Private Day Tour of Golden Circle, near Reykjavik

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Come discover the remarkable landscape of the Iceland Golden Circle on this private full-day tour!

Come discover the remarkable landscape of the Iceland Golden Circle on this private full-day tour! The knowledgeable guides are storytellers as well as narrators, pointing out hidden treasures and interesting stories that elevate the Golden Circle to a must-see location. This trip is designed specifically for people who want to see as much of Iceland as possible in a single day, making it the ideal way to make the most of your stay.

Discover the fascinating history and geology of Iceland with the help of an experienced local guide. Beginning at Thingvellir National Park, you will walk along the rift valley that divides the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Golden Falls, also known as Gullfoss, is waiting with its overwhelming beauty and strength to captivate you. The excursion continues to the Geyser Geothermal Area, where the well-known Strokkur geyser shoots boiling water and vapor upwards every few minutes.

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Practical information

This tour is ideal for those seeking adventure, as it offers to fully immerse you in Iceland's breathtaking scenery. Start at the historic location where Iceland's parliament was established in 930 AD—Thingvellir National Park. Experience the unusual walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Then comes the Geysir Geothermal Area, where you can witness the once-famous Strokkur geyser's explosions every five to ten minutes. The beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall is a great place to take spectacular pictures. An optional excursion to Friðheimar, where you can sample wonderful tomato soup and see tomatoes grown in geothermal greenhouses, rounds up the journey.

Course of events

Thingvellir National Park

The journey commences at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site testifying to Iceland's geological wonders. Amidst a dramatic rift valley, the park showcases the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates slowly drifting apart. As you walk between continents, experience the raw power of Earth's geological processes.

Geysir Geothermal Area

The tour leads to the mesmerizing Geysir Geothermal Area, where the Earth's fury is on display. While the original Geysir is less active, the Strokkur geyser steals the show, erupting every few minutes. Witnessing this natural phenomenon up close is exhilarating, surrounded by bubbling hot springs and vibrant mineral deposits.

Gullfoss Falls

No Golden Circle trip is complete without marveling at Gullfoss Falls, the "Golden Falls." Approach the falls, listen to the roar of cascading water, and capture the beauty from various vantage points. Rainbows often grace the misty air, creating an ethereal atmosphere.

Friðheimar Tomato Farm

The tour takes you to the enchanting Friðheimar Tomato Farm for a unique twist. Cultivating tomatoes in geothermal greenhouses, the farm offers a gourmet tomato-themed lunch amidst thriving plants, creating a culinary experience that's both delicious and unexpected.

Secret Lagoon

As the tour pinnacle, find tranquility at the Secret Lagoon, a natural hot spring inviting you to unwind in rejuvenating waters. Exclusive access to this hidden gem ensures a serene escape amidst lush landscapes, a perfect finale to a day filled with captivating experiences.

Activity requirements

- Contact your instructor to arrange the pick-up location once the booking is confirmed.

- For Pick Up: Please wait in the hotel lobby/front of guesthouse/Airbnb 20 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

Special terms

- Infant seats available

- Dress according to weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.

- Wear suitable footwear, preferably waterproof with a good grip, in case of slippery conditions due to ice, rain, or gravel paths.

- We may occasionally need to alter the tour itinerary due to unpredictable weather and road conditions in Iceland, especially during winter. The weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable.

Meeting point:
Pick-up from your hotel or designated meeting point
Spoken languages:English
  • WiFi available on board
  • Parking fees
  • Professional & Experienced Guide
  • Free professional-quality photographs
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik Downtown
  • Food, drinks, and gratuities
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Water

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