Golden Circle Day Trip with Kerid Volcanic Crater from Reykjavik

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From $68.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take in the treasures of the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park on this full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Stand in awe before the thundering Gulfoss Waterfall; see Geysir, the geyser after which all others were named; and marvel over the startling colors of the Kerið crater lake. Pass an endless panorama of photo-worthy scenery and learn how the natural landscape has been sculpted through the moving of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
  • Full-day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik
  • Snap photos of the spectacular Gulfoss Waterfall and the Kerið crater lake
  • See geysers that reach up to 98-foot (30-meters) high in the Geysir geothermal area
  • Learn about the movement of the tectonic plates in the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park
  • Tour includes hotel pick-up and entrance fees
  • Ideal introduction to Iceland’s volcanic landscapes for first-time visitors

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This trip’s visit to Kerið Crater Lake makes a nice addition to the standard Golden Circle circuit of Gulfoss, Thingvellir, and Geysir.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Þórunnartún 1
    Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket. More locations we do offer pickup service from: - Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119 - Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1 - Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29 - BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side) Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) Free pickup location: - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We only pick up/drop off from selected locations and Bus Stops in central Reykjavik. So that we can arrange the most convenient location, let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

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Traveler Tips

There is wifi on the bus which was great because as you take the pictures of the places you visit, you can share them with your friends and family!
I would suggest to make the last stop in the national park 30 min longer as it’s a beautiful place and there are plenty things to explore.
Well worth taking the 8 hours for this tour and to see the amazing sites!
1,258 reviews
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Insightful and amusing
Michael_J, Mar 2023
The amusing guide (Josef from Croatia) and then Iceland (or a wonderful potion of it) unfolding as we travelled to the well-chosen highlights.
Great tour
kenneth_H, Mar 2023
Brilliant tour, but a long day, however, plenty of comfort stops., Seen the hot Geysers, the awesome falls , looked into a volcano, and where the Tectonic plates seperate North American continent from the Eurasion continent , absolutely not to be missed.
Great time!
Lisa_S, Mar 2023
Great to get to see a lot of “touristy” spots all in one trip! You spend 30-60 min or so at each place, which was plenty to take in the sights and take some pics. Restroom facilities and food available at all the places, except for the crater. Stunning views and lots of history infused on the bus trip to each place. Great trip for first timers! We really recommend it!
Nice tour spoiled by poor guide
Tully_D, Mar 2023
The places shown in this tour were good. The only downside is the tour guide, Jennifer and the driver. The information given out by Jennifer was extremely limited. Also, at the volcanic crater, we were told by to be back at 10.35am. At 10.30am we started heading back so we would reach the bus on time. As we were approaching the bus at 10.33 a.m, we were shocked and panicked to see the bus had already started moving. We started waving in panic so the bus stopped for us but they didn't see us. Luckily, there was one more passeger just outside the bus who was left behind as well and he managed to run and stop the bus. Once we entered the bus 2 more passengers came after us. We were just shocked that how a tour guide can not take a head count before leaving a place and not notice 5 passengers missing. So at the next stop we politely asked her why she left us behind when we were on time, but she pretended as though she didn't understand what we said. We didn't react any further as we didn't want to spoil the experience for ourselves and other passengers who were there to enjoy the place. Still surprised something like that happened as there's no other public transport or taxi anyone can take from remote locations like that if we got left behind.
Great day
stephen_h, Mar 2023
A great day out and also good value. Two lovely guys Geri and Addi entertained us and were very caring the whole day. The weather was appalling and they made the best of the situation. Highly recommend this company.
Great experience with Majestic beauty
Michelle_M, Mar 2023
Beggi our tour guide made the trip amazing. He was funny, knowledgeable and he even sang a keltic song for us. The bus ride was warm and comfortable. The Kerid volcano was very cool to see. The winds were very strong on way to Gullfoss and it made it extremely difficult to enjoy the view which was spectacular btw. We were just trying to stay on our feet! It was still fun and beautiful to see in the winter. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Amazing tour of Iceland's sublime landscape
Martin_C, Mar 2023
It was a fantastic trip, thank you to Beggi and Albert for making it it so special and unique! Definitely recommend this trip if you want to get a taste of Icelands beautiful lanscape
I saw it in the tv travel now i see it in person so wonderful amazing the nature. The tour guide was good
Rebecca_F, Mar 2023
Absolutely superb! Our guide Gudrun was amazing, very knowledgeable and we did a few things that were a bonus. Incredible trip, we loved it!
Highly recommend the Golden Circle Tour, it’s a must do!!
HOARE_C, Mar 2023
The Golden Circle tour of Iceland. The most wow visit was to the Geysirs at Srokkur! They were spectacular! We had a terrific guide called Jakob who was a great entertainer on the bus! He was so knowledgable and made the trip all the more interesting!!
Great Tour
Patricia_F, Mar 2023
I can not recommend this tour enough! 4 amazing stops in just one day and our tour guide, Guillard was incredible. During the entire tour we were all delighted with amazing and interesting facts about every location and Iceland. Thank you very much to our driver Peter as well.
Amazing day of beautiful...
Melanie_K, Mar 2023
Amazing day of beautiful natural sights!! Karolina was a spectacular guide with many helpful historical facts and local tips:) Frigid day made tolerable by her guidance and the comfortable bus accommodations.
Golden Circle March 2023
Keith_E, Mar 2023
2nd trip booked with Viator as they didn’t disappoint on the first one. Full day out on a coach but the travelling passes quickly in comfort. Great guide, speaking clear English. Limited time at each stop off so make the most & don’t hang around. Dive straight in to appreciate the natural wonders that Iceland have to offer.
A packed tour of Iceland’s best sights
Alastair_O, Mar 2023
The tour was made by the guide Joanna who kept us entertained and informed throughout the trip. The day was full and we learnt a great deal about Iceland and its people and incredible sights. And this was despite -20degC temperatures with the wind chill. Highly recommended.
A bus ride around golden circle
Deimante_U, Mar 2023
A good choice when you don't rent a car. The guide tells some information while on the road, but not much, at the attractions you're just on your own. You can't charge your phone on the bus, so in case your phone's battery runs out, have a power bank.
Such an amazing trip, so...
Lindsay_J, Mar 2023
Such an amazing trip, so glad we did it. Tour guide Mia was brilliant. Probably our favourite day of our city break. So many amazing places to see in Iceland and this just makes it so easy and worth it.
AWESOME!!! Our guide,...
Jessica_S, Mar 2023
AWESOME!!! Our guide, Emily, was absolutely wonderful!! She did a great job keeping us informed and on schedule - we even had time for a bonus stop to see some Icelandic horses! Enjoyed all the stories and bits of Icelandic history that Emily shared with us, and especially appreciated the mini-lesson on the Icelandic language/pronunciation!
Value 4 Money
Karl_N, Mar 2023
Great day, taking in all the main attractions. Good commentary from the guide also during the journey.
I loved seeing the...
Aidan_L, Mar 2023
I loved seeing the Gullfoss waterfall, it was absolutely breathtaking, geologically fascinating, and had an incredible history behind it
Kelsey_L, Mar 2023
Overall amazing day So much to see and take in Our driver and tour guide Jakob were both amazing Would definitely recommend