You will go the famous Golden Circle, visit the Kerid Volcano Crater and end the day in the Blue Lagoon.
Included in this package is a fully guided small group adventure that encompasses the Golden Circle, which includes Þingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Kerið Volcanic Crater and enjoy admission to the Blue Lagoon.
Pick-up from hotels in downtown Reykjavik included
The small group Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon day tour is the ultimate treat, as it covers the most iconic attractions in Iceland, with an admission ticket to the world-famous geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon. Hop on our fully-equipped, premium minibus, led by one of our experienced driver guides, we are going on an exciting day trip to see the most beautiful scenery Iceland has to offer, starting with the major highlights on the Golden Circle Route.
Iceland is special because of places like Thingvellir National Park, a historic and geological location that is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Alþingi, the first parliament in the world was established here in 930 AD. One of the most unique experiences Thingvellir has to offer is the opportunity to see and walk between two continents.
Another highlight is the Geysir Geothermal Area, as geothermal powers are especially active in this region propelling steamy hot springs up to the sky.
We will also stop by the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, a unique, beautiful fall that attracts admirers from all over the world.
Unlike many other Golden Circle tours, we also include a stop at Kerið volcanic crater lake, created by where we can see the striking contrasts between maroon, black, and mossy green colors down the slope, and turquoise water filled the crater.
Perhaps the highlight of the day is getting to enjoy the therapeutic geothermal water at the Blue Lagoon, the world renowned hot-spring spa.
Key Sites (Attractions)
✓ Gullfoss Waterfall
✓ Þingvellir National Park
✓ Kerið Volcanic Crater
✓ Blue Lagoon with comfort admission tickets included (towel, silica mud mask & 1st drink of your choice included)
✓ Small group experience
The guided tour starts with our fast and efficient pick-up service, where we will come to pick you up from either one of the hotels in the center of Reykjavik or one of the designated pick-up stops across the city. With everyone on board our comfortable minibus we will then depart from the capital, and begin our exciting road trip with an experienced, knowledgeable driver tour guide.
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park is a location that holds both geological and cultural significance, which became a UNESCO heritage site in 2004.
Thingvellir is home to the exposed section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the divergent rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which means you will be standing in between two continents, right here, in Iceland. The Öxarárfoss waterfall cuts through the ridge with a beautiful drop from 13 meters (42.65 ft) high up, which you will visit as you walk down the path.
The world’s first parliament was established in Iceland, right here in Thingvellir, in 930 A.D. While you are at the viewpoint of Hakið, enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic view of the entire area. The Þingvellir Church was consecrated in 1859, with a simple, elegant appearance, which adds a historical, cultural atmosphere to the natural landscapes. The Almannagjá fissure is close by, with clear glacial water running down deep of the lava walls. The water originated from Iceland's second-largest glacier, Langjökull, which has passed through the porous lava fields beneath.
Your driver guide will pick you up further along the Rift Valley.
Geysir Geothermal Area
An active geothermal region, the Geysir area has many fascinating features to see. Steam vents, bubbling pits, warm ponds, with varied colors, and the greatest highlight of the area, the Strokkur geyser erupting every 5-10 minutes up to 20 meters (65.62 ft) high in the sky, a natural spectacle indeed. And the Great Geysir is a quiet, blue depth of water nearby. A visitor center is right next to the area with shops and several lunch options.
Safety is important, so a reminder to visitors to only walk along the path, as the steamy pits and sizzling water is boiling at extremely high temperatures underneath your feet.
Gullfoss Waterfall, also known as the “Golden Waterfalls,” a magnificent, wide drop that first runs down 11 meters (36 ft), then 21 meters (68 ft), roaring to the depth of the canyon, with cliffs rising to 70 meters (230 ft). You will feel its forceful presence when you approach the waterfall and admire the stunning visuals and intriguing history. Gullfoss’s river is fed by the Hvítá river, or white river, originating from the Langjökull glacier.
Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake
The remarkable crater lake, Kerið, is yet another popular attraction on Iceland’s Golden Circle Route, famous for its greenish lake water and colorful crater appearances on the slopes. Kerid crater was formed around 3000 years ago during a volcanic eruption during which the volcanic chamber collapsed onto itself, after the burning magma depleted. Its shape is a perfect inverted cone, and a pathway was built for visitors to see the site. A bonus fun fact is that the Kerid crater has been a popular concert venue for many years!
The highlight of the dayy is your time at the Blue Lagoon, or ‘Bláa Lónið’ in Icelandic. This wonder is famous for it’s milky blue water that’s rich in silica, algae, salt, and other minerals with great healing benefits to the skin such as preventing premature aging.
A fulfilling adventure to explore the beautifully designed surroundings, sometimes you can even see the Northern Lights in winter’s sky at the Blue Lagoon. Since the opening of the lagoon area in 1987, the Blue Lagoon’s therapeutic reputation has traveled the globe, attracting millions of visitors.
Your admission ticket is included in this full-day tour to Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon, all you need to do is to pack your swimsuit for the relaxing soak.
Included (in the price)
Know Before You Go
- There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- The duration of the tour is 11 hour. Please be aware that the tour could run long if affected by bad weather or other delays.
You need to bring:
- Warm clothing and good shoes
- Bring a swimsuit. These can also be rented at the Blue Lagoon at your own expense