Golden Circle

AH12  Golden Circle Classic

Highlights:

  • Natural beauty and rich history of Þingvellir National Park
  • Getting up close to an erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area
  • Feeling the raw power of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Learning about dramatic events in history at Skálholt church
  • Expert tour guide sharing fascinating facts & history

Tour Description:

The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. Þingvellir is also the birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking-age justice.

From Þingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards two of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur Canyon.

Leaving Gullfoss, lunch break is usually taken in Gullfoss Cafe or at the Information Centre at Geysir area.

Home of "The Great Geysir" hot spring, which all geysers are named after, this area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. It also features one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, Strokkur hot spring, that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of super heated water up to 20 metres into the air.

From Geysir hot spring area, the return journey takes you past lakes Laugarvatn and Apavatn and on to Skálholt Church that for 800 years was the place of religious and political power in Iceland.

Back on the Golden Circle route towards Reykjavik, the tour includes a short stop at the Icelandic Horse Park, Fákasel where you can stretch your legs, grab a cup of coffee or learn about the Icelandic Viking horse breed.

Panorama view of Geysir Hot spring via Iceland Excursions here  

Tour availability and details

  • Mon
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  • Fri
  • Sat
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Departure: 08:30 // 9:30 // 10:30
Pick-up: 07:45 // 08:45 // 9:45
Duration: 8,5 hours

Complimentary hotel pick-up service. 

Children fars: 

Child (0-11): FREE 

Youth (12-17): 50% off 

Tour is available: All year around (2017-18)

Price: 9.400 ISK
Special price:

This tour is operated via Gray Line Iceland -- A leading tour operator in Iceland.

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Itinerary Details:

Included:

Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
Round trip transportation
Professional tour guide

Excluded:

Lunch. You can bring lunch with you or buy something at the lunch stop.

Online Booking:

Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure with 5% online discount.

Guidance:

English

Daily, all year round

Scandinavian/English

Friday departures are guided in English and Scandinavian all year round

German/English

Saturday departures are guided in English and German all year round.

French/English

Monday departures are guided in English and French all year round if booked at least 18 hours prior to departure.

Redemption Instructions

Please present a printed copy of your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure. If for any reason you cannot print your voucher, then show your digital copy or e-mail confirmation.

Pickup from hotels and guesthouses starts 45 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher. Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts.

Need assistance?
Grayline Iceland call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: +354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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