Day trip

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Bus Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Bus Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

From US$ 70.24 per person

See erupting geysers, hot springs, and the majesty of the Gullfoss Waterfall on a full-day tour. Follow in the footsteps of Vikings and descend the lava canyon in Þingvellir National Park.

About this activity

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Duration 7.5 - 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Pickup optional
Pickup starts 30 minutes prior to departure time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver usually has a few stops, it can take up to 30 minutes to finish the pickup, so there is no need to worry if the bus is not there exactly on time. Pickup is available from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Please note that in the city center, some areas are restricted for buses and the bus can only stop at certain bus stops. If you need directions to the nearest bus stop, please visit the city's web guide (www.busstop.is). Pickup is not available from Airbnbs or private residences. In these cases, it is recommended that you select the nearest hotel address or bus stop and request pickup from there.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the hot springs erupt from the famous Strokkur Geyser
  • View the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, cascading down 32 meters
  • Learn about the history of the Vikings and visit UNESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park
Full description

Explore the natural treasures of Iceland on a full-day bus tour of the Golden circle. See the Gullfoss Waterfall and explore Þingvellir National Park. Travel in comfort and enjoy audio commentary on the bus.

Arrive at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also the site where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart, creating a rift valley on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Visit the Geysir Hot Springs, home to the original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here, the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skyward from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, an awesome sight to behold. A powerful glacial river cascades down 2 levels for 32 meters with a thunderous roar into a narrow canyon. Board a new bus equipped with WiFi and connected computer tablets at each seat. On the tablet, you’ll be able to use the GPS-sensitive audio guide (available in several languages) to get to know about Iceland and the places you visit on the tour. There will be a host on board, happy to answer any questions you might have about the country. Each seat is equipped with a USB charger.

Includes
  • Admission to listed sights
  • Round-trip transportation by bus
  • WiFi
  • USB charger at each seat
  • Audio guide on the bus with choice of languages
  • Blue Lagoon admission (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People over 200 lbs (91 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meet your driver/guide at Reykjavík Terminal. Look for the activity provider's, Reykjavik Sightseeing, logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • Available year round, depending on the weather
  • Teens 12-15 years old receive a 50 per cent discount
  • Children up to 11 years of age join for free
  • There is no minimum number of participants
  • There are no age limits
  • Dress according to the weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothing. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended
  • Bring your own headphones for the audio guide available on the bus, simply because they will fit you best. If you don’t have your headphones with you or forget to bring them, earphones will be sold on board
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours, including a minimum 30-minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. At Geysir and Gullfoss, there will be shops where you can buy food and drinks
  • The distance covered on the tour is 290 kilometers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 702 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Really good day. Wish we could have spent more time. Did spend a long time on the bus but enjoyed the scenery. Blue lagoon was a perfect end. Our guide (Laura) was excellent, informative but didn’t talk none stop. Wish vouchers had been clearer/separate as confusing at Blue lagoon and the transfer back to drop off wasn’t clear. Overall an excellent day and really good way to experience Iceland in so little time.

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October 30, 2022

Nice helpful guide and a beautiful tour. I wish there would have been a restroom stop at the Secret Lagoon. We were stopped long enough there to have been able to go. 2.5 hours with no restroom break is much too long (trip back to Reykjavik from Gullfoss). Otherwise all was good.

September 25, 2022

Easy way to see the big sights in the Reykjavik area - and the local guide and her personal stories really helped to get a sense of the area and what it’s like to live there. Blue Lagoon is a must for anyone who likes hot springs, and was the perfect way to cap off our visit. Worth every penny.

July 4, 2022

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