Join this tour to discover famous Golden Circle. Admire the pure power of mother Earth as you explore the area where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates come together. Discover the giant Golden waterfall, enjoy the geothermal area with magnificent Geysir and at the end of the day explore the Volcanic Crater Kerið!
Trip to Golden Circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland. Geysers, The Golden waterfall and Thingvellir is a classic and there is a reason for it. Taking just a short drive from Reykjavík allows you to see some of the most spectacular landscapes and natural wonders in Iceland.
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. It’s great significance within the Icelandic culture have enabled this divine territory to attain a UNESCO World heritage status in 2004.
Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur Geothermal Area are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. This geothermal area, spreading over a surface of 3 km, is filled with so called boiling mud pits that, when active, expulse hot water high into the air, followed by a steady puff of evaporating steam, only to repeat this occurrence every couple of minutes. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters. If you’ve ever opened a Lonely Planet Guidebook about Iceland or scrolled through travel blogs, chances are you’d have unknowingly come across dozens of images of this natural marvel.
Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most popular and venerated natural landscapes. The waterfalls ever so impressive influential flow rate is given by the glacier river – Hvítá a rich in Salmon River, flowing for 40 kilometres from Langjökull glacier in the highlands of Iceland before disappearing deep within the waterfalls canyon 32-meter drop. During summer, when glacial water from Langjökull melts at a higher volume due to the rise of the earth’s temperature, the average flow of the waterfall’s water reaches an impressive 140 cubic meters per second!
The Golden Circle is open all year round. Each season paints the surrounding landscapes with different colours and brings along its charm and conquests. There is no right or wrong answer. It really is up to you and your preferences. The landscape dramatically changes from one season to another, which makes the experience even more unique and worthy for returning visitors. Summer brings out the warm fairy-tale like colours of the grounds and sky whereas winter allows its guests to experience a truly Nordic seasonal environment.
Classic Golden Circle Tour covers three mentioned stops. We want to add something unique to your experience and that’s why we will also visit the big Volcanic Crater 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’s high mineral composition gives its waters a fairy-tale like turquoise colour that creates a true visual spectacle paired with the brightly painted volcanic rock and vegetation. Due to the relative mild slope on one of the crater’s walls, if desired, one can easily descend its side to get an even closer look at the lake or walk all around it’s border.
On the way back to Reykjavík you will pass by farming and geothermal areas surrounding town of Hveragerði - famous for numerous greenhouses and horse farms.
The is a private experience and maximum number of passengers per bus are 19 which we believe creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.
If you want to relax in hot water at Blue Lagoon we recommend our 11 hours Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon tour.
Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders.
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. It is a national park in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of Reykjavík. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland.
The Althing, the national parliament of Iceland, was established at Þingvellir in 930, and held its sessions there until 1798. Þingvellir National Park (Icelandic: þjóðgarðurinn á Þingvöllum) was founded in 1930, marking the one-thousandth anniversary of the Althing. It was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area, and became a World Heritage Site in 2004.
Geysir - the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name.
Geysir sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. Geysir lies in the Haukadalur valley on the slopes of Laugarfjall hill, which is also the home to Strokkur geyser about 50 metres south.
Eruptions at Geysir can hurl boiling water up to 70 metres in the air. However, eruptions may be infrequent, and have in the past stopped altogether for years at a time. Strokkur erupts 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.
Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls.
Kerid is a volcanic crater lake in Grimsnes in South Iceland. It is a popular stop when traveling the Golden Circle.
It is believed that Kerid was originally a cone volcano that erupted and and emptied its magma reselve. Once the magma was depleted, the weight of the cone collapsed into an empty magma chamber, later to be filled with water.
The Kerid caldera is composed of red volcanic rock and is around 55 m deep, 170 m wide and 270 m across.There is little vegetation in the steep-walled crater, save for one wall with a gentler slope which is covered with deep moss. This wall is fairly easy to descend.
The lake itself is fairly shallow and is striking in its beauty. Opaque and aquamarine, surrounded by the red crater walls, Kerid offers a great contrast of colours and a highly impressive scenery.
Available: All year
Duration: 8 hours
Minimum age: 5 years old
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Well organised tour with beautiful landscapes. Our tour guide Christina was so friendly and exciting during the tour, and she shared with us history and fun facts of Iceland.
We had an excellent experience with Nice Travel! We booked 2 tours with them while in Iceland and I am so glad we did. They were organized and on time, and our guides were all friendly, funny and very informative. We loved seeing all of the amazing sights of the Golden Circle in the winter. It couldn't have been more beautiful.
We really enjoyed the trip. There was an average of 45 minutes drive between the different stops. Our driver told a lot about the country and the highlights visites. We especially enjoyed the smaller group and bus. This tour is perfect to get a good Idea from Iceland
Really enjoyed the Golden Circle tour despite the weather! Plenty of time at each site and found it to be a really informative day. Thank you ????
Excellent tour, wonderfull guide (David) Well organised and spectacular sights :-)
We had a wonderful time on this tour and our guide Christina was excellent very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
We had a wonderful time with Nicetravel. Beautiful sights, great guide (Ross), very good organization of the trip. We absolutely recommend to everyone.
The sites were amazing and it was well organized, but we felt rushed on all the stops. An extra 20 minutes per stop would enable us to see the entire site and not half of it, and that doesn’t even include time to use the rest room and look at the shops.
The golden circle was an amazing experience and definitely worth doing . Walking around to crater is a must A small group I found much better .
What an excellent day out. It rained all day but the driver made the tour by allowing us to pick and choose how long we stayed at each venue. This then allowed him to freestyle and stopped at a farm selling fresh ice cream as well as seeing the local horses.
