The Golden Circle should definitely be on your bucket list when coming to Iceland. There is no better way to scratch it of your list than with our exclusive Golden Circle Private Tour. The day starts with your pick-up at the hotel lobby. In case the departure times we offer don't suit your plans, please contact us and we will arrange a tour that fits your needs.
About the tour
Please note that only one extra activity can be added to the tour, however we always give you several options to choose from during the booking process.
We head out of the capital area and during the day we will visit all the popular places on the Golden Circle. Besides that, your knowledgeable guide will show you some hidden gems such as Laugavatn hot spring area and Efstidalur Dairy Farm. To make the best out of your day, we can arrange extra activities for you such as snowmobiling a visit to the Secret Lagoon / Blue Lagoon.
Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history, you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America.
After that, we stop at Geysir. This “water puddle” gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. “Strokkur”, the little brother of Geysir, is still active today and he erupts every 5-8 minutes and it is truly a big spectacle.
Now it is time for Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130 000 liters per second are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well.
Kerid volcanic crater
Kerid is a volcanic crater that is located in the Grímsnes area. It is part of the Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. The caldera of the crater is well intact and about 55 meters deep and 270 meters wide. Another remarkable feature is the aquamarine blue water of the lake that can be found in the crater.
To make the best out of your day, we can add different extra activities to the tour. Just choose the one you like during the checkout process:
- Secret Lagoon: Secret Lagoon natural hot springs are located in the small village called Fludir and are in the Golden Circle area. The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year. In the whole area, there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring.
- Blue Lagoon: The beneficial powers of geothermal seawater were first discovered in the early 1980s when local residents began to bathe in the serene blue lagoon that had formed in the lava field beside the Svartsengi Geothermal Resource Park. Today, many decades after the first inquisitive souls began venturing into the water, the Blue Lagoon has blossomed from a humble curiosity into a wellspring of wonder.
- Snowmobiling: The tour starts with an adventurous Super Jeep transfer up to the glacier. There, the team will hand you all the necessary equipment and the guide will give a safety briefing. And off you go, exploring the wonders of the beautiful Langjökull glacier.
Þingvellir National Park
Laugarvatn geothermal area
Kerið volcanic crater
Price: 12.990 ISK
Season: all year
Tour type: Private tour
Admission for Kerið volcanic crater
Knowledgable English speaking driver-guide
Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
In case the departure times don’t suit your plans, just give us a call or send us an email and we will arrange the whole trip in a way that suits your needs. The tour is suitable for groups of up to 8 people. The price is per car, not per person. If your group exceeds 8 people, please send us an email and we will make you an offer.