Golden Circle Bus Tour – Easy and affordable
PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Are you pressed for time? Or you just want to have more time to spend exploring the Reykjavík bar scene (also known as sleeping in)? Then this Golden Circle Express tour is the answer to your time management prayers!
On this tour you will visit the three main attractions on the Golden Circle: Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir. It’s a shorter, no frills, version of the more traditional Golden Circle Bus tour but you don’t miss any of the important stuff. This tour also offers more flexible departure times which is great for those that don’t want to loose any time and start exploring as soon as they arrive with their morning flight.
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
Available year round
(pick up: 30 minutes before departure)
Bus fare and guidance
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 before you return to Reykjavík
This tour is available in the following languages:
English: Every day all year.
Scandinavian: Thursdays and Sundays 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.
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