Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
Private Golden Circle Tour

From $674.55

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit all the landmarks and highlights of southwest Iceland during this private day tour of the Golden Circle. With your dedicated guide and private transportation, this tour ensures a flexible itinerary and personalized attention. Stop in the Thingvellir National Park, see the Geysir and Stokkur geysers and the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, among other sites.
  • Golden Circle day trip just for your group
  • See all the important landmarks and highlights in southwest Iceland with a private guide
  • Private round-trip transportation from your Reykjavik accommodations

What's Included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in the capital area
  • Professional, Local Private driver/guide
  • Pure Icelandic Bottled water
  • High Speed 4G WiFi in vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Kerið Volcanic Crater
  • Entrance fees, unless specified
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

We can pickup at any accommodation in the capital area. Please enter your requested pick-up point in special reqests when booking.

What To Expect

Get convenient pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik. Meet your dedicated guide and discuss the interests and preferences of your group; this private tour is customizable and ensures an intimate atmosphere. 

The typical itinerary includes all the major highlights and attractions in southwest Iceland, known as the Golden Circle. Drive through the Thingvellir National Park, site of the world's first democratic parliament during Viking times. Stop at Geysir, the origin of the term 'geyser' in English, and the often-erupting Strokkur. Strokkur erupts every few minutes, ensuring a great photo op of the bright blue spray. 

Visit Gullfoss, the most famous of Iceland's many impressive waterfalls, and return to Reykjavík through Skálholt, the site of the country's first Episcopal See, dating from 1056.

Stop at the Fridheimar greenhouse for a delicious restaurant lunch (not included) and conclude the day at the Kerid Crater, for the possibility to walk around the dead volcano.

Your private tour concludes back at your original departure point.

Thingvellir National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Efstidalur II

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Gullfoss Waterfall

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kerid Crater

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note, infants must be transported in a suitable child restraint, which can be organized prior to pickup
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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Traveler Tips

This is a first class tour and so nice to see all the sights at a reasonable price and not have to sit on a bus.


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Our first day in Iceland
Lawrence_J, Aug 2023
The water falls were unbelievably amazing. We were lucky enough to have a rainbow at one of the falls…..gorgeous. The guyers were fabulous too but very short lived
One of our most memorable experiences
ZEV_E, Aug 2023
Iceland is so full of natural wonders. Each stop was memorable and beautiful. We can't believe we saw so much in one day. Our guide, Tommy, was so knowledgeable and helpful. We would highly recommend this tour. We even stopped at a dairy for delicious ice cream cones. It was more than we ever expected.
Anna was a great...
Thomas_D, Aug 2023
Anna was a great guide...knowledgeable and personal...nice combination. Knew what she was doing and was an excellent driver
Nancy_C, Aug 2023
The tour was fabulous - our guide not only took us to the primary spots on the golden circle - but we also found a few surprise waterfalls and a dormant volcano to hike around and into the crater! A wonderful way to see the Golden Circle and to learn a lot about Iceland as well.
Fantastic your
Rebecca_G, Jul 2023
John was a great tour guide. We had seen a few of the sites unexpectedly the day before so he was happy to pivot and take us to some different sites. I would definitely use Private Hire Iceland again.
Waterfalls take your breath away
Andrea_O, Jul 2023
Stunning waterfalls and geysers. Private tour was relaxing with terrific historical and cultural information along the drive.
Family vacation in Iceland
Mary_Q, Jul 2023
Our driver was very flexible. There were a couple things we wanted to see and he worked them into our day. He gave us time at sites and engaged with my 10 year old grandson who loved the ice cream and horses. Tommy was excellent!!
Golden Circle fun!
Jeanlin_B, Jun 2023
What a wonderful day enjoying the Golden Circle with Tommi- fun, educational, and loved the beautiful sights. We especially appreciated Tommi's willingness to accommodate and adjust to our schedule!
Great mini break excursion
Michelle_M, Nov 2022
My husband and I had a great day on this private tour of the golden circle. Our driver/tour guide was very friendly and chatty and had loads of knowledge of all the areas we visited. He kindly made a reservation for us for lunch at the tomato greenhouse which was superb. I would certainly recommend this excursion for people who want a more personal experience.
Great Way to See Iceland Quickly!
Chelsea_F, Oct 2022
We had a great time on our Golden Circle tour with Jon. We had less than 24 hours in Iceland, and the tour company was very accommodating with picking us up where we needed and dropping us off at the hotel to help us maximize our time on the tour. We saw lots of cool stuff, heard even more cool history and stories, and even had some free time to pop into Reykjavik for a hot dog on our way to the airport. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Do it!
Jon_G, Oct 2022
Awesome experience! Anna and her crew were amazing, we had a great time. Can’t recommend this enough for a day trip seeing a lot of wonderful areas.
Perfection & beyond
Jessica_D, Sep 2022
Bess was absolutely amazing. He went above and beyond for us and especially for the kids. He is the best!!?
Private tour is the best way to see Iceland
Lisa_M, Aug 2022
We were able to see so much more and spend the amount of time at each place that we wanted. It was the small things like learning about the language and the special restaurant that the guide planed that set it above my expectations. Wonder knowledgeable guide.
Wonderful day!
Michele_G, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful trip to the Golden Circle with our guide Johann. He was a lot of fun and explained things about Iceland to us the entire time when he drove us. He got us a reservation at the amazing tomatoe greenhouse restaurant and snuck in an extra visit for homemade ice cream before lunch. He gave us good advice about other tours as well. Johann was an amazing guide and made sure we had a terrific day!!
Johan our guide was...
Roxana_K, Aug 2022
Johan our guide was terrific! He shared so much knowledge, information / history about this wonderful land . He provided all 6 of us with a comfortable ride, answered many of our questions with plenty of humor and let us discovered some delicious foods of the region. We have high praise for this tour!
The best highlights with ease
Cliff, Aug 2022
An amazing time had by all. The combination of natural wonders and local stops with charm are a great way to see part of Icelandic culture and natural beauty. Oh and Johann is an amazingly insightful and personable guide. Will totally book with Private Hire Iceland again!
Great Experience
smfenimore, Jul 2022
Our guide, Johaan was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and truly loves is work. He made great recommendations for extra stops that made our group’s experience very memorable
We only had half day in...
dthakleid, Jul 2022
We only had half day in Reykjavik and this was the BEST way to hit all the local highlights. Anna was accommodating, friendly, knowledgable, kind and flexible. I highly recommend this tour.
Superb Iceland Golden Circle Tour Plus!
Kathleen_O, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful private tour by Anna of Iceland’s Golden Circle. Not only did we get to see the “Big Three,” we also had additional stops to see rye bread making; eat local, delicious, homemade ice cream; see a private waterfall; tour and eat at a tomato farm; and see Icelandic horses up close! Anna was extremely knowledge, personable and gracious. She told us much about Iceland’s history, legends and myths. There is a bit of walking on this tour… and Anna always made sure we only walked downhill! Thank you, Anna! We had a superb time and will visit Iceland again!
Golden Circle with Johann
Gayle_H, Jul 2022
The tour was great. Tour guide Johann was terrific. He was professional, fun, knowledgeable. We learned so much about Iceland’s traditions and history. He also took us to the Tomato Farm Restaurant which was a special treat. We highly recommend this tour with Johann.

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