The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Kerið Volcanic Crater
Join this tour to discover the pure power of mother Earth as you explore the area where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates comes together, where you discover the giant waterfall which is the most important for all Icelanders, enjoy the geothermal areas and in the end of the day soak into the Blue Lagoon!
This is the most popular day tour in Iceland. Geysers, The Golden waterfall, Thingvellir and the Blue lagoon is a classic. We want to add something unique to your experience and that’s why we will also visit the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep.
Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the american and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.
Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. Strokkur erups every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.
Gullfoss is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland.
In the end of the day we take you to the Blue lagoon for a a relaxing time in the baths.
Please note that the entrance ticket to the Blue Lagoon is not included and please book the ticket in good advance. We will be arriving in the lagoon at 5 pm so please reserve your ticket at that time. Click here to book Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon with admission tickets tour. After about 2 hours in the lagoon, we will drive you back to your hotel in Reykjavík.
Available: All year
Duration: 11 hours
Minimum age: 5 years old
Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Volcanic Crater Kerið
Tour starting time : 09:00
Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location.
Entry to the Kerid Volcanic Crater
Pick-up and drop-off
Free Wi-Fi on bus
Entry to the Blue Lagoon – please book this in advance for 05:00pm (17:00)
What to bring:
Good outdoor shoes are recommended
Good to know:
This tour takes up to 11 hours. Meals are not included, but there will be a stop for lunch.
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Wonderful tour! Everything was on time and efficient. Our tour guide was friendly and easy going. It was on a small, comfortable, bus of about 20 people which was better than a huge bus. There is a lot of drive time between each stop but you get to cover a lot of ground and see a lot of Iceland in a relatively short amount of time. I'd recommend it!
私は朝のピックアップをBSÍ bus stationに設定しました。２つある出口のどちらにバスが到着するのかわからなくて少し不安になりましたが、Reykjavík Excursionのバスが到着するのと反対側出口でのピックアップでした。バスの車内は広くはないですが特に狭すぎて、ということもありませんでした。WiFiは初めに口頭で、さらに車内にも表示がありました。USBケーブルでの充電も可能でした。(新しいバスだったからかも)ツアー自体はアイスランドで最も有名な観光地のいくつかを１日で回るかなり盛りだくさんな内容です。ガイドさんは運転しながらマイクを使って、英語でそれぞれの場所を説明してくれました。少し＋αで寄り道もしましたが、それでも一つ一つの場所にいられる時間は私は充分取られていたと感じました。昼食は安く済ませたければ事前に用意するのもアリですが、途中レストラン(フードコート？)に寄る時間もあったので用意しなくても困ることはありません。また服装ですが、冬は防水防寒はマストです。途中で水しぶきがかかることがあるので…。靴は私はハイキングシューズではなく普通のスニーカーで行きましたが、天候がそこまで悪くなかったので特に困りませんでした。また、ブルーラグーンのチケットが含まれていないので自分で手配する必要がありますが、売り切れていたとしてもNiceTravelにメールで連絡を取れば、後払いでいちばん金額の低いものを手配してくれます(その方が早いかも、あとからアップグレードが可能なので)。長々と書きましたが、私はこのツアーに参加してとても良かったと思っています。アイスランドに行かれる方、良い旅を！
If I have to pick my most favorite day tours for my trip, it would be this! We were picked up on time and it was a mini bus. The number of people is just nice (without being too crowded) and our driver/tour guide is fantastic and friendly! We covered quite a number of places and our guide even brought us to see Icelandic horses. We were allocated sufficient time at each location and my family really enjoyed themselves in this trip. This is definitely a must-book tour if you visit Iceland.
An excellent tour. Our guide, David was knowledgeable, informative, amusing and allowed plenty of time at each site. We even got to see an extra waterfall and had time to feed some horses. We saw some stunning scenery and were able to make the most of the limited hours of daylight. To end it with the Blue Lagoon Experience made for a magical day out. I would recommend this tour highly.
Wonderful. Stefano, our guide, was knowledgeable and personable as well. The tour was a long day. But it was made enjoyable by our engaging guide, Stefano. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wanted to experience the magic that is Iceland.
