Private Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Badge of ExcellenceReykjavik, Iceland
Likely to Sell Out

From $378.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

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


Discover the highlights of the Golden Circle on this comprehensive private day tour. Take the stress out of driving on winding mountain roads by having round-trip transport in a 4WD provided. You’ll travel between dispersed sites with ease, and see many top sites in a day including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerid crater, Faxi waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area.
  • Visit hard-to-reach areas of natural beauty in a 4WD, such as Kerid crater
  • Save time—see many Golden Circle highlights in a day
  • No transport to organize—round-trip transfers included
  • No getting lost—a guide will accompany you

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by BTH Travel - Private Tours

    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.

    Traveler Photos

    See more

    Traveler Tips

    The private tour allowed the option of some flexibility at each location, with time spent to explore as needed.
    41 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 41 reviews
    Golden circle
    joanne_m, Feb 2023
    Driver was fantastic. Friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Saw all the best sites plus lots of other ones he knew about
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Thank you. Regards Bjarni
    This was an incredible...
    Kelly_H, Jan 2023
    This was an incredible tour!!!!! I can not recommend it enough. It was the highlight of my trip and I can say, I'm definitely going to return and do it again, only the next time in the summer just so I can see the difference between the snow covered landscape and the green of the summer.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you. Regards Bjarni
    Don’t visit Iceland without booking this tour!
    virgil_h, Jan 2023
    Everything about this tour was spectacular. Our guide, Bjarni, was so considerate and knowledgeable. From navigating the perilous winter road conditions to his bottomless well of local facts and stories, we cannot express how enjoyable he made our day visiting some of the most breathtaking vistas on earth. If you’re planning a visit with a group to Iceland, then you must book this experience. Takk Bjarni, you made our trip!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you. Regards Bjarni
    Ben_K, Jan 2023
    Tour Guide was so lovely. Not only did he know the factual information about everything, he told us the sagas of the sights as well. Extremely kind and thoughtful and ever so helpful. I would book this trip again and again.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you. Regards Bjarni
    Get the most from your golden circle tour
    Julie_M, Dec 2022
    Perne was an excellent guide, made good conversation, and told us stories to help us understand Icelandic history and culture. The day was packed full but not rushed, and we visited several places we would not have found on our own based on what he sensed our interests would be. As he told us, there are so many places to visit along the golden circle. He was a great person to spend the day with, and a very safe driver. Exceeded every expectation!
    Great day at the Golden Circle
    Lisa_G, Dec 2022
    Our guide told us great stories and folklore along the route- bringing to life the sites! He was very perceptive to our pace, our interests etc. great day!
    Excellent day out with a fantastic guide.
    Clodia_T, Dec 2022
    Absolutely the best day out with Bjarni. We were a small group on the Golden Circle tour. He was so friendly and knowledgeable with an ability to captivate us with his story telling of folklore and history. He added on extra little interesting stops to our trip and took us on a less busy route to see the sights, avoiding the busy tourist times. I cannot sing his praises enough, he was the highlight of our trip to Reykjavik.
    Private tour for Golden Circle plus
    Timothy_S, Nov 2022
    Fantastic private tour in comfortable Subaru station wagon. Guide picked us up at our hotel. First stop was Faxi waterfall. We were the only visitors there. Then on to the large crater. Gulfoss (or the Golden Waterfall) was stunning, bring your selfie stick. We visited a dairy farm with a "farm to table" restaurant for lunch and ice cream. Final stop was the continental divide. Guide was friendly and informative. I highly recommend this tour.
    Crater, waterfall,...
    marc_b, Oct 2022
    Crater, waterfall, national park, geyser… the guide was excellent, the weather happened to be excellent.
    Fantastic Private Golden Circle tour
    Deborah_K, Oct 2022
