Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights Combo

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76 reviews

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights Combo

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 114.22 per person

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Get back to nature on a daytime Golden Circle tour, and then look for the Northern Lights in the evening. Marvel at the hot springs of Strokkur and Geysir, hear the roar of the Gullfoss waterfall, and more.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Visit the hot springs area of Geysir and Strokkur
  • See the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall
  • Get back to nature in Þingvellir National Park
  • Look for the Northern Lights after dark
Full description

Discover the raw natural beauty of the Golden Circle and the dazzling wonders of the Icelandic northern lights on this combined tour from Reykjavik. Travel in a spacious bus to Gullfoss waterfall and the Þingvellir National Park. Take a night bus tour to search for the northern lights. 

Depart Reykjavik to experience the geothermal landscapes of Iceland's legendary Golden Circle. See boiling water spout from the earth at the great geysers of Geysir and Strokkur in the Haukadalur Valley.

Experience the dramatic cascades of Gullfoss waterfall, fed by the glacial waters of the Hvítá River. Get different views of the impressive water as it plunges into a 32-meter deep crevice. 

Reconnect with nature in Þingvellir National Park, and discover where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are pulling apart.

Return to Reykjavík for a few hours at leisure before your evening Northern Lights tour. Head back out after dark to look for the dancing lights in the night sky.

Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the natural phenomenon is caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole.

  • Live guide
  • Transportation
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Northern Lights tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the main departure point for Reykjavík excursion day tours is from the BSI bus terminal. Please be ready at the BSI bus terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time

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Important information

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  • Sturdy shoes and warm outdoor clothes should be worn in any season
  • The Northern Lights tour is weather dependent and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you do not see the lights you are welcome to join the tour again free of charge
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4.5 /5

based on 76 reviews

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Absolutely incredible experience and would absolutely recommend to anyone who is looking for a day trip in Iceland. Margaret was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable and approachable when it came to questions. Mr Roberts was our driver and was very safe when driving in the snow and pleasant to talk to. Would absolutely recommend to everyone, but make sure you wrap up very warm as it is painfully cold on the northern lights tour.

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January 7, 2023

In my opinion, the trip starts too late due to the fast setting sun, so the time for each attraction is quite short. The tour could start at 10, not 12:30. Due to such time constraints, we decided to give up the second stage, i.e. the search for the aurora, and set off on our own in a rented car, perhaps thanks to this we managed to hunt the dream aurora.

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December 10, 2022

Great guided tour with lots of interesting information. Heated coaches with usb plugs. Visited national park, geysirs and waterfall with 30-45/60 minute stop at each place which was plenty of time to see and grab a drink /comfort break (toilets in each location) Dropped off at one of hotel stops and had enough time for food and a couple of drinks before we took a taxi back to bus terminal for northern lights We drove about an hour to a golf course near the blue lagoon . There was a van selling hot choc/waffles etc. Guide was brilliant

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November 21, 2022

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