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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Tour with Kerid Crater

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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Explore Iceland's famed natural sites on a full-day tour of the iconic Golden Circle. See the bursting geysers and the Gullfoss waterfall, visit the earth's rift at Þingvellir, and gaze down a volcanic crater to Lake Kerið.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
A pickup is offered at select hotels and official bus stops in central Reykjavik only. It is also available from the cruise port. For this, please indicate which cruise port you will be arriving into.

Experience

Itinerary
6.5 hours
  • Reykjavik

  • 40 minutes
  • Hveragerdi (break)

  • Kerid Crater (photo stop)

  • Gullfoss Waterfall (photo stop)

  • Geysir (photo stop, lunch)

  • Thingvellir National Park (photo stop, walk)

  • 1 hour
  • Reykjavik

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Experience four of Iceland's most spectacular natural attractions in one day
  • Visit the Geysir Hot Spring Area and witness the sprouting Strokkur in action
  • Marvel the cascading canyon waters of the 32-meter-high Gullfoss Waterfall
  • At Þingvellir, see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet
  • Admire the red slopes and turquoise waters of the volcanic Lake Kerið
Full description

Buckle up for this 8-hour Golden Circle tour by bus from Reykjavik. Adventure on this famed loop road in southwest Iceland, home to trolls and elves and some of the country's most significant geological wonders.

Start in the geothermal Geysir Hot Spring Area. Watch the gurgling pools of water and wait in anticipation as the active Strokkur spouts steaming water 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes.

Continue to the Gullfoss Waterfall ("Golden Falls") – one of Iceland's iconic and wild landmarks that cascades through a vast canyon. Feel the spray of the waters of the glacial Hvítá River as the falls plummet down into a 32-meter deep crevice.

Stop at Þingvellir National Park and stand on The Bridge Between the Continents overlooking the rift valley. The split gorge is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.

See more of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the jagged outcrop of the Rock of Law – the seat of the Vikings is said to be the oldest parliament in the world.

Complete the loop of natural sites with a final stop at Lake Kerið, set within the steep slopes of a red volcanic crater. Pass through the Icelandic farms of the south before returning to your original starting point in Reykjavik.

Includes
  • Tour
  • Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Pickup and drop-off (If option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 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

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Meeting point

Please meet the tour at Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg (on Þórunnartún).

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Important information

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  • In case of bad weather conditions such as heavy rains or thunderstorms, the activity provider may have to cancel the tour. In this case, you will be offered another date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5623 reviews

Review summary

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

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Really great ! It was my first time on a bus tour, and I was not disappointed. The schedules were respected, Geri ("the wolf") is an excellent guide, teacher, always happy to answer questions and with humor. Our driver Macier ("the elegant") was exemplary. Only downside: the stops are sometimes a bit short when you really want to see everything.

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August 6, 2022

Very nice and informative! I learned a lot about the different sightseeing places and about Icelandic culture. Well worth the money! The stop at the spectacular Gullfoss could have been a little longer for me (about 45 min), but I understand that available time on tours like this is limited.

August 4, 2022

We were picked up by a small bus, which was unfortunately already very full, which is why we sat relatively uncomfortably in the back. At a parking lot we changed to a big bus and then the tour started. Our Icelandic guide was great. We drove first to a crater loop trail which was very pretty. Then it was off to all the other attractions. The tour was well structured so that there were always appropriate (toilet) breaks and the travel time between attractions was not disproportionate. The great guide bridged the travel time very well and told us a lot of exciting information and stories from Iceland. With the attractions, he always pointed out how the conditions are here and where there are toilets, for example. The ride was very comfortable because the bus was occupied by less than half of the possible passengers. What we liked best was the national park and the stories told by the guide there. The return trip was great too

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 67012