Great tour yesterday, bus was comfortable and warm and our driver was very informative and full of facts along the drive. We also got to stop to watch the sun rise and to pet some icelandic horses which wer great bonuses. Plenty of time allowed at each stop and never felt rushed. Highly recommended!
Brilliant tour and tour guide. Worth booking as a small group although you do meet some bigger groups when stopping.
We had a good tour yesterday despite the poor weather. Things that could have been improved. We never got the guide's name, and we generally had to ask questions to get information. He could have been more proactive to tell us all about Iceland, its history, geography, culture, etc.
We loved our experience on this tour. Our guide, Cristina (a Greek girl in Iceland) was just fabulous! She was very kind, funny and helpful, telling us local stories and other funny facts about the places we visited.
Had such an amazing day on this tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a great history about Iceland and the things we were seeing as we drove to each stop. I felt like we had the perfect amount of time at each destination and our tour guide was always around to answer any questions we had. I would definitely take this tour again!
Nice Travel Golden Circle Tour: November 2019 -- provided our group of 4 with a fantastic day full of adventure and pleasant surprise extras! It was a wonderful value having a smaller sized group (19 max mini bus). It was a great way to experience some of the natural wonders of Iceland: continental plate rift, water falls, geysers, and walking the rim of crater framing an amazing blue lake. Our tour guide, Kristina, made our day smooth, fun, and informative with her energetic personality. We highly recommend this tour with Nice Travel.
What a magnificent day! So many different experiences...a sunrise, waterfalls, geysers, the crater. Kristina was very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed the two extra stops--a farm with fresh ice cream and the horses. Great day trip!!!
Tour was amazing! Cannot recommend enough with this company!. Our driver/tour guide (Schoole) was absolutely brilliant and even made some extra stops which added to the experience! He was also very accommodating to suit everyone and never felt rushed at any stop!
We enjoyed our Golden Circle Tour but a couple of things could be improved. The minivan wasn’t very comfortable and it was a bit cold considering it was raining and we were all wet. And despite our driver Giuseppe was knowledgeable, the microphone wasn’t working properly and from the back of the van it was really hard to hear him.
A bright sunny day, with snow fresh fallen, turned our day into a magical one. Our guide Kristina, gave us lots of useful information, as well as being fun to be with and playing a great selection of music! The 'wow' moment for me had to be our first sight of the view over Pingvellir National Park. The walk down to P2 was just outstanding and I would have happily stayed there all day! It's a day I won't forget, maybe one day we will come back to see it all again in the summer. Thank you!
Great tour, knowledgeable guide. Small bus was comfortable. Could have spent longer at Kerid because it's stunning but with fewer daylight hours this was understandable. We still got to walk around the edge and quickly jog down to the lake! I'd definitely recommend a Golden Circle tour that includes Kerid, it was the stand out highlight for us.
The tour driver/guide, Eddie, was on-time for pick-up at my hotel and was very professional, pleasant and knowledgeable while sharing insight on the tour sites we visited. It was raining and as we got to a higher elevation on the road to Thingvellir, it began to snow coating the roads. However, Eddie was very skillful in negotiating the steep hills under these challenging conditions and assuring the passengers. Thingvellir was amazing and Eddie explained both the cultural and geological features of the park. Next came Gullfoss waterfall where Eddie cited the options we had when going down the pathway to view the falls. By this time, the rain was turning to snow/sleet and the railing down the steps was quite cold to posing some interesting challenges when taking photos. As we were heading to the Geysers, we came upon a group of Icelandic horses standing with their hind quarters towards the direction of the snow. Eddie asked if we wanted to stop which led to some great images! At the Geysers, Eddie pointed out the path thru the steam venting leading to the Geysers and allotted sufficient time to experience them as well as time for a meal. Even with the constant rain, Eddie’s insight and personality provided a level of enjoyment and overcame the incidence of the weather. Having now been on four Nice Travel tours over the past year, I consider them the best tour company in Reykjavik. Many thanks to Nce Travel and all of its great driver/guides.
We had a fab time on the Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Crater! Nice small group, knowledgeable and fun driver, plenty of time allowed for each stop, with a few "bonus stops" along the way. Would definitely recommend Nice Travel to others travelling to Iceland.
It was a great tour! We got lucky with the weather and had some awesome views of the park, geysers, volcano crater. Def something you should do while in Iceland.
We had an outstanding tour. The sites are beautiful and the extra stop at Kerid is absolutely worth the time. It was the cherry on top of a gorgeous day. We weren't rushed and always had plenty of time to enjoy each site despite some large crowds at times. Our driver Kristina was full of interesting tidbits and amusing stories. She even arranged an extra stop for my daughter (the only child in our group) so we could all try some authentic Icelandic ice cream! Lovely trip. Nice Travel is highly recommended! Thank you!
We had the most wonderful day out with Christina. We went on the Golden Circle and Kerrid tour, all four of us agreed it was the best tour and guide we had ever experienced. Luxury Merc minibus, humorous and informative chat and amazing sights. Could not recommend more highly.
Arni is very nice and informative. He always tries his best to accommodate guests while keeping things on schedule. The golden circle, gullfoss waterfall and the Thingvellir park and the Krater are amazing.
Christina is really helpful and kind. Very nice travel
Arnie was a good informative guide for the trip. Everything was amazing. Small group is the way to go, only 12 on the tour
We arrived in Reykjavik on a cruise ship. We chose to do a semi-private tour rather than get on big tour buses with lots of people. I think we had about 8-12 people on our van. It was an excellent trip. We got to see so much and avoided the crowds for the most part. Our driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. An added plus was that there was WiFi on the van. Not that you would want to stay connected all the time when there is so much beautiful scenery to look at! I gave this tour 5 stars! I would definitely recommend it!
