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Golden Circle & Northern Lights

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What a day! First take Iceland´s famous Golden Circle Tour that showcases three of Iceland´s most beautiful natural wonders and drive through some of the country´s most picturesque landscape.
Then when night falls we set off hunting for the magical & mysterious Northern lights.

Departures

8:00 / 8:00 / 9:00 / 9:00 / 10:00 / 10:00

Availability

  • MON
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Duration

Approx. 10:30 hours

Guiding language

English

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Iceland's most popular natural wonders in one day.

The Golden Circle Tour is in the morning, which allows for a 3 to 6 hour interval before heading off on the Northern Lights tour. That interval is the perfect opportunity to grab dinner or go on our Cheers to Reykjavík tour in Reykjavík.

The Golden Circle Tour is where we visit the country´s three iconic natural treasures: Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian plates have been pulling apart; the erupting geyser that sends water and steam spouting skywards; and the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. When night falls we set off hunting for the magical and elusive Northern Lights. Of course it all depends on the weather forecast and visibility conditions as to whether we go, so do keep this in mind. And, don´t forget, the Auroras are only visible over the winter months.

Details on the Golden circle & Northern Lights Tour

Price & Availability: See booking window on right
Note: The Northern Lights are only visible over the winter months
Teenagers 12-15 years 50% discount & children 0-11 years old free
From 28 August to 30 September & 1 April to 15 April at 08:30 for Golden Circle and 22:00 for Northern Lights.
From 1 October to 31 March, every day at 08:30 for Golden Circle and 21:00 for Northern Lights.
Departures are highly dependant on weather.

Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm, waterproof clothes, weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Duration: Total travelling time is around 10 hours, including a minimum 30 minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park and a 3 hour approx. Northern Lights tour.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.

 

What's included:

  • Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat.
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages
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Tour Highlights

Þingvellir

Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is a National Park since 1930 and a UNESCO world heritage site, hosting the old Þingvellir parliament. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Geysir

Geysir, southwestern Iceland is the first geyser described in a printer source and the first known among Europeans. Geysir is in Haukadalur valley, also home to Strokkur geyser. Eruptions at Geysir can be up to 70 metres. Strokkur now erupts every 8-10 minutes from 15-20 metres up to 40 metres high.

The Northern Lights

The bright dancing lights of the aurora are collisions between electrically charged particles from our sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. Auroral displays appear in different colours, usually green and pink. If lucky, you find shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet colours.

Gullfoss

Gullfoss is a waterfal that flows from Hvítá glacial river. It plummets down 32 meters into a canyon measuring up to a 70 meters deep. The waterfall's existence is the result of a hard fought legal battle in 1907 by the first Icelandic environmentalist, Sigríður Tómasóttir.

Almannagjá

Historically, Almannagjá was a campsite for the people of the Parliament (Alþingi) every summer. Hence the name meaning Everyman's Gorge. Through it runs the Öxará river, cascading down a waterfall forming the infamous Drekkingarhylur, where adulterous women were thrown into the abyss to drown.

Kerið

Vulcanologists used to class Kerið as an explosion crater. However after deeper research it is now thought to be a large scoria crater. Its red hued caldera is 55 meters deep and 170 meters wide. Kerið was formed around 3,000 years ago.

"Reykjavik Sightseeing"

We took the 8 hour bus trip to see as much as we could in a short period of time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The tour guide was informative and we saw some very different landscapes. Parts of Iceland are unique and there are opportunities for awesome pictures. A favourite was watching the Geyser erupt every 8-10 minutes. Very interesting.

- Kim K, May 2017

"South coast classic"

Just got back from the tour! We went on a large bus that was in pristine condition and always at a comfortable temperature. Though large, the tour felt more intimate than other large bus tours we had been on. The group may have been smaller and both the guide and driver reached out and connected with everyone on the tour. Both answered questions and were very happy to chat about Iceland and Icelandic culture. The audio guides were a nice addition

- Torra S, May 2017

"Wonderful waterfall tour"

We did the southern Iceland tour that included the glacier hike and visiting three waterfalls. The bus was smaller than other companies, but had free wifi and individual tablets with information about various sights along the way. Our guide was excellent and went with us through a stream into the hidden waterfall area. He also took many pictures of us. I would highly recommend this company and would book them again.

- cornell82, May 2017