Golden Circle Tours in Iceland

Experience the most popular tourist route in Iceland with these amazing tours.

What happens in a Golden Circle Tour in Iceland?

The classic Golden Circle tour allows you to see some of the most amazing Icelandic sights in just a few hours.

The Golden Circle is made up of numerous incredible attractions. The Geysir geothermal area is where you'll see the Strokkur geyser thrust water with a powerful blast up in the sky of up to 30 meters (98 ft.). Next up is Gullfoss (Golden Falls), the enormous waterfall that will leave you breathless as it tumbles down 32 meters (105 ft.). And finally, you have the Þingvellir National Park, birthplace of the Icelandic Parliament, the backdrop for several Game of Thrones episodes and home to some of Iceland's greatest natural pearls.


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Geysir Geothermal Area

The area is named for the largest geyser in this family of geysers, known as the Great Geysir. He is the grandfather of all geysers across the world. As Geysir slumbers, occasionally awakening throughout the years, his little brother Strokkur steals the show, entertaining guests with his powerful thrust that makes an appearance every 8 minutes and can blast water as high as 40 metres.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The most famous waterfall in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a massive cataract fall with a total height of 32 meters over 2 drops and an average flow rate of 140 m3/s.

During the early parts of the 20th century, Gullfoss was planned for industrial purposes, to generate electricity, but due to a lack of funds the waterfall was eventually sold to the state of Iceland and today stands, protected, as one of Iceland's greatest natural treasures. 

Þingvellir National Park

Rich with historical significance, Þingvellir is Iceland's first and most beloved national park. The entire area is situated in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Established in 1930, Þingvellir became a World Heritage Site in 2004 and now serves as one of the country's most visited tourist attractions. One of the top activities in the park includes diving in the clear waters of Silfra, a fissure between the continents and one of the world's most amazing dive locations.

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Golden Circle Private Tour

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Pink Iceland's most popular tour, visit Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park and take a glorious geothermal dip!

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Frequently Asked Questions on Golden Circle Tours


What attractions can I expect to see in a Golden Circle tour?

That ultimately depends on what tour you pick. Some tours might include the three main attractions, while others might include that and many more stops and some might even let you experience some Icelandic treats and surprises. We recommend you take a look at each tour closely and see what's included.


How long do these tours take?

Depends on the tour's content, but some might go for 4 hours while others might run for closer to 9 hours. The selection is pretty wide so you'll be able to easily find the perfect tour to fit your schedule. 


Do these tours offer pick up from the airport?

Some of them might include that option, but if you're interested in tours that offer pick up from the airport we recommend you take a look at our Layover Tours. All of the tours there offer pick up from the airport, and drop off should you need it.


Why doesn't Geysir erupt?

Because he's over 10.000 years old and very tired. He has been known to take long naps throughout his time, sometimes going dormant for years at a time. He has stirred in the cases of earthquakes but at the moment, Strokkur is now the main attraction.


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