Only had a couple of days in Reykjavik before getting on a cruise. Picked this tour to get some of the highlights of Iceland -- well worth it. Nice to be in a small group rather than a large bus. The Gullfoss waterfall was the highlight for us but all the other sights were fantastic too -- even just driving through the country side was great. Kudos to Mikal as a great guide and driver.
We enjoyed our tour very much. Our tour guide, Martin, gave us a comprehensive description of the sights of the Golden circle. He was informative and we enjoyed his sense of humor. The van was a bit tight but otherwise a good value.
This is my second time participating on this tour, and I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. Our guide was funny and informative and the locations as gorgeous as I rememebr them to be. Thank you for a great day
This day trip is worth your time and money. Nicola, Our guide, was very informative, spontaneous, energetic and funny. We enjoyed spending the day with her and the others. I highly recommend it.
Golden Circle, Kerid crater and Gullfoss A thrilling day seeing some of Iceland’s magic spot. A highlight for me was Thingvellir National Park and being able to walk on the edge of new formed land, in earth terms. But the acrid hot geysirs and bubbling pools and walking the rim of the 3000 year old Kerid volcano were fascinating. Right up to the day of our tour which we had booked from the website, the information and service were exceptional. Our guide on the day, Michal, was very knowledgeable about what we were visiting. He was happy to take questions - and I had a lot! It was absolutely worthwhile but more was to come two days later!
Good value for price. Guide was excellent. Well informed & gave time to explore sites on our own as well as providing guidance & directions.
Delightful and knowledgeable tour guide. Great weather. Plenty of time at each location. Very relaxed atmosphere and safe driving. Thoroughly recommended.
The tour was well organised and the tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks a lot!
Very well organized tour with a knowledgeable guide and a few bonuses along the way. Definitely recommend!
The tour and the places we visited were amazing. Our guide had a very wide knowledge about Iceland and the things we were visitiong, but it was just a shame that he had this thick italian accent that made it hard for us to understand.
The tour was fantastic. Our driver and guide Michel (forgive me if the spelling is wrong) is very knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of information about the history and culture of Iceland on the way. Can't be more happier with my choice. If we come back, will book with Nicetravel again
We had a great (golden circle) tour! So glad we booked’ also the extra stop at the horses was very nice especially for our horseloving teenganger.
Really glad we booked this tour over booking a similar type of excursion through our cruise ship. The small bus made it easy to get around to all the sites, which were amazing. Our driver/guide, Magnus did an excellent job of narrating as well as showing us around. I'd recommend Nicetravel and this tour to anyone visiting Iceland for the first time. The WiFi on the bus also worked great and allowed me to follow up on e-mails and what not while we were on the move.
Very enjoyable day of exploring Iceland with Nice Travel. Everything was great. Safe travel, knowledgeable driver, great sites!
I should begin by saying that I really dislike tours, and would much rather go on my own. But we had one final day in Reykjavik without a car, so we decided to sign up at the last minute for Nicetravel’s Golden Circle tour (minus the Blue Lagoon part). Our driver and guide, Einar, was perfect: knowledgeable, interesting, patient, experienced. Oh, and a good, safe driver. As we proceeded to the various stops, he told us about what we were seeing, of course. Some guides talk too much, some maybe not enough. The balance here was just right. At each stop, he allowed an ideal amount of time, so I neither felt rushed nor bored. We were picked up at 8:30 and returned to our stop in Reykjavik at 6:00— a long, but highly rewarding day. The experience won over this tour-averse person.
Nice Travel takes the time to explain and are experts of Iceland. Micheal, the guide. was so knowledgable and spoke clearly. I never felt rushed to go and view all there was to see and do. I enjoyed the tour. Please don't hesitate to book with Nice
We had an amazing trip with Nice traveler. Nice Travel takes the time to explain and are experts of Iceland. Micheal, the guide. was so knowledgable and spoke clearly. I never felt rushed to go and view all there was to see and do. I enjoyed the tour. Please don't hesitate to book with Nice Travel.
This day trip was our excursion out of Reykjavik on a two-day visit and it was well worth the time. The driver provided an interesting narration with lots of information, and kept things moving in a gentle, effective way. This was no mean feat given that two of our fellow passengers were always late getting back to the bus! Stops were at great spots, were well-planned, and of appropriate lengths. This is a highly polished tour and it was a highlight of our trip. Highly recommended.
We took 2 tours with Nice Travel and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND both and Nive Travel. Both were great. Pick up and drop off were easy. The group size is perfect. Our guide for this one was Scooli. He was knowledgeable and fun to travel with. This is a trip not to be missed and we saw all the sights. We never felt rushed or that we lingered too long.
I wished I booked all my tours with Nice Travel. My other one was with Grey Line and noticed a huge difference. Nice Travel uses small vans and has small groups. Micheal, the guide. was so knowledgable and spoke clearly. I never felt rushed to go and view all there was to see and do. I througly enjoyed the tour and will have fond memories of my tour with Nice Travel. They were also recommended by Rick Steves. Please don't hesitate to book with Nice Travel, you won't regret it. You will be completely satisfied !!!
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. David, the driver and guide was very informative and also humorous. We appreciated that he took the less traveled route on the way to the first stop. The only issue we had was that David's accent was a little thick and we had difficulty understanding some of the things he said, so I would rate the tour as 4.5. Having said that, I wouldn't hesitate to go on another tour for which he was the guide.
