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Golden Circle & Northern Lights

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105$ 124£ 94$ 158isk 12.780approx €105

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 / 12:00 / 12:00

Availability

  • MON
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  • WED
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  • FRI
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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.

Brúarhlöð

Brúarhlöð is a narrow canyon in Hvitá River, just south of the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. The gorge is famous for its spectacular rock formation. The name of the rocks in Bruarhlöð is Breccias or Hyaloclastite.
The canyon is popular for white-water rafting and if we are lucky we might spot a cliff jumper or a raft boat coming down the glacier river gorge.

"Comfort is King!"

Our south coast tour was lovely! The black sand beaches felt almost other worldly. Waterfalls are stunning. The south coast tour is a must!...even though it is a very long day. However, booking with Reykjavik Sightseeing is a really great option. Of the four companies we had tours with, they were by far the best.

- kandice B, October 2017

"Golden Circle Tour with a Toddler"

Visiting the Golden Circle with Reykjavik Sightseeing was a great experience. They had a car seat for our 18 month old that allowed him to easily see out the window during the ride between stops. The buses are very nice, and they provide a tablet with tour facts.

- bas517, October 2017

"Northern Lights Tour"

Amazing team! Very knowledgeable. You can go every Day until you see it! No extra charge. On the second time they found an amazing spot and the whole group had an amazing time!

- Silvia P, September 2017