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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
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From $129.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Get the most from a day in Iceland on an 11-hour tour from Reykjavik that covers the Golden Circle, Kerid crater, and Blue Lagoon. View the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, see the geysers and pools at Geysir, and admire the Gulfoss Waterfall. In addition, visit the lake-filled Kerid volcanic crater, and finish by bathing in the warm Blue Lagoon (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • 11-hour Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, and Blue Lagoon tour from Reykjavik
  • Walk between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park
  • Visit Gulfoss Waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area, and the lake-filled Kerid crater
  • Bathe in the warm turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon (own expense)
  • Learn about Iceland’s volcanic landscapes and natural wonders from a guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, and Kerid admission fee included
  • Small group of 19 travelers or fewer

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With stops at Kerið Crater Lake and the Blue Lagoon, this trip goes beyond the usual Golden Circle route.
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What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Reykjavik capital area
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:30. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with NICE travel logos.

What To Expect

Begin your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel in the Reykjavik area between 830am and 9am. Meet your guide and small group of no more than 19, and settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

Then, set out into Iceland’s stark countryside on your 11-hour tour. On route, listen to intriguing facts about the country, hearing about its history, geology, and culture from your guide.

Head into UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, one of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle sights. Learn how it lies within a belt of volcanic activity, and is home to the mid-Atlantic ridge, where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia face each other over a valley. Walk between the plates as you hear how they are gradually moving further apart, and savor the experience of straddling the two continents.

Take a detour from the Golden Circle to visit the Kerid (Kerið) crater, a 3,000-year-old crater filled with a lake. Peer into the 180-foot (55-meter) deep hollow, and admire the magical-looking blue lake cradled by the red- and green-colored slopes.

Visit the Geysir geothermal area, exploring the surreal-looking landscapes on foot. View the bubbling ponds and steam vents, and see the Geysir and Strokkur geysers, the latter shooting water up to 98 feet (30 meters) every five to 10 minutes.

Stop at the Gulfoss Waterfall, taking in this beautiful 105-foot (32-meter) fall, and then continue to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa surrounded by lava-sculpted countryside.

Head inside (own expense, with pre-booking of your admission ticket required) and change into your bathing suit. Then, enjoy a long soak in the warm, therapeutic waters, lying back in the steam and admiring the lava fields as you bathe.

After about two hours here, your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off in Reykjavik.

Thingvellir National Park

Head to Thingvellir National Park, where you learn about how it lies within a volcanically active area. It's also home to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Straddle two continents while you walk between the plates.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Laugarvatn (Pass By)

Laugarvatn sits next to a beautiful lake of the same name in a geothermally active area. The plumes of super-heated vapor billowing into the air in this area are used by the locals to bake rye bread in the ground!

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that admission tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not included and must be pre-booked seperately. After booking the tour, you will receive a message with further information on how to book the Blue Lagoon tickets. If you have any problem with this then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 before your tour departure. The tour arrives at the Blue Lagoon at 5pm / 17:00 so Blue Lagoon tickets should be booked for that time.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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There are a lot of people here so keep that in mind.
its a full day out but lots of stops and finished in the blue lagoon but great value for money , you see some dramatic scenery, Recommended
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Sheila_B, Jan 2023
Breathtaking tour. This is full day packed with beauty start to finish. Guide, sorry don’t remember his name, was very knowledgeable. Strongly suggest using this tour company
Worth every penny!
Abi_V, Jan 2023
What an incredible day! Thank you so much to our guide and driver, Magnus, for a really interesting, insightful day. The tour itself is well timed, nothing felt rushed. The sights are stunning! Highly recommend this trip.
Excellent Trip
Affordable_T, Jan 2023
We really Enjoyed our trip. Our driver was great and very helpful and informative l Would definitely recommend this trip to experience some amazing sights
jonathan_s, Jan 2023
The Tour Guy was great, and sure did know his stuff on the Vikings. It was shame the weather was against us on the south of the island, but other than that it was great, especially the blue lagoon.
Golden circle
Dylan_W, Jan 2023
The tour guide vlad was exceptional and very educated on everywhere we visited, would highly recommend this tour
AISHA_A, Jan 2023
Nice travel tour guide was great. I loved the whole tour. It was an amazing experience and the blu lagoon was fantastic
Everything in one day
Tracey_W, Jan 2023
Amazing Trip, fantastic guide. All three advertised places plus a couple of added extras. All the “must see” places in Reykjavik in one day. Guide was fab with lots of great stories, both funny & educational. Would definitely recommend this to anyone going to Reykjavik.
Fantastic tour with wonderful sights
Shane_M, Jan 2023
It was brilliant to do and see so much in 1 tour as we were only staying for 2 days. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour says it starts at 9 but we were collected at 8.30am so just be careful to double check. There was enough time at each place to see everything and enjoy ourselves. I would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Iceland
The Golden Circle tour was Golden!
Susan_M, Jan 2023
The guide knewexactly when to leave so that it was daylight when we reached the most important places. The scenery was fantastic! The guide told great stories - historical and interesting. Also - he had crampons for us in the icy parts! The Blue lagoon was great fun! Worth it to spend the extra to get a robe and 2 extra facial masks!
Golden circle tour
Dawn_P, Jan 2023
Amazing guide Vlad, transported us safely on the snowy roads of Iceland. Vlad talked about the history of Iceland and was extremely accommodating to everyone’s needs along the tour. Absolute amazing guide.
A perfect day!
Wendy_W, Jan 2023
Christina is a rock star! She gave us lots of history, insider tips, and made the day PERFECT!!! I would highly recommend this trip. (Especially with her!!!!)
Amazing day!
Sandrine_C, Dec 2022
Amazing trip. Our guide Micha (Michael) and as very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. A fantastic day that I’ll recommend to anyone!
Chance to see plenty
Conner_C, Dec 2022
The snow and 4 hours of daylight just made the experience so good! Excellent time and photo-esque landscapes!
Golden Circle
Natalie_E, Dec 2022
Brilliant day out! Amazing sights and our guide Torif ? was so nice and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us . He was very informative. Would highly recommend
Amazing day
Hannah_W, Dec 2022
Had the most amazing day ! From start to finish this tour was excellent. We got picked up just by our hotel, by the tour guide, who was very helpful and great all day. The things we saw were incredible, and we had sufficient time time at each location. It was very cold however hopping on and off the bus made regaining heat a lot easier. This is a must do when in Iceland. Iceland you are beautiful.
Valentina_F, Dec 2022
Wonderful esperience! It has been fantastic see these landscape. It was so cold! People and guide were very Kind. I enjoy a lot the trip!
Fantastic journey
Edward_A, Dec 2022
Fantastic trip with our guide Axel. Perfect cold and crisp weather made for some great photos along the way. Finishing the day at the Blue Lagoon is brilliant, just what you need after a cold day.
Interesting trip
faith_j, Dec 2022
Pro: Great tour guide,very knowledgeable about Iceland and it’s history. Fav part was going to bluelagoon for relaxation at the end of the day and feeding horses! Con: someone got lost during trip so some time was lost
This tour was an...
Leisa_W, Dec 2022
This tour was an adventure! Had to just brave the elements. It started raining & got very windy. By the time we got to the Blue Lagoon it was extremely windy & mixed rain with sleet. Got in the lagoon anyway. Glad we did! Had to hold on tight to out drinks but it was great fun.
Great day out
Christine_M, Nov 2022
Bus on time. Clean and tidy. Very friendly driver. His knowledge of Iceland and its history was extensive.