Great tour. Our tour guide Pablo, was very knowledgeable about Iceland and could answer our questions. The smaller bus size meant that we didn't have to wait long for people to get on and off. This gave us optimum time to view the sites. The allotted time given to explore each location was perfect. We didn't feel rushed at all. We were totally in awe of the beauty of Iceland and wished we could have stayed longer to explore other areas.
Great Trip, small group. Punctual , Tour guide very good. Would highly recommend
I concur with the comments posted below. Pablo was a great guide, very relaxed but still kept us on time. Very informative. we lucked out with the weather, but it was still chilly in the windy areas. This was our only tour in our short layover in Reykjavik and it was well worth it seeing the specific sites and the landscape along the trip. Chose this trip for the smaller group experience.
This was an excellent trip, well worth the money. Nice travel communicated well, prior to the event and the trip ran to schedule. Ths sights were incredible and a MUST DO in Iceland. The driver was friendly and very informative, making the journey/tour a pleasurable and enjoyable trip.
"I can’t recommend this tour enough. It was so easy, flexible and fun! Schoole was so much fun and added some surprise stops! We got the worst snow storm all year and Schoole made us feel safe and got us home on time. Love this trip!"
As a solo traveller I decided to book this smaller group tour as there are more opportunities to get to know your fellow travellers and they also tend to keep time more and so there is longer at the viewing points. Giuseppe our guide gave us lots of information and welcomed extra questions. We visited all the points of interest and despite the many types of weather we experienced during the day we were able to see everything even if sometimes it was through hailstorms, snow storms, rain and once or twice blue skies. All this added to the experience! The trip is highly recommended for its organisation and efficient pick up at the start. In case you are worrying about being left behind we did have one stop when we waited and the booking system and drivers register means you do get tracked down and waited for. Overall great day. A great experience.
Thank you so much for the tour. It was my first day and first tour on Iceland, the weather was variable but our guide David was still ;). He gave us many information about Icelandic nature and spots, especially about volcanos . The group was small what is essential. I couldn't get better, thank you so much.
This was the second of our tours that we did with Nice Travel. Pablo was a knowledgeable and engaging guide and made us feel safe in the driving conditions. We reached Thingvellir as the sun rose and it was a spectacular sight. The geysers and Gulfoss were stunning. Great views from the top of the Kerid volcanic crater across the snowy landscape. We had a great day out and appreciated being part of a small group tour.
We took Golden Circle + volcano crater tour and had an amazing time with excellent guide Diego! Bus was of great quality, small group made it easy to gather together and the most important -time on spots were More then enough! That is usually a big issue on these sort of tours, but not during this one! Our guide Diego was very knowlegible about the nature, Iceland culture and places we visited. He gave us useful tips on the spots so we took really the best out of the tour! I can definitely say that your tour was by far the best we took in Iceland! Highly recommend, thanks for your service and personal touch !
This was the first tour we went on during our stay, and we couldn't have had a better experience. Our guide, Roman, was so knowledgable and friendly, and he was determined to give us that Ã¢â‚¬Å“little bit extraÃ¢â‚¬Â by adding in additional stops if there was time. No better motivation for everyone to return to the bus on time after a rest stop! All in all we got 5 additional stops, and both Romam and customers were happy! :-) We were lucky enough with the weather and the scenery was just beautiful, the Guildford waterfall was among the most magical things I've ever seen, and so was the Geysir. Having done tours with other operators using large tour busses Id definitely recommend the smaller ones with Nice Travel. They're so much more flexible.
Pablo was a great guide - knowledgeable and happy to chat. Small group allowed you to get to know fellow travellers and also saves waiting for the latecomers on the bigger buses
We had a great day on this tour. Our guide was Arno and got us around all the sites giving the right amount of info. He had quite a dry sense of humour which was appreciated! Pickup was all well organised (as were other aspects). I would have liked more time to see thingvellir, but the weather was not great so we only had half an hour. We had enough time at the other sites, however. I appreciated that Kerid is included, and we also stopped briefly to see the horses which was nice.
This was an incredible tour. We really enjoyed the visit. We stayed long enough at the Geyser so we appretiated several "eruptions", big, bigger, small, double, and so on. Incredible to see boiling water on the ground. We also made a quick stop to visit the Islandic horses. and give the treats. very friendly. The waterfalls, the Thingvellir Park and the crater were amazing. I highly recommend this tour and all 3 days that we travelled with Nice Travel our guides were friendly, helpfull and gave us lots of information about the country.
Driver/Guide sehr pünktlich, freundlich, kompetent, hilfsbereit und sehr humorvoll. Erhielten sehr viele Informationen. Ein traumhaft, schöner Tag!!!!
This tour was amazing!! I highly recommend doing this one because it adds a stop to the crater at the end. Its a must to walk around the crater! be careful if icy and windy. the guides are phenomenal!!!
This was a well run and enjoyable tour. It was good to be part of a smaller group travelling in a minibus and our driver/guide, Throstur, was really pleasant and helpful. He provided a great commentary as we travelled and useful advice on where to see the best view of the sights we took in. It was a great day overall and we would recommend Nice Travel to other tourists visiting Iceland.
The guide was very nice, he always recomended the best spots yo stand and see all the things. I would really recomend it
David was a fantastic guide knowledgable fun and efficient fantastic trip all round
We were picked up at our hotel within the planned time and were pleasantly surprised when we found out it was a minibus. Our guide was very informative throughout the day and told us in advance about possibilities for food and restrooms. The sites were amazing and we were glad that we joined this tour where you got to see the crater as well. Everything was just perfect and as described.
We had a great day on this tour. Iceland had a severe yellow weather warning whilst we were there and had our previous booked trips cancelled. The wind storm was still hitting but it didn't spoil our day. Malik our tour guide was excellent, very informative and friendly. The sites are just wonderful. Would highly recommend this company and excursion.
