Day trip

The Golden Circle and Fridheimar Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

The Golden Circle and Fridheimar Day Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
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From US$ 67.77 per person

The Golden Circle tour takes you on a day trip to see the world-famous Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup optional
Please stand by for pickup outside your hotel or designated bus stop 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Your pickup car will be marked with "Reykjavik Excursions."


  • Visit the Geysir geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots water up to 30 meters into the air
  • Discover the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall
  • Explore Thingvellir National Park
  • Explore the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center
Full description
The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir Hot Springs where the Strokkur Geyser shoots water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in an impressive display of nature’s forces. The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 meters (105 ft.) deep. The tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of geothermal heat, which Iceland has in abundance.
  • Transportation by bus
  • Guided tour
  • Admission to Friðheimar cultivation center
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard bus
  • Refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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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  • Guidance: English: daily (all year)
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4.7 /5

based on 59 reviews

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Karl was a very informative tour guide. He was very pleasant and had a lot of knowledge. This is not his fault but his voice is very soothing and the motion of the bus can make you sleep in between attractions. Probably cause we are packing a lot in in a week. The farm was very interesting. Great soup. Dont get the bloody Mary. It is not very good. The gesuir is cool for a second. The gift store is better. The water fall is a spectacular site and the walk through the tectonic plates was worth it. Even better that it was snowing and felt like iceland.

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December 4, 2021

Gus and Magnus were EXCELLENT tour guide and driver, respectively! They took us where we needed to be in such a timely and organized manner, Gus gave us incredible facts along the way (he was so friendly), and Magnus kept us safe! The help desk at BSI had a kind employee who made our experience fantastic from moment one! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this trip (the soup changed my life) and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND requesting Gus as your guide!

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November 2, 2021

Tour worth taking

We started with a giod pickup driver to the excursion start point. Gave us handy tips for first time tourists to the country. We had a great guide, Eric who also happened to be a journalist. Excellent factual commentary. The tour timings and duration were sufficient and did not require one to hurry up.

April 10, 2018

Product ID: 55847