Full-Day Small Group Golden Circle Waterfall Tour with Volcano Crater Lake

Badge of ExcellenceReykjavik, Iceland
  • 6 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, famous Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerid volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard Wi-Fi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
  • Golden Circle small-group tour from Reykjavik
  • See top Iceland attractions in just a day, such as Thingvellir National Park
  • Discover the natural attractions that make Iceland famous—even on a time budget
  • Onboard Wi-Fi and commentary keep you entertained during the drive
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Reykjavik included

What's Included

  • English-speaking Driver/Guide
  • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 19 passengers
  • Pickup and drop-off from your location in Reykjavik
  • Free WI-FI with unlimited free browsing
  • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the port and the cruise ship)
  • A lot of FUN
  • Luggage are not allowed, only back packs
  • All admission to sites, museums or exhibitions visited are not included, unless otherwise stated in tour description
  • Kerið entrance fee required 400 Icelandic Krona
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

• Pickup is offered at all Reykjavik hotels, hostels and guesthouses, private homes. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest Tour Bus Stops. Your Hotel reception will help you find it. • After receiving your pickup information, the local partner will notify you of your exact pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time by email. • Pickup takes place between 08:30 -09:00 am - so please be ready from 08:30 am at your pick up location. • If you don’t add a pickup location Meet us at Bus stop 8 Hallgrimskirkja (Cathedral) • If you can´t find your address on the list, you can add it manually, and after we receive your pickup information, we will notify you of your pick up time and location 6 to 24 hours before the departure time. • Please be 30 minutes before departure time at your pickup location.

What To Expect

Reykjavik City Hall (Pass By)

Golden Circle Route

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you are a Tour Agency please book with the email & mobile phone number of the traveler, so we can deliver addition information
  • Transport by minibus small-group tour max 19 passengers
  • Every one child must be accompanied by one adult
  • Dress for the weather, it is Iceland. If it's raining bring your rain coat etc.
  • Hiking boots are not necessary but if you have them, bring them
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or no show
  • We also pick up from the Cruise Ship Port in Reykjavik (tell us the name of the port of and the name of the cruise ship)
  • We are picking up more passengers, please be at your pickup location on time, the pickup can last up to 45 minutes
  • Note that pickup is offered at all Reykjavik Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses, Private Homes but you might have to make your way to the nearest Tour Bus Stops. Your Hotel reception will help you find it.
  • To know exactly when and where you will be picked up, please check your mailbox or junk mailbox 6-24 hours before the tour begin for our reconfirmation email
  • Go to joy Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.
  • Near public transportation
  • Rebooking the tour due to bad weather cancellation to the 24-25-26-31 of December and first of January for additional cost difference due to Holidays prices
  • There is a minimum age of 5 years old
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

