Opening Lead: Reykjavik City and Golden Circle catch the spotlight when it comes to Iceland travel. And, that makes sense as these two Icelandic famous attractions carry are filled with sightseeing spots. Join this tour as we set off to explore Reykjavik city and the Golden Circle!
Discover the stunning sights of Iceland on your Golden Circle and Reykjavik City Tour! This ten-hour tour is designed to show you the best of both Reykjavik and Golden Circle in one amazing day. From geysers, waterfalls, and charming Icelandic villages to a deep dive into Reykjavik’s vibrant culture, you will get the chance to experience all the beauty of Golden Circle and Reykjavik City in one day.
In just 10 hours, you will witness the highlights of Iceland. This tour is very ideal for people who are short on time. Because this tour covers most of Iceland in the shortest period. Moreover, this tour is quite affordable. Both of these qualities make it perfect for tourists, especially the ones traveling solo.
Surely, it will be a tour that you will be positively talking about for years!
This tour is mainly distributed in two phases: Reykjavik City tour and Golden Circle Tour.
Venture to Reykjavik, the captivating Icelandic capital with a long history of shaping and developing Iceland through the centuries. With our highly knowledgeable guide leading you every step of the way, you won't miss any key landmarks or information regarding Reykjavik - thus making sure that in no time at all you will be an expert on its past!
Some of the key points this tour will cover are as below:
Hallgrímskirkja Church is a stunning Lutheran church that stands tall in Reykjavik's skyline. It was designed by the architect Guðjón Samúelsson and completed in 1986. The impressive brick tower of Hallgrímskirkja Church stands at 74.5 meters, making it the largest church in Iceland. The church is named after the clergyman and poet Hallgrímur Pétursson.
Harpa Concert Hall is Reykjavik's stunning landmark and home to the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, The Reykjavík Big Band, and the National Theatre of Iceland. It was designed jointly by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects and the Icelandic firm Batteríið Architects. The concert hall consists of four large glass halls, each designed with a distinct style and color scheme.
Perlan Museum is a modern museum located in Reykjavik, Iceland. It houses several exhibits on Icelandic history and culture, as well as interactive displays and activities for children.
Höfði Building is a historical building located in Reykjavik, Iceland. Constructed in 1909, it was the site of the famous Reykjavik Summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986.
The Old Harbor of Reykjavik was once a major hub for the fishing and whaling industries. Today, it has been transformed into a bustling area filled with restaurants, cafes, and shops.
The Presidential Residence at Bessastaðir is a historic estate located on the outskirts of Reykjavik. It has been the home of Icelandic presidents since 1941. Golden Circle Tour
Once you are done exploring Reykjavik, one of the best Golden Circle tours will begin. We will take you on Golden Circle Tour to explore some of Iceland's most popular sites! You will visit the three Golden Circle spots - Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir Hot Springs.
One thousand years after the historic Althing, Iceland's first parliament was established at Þingvellir National Park in 930 AD, this area became an official national park in 1930.
During the Viking Age Justice System, it served as a powerful meeting place for the nation’s most influential leaders to debate and decide upon all legislative decisions and laws.
Althing is acclaimed as the initial democratic parliament to have ever existed, and Þingvellir National Park demonstrates why. Holding many one-of-a-kind natural phenomena, this rift valley sits at a tectonic plate intersection of the Eurasian and North American plates.
From iridescent waterfalls to Lake Þingvallavatn's pristine waters, there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn't miss out on a visit here!
Gullfoss waterfall, which was bestowed with its illustrious title due to the golden color of its waters churning up sediment and silt, is located on the Hvítá river. This breathtaking sight features two stages that combine for a total 54 meters drop in water.
During your tour, our knowledgeable guide will be more than pleased to share some of Gullfoss' fascinating stories with you as well as why it earned this beloved name "golden falls".
At the moment, people still share the story that Sigríður Tómassdóttir prevented plans of constructing an electricity generator at Gullfoss waterfall. Though this narrative may not be true, visitors to Gullfoss often find it a captivating tale.
The third stop of the Golden Circle tour is a mysterious yet inviting Geysir Geothermal area, with its signature scent in the air. Stokkur is the most famous Geyser in the area.
Strokkur geyser erupts in the Geysir hot spring area every 6-10 minutes and although it's not always at full power, seeing this natural phenomenon never fails to be awe-inspiring!
Geysir Geothermal area has been a source of immense respect towards nature. With its geysers, Iceland is able to create hot tubs, swimming pools, and greenhouses like Fríðheimar while powering those using the energy from these natural sources.
Without this natural resource, it would be difficult for us to imagine how life here can be so sustainable!
No, breakfast is not included in the Golden Circle and Reykjavik City Tour.
No, whale watching is not included in the Golden Circle and Reykjavik City Tour. If you're interested in whale watching we recommend booking a separate tour.
Booking early is recommended as spots can fill up quickly! If you'd like to book a Golden Circle and Reykjavik City Tour please do so as soon as possible for the best experience.
Yes, Golden Circle and Reykjavik City Tours are suitable for people that need special assistance. However, please inform us if you have any special needs prior to making a reservation so that we can provide accommodations accordingly.
Cancellations made 48 hours or more prior to tour departure will be refunded. Cancellations made within 48 hours of tour departure will not be refunded.
Yes, the Golden Circle and Reykjavik City Tour is safe for people with asthma. However, we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor prior to booking a tour if you have asthma or any other respiratory condition.
I would do it again & take more time at the geyser & the Fontana Thermal baths.Restroom / WC stops at all locations.Food & snacks too.Geyser, National Park Falls & Thermal Spa were all top notch & bucket list items.Just no chain hotels close, except for school during the summer, or yerra we saw on the way 99 minutes outside of Reykjavik to get back to hotel.
Franklin from Your Day Tours drive and guided all day today, and it was an amazing and enjoyable moment. Great job Franklin. Much appreciated
Professional tour operator with comfortable bus and also expert tour guide. I highly recommend you to visit Golden Circle as your first priority on your Iceland tour.It took less than 8 hours and it will be great if you finish your day by swimming in Sky lagoon.
This tour consists of 3 natural splendors namely Thingvellir National Park,Gullfoss Waterfall and Iceland Geysers. This tour is worth the time and money spend. Highly encourage this tour on your next visit to Reykjavik in Iceland.
Really well put together tour, the Geysors, waterfalls and the history behind the two tectonic plates
Great service and an even better stay.
Great service and an even better stay.
Great service and an even better stay.
Why should you?