Finding the pickup location was very easy and the Nicetravel team were very helpful. This tour is with a very small number of people (Max 20) which was good for the organisation and go in and out the bus when stopping at the different site. We managed to go to everything planned and has plenty of time at each stop (between 40 and 1h30 each time). All the places also have gift shops/toilets/coffee shop, very convenient and clean. The guide was really nice and available for questions. He gave us a brief background of Iceland history and the rest of the sites we visited. It was vey useful but maybe not enough information given when we were driving ? We came back on time so that I managed to spend the evening in Reykjavik.
The heavy snow did not allow us to see Kerid volcano because it was covered with snow and ice, but it is just the risk taken when visiting Iceland in January !
Hi thanks for the very nice trip, it was excellent and very well organized- golde circle, David was very helpful and real professional, we enjoyed very much, best regards
Five stars for the tour guide, but the four stars overall because...
As a tour it does justice to the locations (which ARE great but I have been fortunate to travel the world and see even better ones). I was disappointed that the bus did not have much leg room for very tall people (but the guide let me take the front seat with extra leg room). I think the company should consider reserving the few seats which do have more leg room for people over 185 cm! So: the tour was impressive and the guide was excellent, making the whole thing both entertaining and informative, as well as having a sympathetic attitude to the people on board.
An excellent tour! Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly. I highly recommend Nice travel with their smaller buses rather than going with a big bus company. We even had an extra stop to feed the horses which I think was a nice touch.
The tour was great. Bus was new and clean. The guide was a cool guy. We had a lot of fun and very nice destinations.
Simply put: Great guide made a great experience! Our guide (Skool-a?) was extremely knowledgeable. Out 19 person van had 12 on our tour, and our guide knew when to be where to beat all of the crowds. He even made some extra stops for the Icelandic horses, a dairy farm (great ice cream!) and hidden waterfalls! Highly recommend
This Tour was great. The bus was comfortable, there were many beautiful sights at each of the stops. The stop at a dairy farm was a nice surprise. It was nice to see ea h spot and be on the move all day you really feel like you cover a lot of sights. I would highly recommend this tour and I would definitely do another tour with Nice Travel again.
We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was friendly, helpful and a good tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour and Nice travel.
The tour was good and driver knowledgable. As others have said though cant really hear a lot of what he says as it is distorted. Cant believe the final stop is half hour at a supermarket though. Would rather have seen SkÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¡lholt or spent time elsewhere! Nice small tour size. Beautiful sights.
A really good tour despite having low cloud and fog all day. Guide was really knowledgeable but unfortunately could not hear a lot of his commentary due to distorted speaker system on mini bus. Covered all the main sights of The Golden Circle. Mini bus was comfortable and smaller group size was much better than large bus tour. Would definitely recommend this tour.
We did the Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater Tour. Our tour guide was Magnus and he was great. We got to stop in a dairy and taste the ice cream made by the cows at the dairy. It was such a cute place and the ice cream was amazing. Great day and I would highly recommend the tour!
We had a wonderful time with Nice Travel going on the Golden CIRcle tour. Our guide even took us to additional places to see horses or an alternate view of the great falls. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule. Would entirely book with them again!
Amazing tour, couldn't recommend it more. You see show much, and all the sites are stunning, you can't explain them, you have to see them. Minibus was comfy, tour guide was very knowledgable. Do it, you won't regret it.
What a great tour!!! First of all the attention in every detail from their customer service is simply stunning, always on top of every detail... The tour is a must to do it in Iceland and it's great to do it with thew mini van instead a big bus!!! Our Driver (can't remember the name) was incredible and show us even more than the tour offer. 5 star and super recommendable!!!!
A fantastic tour with a fantastic guide, Christoph. If you're unsure about who to book with, pick NICE Travel. The tour started promptly and our guide was informative and approachable but "stayed at a distance" so that we could enjoy the scenery in our own way / time. The tour size was 12 people in a mini bus. The mini bus was well equipped and comfortable. What we saw on the tour spoke for itself, Iceland is a wonderful place.
we had a great time and the guide/driver was very knowledgeable
Great experience, the guide was really good, very knowledge of the area. Thank you for a great day
Despite the incredible wind the tour was extremely interesting and enjoyable. Our guide was friendly and informative and took us to additional places of interest . Would recommend!
An amazingly well structured and well thought out tour ! The tour guide was friendly, funny and very knowledgeable! We did the 19 person tour which was perfect and the guide even managed to fit in a couple of extra stops on the way. It never felt rushed or pressured.. a perfect tour to see much of the Iceland . Can't recommend it enough
This was my second time in Iceland and first time doing excursion with NT. Nikola was fantastic driver and guide. Very knowledgably, friendly, smiling and kind. She made our experience even better by the way she is. There is nothing for her to change as she is fantastic. Thank you NT and mainly Nikola. Would definitely recommend to everyone.
My friend & I went on the Golden circle tour and was not disappointed. We had the lovely and enthusiatic David as our guide, who was extremely knowledgable, and who also has the best playlist ever! We had an amazing day and I've already recommended this tour to a friend who's visiting Iceland next year. I would book this tour again above all others. Thank-you Nicetravel and thank-you David.
The tour was fantastic and David, our guide was very knowledgable and explained lots of this not just about the sights we saw on the tour but about almost everything about Iceland and life in the beautiful country. There was enough time to visit the attractions and take pictures.
This tour was great! Everything was well organized and each stop had a reasonable enough time to see everything and take photos. My tour guide was David who I highly recommend! He was absolutely hilarious and made the tour so much fun and very memorable.