In addition, it is a small group after all so expect a lot of space for your own!
Make sure that you dress warm and have good walking shoes.
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Loved the Golden Circle trip with Nice Travel.
Amanda_B, Mar 2022
Excellent trip our tour guide Magnus Gunnarsson was fantastic he was knowledgeable, jovial and engaging made our trip really enjoyable!
Amazing trip
Fiona_T, Mar 2022
We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very engaging during the drives from different stops. He gave us great insight into the history of our destinations and kept the tour fun and enjoyable from start to finish. Beautiful places to visit- even in strong winds and rain!
Nice day trip. Not too...
Bryony_D, Mar 2022
Nice day trip. Not too long driving between stops. Informative and friendly guide. Good amount of time at each stop places to get food during the day. Worthwhile stops enjoying Iceland scenery
Good mix of sites
June_J, Feb 2022
Thor was an excellent tour guide, informative and entertaining in equal measure. A good mix of sites to enjoy the best of the Golden Circle
Fantastic Golden Circle Tour!
Christine_C, Sep 2021
I loved it all, but Gullfoss was particularly stunning! And I had a great time at the Geyser and crater areas.
Great Tour! Would gladly do it again
Gregory_S, Aug 2021
My bride and I thoroughly enjoyed our day long Golden Circle Tour. Especially enjoyed the small group size...made for a much more intimate and enjoyable trip. So much better than being on a bus with 50 other people! Here's what we liked: - I liked getting emailed the day before our tour confirming pickup location. Because we were staying in a hotel that is in the city center not everyone can pick up at the hotel. The tour operator directed us to the closest bus stop that they could pick us up from making sure we knew exactly where to go. Like the attention to detail - Makrem was a GREAT guide. Very well versed in the sights, history and overall knowledge on Iceland in general. He was very personal and friendly and all of our group thoroughly enjoyed having him show us around. He answered every question - and my other half asks a lot of questions! Entertaining and knowledgeable - As I mentioned the group size was ideal. We ended up with 6 on our tour, 3 different couples (who did not know each other) - The sights we saw were certainly among the top highlights of what Iceland offers. Simply incredible! - The time was right - overall length of the tour, and at each stop. We saw the national park, waterfall, Geysir and Kerid volcano crater as was promised. We also stopped at a farm and got to pet some of the Icelandic horses. Makrem told us he had a surprise for us; based on other reviews it seems this is generally a scheduled part of the tour. Still it was cool to see (maybe not so much to smell - typical farm lol) - Makrem was also flexible. He picked us up in a minivan (we were the last couple to get picked up) but there were some large people in our group (myself included - typical Americans!). As a result my wife and I got separated; since she gets car sick easy I let her sit in the middle bench seat and I took the last seat on the bench in the rear. It was very tight with 2 other people. It would NOT have been an enjoyable day for all the miles we had to cover. Despite the current mandate that all passengers sit behind him he let me sit in the passenger seat upfront which made it a LOT more enjoyable and comfortable - Another example of his flexibility came when the main route back to the city was shut down due to construction. Apparently they started earlier than normal. Makrem stopped at a nearby hotel, got some insight from locals there, and took us back on an alternate route that I actually enjoyed even more. It was more hilly, a little more windy, and a very scenic route despite not being the bigger highway. Very cool to go that way It was neither good nor bad but we ate lunch at the restaurant at the Geysir. Food was fair to good (our pork schnitzel was lukewarm), there was a large selection and price was fairly reasonable. It was the only real option we had of eating on the tour, and by then we were glad we did. Things that could be improved upon: -Give him credit, Makrem was eager to please and help us learn. However, I would suggest in the future that he NOT use his phone to do a currency conversion, or look something up online, while driving the van. I never felt we were at risk but know that others may not appreciate him not paying complete attention to the road at all times. He only did it a couple of times (and at one time was pretty aggressive passing about 5 cars/campers in a row - he knew they were tourists but still it seemed a little unnecessary) but my bride felt that he especially drove a little too fast on the hilly road (again she is susceptible to car sickness) Overall HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour and Makrem! You won't be sorry!!!
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Jason_C, Aug 2021
Our guide was great and timely, was very COVID conscious, even more so than ship tours We found out later that we were not supposed to go on private tours only ship directed tours
Peter_M, Aug 2021
Great tour guide and a small, mini-van sized, bus! I was looking for a tour that wasn't a huge tour bus and this did the trick. We were able to do our tour and then some. I had a great time and would use this tour company again!
Trip to the Golden Circle
Waynea_C, Aug 2021
Our tour guide was excellent. His name is Makrem. In addition to being very knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour, he was also very resourceful when the road back to our hotel in Iceland was unexpectedly closed due to construction, he was able to quickly find an alternative way back. This was not easy due to being far out of the city and in a very remote area. We enjoyed the trip and the friendly demeanor and knowledge of the tour guide.
One of the highlights of our trip!
MinhHa_P, Aug 2021
Really wonderful tour! We loved the smaller group (only about 11-12 in our group) and the very informative and professional guide - one of the highlights of our trip!
Great tour-beautiful sites
Deborah_M, Jul 2021
Pick up was right on time at our hotel, Our guide was very knowledgeable and filled in additional tidbits around the recorded info. It was nice to be in a very small group (my group of 3 and 2 other ppl) vs the massive buses of tourists
Perfect day trip
Dawn_Z, Jul 2021
Great guide. Informative commentary. Just the right amount of time at each spot. We were looking for a shorter tour leaving at a later time. Even though this tour was less time, we felt that we saw everything we wanted to on the golden circle.
Awesome tour!!!
Janell_C, Jul 2021
My best friend and I had so much fun on this tour, the guide was amazing. He was very kind and fun, and even made room for a special request for us to see some horses. He was very knowledgeable about the land, and also extremely safe with Covid cautions. I would give this A+++
Golden Circle tour
Mike_U, Jul 2021
Our tour director was great. He took us through the beautiful countryside to see villages, waterfalls, cows, horses, farmland. He was very informative. Lunch and ice cream break were great stops.
Enjoyed it!
Martin_C, Jul 2021
This tour ran despite my wife and I being the only ones! Would have been very disappointed if they canceled it (which they could have). Guide was local and informative (Makrem).
Happy group of travelers
Sue, Jul 2021
The day was close to perfect (weather improved as the day went on) and Malcolm was both informative and a gracious host throughout the adventure. Our group of 5 travelers, ages 10 thru 73, we’re all appreciative of his attention to detail. And the sights…amazing!
Best Golden Circle Tour
phoebe_A, Jun 2021
Our driver was excellent, helpful, knowledgeable, humorous!The choice of sights we visited were amazing and beautiful, and we had time to walk near them and enjoy the Nature. The recorded information was terrific , as was our dinner's comments!We learned so much!!!!We felt so lucky to be on a small person tour and would highly recommend this trip by "Go for Joy" to anyone who wants to take a wonderful trip! Wonderful and great value! Thank you!
Awesome Tour!
Noreen_G, Mar 2020
Driver was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk with during the tour. The small group was the best! It made getting to and from places so much easier. Would highly recommend this tour!
The waterfalls were great.
Lynn_B, Feb 2020
They even took us to see Icelandic horses; I was thrilled because it was one thing I wanted to do and thought I was not going to be able to do. The tour covered everything that was stated in the description. Tour guide did a good job. I would do it again.
Perfect day tour!
Jenna_L, Feb 2020
My boyfriend and I had a great time on this tour! The communication before the trip was great - it was very clear where we were to be picked up and when. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable. And of course the all of the destinations were incredible. We highly recommend it!