Private Golden Circle

See some of the most popular Icelandic landmarks including Gullfoss and Geysir with your own driver and vehicle.

8 hours



English speaking driver only unless option with driver guide is picked.

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Perfect for two travellers and two bags. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and two bags.

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These vehicles are Ideal for families. Being both Comfortable and economic they are nice to drive. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and 4 bags.

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SUVs can be better in snowy or icy conditions due to their 4 wheel drive. The size provided by us accommodates up to 5 passengers and 3 Bags.

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We will provide you with a vehicle which will suit your group perfectly for your private tour(s) in Iceland.

For up to 6 passengers. Perfect for families or couples. Your personal driver takes you around in a comfortable way. Mercedes Vito or similar

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For up to 18 passengers. We use a Ford Transit or similar. You will have enough room for your small group in this.


For up to ten passengers. The extra big tires make almost to road impassable and allow you to get on glaciers, over mountain roads and through rivers. The model may vary.

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What they say about this tour

Fantastic experience

Hi, we just wanted to say thank you for making our trip so special this weekend. We used your airport shuttle service and had a private golden circle tour with Siggi on Saturday and it was super. Highly recommend your company to anyone travelling to Reykjavík. Thanks for the memories, Sheelagh, Edel, Derv, Hazel & Barbara.

November 26, 2019
Stunning Scenery and knowledgeable guide!

We were promptly met by our guide, Vidir Kristjansson, at the cruise terminal. The stunning scenery is non-stop. Vidir was knowledgable and quite eager to share his country with us. Walking through the towering cliffs of Thingvellir National Park was awesome. Having never seen a geyser before, Geysir Hot Springs put on quite a demonstration. And, the blue hue of Little Geysir was captivating. The major attraction of our trip was the magnificent Gullfoss, and it did not disappoint. I can understand why people risk their life to get the perfect picture. Our tour continued to Faxi waterfall and the geothermal overs at Laugavata Fontana. Our visit to the geothermal ovens coincided with a loaf of baked bread being dug up from it's steamy oven.
We had a fabulous day with Vidir. One of our traveling companions was suffering from a nasty cold. Vidir took the time to make sure she was comfortable throughout the day and allowed her to stay in the van when she didn't feel well enough to walk from the parking lots.

September 30, 2019
Vidir Kristjansson

Very pleased we planned our excursions through Snaeland Travel. Brynjar made the booking process simple and pleasant. Pick up from the airport to the Hilton Canopy Hotel with a two-hour Blue Lagoon stop was perfect and stress-free. Our full day private south shore and full day private Golden Circle tours were exceptional. Our tour guide Vidir was warm, knowledgeable and clearly enjoyed showing my family the highlights of Iceland. Highly recommend all around.

stacey k
August 28, 2019
Informative, Enjoyable and Reliable

As we had a group of 12 and had private tours as part of our holiday package, we were taken round in a mini bus. Bjorn, our guide and driver, was always on time and couldn't be more informative/helpful - we couldn't believe the knowledge he had. The Golden Circle Tour packs much of what the area has to offer in to a day. The Reykjanes peninsula was also an interesting tour from a geographical perspective. The transfers we had with the company to and from the airport were hassle free also. All in all we had a great experience with the company and I would recommend the golden circle tour.

July 17, 2019
Private golden circle tour is the way to go

Skip the large buses and book a private tour. It was about $600 us dollars and the tour lasted about 8-9 hours. Our guide was Christian who was just great! He was born and raised in Iceland so had a lot of great information to share. He took us to a dairy farm as well in addition to see the Icelandic horses. I would recommend this tour and ask for Christian!

April 11, 2019
4 booking, all on time with good drivers

Wow. 4 bookings all on time with good drivers for 6 of us, (family with adult children and their partners), arriving at different times and combining for a private and customised Golden Circle tour with a drop off to the Secret Lagoon. None of us would have driven the snow covered mountain roads and been able to see all that we packed in on the Saturday. Thor drove us around telling us stories about growing up in Iceland and local legends. He allocated enough time at each stop so that we arrived at the lagoon in time. The bookings included pick up from the airport on the Friday and returns on the Sunday and again on the Monday. Everything went like clockwork - well done to all and Carlos and his admin. The snow covered and stormy scenery is stunning and Thor said we must return mid summer to see the difference. On the cards with Snaeland in the future.