    Our Golden Circle tour was amazing with gorgeous scenery and the expertise of our fantastic guide Bjarni T. Bjarni is a great communicator with extensive knowledge of the geography, history and flora and fauna of the area. We especially loved his sharing of folk tales of Iceland.
    Highlight of our trip!
    ANDREW_A, Oct 2022
    Without question, our private tour of the Golden Circle was the highlight of our family trip to Iceland. Our guide, Bjarni, was an incredible resource. He had answers for every question - history, culture, current events, food, jokes, etc. - and punctuated them with entertaining personal anecdotes and musings. He was friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and kind, and he seemed to have a connection to nearly every farm we saw along the Golden Circle road. On our trip, we visited the Kerid crater, Faxi and Gullfoss waterfalls, Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir State Park, and fit in a quick trip to a 300-year-old dairy farm for amazing homemade ice cream. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather most of the day and did our best to take full advantage. An excellent day with a superb guide!
    Best tour guide!
    Jennifer_K, Oct 2022
    Bjarni was the best tour guide! We learned so much about Icelandic culture. Loved the story about the 13 Santa’s and the stop for Icelandic ice cream. We highly recommend Bjarni for your tour. You won’t be disappointed!
    Spectacular tour to unforgettable sights
    Kathy_K, Sep 2022
    Our tour guide Bjarni was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and he took us on an unforgettable tour of the most spectacular places. We made plenty of rest stops and he even brought us to a unique farm-to-table restaurant on a farm that specializes in growing tomatoes. It is very popular with locals and the food is delicious! Iceland is a gorgeous country and we only had one day here. With this excellent tour we felt like we saw some of the best sights that Iceland has to offer!
    Fantastic day trip
    Andy_B, Sep 2022
    Fantastic day on tour in a clean and spacious 8 seater.. Bjarni was a great guide and was able to show us views from different places due to being asmaller vehicle.. Very knowledgeable, friendly and informative..
    Great guide. Very...
    Michelle_S, Jul 2022
    Great guide. Very knowledgeable about the geography and history of Iceland. Three guide was personable and flexible, making our tour very enjoyable.
    Wonderful Golden Circle Private Tour
    Bernie_W, Jul 2022
    Tour guide was excellent. Knowledge of Iceland was great and very very good story teller. Our guide made the trip - stopped at a nice family farm for some lunch and ice cream
    Our Special Golden Circle Day with Bjarni
    Mary_L, Jul 2022
    We had a spectacular day with Bjarni. He was such a great folklore story teller and kept us entertained throughout the day. We felt that was an added bonus to our experience. His knowledge of the sites was also more than we expected. We also saw much more than we were expecting and loved going to the tomato farm seeing those Icelandic horses and the cultivation techniques there plus going to the second farm for lunch where we ate over the cows eating in their pens. And the natural sites were much more than we expected. Such natural beauty was above what we anticipated. We got lucky - no rain during our tour other than driving through the mountains. What a special treat this tour was but made so special because of all of Bjarni’s tales. He’s an incredible storyteller and just by the way he interacted with us, you can see how much he loves his country and enjoys passing on his yarns. Thank you Bjarni for one of the best days we’ve ever had!
    A perfect way to explore this incredible land!
    karinroberts63, Jun 2022
    Our guide Bjarni provided us with an excellent personalized tour. His vast knowledge of Iceland brought us to sites that would have been difficult for a large coach to access. We were a party of four in a comfortable MPV. Bjarni was mindful of my husband’s limited mobility and the use of his walker. He tailored the full day perfectly and left us with such an appreciation of this otherworldly land!
    Golden memories!
    Teresa_N, Jun 2022
    This was such a wonderful tour. We booked two tours with BTH travel and spent both days with Bjarni. He was full of information about Iceland. We loved all the stops and stories in between. My friend and I had such a wonderful and memorable time. I wish we booked the rest of our tours with BTH travel. Will recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you Bjarni! We had a blast!!!
    Drive the Golden Circle
    Dale_G, Jun 2022
    Power of the waterfalls. Seeing/experiencing the continental rifts. Great weather on our 6 hour tour.