Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland

From $330.00

Price varies by group size

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


Hit all of Iceland's most popular landmarks on this full-day Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. With your guide, visit Gullfoss, for which the 'Golden Circle' is named and Þhingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Walk down through the valley created by tectonic shift to see where the oldest democratic parliament in the world was founded. Additionally, visit the geyser hot springs, home to the Strokkur geyser, which erupts every 6 to 8 minutes, as well as the Blue Lagoon, the town of Hveragerði and the Kerið crater. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik port or hotels is included.
  • Full-day Golden Circle trip from Reykjavik
  • Visit all of Iceland's most famous attractions in one day
  • Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary with a private guide
  • Learn about Iceland's culture, history, ecology and environment
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels or port

What's Included

  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour nearly in any single booking. In case of 5 person on one booking we block down tour for other travelers. 95% travelers of this tour are traveling as private. Mercury Grail - Icelandic Adventures are not sharing travelers with other local operators since our work is very personalized.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tickets to Blue lagoon or Secret lagoon

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

Not all travellers are staying on easy accessed hotel locations. For those we are trying our best and pick them up too. In case of accommodations on walking streets only, we decide meeting point together with travellers.

What To Expect

Enjoy pickup from the Reykjavik port or hotels in town. Meet your guide and depart for your full-day tour of the Golden Circle's most popular attractions. This tour ensures flexibility and personalized attention; be sure to let your guide know if there are any attractions that interest you specifically. 

On the way out of Reykjavik, take Nesjavellir Road and stop in the Nesavellir geothermal region. The volcano here makes the area the warmest in the capital. Continue to Þhingvellir National Park, which includes the fault line between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The park is also home to the world's oldest democratic parliament and an ancient church. 

Drive through the town of Laugarvatn on the way to visit the Strokkur geyser, which erupts every 6 to 8 minutes. Here, take a break for lunch or coffee (own expense) before proceeding to see the lovely waterfall called Gullfoss. 

Stop at the Kerið crater, then visit the town of Hveragerði before continuing down to the Reykanes peninsula. Bring your swim suit for the visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, located near Grindavík. Take a dip in the bright blue geothermal waters, set against a dramatic backdrop of lava. Slather on some geothermal mud, rich in silica and minerals, to end your tour with a healthy glow. 

Optional: a visit to Hafnarfjörður (additional price). 

Your tour ends back in Reykjavik with hotel or port drop-off.

Thingvellir National Park

Place where tectonic plates meets in national park. As well is Þingvellir historical for Icelandic nation with oldest democratic park in planet. Þingvellir is protected by UNESCO.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included


Place memorized lifetime for each and one traveller visiting Geysir on this tour.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • In winter it is not recommended to walk near the waterfalls due to weather hazards
  • Please bring swimwear for the Blue Lagoon.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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.

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Kind and knowledgeable
WingSze_Y, Feb 2023
You cannot predict the weather in Iceland. Andres tried his best to reschedule and our family enjoy the trip very much. We have an unforgettable evening at Blue Lagoon.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Wing, Thank you for this sincere review. During the period of your visit our country weather haven´t been the best, but something we have gotten in clear day and sun. I am also very sorry about all the northern lights cancellations that day. Really hope you will visit the country again and see it in better conditions. Thank you to be my guests. You were all great. Andres
Brilliant experience, a must as part of your Iceland tour
Farhama_R, Feb 2023
We went on the golden circle tour with mercury Grail, our guide Andres was brilliant. We took a private tour, and got to see all beautiful landmarks that make up the golden circle. Andres was very knowledgeable about the history and the sites we visited. He went above and beyond to accommodate us and was polite and helpful throughout our tour. Very highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Farham, Thank you for this wonderful review. I enjoyed that day and night with your group too. You are all nice and kind, so no reason to make out on that difficult day. I would like it more if sunny were but no, it didn´t come. Instead, you have seen northern lights at the night when no one didn´t predict they may come. Thank you to be my guest. Andres
Very bespoke experience
Hanspeter_D, Feb 2022
Very bespoke experience that was catered around our speed and what we wanted to do. Very knowledgeable and attentive guide!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Dear Hanspe. Thank you to be our customer and to chose Mercury Grail company. Tours themselves aren´t only made by me, operator, guide or driver. You were also outstanding travellers so reason more, that everything were been ok. Regards Andres
Andres was a phenomenal guide, leading...
Wayne, Sep 2018
Andres was a phenomenal guide, leading us in a an exceptional tour.
André was a most knowledgeable and...
yoonkiong_s, Sep 2017
André was a most knowledgeable and wonderfully helpful guide. We had a great time. Even though the weather was not that great. This guide did all he could to make our day worthwhile. It was a terrible cold and rainy day. André took a step further to ensure we were kept out of the rain as much as possible and still see the promised sights of golden circle and blue lagoon. He even bought tickets upfront in good faith. Which we reimbursed only when we met. We certainly would recommend this informative and very helful chap to any day trippers going into Reykjavik.
This was a comprehensive tour of...
Elizabeth W, Jul 2017
This was a comprehensive tour of most of the 'best of' and our guide was very accommodating. Just be aware that it's alot of driving and while the scenery is amazing, there's quite a bit of down time as you get from one location to another.
We had an amazing time! Our guide...
Michele_D, Mar 2017
We had an amazing time! Our guide went above and beyond our expectations and showed us how amazing Iceland truly was. We would recommend this tour a 100 times over!!
Worst tour I've ever experienced in...
Jerri_H, Oct 2016
Worst tour I've ever experienced in my many years of travel. This was a personal tour - just my husband, myself, and our tour guide. Too bade they sent a guide that spoke about 12 words of English. This was 12 hours of uncomfortable attempts to communicate. We learned nothing of the local sights or culture. A cab drive that knew some English would have been better. I almost cried out of frustration. A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY
As tour guy , Mr.Andrés was a...
As tour guy , Mr.Andrés was a fantastic person , he did everything to make our tour enjoyable. He extended his time to show us more and more places and also allowed us the time needed on each place.He even called us at 10h30 PM to watch the northern lights outside of our hotel, we were very appreciated for his nice thought.