This ever-popular sightseeing route showcases some of the most dramatic natural features of the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ as well as important historic sites.
Discover lovely Þingvellir National Park and learn about its extraordinary geology. See where Iceland is being pulled apart by massive forces within Earth’s crust and visit the birth-place of the Icelandic parliament (the world’s oldest).
Admire Gullfoss, most magnificent of Iceland’s waterfalls, and view the jets of water at Geysir – the natural fountains that have lent their name to all the hot springs of the world.
If you just have one afternoon but want to see as much of beautiful Iceland as possible, this is the perfect tour for you.
In case you are booking for same day please make the booking at least 6 hours before the start time of the tour and reconfirm your departure details with Local operator.
6 hoursStart time
You will be dropped off at your hotel
See Iceland’s top historic and natural attractions in just 6 hours when you take the Golden Circle Express Tour From Reykjavik. At the start of the tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach. A guide will accompany you on this tour.
You will first visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of fascinating geology and exceptional natural beauty. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge – the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates – is clearly visible here. As North America moves slowly westward and Eurasia moves equally slowly eastward, Iceland is being pulled apart along this boundary line.
Þingvellir is also of great historic interest because it was the site where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was founded in the year 930 AD.
The tour continues to the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall ('Golden Waterfall' in English), where you can walk so close to the edge you feel the mist of the glacial water on your face.
At the end of your delightful tour you will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses. Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time.