"We had a ‘crate’ time our our adventure with Thor our tour guide. He was very ‘Thor’ough and showed us all the highlights of the tour and some great food spots along the way. His playlist was perfect for traveling and he even managed to stay calm when two of our fellow tourists got lost at the first stop. Awesome tour with a fantastic guide."
Quite a full day, with many of the major must-sees catered for. There were more stops than I expected, with plenty of time to explore at each place. Our driver was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. A great tour and I would definitely travel with this company again.
Well planned and executed tour, would definitely recommend however at times it can be a bit rushed unfortunately as with anything with these kind of things. I would have liked more time and I think it would benefit from being longer to allow more time to take in the sights other than that it was really good! Had a great time thanks
Highly recommend this tour for an overview of this part of Iceland. The smaller group makes it a more enjoyable experience. Our guide Johannes was professional, informative, and funny. Excellent value for the money.
It's a great experience! There were only 10 people on the shuttle bus so our tour guide, Mr. V has a chance to talk with every one. I hope we could stay longer in the national park, but other time schedules are reasonable enough. I do recommend this tour!
It was great! We couldn't have had a nicer and more informative driver/guide with Nice Travel. I called our driver "Monty". He also had a good sense of humor. We were treated with a couple "extra" stops enroute back to home base to see a group of horses (we were reminded they were NOT ponies!), another small falls that were fresh water (don't remember the name) and a pit stop where we could also get ice cream - what a treat! Being in a small bus with a smaller group of folks made it more intimate and less crowded. Even though the day was bitter cold and windy, we made the most of it. Not only was "Monty" the best, so was the "Guide to Iceland" organizer at the Information desk "Disa", who couldn't have been more helpful, honest and friendly. All was good! Thanks SO much. I hope these accolades will reach to the appropriate people mentioned.
Family of 3 visiting in Apr 2018. Prompt pickup form the hotel by 'Jon' (never caught his full name - that's what he said to call him). Small group of 9 on the mini bus - this meant that the guide had plenty of time to talk to everyone individually, so was less of a guided tour. With it being April, we got to visit Oxararfoss while at Thingvellir - it's frozen earlier in the year and the path is not open. Plenty of time to stroll around each of the sites, although we (as a family) could have spent longer at Gulfoss. As usual with this tour, stopped to see the horses and at Faxi on the way to Kerid. Lunch was at Geysir - usual tourist fare, but not overly pricey by Iceland standards. We really enjoyed the day, helped by good, sunny weather.
I booked the Golden Circle & Kerid Volcanic Crater tour and this experience was SO AMAZING! All along the way , our guide David, was explaining some interesting and funny stories about Iceland and its history. I REALLY recommend this company if you want to discover Iceland and all its beauty! Do not hesitate to ask for David if you want to have some fun on your tour. I will definitely book tours with Nice Travel for the rest of my trip! Once again, thank you so much David!
My partner and I booked this tour through the 'i' tourist information centre by the lake. Our guide, David, was excellent, especially since the sole of my boot came off on the way down to the bus stop before the tour started!! He stopped at a gas station for us to buy duck tape to fix it with and then at the end of the day made sure we got to a shop to buy new boots in time! It was a great tour with a good amount of time at each stop, with an extra stop to see some icelandic horses up close! Also, an excellent playlist to listen to on the drive. I would definitley recommend this tour :)
Done the golden circle tour with Thor, you will not find a more friendly, funny knowledgable guy in Iceland. From the off he made everyone at ease and never stopped spilling all his local knowledge. Thanks Thor great tour hopefully we will find Carlos one day. Paul and the group.
Found this tour very good value for money. We had plenty of time at each place and John our tour guide gave us lots of information at each location. We would definitely recommend.
Thank you so much, this tour was the highlight of our trip. the mini bus was comfortable and our lovely driver was kind and informative.
"골든써클지역을 당일로 여행하는 좋은 상품이였던것 같습니다 가이드분의 유머감각도 좋았으며 버스내 WIFI도 잘 되어서 편리하였습니다 투어도 당일에 두루두루 한국인들에게 잘 알려진 명소를 다녀오는 좋은 기회였던것 같습니다 12월의 아이슬란드는 상당히 추우니 단단히 입고 투어하시는것 참고하시길~~ 아뭏은 만족스러운 관광이였습니다"
I LOVED this tour-- it was the highlight of my trip to Iceland! Our guide Mickeal (sorry if that's spelled incorrectly!) was really friendly and had a great playlist. He made some additional stops throughout the day that weren't on the tour description, which I really appreciated. The bus was comfortable and clean and had WiFi and USB charging ports which was great. I would absolutely recommend this tour and would even take it again myself!
Awesome tour! :) Our guide Mickael was very friendly and funny. Pick-up was very easy and our bus was very comfortable + provide good WiFi access! We stopped and played with some of the horses we saw - it was amazing. Thank you.
We were picked up at the bus station near our hotel and the adventure just started. We saw beautiful places and made an extra stop to see horses. Our driver Ros(s?) was super great! He was so friendly and knowledgeable, I can only recommend!
Very nice one-day trip organisation. The driver is professional, friendly, on-time and treated guests with patience. The car is clean and comfortable. We had a great time visiting the GOLDEN CIRCLE in Iceland!
It was great! Our driver Ros(s?) was very friendly and knowledgeable and he made an extra stop so we could see horses. He always said how much time we have for every sight. We saw beautiful places and really nice day!
Tour was really good. Our driver was a few minutes late picking us up but that didn't really affect our time. We made an extra stop to see horses which was really cool! I wish we had a bit more time to spend at the crater, but overall the day was amazing and well organized.
