Golden Circle Tour Including Gullfoss and Geysir from Reykjavik

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From $87.59

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the natural wonders of Icelandic scenery in a short space of time. This express afternoon tour visits waterfalls, geysers and must-see Icelandic sights in just half a day. Walk with a guide around UNESCO-listed Thingvellir, pose for photos by Gullfoss waterfall, visit the Geysir hot spring area. Reykjavik hotel pickup and drop-off is also included.
  • Afternoon trip from Reykjavik to Gulfoss and Geysir
  • Pingvellir, the oldest functioning parliament in the world
  • Geysir and Strokkur hot springs
  • Charming village of Hveragerdi
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik area hotels and guesthouses

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Expect post card–worthy stops at iconic Iceland sights (think geysers and waterfalls) in just half a day. In winter, a late-morning departure maximizes light, since daytime can last as few as four hours. In summer, nearly 21-hour daylight means even 6pm tours conclude before the sun sets.

What's Included

  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • WiFi on board
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

Pick-up from all hotels, cruise ports and starting points is 30 minutes before the tour departure.

What To Expect

Start your afternoon with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel, and head into the countryside outside the city to discover the country’s natural phenomena, historical sites and scenery.

Pass waterfalls and geysers, and learn about the harsh, yet strikingly beautiful, landscape from your guide. Then, hop out of your coach at Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of the old Icelandic parliament. Geologically, the site is significant, too. Hear about the ‘rift valley,’ where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, and admire the wild stretching plains that make up the wider Thingvellir National Park.

From the park, continue onward to Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s best-known waterfalls. Stop for photos, and then visit the Geysir hot spring area, home to Strokkur: a large natural spring that burst jets of hot water into the air.

Fees at all national parks are included in the cost of this tour.

Your afternoon tour then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.

Thingvellir National Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Gullfoss Waterfall

1 hour Admission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Golden Circle Route

6 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Operated by Gray Line Iceland

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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The golden tour trip was amazing and greyline looked after us from start to finish!! The national park really is something and such history!! The geysers were good and the tomato soup is to die for. Gullfoss waterfall was amazing and topped the trip off.


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A great, compact tour of some of the Golden Circle's highlights
John_C, Sep 2023
Good pickup and drop-off options (our pickup point was just ~3 mins walk away from our hotel in downtown Reykjavik). Knowledgeable tour guide. Comfortable bus with good air-conditioning. Well-paced progression through the three main stops. Sufficient time at each, given the overall length of the tour. One thing that could have been telegraphed better --> the length of time to get back to Reykjavik after the last stop. Make sure to use the restrooms at Gullfoss if you need to: you'll be in for a long ride otherwise!
Must see in one day
James_D, Sep 2023
The whole experience from the start to finish was top notch! Our guide was interested in where we are from, I enjoyed sharing travel stories. He talked about the history and natural wonders of what we were looking at. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the tour for the price. I wil definitely book with this company again
Sheep do happen.
Lori_S, Sep 2023
We had a great time laughing and smiling through Iceland Driver- Robert and Tour Guide- Gunnar were excellent. "Sheep" Thrills added to the mix. Sheep do happen in Iceland. Dispatch, GPS and Robert's Driving skills saved us from a long hold up. We always felt cared for and safe. Thanks from Lori and Alison from Ontario, Canada.
Don’t miss this
S_M, Sep 2023
An absolutely incredible experience. Can’t rate highly enough and especially our guide who should be a thespian in the west end stage. Would go back and do it all over again. Amazing 🤩
An excellent experience.
Mary_S, Sep 2023
An excellent driver and tour guide, kept us entertained and informed. The sites were all amazing hard to find a favourite.
Falls were spectacular...
Marinaanne_N, Sep 2023
Falls were spectacular Guide very good Time keeping excellent Communication & response to ema prompt
Good value for money!
Parvez_M, Aug 2023
Nice and comfortable way to see the highlights of Reykjavik in a short time. Length of the tour and duration at stops was adequate to enjoy a glimpse of the respective attraction.
Golden Circle
Barton_C, Aug 2023
Our transport from the airport was delayed so we missed our pickup time. Grey Line helped by arranging transportation to the tour bus. There tour and your guide was excellent especially the water falls.
Fantastic tour
Don_B, Aug 2023
What a privilege it was to visit these once-in-a-lifetime natural phenomenon. Geysers, waterfalls, and tectonic zone are not to be missed.
Take tours they are worth it
Lori_F, Aug 2023
Another great tour in Iceland! This waterfall is absolutely amazing! It is a must see. The geyser was pretty cool too! Our guides and drivers on both tours were really great. Iceland is very beautiful and taking these tours was a fantastic way to see a lot of the country
Greyline failed to pick up and refused refund
Donna_M, Aug 2023
Don’t book this tour if you are on a cruise ship. GreyLine failed to turn up and refused to return to port to pick us up 15 minutes before tour departure scheduled to start despite phoning them. Had emailed and phoned in morning to confirm pick up and we and another couple were waiting for bus 15 minutes prior to advised pick up time. Greyline said we were “no show” - it was their bus that was “no show”. Greyline and Viator both refused to refund our cost. Disgusting service and customer support. I would not recdealing with Viator or Greyline Reykjavik.
Carmen_L, Jul 2023
The sightseeing was great. However, our tour guide wasn’t in a good mood and it was obvious that she didn’t want to be doing what she was doing.
Best tour in Iceland
WendyAnn_G, Jul 2023
Absolutely brilliant guide, incredible scenery, wonderful and memorable tour of a lifetime. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world and everyone on the tour agreed. We all enjoyed every second of it. Thank you so much.
Deborah_K, Jul 2023
We were lucky to have super weather, a really extraordinary Guide and a super Driver! Thanks to Team Greyline😉! The sightseeing is amaaaazing! Absolutely worthwhile guys!!!!
Ok but annoying in places
Marcus_S, Jul 2023
The sights were great and the journey relatively comfortable but the seats aren’t. Bus was full. Guide was good. I’d encourage you to be more strict when people don’t return to the bus on time. We had to wait 20 mins at the first stop and 15 mins at the second. It’s rude, selfish and arrogant and will only stop if they have to take the consequences. Bus ran off the road too which added another delay.
MarizaA_L, Jun 2023
Pick up time was at doorstep of the hotel. Drop off was one block to hotel. The tour director was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Driver was very good and safe driving. Overall I will recommend this tour to everyone.
Great tour! Do it!!
Vicki_M, Jun 2023
Our guide, Darren, was excellent! He is warm, knowledgeable, and kind. He gave us a nice balance of independent and structured time. He is an excellent communicator and his love for Iceland is huge. Our driver, Itza, drove carefully and with confidence.
I booked over the phone...
June_G, Jun 2023
I booked over the phone and received multiple emails telling me the tour started at 8 AM. My error, but I did not read through what looked like the same email received later. On it, was the fact I was to be picked up at 7:30 am, not 8:00 am. No surprise, I missed the bus and wasn't able to be on the tour. I tried to call the number given in the email, but it didn't answer. It was an $80 expenditure, frustrating and a great disappointment.
Maria_M, Jun 2023
Thingvellir offers one of the most amazing sights in the world. Gullfoss is totally impressive and the geysers don't disappoint.
A perfect day tour
Josephine_F, Jun 2023
Perfect tour for a day while on a cruise stop. Gray line very professional. Picked up from cruise terminal and return on time too. Darren our guide and driver were both very professional and patient answered all our questions and told interesting tales of Iceland too. Would have loved to stay longer at the waterfall

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