I would highly recommend this tour. It was a full day tour that involved travelling in a very comfortable minibus while visiting some of the most beautiful sights of Iceland. The tour guide was very knowledgable and allowed us our own time at each destination. The Golden Circle part of the tour and The Blue Lagoon were equally amazing .While it is a long day, it is completely worth it and it was one of our most favourite parts of our trip!
First class from the moment Roman the driver and guide for the day picked us up. He was very knowledgable on all the interesting sites we visited but also had a vast wealth of knowledge in relation to Iceland’s history which we found very interesting indeed. The Blue Lagoon experience was the perfect relaxing ending to a very memorable day. I would recommend Nicetravel tour company without doubt.
Very well organized in general. We had a very nice and handsome guide, Ross, and he was patient and kind with us - even helping find a pharmacy for a guest who sprained his wrist. The sites were amazing but I wish we had a bit more time at the Allthing - it was cold and everyone wanted hot chocolate and the lines at the gift shop were long so it took a lot longer than we wanted and I felt rushed since I couldn't see it all. A bit more discussion from the driver ahead of time would have helped but it was really our fault for not timing it well. Being able to purchase the Blue Lagoon tickets from the tour driver was also great (as they were sold out for the time we wanted). I only had one complaint, while waiting at the bus stop to be picked up (30 minutes in the cold! with no shelter!) three different NICE buses pulled up but the first two were not for our tour. It would be useful if you could tell the guests either the license plate number for the bus for our tour or more identifying info because it was super disappointing to think you were getting out of the cold because your bus has arrived and it isn't the one for you.
The tour was excellent! The tour guide was prompt and informative! The sites itself were breath taking and had enough time to enjoy each site! The blue lagoon at the end was perfect to unwind and relax after a busy day of sightseeing. I would recommend this tour! To top it all off David showed us his favourite restaurant by the harbour and we enjoyed a delicious cod diner that same evening!
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. We saw amazing sites, and he gave us all the history and information we needed. We even had enough time to stop and pet some horses. Would highly recommend!
Excellent tour with a very nice tour guide. (Too bad it was raining all day.) Loved the scenery and the views. The Blue Lagoon is the perfect ending to a nice day.
I would highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide even took us to an extra waterfall and tried to let us see some Icelandic horses near Kerid.
Superb!!!! Excellent customer service! We missed the bus and they sent a guide to pick us up. We could not have had a better time. Our tour guide, Peter, was phenomenal, a retired merchant ship captain knew everything there was to know about beautiful Iceland and it's many virtues. He was funny, knowledgeable, personable, and took care to make sure that we had a lot of fun. Highly recommend this tour. We will be back for a longer time next time and will definitely take another of your tours!!!!
This was an amazing trip in an amazing country, the guide Giuseppe (sorry for spelling) was very informative but not overbearing. We had enough time at each spot and we luckily had a great group too which helped. We travel a lot but cannot shut up about this trip and recommend to all. Thank you and we are so glad we booked with this company
We had a fabolous experience with this tour. Blue lagoon is the perfect ending on my Iceland trip. To add into the full experience it snows and it was beautiful. Will recommend this tour highly.
We had a fabulous time on this tour. Robert spent enough time at each site, threw in some extras, and still got us to the Blue Lagoon in time. Blue Lagoon was the perfect ending to a full day of sightseeing. Robert was funny, knowledgeable, personable, and took care to make sure that we all had a lot of fun. Highly recommend this tour.
Excelent tour!!!! Everything was well organized and the tour guide was great! Highly recommended!!
Lucia! Lucia! Lucia! I couldn't have asked for a nicer, more informed, kind tour guide. She was personable, went out of her way to meet everyone's needs, and was full of great information about Iceland. This was the best day of my visit to Iceland. We saw so much, but never felt rushed. While I was loving the Blue Lagoon, she sweetly wrote me a detailed itinerary to help me take a self-driven tour the following day. Our driver, Michael (sorry about spelling), was wonderful as well. They made a dynamic duo. It was money well spent and if possible, request them as your guides. You won't be disappointed. I will definitely be back to Iceland and will try to find them again.