Great tour. Pick-up was very easy, comfortable bus, and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Only thing we wish we knew was the first stop, ÃƒÆ’Ã…Â¾ingvellir National Park, there was SO much to explore. We didn't realize and missed out on a lot of exploring opportunity in the hour time frame. Could use a bit more time there and less at the Geysir. Other than that, highly recommend this tour! Also a great value.
Our guide David was lovely! He is very considerate and punctual.He told us a lot about the sights and also make extra stop for the horses(we love it!) The volcanic crater was one of my favorite sites in Iceland. We hade a really nice day!
Wonderful trip and the best tour guide- David Jaronsson!!!! We have the perfect memories in Iceland. Recommend it !!!!!
Both of trip and tour guide, David, are super great!!! Had a great time in golden circle, the view was amazing also unforgettable. Our tour guide told everything clearly, drive carefully and took expert photo for us. It was the best tour I had in these days, really recommend!!!
Everything's really fantastic and the views are fabulous.It's totally worthy cuz the senses we saw are magnificent that you ain't gonna believe places like those actually exist on earth.Especially the tour guide! David is mega cool and we knew lots of stuff from him.He just really made it even better.I'll definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to explore the golden circle.Things were really organized and we really had a great time.Pretty enjoyed it. It ain't gonna disappoint you!
Love our tour guide David!! HE is our Iceland idol! It was a comfortable, safe, and free travel! Had enough time to explore the land and never be rushed by anyone. Went everywhere and even met the Iceland's horse! We met David the day after our tour at another place! He was still so nice and took the aurora picture for us! Thank you David! I would chose the nice travel next time when I come back to Iceland!
Had a great day at the Golden Circle and Kerid Volcanic Crater. First booked for another day it was no problem to switch. Takk fyrir. It was always interesting to listen to what our pleasant guide Einar had to tell about the main attractions and the things off-road. It was a perfect tour.
Make sure you are on time for your pick-up. The mini van is comfortable and provide good WiFi access. The driver/tour guide is knowledgeable and tells us clearly what time we should be back to the van. We are given enough time to enjoy the sites. The driver is also the tour guide. He told us direction to the site but would not come with us. This is not really a problem as the sites are easy to find from the parking area. This is a must see tour here in Iceland. Nice short walks to sites. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.
Our tour guide Mickael was lovely. We were given a good amount of time each site, and because we were a smaller group, he stopped to see the horses. Would recommend!
This trip was an amazing experience! My mom and I had Michael as our tour guide, and were in a group of 9 people, but it felt so intimate because he made sure to take the time to converse with all of us and answer all of our questions. He was incredibly knowledgable about the sites we visited and about iceland's natural history/culture in general. He was very kind, and funny; making our tour so enjoyable! The waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking, and the tour allows ample time (but not too much) to explore each site. I have nothing but great reviews for this company and I encourage you to choose them, and Michael specifically if you can, to explore the fantastical scenery of Iceland!
Great tour with our driver and guide! Learned quite a few facts about Iceland on the way, since we were informed about the sites we were about to see. .Each stop we had about an hour to see the site, take pictures. We didn't feel rushed or bored, so the timing was perfect. Driver and the tourists all were very punctual so we didn't have any delays or waiting around for anyone. Since we were always on time for each pick up, our guide showed as an extra site - another waterfall, that we were all grateful for. I would definitely suggest this tour to anyone! Great scenery, pick up at the hotel and thoughtful service!
A very nice tour around the Golden Circle. Never felt rushed and there was plenty of time at each location. We were even in the possibility to make extra stops on the way. I would everybody recommend to take the tour with the minibus since it is much more personal.
Our guide, Michael was knowledgeable and imparted his love for Iceland in his descriptions. He kept us informed on our stops and the timetable. He was also flexible, leaving some decisions, such as where to have lunch, to general consensus. His kindness toward our diverse group of tourists was notable. Shocking for anyone outside of iceland to see the evidence of plate tectonics, absolutely beautiful!
골든써클 지역과 케리드 분화구를 둘러봤는데 케리드 분화구가 한국인들에게 잘 알려져있진 않지만 전 골든써클 지역만큼 좋았습니다 가이드도 친절했고 차량도 편안했습니다 (와이파이 사용도 가능합니다) 추천합니다
This tour was absolutely fantastic and my partner and I are so glad we started our holiday with it. Lucia was so knowledgeable, friendly, professional and above all thrilled to share with our small group all the things that make Iceland such a magical place that we couldn't have asked for more in a day! Lucia's enthusiasm and knowledge made everything we saw so interesting, but she also knew just when to give members of the group time to let the surroundings sink in peacefully. Michal's driving made us feel very safe, and overall the experience was perfect. Thank you so much!
This was one of the highlights of our trip. The amazing landscapes were what we came to Iceland to see and we were not disappointed. Our guide Ulfur (Wolf) was so great, low key, good humor, a constant font of cool information about where we were going and Iceland in general. Adding in the Kerio crater was a great call, another great site and breaks up the last stretch of the ride. Wolf walked with us though all sites with good commentary all the way, happy to add bathroom breaks as needed, stopped us to pat some Icelandic horses (NOT ponies), the day just flew. Great tour, highly recommended. Wolf - Chris says hi! :-)
This tour gave me a wonderful experience with Wolf as our tour guide and David as our driver. The sites were thoroughly well-explained. We got to pat some Icelandic horses as well (lovely). Kerid crater was an exeptional addition to this tour. All locations were undeniably amazing and my camera won't do it any justice. Iceland is not a cheap country but the views do not cost a penny and will stay with you forever. Highly recommended tour. Thank you, Wolf and David, I had a great time understanding your country.
