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Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Volcano Crater, & Fridheimar Tour

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Volcano Crater, & Fridheimar Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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The Golden Circle route features Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Spend a day on this loop that takes you from Reykjavík into central Iceland.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up is offered at selected hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik only. Pickups start at 9:00 AM and can take up to 30 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the best of Iceland’s natural wonders on a minibus tour
  • Visit a traditional Icelandic horse stables and enjoy a unique show
  • Marvel at the most beautiful of Iceland’s waterfalls
Full description

Visit Iceland’s natural wonders on this 8-hour minibus tour accompanied by a professional guide. The Golden Circle route covers a 300km loop from Reykjavík to central Iceland and back. Visit Thingvellir, a pivotal landmark that connects all the major events in the founding of the Icelandic commonwealth. It’s also the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic divergent ridge. Stop at Fríðheimar farm, owned by the same family since 1995. The family, besides growing tomatoes and cucumbers, are passionate about horses. Enjoy a truly unique experience and meet the Icelandic horses up close on a visit to the stables. You might get a chance to pet them and maybe take a selfie! Lunch (at your own expense) will be held in the greenhouse where you will have the possibility to purchase local products on the menu after a visit of the stables. See Gullfoss, which is considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. You’ll also see Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with milky blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep red slopes.

Includes
  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Admission to Kerið
  • Earthquake Exhibit
  • Tomato tasting at Friðheimar Farm
  • Traditional Icelandic horse stables at Fríðheimar farm
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof shoes

Know before you go

  • Pick-up is available in central Reykjavík
  • Pick-up is not available at the Keflavík airport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 221 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Howser was our enthusiastic tour guide who made the most of things being shuffled around on him last minute - without enough drivers, two tours in a similar area were merged. He handled this amazingly and gave us a very in depth and passionate tour of the Golden Circle, and even more! I would highly, highly recommend requesting a tour with him by name if you could, he left that strong an impression on my group. He clearly loves his country and is very eager to share all his insight with travellers so that they too, can appreciate this beautiful land.

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January 3, 2022

The guide was awesome. The sites were stunning. We very much enjoyed all the stops. The farm was delicious and the horses were so interesting. We had some detours on the road due to construction, but we were able to come back to the missed stop later so our time was extended but we didn’t miss anything.

August 11, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour (1 senior, 1 adult and 2 kids ages 8 and 11) and visiting all the amazing places on this tour. It was well-paced and we covered a lot in a day. David was our guide and his passion and enthusiasm towards Iceland made our day really awesome! His knowledge about the history and geology of Iceland is deep, he's a really well-read and well-informed person, and loves his work. In talking with him we found out that he has travelled internationally extensively. Highly recommend.

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August 4, 2021

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