Iceland's most famous sights

The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland‘s most stunning sights; Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park as well as to learn about growing vegetables in a country which doesn’t get much daylight for most of the year.

Geysir geothermal area is in South Iceland, near Laugarvatn Lake. The area is named after the biggest, and now mostly dormant, geyser Geysir and all geysers in the world owe their name to it. The biggest attraction today is the active Strokkur, which shoots up a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every few minutes.

Gullfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland and rightly so. The three-step waterfall is a part of the glacial river Hvítá and falls into a 62-metre (105 ft.) deep canyon. For the first half of the 20th century, there were ideas about using the waterfall to generate electricity, but thankfully nothing came of it.

The UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park is geologically and historically significant. Apart from being the location of the oldest parliament in the world, Alþingi, it is also a place where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground. The Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates pull the country apart by a couple of centimetres per year.

Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre is one of Iceland’s biggest greenhouses. We will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes with the aid of geothermal heat which Iceland has in abundance. Friðheimar uses pure Icelandic cold water for irrigation and gets help from about 600 bumblebees to pollinate the tomatoes.

Tour duration: 08:00 – 16:00 and 09:00 – 17:00

9.900 ISK Teenagers 12-15 years (4.950 ISK)
Children 0-11 years (free)

Tour availability

All year 1 JAN 31 DEC

Available days:

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun

Tour details

Duration: 8 hours

Departures:
08:00 (1 June - 30 Sept)
09:00 (all year)

Tour ID: RE04

Guidance:  English, French, German, Scandinavian, Spanish

Additional information:
Guidance:
8 o'clock departure
• English: Daily (1 June - 30 Sept)

9 o'clock departure
• English: Daily (all year)
• German: Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat (all year)
• French: Sun (all year)
• Scandinavian: Fri (all year)
• Spanish: Wed and Sat (3 June - 31 August) & Mon and Thu (1 Sept - 15 April)

Remember to dress warmly.

What's included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Admission to Friðheimar cultivation centre
  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure

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Map of tour area

Reykjavik

The tour departs from BSÍ Bus terminal

Friðheimar

Friðheimar

Greenhouse cultivation center where delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers are grown with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park

Iceland´s best-loved National Park known for its exceptional beauty and historical importance. The park is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Geysir hot spring area

Geysir hot spring area

From there we journey towards the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss is the queen of Icelandic watefalls and plunges into a crevice some 32 m deep. Your proximity to its edge is so close that you can feel the spray of the glacial water on your face.