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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.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid, & Secret Lagoon Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid, & Secret Lagoon Tour

Embark on a bus tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle and soak in the thermal waters of the Secret Lagoon. Explore the southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerið Volcano, and Þingvellir National Park. After pickup in central Reykjavik, the day's first stop is at the Kerið Volcanic Crater. Here you can circle the crater top along a winding path and descend into the crater to reach the lake at its center. Next, head to the Secret Lagoon where you'll have 1.5 hours to unwind in the thermal waters and admire the peaceful surroundings. Continue to the active hot spring of Strokkur and watch it spout steaming water 30 meters every 8 minutes. Arrive at Gullfoss Waterfall and feel the spray of the glacial Hvítá River as it plummets down into a 32-meter-deep crevice. Next, visit Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters every year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, & Blue Lagoon Tour

3. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, & Blue Lagoon Tour

Experience Iceland’s 2 most visited natural attractions, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon, in one day on a comfortable and convenient minibus tour. Depart Reykjavik and head for the Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates converge. Amble through the stunning, lake-filled area, hopping back and forth between continental boundaries, and view the site where the Icelandic parliament was held from 930-1798. Next, head to the Geysir Hot Spring with geothermal pools reaching temperatures of 200 degrees. Witness the Strokkur geyser erupting a plume of boiling water and steam 100 feet in the air. Grab a bite to eat, before heading to the breathtaking waterfall at Gullfoss. Next, visit the Kerid volcanic crater with its deep blue waters, surrounded by vibrant red rock. Finish your tour at the iconic Blue Lagoon. Luxuriate in the warm, geothermal waters, making use of an included silica mud mask, before heading back to Reykjavik.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour with Drink

4. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour with Drink

Join a minibus tour of the Golden Circle with plenty of stops in all the best locations along the way. See natural formations, such as geysers, waterfalls, lakes, and unwind in the Blue Lagoon hot springs. Visit Thingvellir, a historic landmark where the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded. View the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge and see eruptions of up to 20 meters high at Strokkur, which erupts every 3 to 4 minutes. Pass by the dormant Geysir. Enjoy the view at Gullfoss, considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. Stop for lunch before heading to Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with blue-green water and surrounded by black and red slopes. The highlight of the day is the time you will spend at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland´s most popular geothermal spa. This luxurious experience comes with a free face mask and drink of your choice.

Reykjavík: Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfers

5. Reykjavík: Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour with Transfers

Discover Iceland's iconic Golden Circle route on this guided bus trip from Reykjavik. Visit the historic Thingvellir National Park, watch a geyser erupt at Strokkur, marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall, and journey to in the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. Board a climate-controlled bus in Reykjavik and relax on the drive to visit the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge at the Thingvellir National Park. See eruptions of up to 20 meters high at Strokkur, which erupts every 5 minutes. Take in views of the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall which is considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. Pay a visit to the stunning volcanic crater at Kerið and admire it from above at a viewpoint.  End your day with a relaxing soak in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Be sure to reserve your admission ticket for the Blue Lagoon for 5:00 PM, as the tour will arrive at that time. After you finish at the Blue Lagoon, head back to Reykjavík and be dropped off at the meeting point where your tour began.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

6. 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.

Reykjavík: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Aurora Tour

7. Reykjavík: Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Aurora Tour

Make the most of a short trip to Iceland with a combined Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, and Northern Lights tour departing from Reykjavík. Spend a magical day traveling through waterfalls, craters, and natural pools, then marvel at the iconic Northern Lights at night. Get picked up from your hotel and start the day by visiting the three main Golden Circle attractions. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, witness several eruptions at Geysir, and stop by Gullfoss waterfall, a powerful multi-drop waterfall. Gaze at a 3,000-year-old volcanic crater at Kerið crater lake, before moving on to the renowned Blue Lagoon. Discover a unique thermal spa, featuring a vast geothermal pool, saunas, steam bath, and an in-pool bar. Receive an entrance ticket along with a towel, face mask, and free drink. Enjoy around 90 minutes of free time to relax and grab dinner at your own expense, then head out on your evening Northern Lights hunting tour. Travel far beyond the city limits, searching for darkness and cloud-free skies. Warm yourself while you wait with a hot chocolate drink. Drive to a few different locations searching for the aurora. Find them shimmering across the night sky in mesmerizing green shades. Allow your guide to assist you with photo settings for the perfect picture, then be dropped off back in the city.

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

8. From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

See a less-visited part of Iceland with a day tour from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar in the highlands. See a stunning double-pronged waterfall, hike through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and soak in a geothermal hot spring. Landmannalaugar is known as the pearl of the highlands for good reason. The variety of landscapes you will see is remarkable, with new vostas emerging with every turn. Here you have about 4 hours to enjoy the best of what the area has to offer. We take the 1.5-2 hour easy Lauga-loop hiking trail along which we pass the renowned colourful ryholite hills, striking obsidian rock formations, ascend toward the steaming geothermal pools and negotiate the trail through the foothills of Bláknúkur mountain. After the hike you have the opportunity to bathe in the geothermal hot-spring pool, as reward for your exertions on the trails. Enjoy great views as you linger in the healing waters. We enjoy other great sights on our way to and from Landmannalaugarþ. We see the waterfalls at Hjálparafoss, Glanni and Háifoss. Háifoss waterfall is Iceland's fourth largest. We also pay a visit to Hnausapollur, an ancient crater lake formed by volcanic eruptions. Marvel at the turquoise blue hue of the water, contrasting with the desolate desert sands of the surrounding landscape. We return to Reykjavík tired but content, with memories of untouched nature to enjoy for years to come.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Friðheimar, & Sky Lagoon Day Trip

9. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Friðheimar, & Sky Lagoon Day Trip

This tour begins with our free pickup service in central Reykjavík. We head out of the city to begin our day in the wonderful Icelandic countryside. Kerið is a volcanic crater formed after an enormous eruption over 1000 years ago. Enjoy the view along the crater top walkway or descend the steps to the lake below. Great photo opportunities are to be found from each vantage point. TFriðheimar farm is a geothermally heated greenhouse and horse farm. Here you will meet the tiny icelandic horse and see a horse show demonstration of their unique gaits. Next up you will be taken on a tour of the greenhouse where tomatoes and cucumbers are produced to an impressive scale. Explore Geysir geothermal park, home of the eponymous Geysir, though it is its younger sister Strokkur that now erupts regularly. You will have time to witness several eruptions as it erupts every 7-10 minutes or so. Take a leisurely walk around an see other bubbling pools with the distinctive sulfur smell lingering heavily in the air. Just a short drive from Geysir, lies the immensely powerful waterfall, Gullfoss. This waterfall lies on the Hvitá river which itself is fed by meltwater from Langjökull glacier to the north. Here you are met first by the water mist from the falls before you even see them. Take the walking path down to the falls or stay to the higher path for a bird´s eye view. There is no wrong choice here. Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here Icelanders met in an ancient parliament assembly, the longest continuous assembly is the world, though now located in Reykjavík. But perhaps more significantly here one can visibly see the continental rift between the american and euroasian tectonic plates, a rift increasing in size by the year. Walk between the continents! We visit one of Iceland´s most beloved geothermal lagoon, Sky Lagoon. Your Pure Pass tickets gives you access to both the lagoon itself with it´s awe-inspiring infinity poolwith breathtaking sea views as well as the complete 7-step Ritual Experience. This includes one of the world´s most stunning sauna with floor to ceiling sea view, body scrub, cold plunge pool and steam bath. Please note that the order of stops can change for logistical reasons. Sometimes we might start the day at Sky Lagoon.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater and Sky Lagoon Tour

10. Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid Crater and Sky Lagoon Tour

Set off on the experience of a lifetime with this breathtaking tour of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. This is your chance to walk between continents, get up close to a gushing geyser and feel the phenomenal power of a roaring two-tier waterfall. As well as that, you’ll also visit a dazzling multi-colored volcanic crater and warm yourself in the soothing waters of the spectacular Sky Lagoon. Your memorable Golden Circle tour will begin with a short drive from the city to Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir). You’ll discover a dramatic rift valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here you can walk between two continents and visit the site of Iceland’s Viking parliament, which met here for a thousand years! The next stop on your journey is the Haukadalur geothermal area. The most spectacular spot is the hot spring, Geysir, which is Icelandic for “gush”. This is where you’ll find Strokkur, an “old faithful” that sends boiling water spouting high into the air every few minutes! It’s a thrilling place, where you’ll feel the raw power of nature rumbling under your feet! Gullfoss is next, a short drive further inland. This glorious waterfall thunders over two tiers into a deep ravine, powered by meltwater from the second-largest glacier in Iceland. The “Gold Falls” are a magical sight, with several viewing platforms to enjoy - look out for rainbows on sunny days! Before we return to the city, we have one more special sight to enjoy - the colorful volcanic crater at Kerið. This stunning 3000-year-old crater is streaked with red rocks, dark green mosses and a blue lake, which makes Kerið very memorable. Your Golden Circle adventure will end with an extraordinary experience - a visit to the Sky Lagoon! One of Iceland’s newest geothermal spas, you’ll enjoy a soothing soak in an incredible 250-foot-long heated infinity pool with a swim-up bar and ocean views. You’ll have the opportunity to select one of two options with different access levels - the Pure Pass or the Sky Pass.

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4.8
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A great tour with an equally great tour guide, Alain, and an experienced bus driver. Thanks guys! Alain was knowledgeable, friendly, and available to take photos for you as long as you asked politely. We had great weather on this trip minus the very blustery winds, but the views were spectacular, and the information behind each location informative. The majestic views of the Icelandic landscapes and the inspiring beauty is breathtaking, especially for a city person like me. Every location was busy, but we had time to take beautiful photos and spend a little time at each site. Highly recommend this tour, and if you're lucky, you'll get Alain as your guide!

We had a great day with Dave, “Captain Thor” and baby seal “Jeff”! The scenery is incredibly beautiful and the stop at Secret Lagoon was incredibly relaxing. The rest of the tour was also very informative and humorous. A great tour through a great country with a great guide and great bus driver!

Beggi and Kristof were amazing! We had such a lovely day and laughed so much. Very informative as well as good fun and the sights were incredible - not your typical waterfall that’s for sure. It was the best tour we went on whilst in Iceland, thanks again guys!

Lovely day, but very windy haha! Great tour guide in Beggy though, friendly, approachable and would definitely recommend.

Filip was an amazing guide! I learned so much! I really appreciate the fun day, even my teenagers enjoyed it!