The Golden Circle Express

The option for people with less time on their hands but want to see Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir national park.

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6 hours
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10:30 Daily (all year). 12:30 Daily (all year).

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10:30 English: Daily (all year), 12:30 English: Daily (all year) & Scandinavian (Thu & Sun)

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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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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 14 passengers. If booked for a smaller group the vehicle type may vary. Your driver is also a guide and explains along the way. Ford Transit or similar.

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The Golden Circle Express takes you on a day trip to see the world famous Geysir geothermal area. Gullfoss waterfall the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park. 

The Geysir geothermal area boasts spouting springs, including Strokkur, the most active geyser in Iceland. At Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge.

Whether you take the morning or the afternoon tour, you will spend your time encountering a cross section of Iceland's natural wonders. Also you will experience geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park, an area of historical and geological significance.

This tour is ideal if you are busy or simply do not want a tour to early. It can also fit well into your schedule if you arrived at Keflavik international airport the same morning.

Attention! Please take into account that this is an express version of The Golden Circle, which gives less time at each location. But you will still have enough time to enjoy and take pictures. You also have the chance to purchase food along the way but we always recommend to bring snacks and something to drink.

Included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Thingvellir National Park

Tips and Trivia

  • Be sure to bring warm clothes as the weather may be colder inland than in Reykjavik.
  • Please stay on the paths for your own safety.
  • At Thingvellir you can virtually walk between the American and European continents
  • Did you know that the word "geyser" originates from the Icelandic Geysir?
  • If you are planning on coming over the weekend check out our special offers.
  • Click here for a private tour.
  • Check out our Bus Stops in Reykjavík page to find out about pickup in the city center.

Additional Information

Remember to dress warmly. Free cancellation per email possible up to 24 hours prior to the tour.

Highlights

Geysir

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 area spouts every 5-10 minutes, with the water reaching about 15-20 meters from the ground. 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

Þingvellir 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.

Gullfoss

The Gullfoss waterfalls, or golden waterfalls at the edge of the highlands where Hvitá river plunges down 32 meters in two steps. The world famous Geysir, which gives geysers world wide their name. And the beautiful Thingvellir National Park where you can walk between the continental plates. At Gullfoss you find to 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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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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