Golden Circle Afternoon Small Group Tour from Reykjavik

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From $78.22

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Leave the crowded tour busses behind, and discover Iceland’s most iconic natural attractions on a small group tour of the famous Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park, the golden Gullfoss waterfall; and the stunning geothermal activity at Geysir. This afternoon excursion leaves you free to relax in the morning and take in Reykjavik’s nightlife in the evening.
  • Explore Iceland’s popular natural landmarks on a Golden Circle tour
  • Get great photo opportunities of unique natural phenomena
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a small-group tour
  • Round trip transportation in a minibus from central Reykjavik

What's Included

  • Reykjavik pick-up & drop-off
  • Small Group Guarantee
  • Stops at Thingvellir, Geysir & Gullfoss
  • Minibus Transport with free Wi-Fi on board
  • Guided Golden Circle Tour
  • Food & drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

12:00 PM

Pickup details

Please note that we only serve the pick-up locations specified in our pick-up list below. Due to traffic restrictions, we are not allowed to pick up from hotels in the city center nor from private Air BnBs. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to find the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from our list: 22 Hill Hótel – Brautarholt 22-24. Arctic Comfort Hótel – Síðumúli 19. BSÍ Bus Terminal – Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Bus Hostel Reykjavík – Skógarhlíð 10. Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House) Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg Bus pick up/drop off nr.15 – Vesturbugt Cabin Hótel – Borgartún 32. Eyja Guldsmen Hotel – Brautarholt 10. Grand Hótel Reykjavík – Sigtún 38. Grayline – Main bus terminal - Klettagarðar 4. Hilton Reykjavík Nordica – Suðurlandsbraut 2. Hótel Ísland – Ármúla 9. Hotel Ørkin – Brautarholti 29. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura – við Hlíðarfót, Nauthólsvegur 52. Klettur Hótel – Mjölnisholt 12-14. N1 Gas Station – Ártúnshöfði Reykjavík City Hostel – Sundlaugavegur 34. Reykjavík Lights Hotel – Suðurlandsbraut 12. Skarfabakki – Cruise Ship, Reykjavik Harbor, 105 Reykjavik

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring: Warm layers, weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking or sturdy shoes.
  • Small group experience tour limited to 19 participants per guide
  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Pick up is offered from selected Reykjavik pick up points. Your confirmation will include information on available pick up points.
  • 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.

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Great if you’re short on time but want to see the natural wonders of Iceland.
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Not what you’d think.
Alistair_B, Feb 2023
Driver reckless with the weather conditions, yes we didn’t crash but tbf not the safest journey. It was torrential rain and wind was hard enough to stand up, other people fell over by the wind. Tour should have been cancelled or postponed.
Breathtaking views await
Richard_C, Feb 2023
Great to go in a small group and the minibus was really comfy with nice leather seats. Our driver and your guide was fantastic. He knew so much about the places we visited and entertained us with mythical stories along the way.
Wasn't as good as I expected but would still recommend.
Michael_H, Jan 2023
We had an amazing kind and helpful tour guide although the experience could have been better. I feel as though we didn't have enough stop off time at Þingvellir National Park. Geysir was better with the timing however Gullfoss waterfall was difficult to see with the amount of people around and with the heavy snow you could'nt really see the whole thing.
Research your tour leader
Tracey_L, Nov 2022
The sights were amazing. The driver did not give us much if any information about what we were visiting.
Great Experience
Hayley_J, Nov 2022
Great experience if your limited on time. Some great sights to see in Iceland, tour guide very informative. Overall very good.
Great customer...
Beata_G, Nov 2022
Great customer service!!!!!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Beautiful Sites, Easy Ride
Jennifer_R, Oct 2022
Beautiful scenery, easy drive to see more of the landscapes. Tour operator was friendly and van was clean. Afternoon start really helps for those piling on the tours! Only issue found with most tours was the due to the distance to get to areas, time spent at the actual sites seemed so short and rushed. Some areas were only given a 15-20 minute stop (competing with bathroom lines and grabbing pictures). Overall a lovely experience.
Enjoyable after.
natasha_m, Oct 2022
Fantastic afternoon, with really bad weather this was just what we needed to literally blow the cobwebs away. Our driver was very experienced and made us feel very comfortable with the high winds and his story’s were very good too.. unfortunately a lady went a little too far and some of the others on the bus went out on a such and eventually she returned.. but the driver was very helpful and kept the hole bus calm. Recommend if not wanting a full day
Would recommend
Anya_K, Oct 2022
Biggi was an excellent guide. 6 hours was a perfect amount of time. The van was nice and the small group was good
Seamus_P, Sep 2022
Sites were fabulous. Guide/driver indulged himself in ill informed monologues rather than giving information about the sites.
A nice way to see the golden circle
Denise_P, Sep 2022
I was not happy that my husband and I could not sit together, when a solo guest was sitting in a double seat with his backpack beside him. It rained the whole time, so rain pants were essential. The tour guide was fine, informative, and a good driver.
Well worth the time and trip
Linda_V, Aug 2022
Memorable was what we learned... Nick was a great guide... lots of info and humor. Learning about the tectonic plates was very informative.... Gullfoss, spectacular. It's was just a lovely day.
Late pickup at 12:30...
Sean_S, Aug 2022
Late pickup at 12:30 after waiting in rain for half hour. missed a person on pick up and had to go back. Left a person at stop and returned late. Time is money
More intimate
Richard_B, Aug 2022
We liked the afternoon shortened version of the golden circle, especially because it was in a van instead of a bus, so it was more intimate. The driver gave us a huge amount of information.
Haft day tour but gets a lot in.
Doug_G, Aug 2022
Just had a half day to see Reykjavik and the surrounding area. Would recommend this tour if you have limited time. Nick was a great tour guide. He was easy to understand, projected well and was knowledgeable.
Iceland beautiful guide boring
ivi_s, Aug 2022
Iceland but the guide did not offer any commentary and the trip felt longer that it was. You need to hire professional guides
Such a great trip with...
LanaMay_F, Jul 2022
Such a great trip with loads to see! Really recommend traveling with them nice small groups and lovely guides.
We LOVED seeing the...
Betsy_B, Jul 2022
We LOVED seeing the national park, geysers and Gullfoss waterfall. Our favorite was the beautiful Gulfoss. We could have stayed there much longer.
Big Bang in a short time
Debra_P, Jul 2022
I think the magnitude and beauty of the falls was my favorite. We chose the short excursion that left at noon. It was perfect!
Great way to see the highlights under tight time constraints
John_O, Jun 2022
Driver was friendly and helpful. The bus was clean, comfortable, and appeared very new. The golden waterfall was simply magnificent. Understand with only four hours total we had to limit the stop to 30 minutes, but will be coming back to spend more time there!