Kay K
January 24, 2019
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Private Golden Circle

A private golden circle tour is ideal for families and small groups of friends who simply are looking to have a great time together. Skip the part where you need to wait for a pick up and switch buses and jump right into the adventure with your own English speaking driver and comfort vehicle.

The Golden Circle is the perfect trip for visitors who want to experience the power and beauty of Icelandic nature up close in person. Iceland´s most popular day tour combines some of Iceland´s main attractions into an 8 hour tour which is ideal if you only have on day or little time on your hands.

The tour takes about 8 hours and brings you to some of the most famous Icelandic landmarks in a single day. You will see Gullfoss waterfall, or golden waterfalls at the edge of the highlands where Hvitá glacial river plunges down 32 meters in two steps.  Which is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. The world famous Geysir, which gives geysers world wide their name. And the beautiful Thingvellir National Park where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia meet.

If you wish for more information during your tour we recommend you book the option with guide. This option allows your group to be up to fourteen passengers and your guide will also be your driver. He will be able to provide stories and further information on and during your stops.

Interesting stops you can add since it is a private tour are:

  • The crater Kerið
  • The waterfall Faxi which is not as famous as Gullfoss but worth a visit. Please add the parking fee during the booking if you want to stop there.


  • Your own driver and vehicle.
  • Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik.
  • Guidance if you pick the more expensive option.

Tips and Trivia

  • Be sure to bring warm clothes as the weather may be colder inland than in Reykjavik.
  • At Thingvellir you can walk between the American and European continents
  • Did you know that the word "geyser" originates from the Icelandic Geysir?
  • Check out our Bus Stops in Reykjavík page to find out about pickup in the city center.

Additional Information

‍Be aware that the tour is bookable until 3 days prior to departure so we have time to arrange your tour. If you want a tour with shorter notice please message us and we will check the availability.

  • Tip: Remember to dress warmly.
  • Contact us if your desired date is not available.
  • Contact us if you want to start and/ or end your tour at the international airport in Keflavik.



The entire area is very active and you will see a lot of water right next to your path. For your own safety be careful since the water is usually boiling hot. While the old Geysir is inactive, Strokkur, which is also located in the Geysir hot spring area spouts every 5-10 minutes, with the water reaching about 15-20 meters from the ground. So have your camera ready when strokkur erupts. The old Geysir was apparently able to reach up to 170 meters, but research done in 1846 showed that it reached about 50 meters, which still is very impressive.


Þingvellir national park has a geological significance, since you can see the Eurasian and American plate meet here. For now this only allows us to walk between the continental plates by going down Almannagjá canyon. Once you have made your way down you can find Thingvellir church ( "Þingvallakirkjan") and the cemetery of Thingvellir. If you continue walking you get to Silfra rift . The rift is part of Thingvellir lake ( "Þingvallavatn") which is Iceland´s largest natural lake with a surface of 84 km² and it is up to 114 meters deep.


The Gullfoss waterfalls, or golden waterfalls at the edge of the highlands where Hvitá river plunges down 32 meters in two steps. At Gullfoss you find two parking lots on different levels. One up high which gives you a very good overview over the waterfall. Up there you also find the Gullfoss service area, with a restaurant and cafe where you can also purchase souvenirs. From there you have a few paths bringing you closer to the waterfall and also stairs to the lower plateau. At the lower parking lot you have a different view which is not less impressive. If you have time you should read the information boards.


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Small car

Perfect for two travellers and two bags. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and two bags.

Medium car

These vehicles are Ideal for families. Being both Comfortable and economic they are nice to drive. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and 4 bags.

Large car

SUVs can be better in snowy or icy conditions due to their 4 wheel drive. The size provided by us accommodates up to 5 passengers and 3 Bags.

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