around the Golden Circle, before returning to your original starting point in Reykjavik.

Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

2. Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel: Underground Expedition

Begin the experience at Raufarhólshellir lava tunnel and explore one of the longest and best-known lave tubes in Iceland. As the tunnel is a work of nature, the terrain can be quite rough and hard to maneuver. Follow the route of the footbridge with your guide as they explain the geological formations. Marvel at the ever-changing colors, landscape and geological formations. Hear entertaining tales of Hollywood adventures and other enjoyable tidbits about the cave's history. Enjoy approximately 1 hour of pure adventure.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

3. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

Take an afternoon tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle on an 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. See the best of the southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss waterfall, and Þingvellir National Park. Following a pick-up from your designated pickup location in central Reykjavik, transfer to the geothermal area of Geysir. Marvel as the active hot spring of Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes.  Continue to one of Iceland’s most iconic features at the Gullfoss Waterfall (“Golden Falls“). Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial River Hvítá as it plummets down into a 32-meter deep crevice. Next, enter Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural values in 2004.  Pass through Icelandic farms on your drive around the Golden Circle.

From Reykjavik: 3-Day South Coast Winter Tour with Ice Cave

4. From Reykjavik: 3-Day South Coast Winter Tour with Ice Cave

Explore the geothermal and frozen landscapes of the south coast of Iceland on a 3-day tour. Marvel at amazing waterfalls and explore an ice cave. Be wowed by black lava sand beaches, walk on the shores of Glacier Lagoon, and feel the thrill as you encounter spectacular geothermal features. Day 1: Golden Circle & Kerið Volcanic Crater On the first day you will visit all the best-known places in Iceland that make the Golden Circle Route: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Golden Waterfall and Haukadalur Geothermal area that is home to Strokkur Geyser. Before heading to your lodging for the night you will also visit the volcanic crater lake of Kerið. When spending the night in a lovely village of Hveragerði you can walk around Geothermal Park or by Reykjafoss Waterfall searching for Northern Lights (if weather conditions are favorable). At your hotel there are also geothermal hot tubs - be sure to pack your swimwear and end your day in the famous Icelandic geothermal pools! There is no better way to enhance your evening than soaking in warm waters full of minerals! Day 2: South Coast of Iceland Second day will start with drive across the South Coast of Iceland to reach your first destination - Seljalandsfoss waterfall and nearby hidden waterfall of Gljufrabui. Continue to Skógafoss waterfall to watch the Skógá River fall 60 meters at the powerful cascades. After seeing three stunning waterfalls comes time to walk on the worlds-famous Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara. Dark volcanic sands stretch as far as the eye can see, with mighty Atlantic waves crashing into the Reynisdrangar, fingers of volcanic rock that tower into the sky just offshore. Second night, this time spent in remote location in South-East Iceland, brings more chances to spot aurora. Day 3: Ice Caving Expedition and Glacier Lagoon This day takes you deep into the Vatnajokull National Park. Walk on shores of Glacier Lagoon and on ice scattered beach called Diamond. The highlight of the whole tour is an ice caving. Equipped with all the necessary safety equipment you will jump on the super jeep taking you to the stunning natural ice cave laying underneath the biggest glacier in Europe - Vatnajokull. The Blue Ice Cave really shows the tremendous forces of Icelandic nature, as they are formed naturally in glaciers when fresh water freezes in the plunging winter temperatures. New caves are created every year as the glaciers freeze and melt and refreeze into different shapes. On that day you will also stop by a traditional turf church and take another look at basalt columns when having a refreshment break in the village of Vik.

Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

5. Iceland: 3-Day Golden Circle, South Coast, & Glacier Tour

Experience the beauty of southern Iceland on this 3-day guided tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Golden Circle, sleep in Hveragerði Village, and marvel at the power of Geysir Strokkur. Watch the waves crash against Reynisfjara black sand beach and relax with an optional cruise on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Day 1:Start your tour by visiting the highlights of the Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park where you can stand with one foot in Europe and one in America. Next, see Gullfoss, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland, and marvel at the Geysir Strokkur as it erupts every 5-10 minutes. Discover the Mars-like landscape of Kerið, a magical crater lake of brilliant blue-green water surrounded by bright red soil. Spend the night in Hveragerði Village before starting the next day on the south coast. Visit the geothermal park and try bread baked in the hot ground, boil eggs, or simply relax in the mud baths. Day 2: Visit the two great waterfalls of the south coast, Seljalandsfoss, and Skógafoss, as well as the lesser-known waterfall of Glufrabui. Drive under the great Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier cap where you'll can enjoy an optional glacier hike. Finish your second day at the iconic Reynisfjara beach, where the sea crashes on the black sands. Admire the great, hexagonal basalt columns and black rock sea stacks. Rest at an overnight stay in the remote Suðursveit County. Day 3: Spend time gazing at majestic glaciers and lagoons before heading to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Immerse yourself in the scenery with an optional boat tour and have the chance to see seals swimming around the huge icebergs. Finally, the last stop is at Fjáðrárgljúfur River Canyon. At the end of your tour experience, head back to Reykjavik with an estimated arrival time of 9:15 PM.

Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

6. Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant: Exhibition with Audio Tour

Discover how Iceland produces green, sustainable energy at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Energy Exhibition in Selfoss. This self-guided tour will allow you to see the front lines of Iceland‘s work toward environmental sustainability and the history of geothermal energy in the country. Your experience begins at the Hellisheiði Power Plant, located roughly 20 minutes outside of Reykjavík. The power plant is located beneath Mount Hengill and is surrounded by lava fields, moss, and scenic mountain landscapes. Start your self-guided tour by making your way through the interactive exhibition with commentary from your informative audio guide. Experience first-hand how green, sustainable energy is produced at the largest single-site geothermal power plant in the world. Included in your tour is a stop in the Carbfix room, where you will learn about the plant‘s partnership with Carbfix. Carbfix is one of the leading solutions for the climate crisis and global warming. Throughout your visit, take advantage of the viewing platforms inside the exhibition that let you get an even better look at the beautiful Icelandic nature. You are also welcome to ask the on-site staff any questions you might have during your tour.

Raufarhólshellir: Lava Falls Adventure Tour

7. Raufarhólshellir: Lava Falls Adventure Tour

Your Lava Falls adventure tour takes you off the beaten path into the depths of one of Iceland's largest lava tubes, known as Raufarholshellir. Throughout your tour, discover the many wonders of the underground and witness evidence of how the lava flowed through there over 5,000 years ago. The tour goes over difficult terrain, including big rocks and boulders. It takes on average 3-4 hours to complete, relying on an experienced guide and head torches to navigate through this underground wonder. Once you reach the end of the cave and the source of the underground flow, you are rewarded with views of the amazing lava falls - a rare lava formation that can be seen in only a few places in the world. This tour is designed for those that want adventure, and sees you traveling a total distance over 1.3 kilometers inside the lava tube to witness it's incredible colors. The tour is conducted in small groups of a maximum of 8 people, and is led by an expert caving guide.

Ölfus: Horse Riding Tour

8. Ölfus: Horse Riding Tour

We ride in small groups and offer personal and friendly service! This tour is about 7-10 km, depending on the experience of the riders. It is suitable for beginners and for those with more experience as we can choose between routes in the area. We will either ride on a beautiful and smooth-riding path along the Ingólfsfjall Mountain, this path is for a group of more experienced riders and beginners, and you will enjoy natural riding paths and a wonderful setting for horseback riding where you will get to know the friendly Icelandic horse. The total tour duration is 2,5 hours, about 1,5-2 hours of riding. for beginners and experienced riders.

Perlan Museum and Golden Circle Afternoon

9. Perlan Museum and Golden Circle Afternoon

The day begins at Perlan (pickup not included) where you will live a truly unique experience at the Wonders of Iceland exhibition, through ground-breaking technology, science, photography and design. Perlan’s spectacles include a real ice cave (100-meter long) and an interactive glacier exhibition. There is also an immersive Forces of Nature show, 10-meter high Látrabjarg Cliff with lifelike seabirds and virtual reality entertainment, a virtual aquarium and more. Perlan, one of Reykjavík‘s most iconic buildings, stands upon the capital‘s highest hill. The 360° Viewing Deck is excellent, with picture panels and geological samples from around Reykjavík. At Perlan, you experience and learn to understand Wonders of Iceland. On the Golden Circle Afternoon Tour you will visit the most renowned natural pearls of the Southwest of Iceland in a single afternoon. In the Geysir geothermal area you'll get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes. The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is only a 7 minute drive from Geysir – located in the glacial river Hvítá. Its elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon. Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonder, located on the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Trip

10. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Trip

Drive through the beautiful landscape of the southern part of Iceland and stop at all the main sights, and even some extra stops on this full day tour of the Golden Circle.  On the morning of your tour, you will make several stops. On your way from Reykjavík to you will drive through the beautiful lava fields and geothermal area before making your first stop in the town of Hveragerði to see an earthquake exhibition. Your next stop will be at the picturesque Faxi waterfall before heading to the most popular waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss.  Enjoy lunch at the Geysir geothermal area, where you can also take some time to walk around and see the hot spring erupt. The last stop of your day will be at the Þingvellir National Park. Both a UNESCO heritage site and the site of the tv show Game of Thrones, the park is full of amazing views. You will then head back to Reykjavík to end your day tour of the Golden Circle.

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We really enjoyed this day, Vic our guide was excellent, she was knowledgeable and fun which helped the bus ride between places. Vic also gave us a lot of background on Iceland which o found interesting. Despite the weather we got to see everything on our trip and the sights are beautiful. A great day out and well worth the money.

Amazing. Great value for your money, we cover so many spots and it doesn’t feel rushed. It feels like you have time to explore the area. It would be nice to be in the Thingevalir park longer but we were also freezing so we didn’t mind lol.

It was a fantastic day. The guide (Odi) made it all very interesting with his insightful knowledge both of Iceland and of each of the sites we visited. Thank you!

Great trip, Dave the guide was very informative & knowledgeable. Saw some great sights & would do the trip again in summer to see the contrast.

Thks to Anna ! The best guide in Iceland and also the best singer