Great experience. Tour guide Robert was great! Gave really interesting information about all places visited and extra information about Iceland and its people. Organized and on time. Clear instructions and great suggestions to get the best views, pictures, and take advantage of time on each site. The tour is a must for anyone visiting Iceland for the first time. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Robert for an amazing tour!
This was a very great tour. Having a smaller crowd definitely added to a great experience as we were given undivided attention. Lucia was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and really easy to get along with. Their rates were lower than the rest as well as they had more to offer. Valdi, who drove us was also awesome, he noticed we were all freezing (two sissy Cali girls) so he had offered extra sweaters. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience, with stopping at other places that was not included in the tour. Thank you Lucia and Valdi for an awesome experience
Thanks a lot to our guide Jaka and driver Tomazs , they are really nice and perfect team.Especially for our tour guide , he is knowledgeable and helpful a lot. Thanks for bright our trip!
This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide Lucia was fun and super knowledgeable, and the sights were simply amazing. This was a minibus tour so we had plenty of time at each location. Our thanks to the driver who made us feel very safe driving in stormy conditions. Everything about this tour was great and would book with them again. Thanks for a memorable day!
Great Experience and Highly Recommend for everyone. Our amazing guide was Lu. The scenery was breathtaking, and the additional spot to the volcanic center worth the time. Lu spent the whole journey with us, walking with us on the spot, giving out information about every single destinations.
We visited all places that was listed, plus two additional that wasn't in the list, had enough time in all places to take photos and enjoy view. The guide was really helpful and professional, told as about iceland history and the places that we were visiting. That was the best trip i had in iceland.
The golden circle trip is really classic . Our tour guide told us a lot historic story and fun knowledge about iceland . We are so lucky at the day we travelled. The geysir brust three shots for one time. At the night we even have a lucky chance to meet the northern light.A great Thanks to our guide Lucia.
I can't speak highly enough of this tour. The sites you see are spectacular, the tour is very well organised. Our guide Lucia was amazing, genuinely interested in making the tour special for all of us, she took and interest in what we wanted to get out of the day and made this happen. We were lucky to only have 5 people on the tour however even if the minibus was full you will still have a better experience than being on a huge coach. Do not hesitate to book!
Great Golden Circle Tour with the nice addition of the Kerid Crater. Also the smaller group with minibus could be a plus for some. Our guide Anika was very kind and told a lot of interesting facts with passion. Very recommended tour.
Great experience. Our tour guide Robert gave us interesting information along the tour about what we were seeing as well as clear instruction on how much time we had at each stop. The golden circle tour is a must for anyone visiting Iceland for the first time with so many great sights to see. I highly recommend this tour.
Amazing Tour! David is a very good Tour guide, very informative, knowledgeable and helpful. Much better to do it with less people, more time to see and do more! Ohhh! And his taste of music during the drive its soo Good!! ?
El dia ha sido maravilloso..los lugares visitados y el guia que vino con nostros que fue amable, atento y muy simpatico. Lo recomiendo sin duda.
I spend my first full day in Iceland doing this tour and it was everything! if you want to join a tour for doing the Golden Circle, choose a minibus, it's so much more relaxed than the big busses and with a bit of luck you get an awesome driver like we had who will make the tour even more fun and memorable. I can only recommend this tour, you get more than enough time at each stop to take pictures and explore the area while you don't have to worry about where to go next and how to get there. Wifi on the bus is obviously a big plus for instantly sharing your adventures with friends and family. Thank you for making my first day in Iceland so very special.
This was a lovely tour being looked after and guided by Tomasz (driver) and Tomasz the (guide)! Tour was very informative about Icelandic history and tradition, engaging and interesting with a bit of humour mixed in. We were lucky to experience nearly every kind of weather which seamed to add a little extra to the experience. Food not included so you may want to pack your own lunch rather than dip into your pockets for expensive food at the attractions (please note that we were not allowed to eat own food in restaurants though). Really enjoyed being part of small group! Thanks guys!
Our Golden Circle tour could literally not have been better! The scenery was breathtaking, and the stops were unbelievably beautiful. Plus there was a little Icelandic history we learned along the way! The best part of it all was our amazing tour guide, Lucia! She was engaging and genuinely interested in our experience. She ensured each of us made it safely to and from each stop which was a bit more challenging in some areas due to some recent record-breaking snow fall. The tour ended with a hug from Lucia, who again made the tour all the more fantastic! Would definitely take the tour again or any tour with Nice Travel after this experience!
Très belle expérience. Le guide du tour très gentil, de paysages incroyables.
Irish is our guide. She is a part time guide and her full-time profession is teacher. She is very nice and knowledgeable about the tour. Even though the weather was not good in my trip but you could always have different experience in different weather. Recommended.
剛剛二月去的, 行程很豐富, 時間有點趕, 如果每一個停留點都可以耐一點就好了, 不過8小時內要去這麼多景點也差不多, 9點出團, 5點左右回到市中心, 很好.
Jaka is the best tour guide and served the wonderful explanation of thehistory ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¼Ã…â€™ politicsÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¼Ã…â€™environmentÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¼Ã…â€™biology and geography. deeply attracted by the story told by him. we enjoyed a lotÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¼Ã‚Âexciting and funperfect trip of golden circle. the quiet and professional driver Karol is also greatÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¼Ã‚Â Thank you guys
We went on this tour on Friday 20th Feb. Our tour guide David was great and kept everyone enthusiastic despite the miserable weather. He was very knowledgeable about the different locations we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour (gullfoss falls was particularly good).
I had an amazing day out with this tour. I saw many wonderful sights and got blasted with pure nature along the way. Our guide was full of knowledge and happily taught us all we wanted to know and more. I am so happy that these were one of my choices of tour companies in Iceland. Thank you for making my first solo holiday unforgettable :)
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