Golden Circle Expedition + Northern Lights Experience: Your Ultimate Combo Tour

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through Iceland's Golden Circle, witnessing the splendor of Geysir, Gullfoss, and Thingvellir. Cap off the day with a breathtaking Northern Lights spectacle. Dive into nature's wonders with us!

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9 hours


Set off on a journey that captures the heart of Iceland's splendors. The Golden Circle, a treasure trove of nature's marvels, welcomes you with open arms. Picture this: At the Geysir area, you stand in awe as the Strokkur geyser playfully spouts water, reminding you of the Earth's bubbling energy. A little further, the Gullfoss waterfall sweeps you up in its drama — roaring waters plunge into the river below, creating rainbows in the mist and leaving you spellbound. And just when you think you've seen it all, Þingvellir National Park reveals its secrets. It's not just a beautiful park; it’s a gateway to the very essence of our planet. Here, the ground beneath tells tales of continents drifting, as you stand between the meeting points of two tectonic plates.

As the sun dips, another of Iceland's gems comes alive. The Northern Lights are not just a natural phenomenon; they're a dance of colors in the sky, painting memories that last a lifetime. Away from the hustle of city life, we seek those untouched spots where the sky lights up in a vibrant display of greens, purples, and blues. Nature has its own rhythm, so if the lights decide to play coy on your visit, don't worry. We promise another evening to chase this dreamy display. If this isn't the perfect Icelandic experience, what is? So come, immerse yourself in this magical journey, and secure your spot now. There's no better time to embrace Iceland's wonders.

Tour Itinerary

Golden Circle Wonders (RE24)

Kickoff: Dive into the day's adventure by first stepping into the mesmerizing realm of the Golden Circle. A series of awe-inspiring landscapes await!

  • Geysir Geothermal Area: Did you know the word "geyser" originates from Iceland's very own Geysir? While the renowned Geysir remains dormant mostly, its counterpart Strokkur doesn't shy away. Watch in amazement as Strokkur spouts water sky-high, nearly 40 meters, every few minutes. It's nature's own fountain display!

  • Majestic Gullfoss Waterfall: Picture the powerful waters of the Hvítá river, fed by the second largest glacier, Langjökull, taking a deep plunge into a canyon. From certain angles, Gullfoss looks like it's diving into the unknown, but it's truly cascading into a deep crevice 32 meters below. The beauty is bound to leave you spellbound.

  • Þingvellir National Park: Closing our Golden Circle chapter is this UNESCO World Heritage site. Þingvellir isn't just about lush landscapes; it's a geology lesson in itself. Witness the rare sight of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates greeting each other above ground. It's Earth's storytelling at its finest.

Intermission: After exploring the Golden Circle's enchantments, take a leisurely break back in Reykjavík. Maybe grab a warm bite, sip some Icelandic coffee, or share your morning's stories with fellow travelers.

Hunt for the Northern Lights (RE62)

Setting off: As night graces us, we venture out of the urban glow and deep into the Icelandic wilds. Here's your chance to witness one of nature's most magical phenomena.

  • Aurora Borealis Explained: These radiant lights, dancing in the night sky, are a cosmic performance resulting from solar particles interacting with our atmosphere near the North Pole. They're not just lights; they're stories of the universe painted across the sky.

  • A Dynamic Experience: Every Northern Lights journey is unique. Our locations change based on the weather, ensuring the best possible view. While nature's show is not always guaranteed, our commitment to your experience is. If the lights remain elusive, we're more than happy to host you on another tour at no extra charge.

Wrapping Up: This full-day exploration, spanning approximately 9 hours, is designed to showcase the best of Iceland. Please note, the time taken for breaks or pick-ups and drop-offs isn't included in this duration.

What's Part of the Deal:

  • Bus transport for your journey
  • Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity with free Wi-Fi
  • Benefit from the insights of our seasoned local guide
  • Northern Lights watching experience
  • Geysir Exploration: Nature's steamy spectacle
  • Gullfoss Encounter: Witness the cascading marvel
  • Thingvellir Discovery: Dive into history and nature

Note: The Northern Lights experience is weather-dependent. We aim for the best, but sightings can't be assured. Additionally, our return schedule might have slight shifts.

Departure Times & Schedule

Golden Circle Direct:

Departure: 12:30 | Return: 18:30

The Northern Lights Adventure:

21:00 - 00:00 (October 1 - March 14)

22:00 - 01:00 (August 25 - September 30 & March 15 - April 15)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the entire tour?

Ans: The total duration of the tour is about 9 hours. This is carefully curated to allow ample time for both the Golden Circle exploration and the Northern Lights adventure. We want to ensure you get a thorough experience without feeling rushed at any landmark.

Q: In which languages are the tours conducted?

Ans: Our experienced guides conduct the tour exclusively in English. This is to ensure that participants get a consistent and in-depth understanding of each attraction. Our guides are well-versed and ready to answer any queries you might have.

Q: During which seasons is the tour available?

Ans: This special tour runs during the Winter, Autumn, and Spring seasons. These seasons are chosen specifically to optimize the Northern Lights viewing chances and provide a dynamic experience of the Golden Circle.

Q: Is there an age limit for the tour participants?

Ans: Yes, considering the length and nature of the tour, it's recommended for children aged 6 and above. Parents should ensure the experience is suitable for their children.

Q: Is the Northern Lights sighting guaranteed?

Ans: The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and while we choose optimal timings and locations, sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you don't get to witness them, you have the option to rejoin the tour free of charge.

Q: In the event of unfavorable weather, will the tours be rescheduled?

Ans: Weather plays a pivotal role, especially for the Northern Lights. If conditions are not suitable, the tour may be rescheduled or canceled, with participants having the option to join on another night.

Q: Do I need to bring any specific gear or clothing for the tour?

Ans: Given the Icelandic climate, especially during the mentioned seasons, it's advisable to dress in layers. Waterproof and windproof outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, and warm accessories like hats and gloves are recommended.

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