Golden Circle Bus Tour – Easy and affordable
PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
This Golden Circle tour, including the trifecta of the Icelandic tourist trail, is probably the most popular day tour in Iceland. See Þingvellir National Park, the geothermal area at Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall without the easy and affordable way.
We don’t need to tell you what the Golden Circle is about, it’s probably the reason you came to Iceland in the first place: Waterfalls, geysers and national parks of exceptional beauty. What you do need to know about this tour is that it’s available in many different languages, it’s available daily and departure is guaranteed.
This is a more conventional big bus tour, if you are looking for a smaller tour with fewer people you might want to check out the Golden Circle and Traditional Tastes tour or the Hot Golden Circle Tour. If you are just looking for something easy and affordable, and you don’t care who else you share it with, then you are in the right place.
This tour is also available as an express tour for those pressed for time.
Available year round
(pick up: 30 minutes before departure)
Bus fare and guidance
Admission to the Geysir multimedia show
Admission to Friðheimar green house
About this tour
The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík from where you will head towards Þingvellir national park. There you get some time to take in the sights before you carry on to the next destination. At Geysir geothermal area you can see the amazing Strokkur geyser go off every 5-7 minutes and enjoy a free admission to the Geysir multimedia show. From Geysir you will go towards Gullfoss waterfall where you get enough time to take in it’s beauty. On the way back you will visit the lovely Friðheimar green house where you will learn about can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.
This tour is available in the following languages:
English: Every day all year.
German: On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all year.
French: Thursdays and Sundays all year
Spanish: Saturdays from June 1st to August 31st
Scandinavian: Mondays from June 1st to August 31st and Fridays all year.
Free pickup is offered from approved hotels, hostels and guesthouses in downtown Reykjavík
If you are staying in an AirBnB apartment or a hotel that is not included in the pickup list, it’s best if you find the next approved hotel and book your pickup from there.
If you are not sure what is the nearest pickup place, just be in touch and we’ll help you choose.
Reservations can be cancelled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.
This partner reserve the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for losses or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departure of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, war or other causes outside the control of The partner. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveler.
Pick up and drop off service
- Pick up for day tours is operated by several smaller coaches throughout the city centre up to 30 minutes before departure. Please be ready in time for your pick up in front of your hotel or guesthouse.
Main departure point for this tour is from the BSÍ Bus Terminal.
- Drop off starts after indicated arrival time. Please note that drop off locations may not be directly in front of your hotel/guesthouse dictated by actual conditions (e.g. narrow streets, coach size, roadworks, etc.).
Please note that indicated return times refer to guided tours only, drop offs and pick ups are not included. Additionally, during winter return times can vary due to weather conditions.
See here our full terms and conditions.
This tour is a Partner Tour
What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.
We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.
Not what you are looking for? Here are some more great options
Food and culture
Skip the lines and all the waiting and get straight to your hotel in your own private vehicle. You can also add a option stop at the Blue Lagoon....More Info // Book Now
Escape the crowds by visiting Iceland's most famous landmarks in the evening in a super jeep. Small group sizes. ...More Info // Book Now
If you want to enjoy a nice glacier walk as a part of your self drive tour around the South Cost this is the perfect tour for you....More Info // Book Now
This tours combines the Golden Circle on a small bus with a visit to the Secret Lagoon. Personal and budget friendly....More Info // Book Now
Golden Circle and Snowmobiling Small Group PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU The one and only Golden Circle topped off with a snowmobile ride on a glacier. Visit the crown jewels ...More Info // Book Now
A horse riding tour in a small group to the beautiful Reykjadalur valley. Soaking in hot river included....More Info // Book Now
Do you love beer and some culture with it? Then this tour of one of the biggest Icelandic breweries is definitely the tour for you....More Info // Book Now
Do this tour if you've always wondered what it would be like to be inside a volcano. Totally unique experience!...More Info // Book Now
One of the easiest and most affordable ways to see the Northern Lights if you don't want to drive yourself ...More Info // Book Now
Splurge on this popular super jeep tour that includes all the major sights at the Golden Circle and Europe’s second glacier: Langjökull...More Info // Book Now
This tour is a must for all divers that visit Iceland. The bluest water and a completely unique diving experience at a UNESCO World Heritage site....More Info // Book Now
Our Selection of Golden Circle Partner Tours Although we have a list of preferred tours that we strongly recommend we also recognize that you might be looking for something completely different. ...More Info // Book Now
Seeing a glacier is amazing. Imagine how much fun it is to actually get up onto it, touching the snow and then getting to ride a snowmobile over ...More Info // Book Now
As you head out of town, in a cool jeep convoy, you feel like you're part of a mission. You mission is the Aurora and these jeeps mean business...More Info // Book Now
An affordable - no frills - small group tour around the south coast. Great for adventurous spirits and solo travelers....More Info // Book Now
If you want to experience the northern lights in new surroundings this is a great tour for that. You also don’t have to travel far to see the lights....More Info // Book Now
Visit one of the pearls of the Icelandic highlands from Reykjavík. A day full of hiking, colorful mountains and a soak in a natural hot pool...More Info // Book Now
Amazing views while whooshing around Mýrdalsjökull glacier on a snowmobile. Great addition to a self-drive tour around the south coast. ...More Info // Book Now
This tour boast a whopping 90% sightings success rate in summer and up to 70% in winter. Express tours also available....More Info // Book Now
A convenient and affordable way to get to know the Icelandic horse, which is known around the world for its five gaits and mild temperament....More Info // Book Now
Visit Reykjavík's legendary bonfires and watch the most amazing fireworks show in the world...More Info // Book Now
The best way to explore the south coast in winter without renting a car. Oh, and ice caves! ...More Info // Book Now
A great addition to your self-drive holiday around south east Iceland where you get to explore a magnificent glacier without it taking up a whole day...More Info // Book Now
If you just want something simple, without any extra frills, that is also affordable – this tour is definitely a worthy contender....More Info // Book Now
If you want a bit more flexibility and a more direct way between a and b (Reykjavík and the Blue Lagoon) a private transfer is a great option....More Info // Book Now
If you want to combine seeing some of Iceland’s less explored highlights and a super jeep this is the tour is definitely the tour for you...More Info // Book Now
Brilliant tour, brilliant guides and amazing view. Where else are you going to snorkel between two tectonic plates? Nowhere, that’s where....More Info // Book Now
Hike Iceland’s tallest waterfall with a friendly local guide. Available with pickup from Reykjavík or as an addition to your self-drive adventure...More Info // Book Now
A LONG day tour but totally worth it if you don't have any other ways to get to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon...More Info // Book Now