Golden Circle Afternoon Tour

Blue Volcanic Crater Lake in Iceland
Woman Sitting by Kerid Crater in Iceland


Golder Circle afternoon tour will take you to the most popular attractions in Iceland. See the skyrocketing boiling water at Geysir, feel the majestic power of the Gullfoss waterfall and explore unique history and geology at Thingvellir National Park.

Note: The tour is operated by our trusted partner. The minimum allowed age for travelers is 6 years.

Duration 6 hours
Availability All Year
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio


  • Small Group Experience
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Geysir Hot Spring Area
  • Kerid crater lake
Trip details
What's included
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You will travel through beautiful scenery to Thingvellir National Park during this express tour. Thingvellir is one of the most exciting geology places on Earth and a place of rich history. It is where the first Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi, was founded in 930. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates have been shifting apart, forming a stunning rift through Þingvellir. This one is definitely on the top of the list while visiting Iceland!

Next on our agenda is another natural miracle - the Geysir geothermal area. Geysir, which gave the English name "geyser" to describe this phenomenon, is one of the most visited places in Iceland. The boiling water erupts to 25-40 meters high every 8-10 minutes. Watching the geyser erupt is an incredible view at any moment.

Another attraction on our agenda is the wonderful Gullfoss, the most famous waterfall in Iceland. The water is forced through the canyon, dropping 32 meters in two stages. The river that feeds this powerful waterfall is Hvítá, originating from the Langjökull glacier.

The final highlight of the tour is Kerid Crater Lake. It's a 3000-year-old spot 55 meters deep and most recognized for its beauty – aquamarine-colored water surrounded by red rocks and greenery. This color scheme is what makes the lake look like a giant eye from above. For this reason, it's called "The Eye of the World."

Pick-up Information: 

Pick-up is at 12:00 pm from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. 
Available pick-up points: Your Day Tours pick-up list. 

Return Time: 

The tour returns to Reykjavík around 19:00 – please bear in mind that the weather conditions in Iceland can sometimes cause delays.

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Reykjavik 
  • Minibus Transport 
  • English Speaking Tour Guide 
  • Certified Guide
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
  • Warm layers 
  • Weatherproof top layer 
  • Headwear 
  • Gloves 
  • Scarves 
  • Hiking or sturdy shoes

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

  • Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), the Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral.


What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

  • Full refund if canceled due to weather. The cancellation fee can be withheld if canceled with short notice. The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National ParkGullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.


What is the cancelation policy?

  • Full refund if canceled due to weather. The cancellation fee can be withheld if canceled with short notice.

     - 1 day notice: 100% charge


What is the pickup time?

  • Pickup starts at 12:00 pm so be ready then. Usually, we come between 12:00 and 12:30 pm.


When will we be back in Reykjavík?

  • Your Golden Circle tour is approx. 7 hours, so we will be back in Reykjavík between 19:00 and 19:30. 


Do you pick me up from my hotel?

  • There are many areas in Reykjavík where buses are restricted so we only pick up from selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. For a detailed list of pickup locations please follow this link: If your accommodation is not on the list, please drop us a line at [email protected]


Do you pick me up from the airport?

  • No, we don't do it in our regular pickup. If you want a private transfer from the airport to your hotel, drop us a line and we will send you a quote.


Do you have an age limit on your tours?

  • Yes, the age limit is 6 years old. If you are traveling with a child, please let us know so we can arrange a booster or child seat.


I'm a vegan/vegetarian, is there anything I need to know?

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer any special treats for vegans. Our small treat does contain dairy. For both vegans and vegetarians, there are viable options at both Geysir and Reynisfjara, where we break for lunch at the Golden Circles and South Coast tours, respectively.


Is lunch included?

  • No, our lunch breaks in the Golden Circle tours are in the Geysir area - there are a couple of very nice restaurants there. On the South Coast tour, the lunch break is in Reynisfjara. There is no guaranteed lunch break on the Snæfellsnes & Kirkjufell tour.


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