It was a great experience, everything in the tour was great no problems. The only difficulty we had was their was no mike in the van sometimes making it difficult to hear. Would definitely book again. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly making the trip quite pleasant. We went to a few extra stops along the way making the tour even better. Wish we could have had a little more time at the Blue Lagoon, two hours was still very good. Thanks again for the spectacular memories :)!
This was a fabulous tour, and we had a great time. Robert, our guide, was knowledgeable about the sites we visited, and went out of his way to make sure we had a day to remember. He gave the perfect amount of time at each spot, took photos for us, threw in some bonus stops, and still managed to keep us on schedule for our last stop.....the Blue Lagoon.....which was an absolute perfect ending to our day!!
We finished all popular attractions in one day! Our nice tour guide is Jaka and driver is Dawid. Our tour guide is a nice man who took care of our group and driver drived a lot and he drived well when it was snowing. We had a small group and we were very punctual. I really enjoyed this tour very much! Blue lagoon relaxed me after one day trip!
Amazing tour led by Robert today! Despite the pouring rain and sleet, we managed to have a great time. He is very knowledgeable about each site and guided us through the tour efficiently. Would highly recommend!!
It is good tour and everything goes well all the way.
Great tour that is the most efficient way to see many of the sites that is finished up with the perfect ending to a long day at the blue lagoon. Lucia was wonderful and we want to move here with her!
I’ve done this tour during the summer, with the exception of the Kerid Crater, and loved it. Doing it again in the winter was just as beautiful due to the snow and ice. The Kerid Crater was a nice addition to the Golden Circle tour. It’s an amazing place. Our driver was Jon who kept us safe on the road, and our guide, Jaka, clearly loves Iceland and enjoys sharing his knowledge of this beautiful country. A small group is the way to go as it allows for flexibility versus crowd control. A lovely tour with NiceTravel.
Out trip was amazing! Our tour guide was great, and went everywhere with us, to make sure we had no problems. Tour group of 15 was an intimate size and worked really well. Don't look any further, do this tour!!!!!
I had an amazing experience on this tour with David! He was full of information, and enthusiasm. He really made this tour especial by giving us information on all the main attractions. He was really friendly and funny at the same time.. You could tell by the way that he was attentive to all the guests, that he really wanted to make it a really good experience for everyone. Also, at the time of the booking, I wasn't able to get a ticket to the Blue Lagoon but he was able to step in and get us in! What an unreal experience! I would definitely recommend it. The views are breath taking and the pacing of the tour was perfect. Amazing job!
This was an excellent tour made so by your lovely tour guide Michael who was very well informed about the history of Iceland. A trip i shall remember for a lifetime.
Amazing throughout- perfectly organised! The tour guide was incredible too!
Epic! Could not have chosen a better guide (thanks Lu)! Our group was small so it felt very intimate and flexible, Lu made sure we kept to schedule so we'd see all the sights though, which was appreciated. We not only saw beautiful sights but learned a lot about Icelandic culture and heritage along the way. 5 stars, would absolutely recommend and hope to do again 🙂
This was an incredible small group tour. Our tour guide was amazing (Lucia) and provided us with a lot of information about the Icelandic landscape, history, and culture. She was super nice too 🙂 We saw so much in one day and ended with a relaxing trip to the Blue Lagoon. I highly recommend this tour and if you can recommend a tour guide - definitely ask for Lucia!!
I enjoyed this trip very much. My guides, Edo and Steini made it amazing by telling us many insider stories and information, which helps me to see the different sides to Iceland and I love exploring a country this way. Nice Travel really live up to their reputation of adding the personal touch!
my Name is koHsin me and my husband went out this 1 day tour to see the maginificent view of Iceland , it was amazing and the tourguide Lou she is very well reformed us about the Iceland history and looking after each of us . I highly recommend this tour especially the blue lagoon is a certainly must visit place . very relaxing feeling like in the heaven . if you are only have few days limited time visit Iceland this is a good tour to book !