The Golden Circle & Kerið Volcanic Crater

Tour’s Program

General

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 explore the Volcanic Crater kerid!
This is the most popular day tour in Iceland. Geysers, The Golden waterfall and Thingvellir is a classic. 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.

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.

The maximum number of passengers are 19 which we believe creates a more personal and enjoyable experience for our guests.

Good to know

Tour information:

Available: All year
Duration: 8 hours
Activities: Sightseeing
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum age: 5 years old
Languages: English

Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Volcanic Crater Kerið

Pickup information:
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.

Included:
Entry to the Kerid Volcanic Crater
Pick-up and drop-off
English-speaking Guide
Free Wi-Fi on bus

Not included:
Meals

What to bring:
Warm clothes
Good outdoor shoes are recommended

Good to know:
This tour takes up to 8 hours. Meals are not included, but there will be a stop for lunch.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Golden Circle
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Þingvellir
  • Volcanic Crater Kerið
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Golden Cercle & Kerid Volcanic Crater

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!

Great value tour

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.

Must see

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.

Nice 🙂

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 🙂

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 같습니다가이드분의 유머감각도 좋았으며 버스내 WIFI도 잘 되어서 편리하였습니다투어도 당일에 두루두루 한국인들에게 잘 알려진 명소를 다녀오는 좋은 기회였던것 같습니다12월의 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.

Wonderful Tour to Golden Circle and Kerið

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!

很不错的团,性价比很高

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!

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!

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, Þingvellir 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.

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE & KERIÐ VOLCANIC CRATER

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!!!

David is the best!

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!

Golden circle

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!

The golden circle & Kerio Volcanic

Wonderful trip and the best tour guide- David Jaronsson!!!!We have the perfect memories in Iceland.Recommend it !!!!!

GREAT TOUR

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

the highlight of my trip!

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!

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.

Worth it!

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 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

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 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.

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! 🙂

Best possible start to our holiday!

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!

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.

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.

Amazing tour

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!

Golden circle with amazing tour guide

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!

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.

女导游很热情,有活力也很可爱,氛围被带得很好。中间停下来给我们看马,还买了horse candy分给我们喂。一个团是小巴车,所以最多15人。

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.

Amazing tour of the golden circle!

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!

nice travel & lovely tour guide.

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.

by Beatriz martin guerrero on The Golden Circle & Kerið Volcanic Crater
Golden circle tour

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.

Golden Circle

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!! ?

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.

Nice Travel Golden Circle

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!

Très belle expérience. Le guide du tour très gentil, de paysages incroyables.

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!

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.

十一月份去的,小巴团加上司机导游一共八个人。玩起来特别轻松!服务特别好,导游Jaka超级热心,经典介绍特别详细,风趣幽默!主要是超级帅!!!司机大叔也特别好,午饭的时候结束的比较早,司机大叔sigurjon为了我们提前上车,还没吃饭,觉得特别值得!

excellent tour wonderful guide

Jaka is the best tour guide and served the wonderful explanation of thehistory , politics,environment,biology and geography. deeply attracted by the story told by him. we enjoyed a lot!exciting and funperfect trip of golden circle. the quiet and professional driver Karol is also great! Thank you guys

这次必须要称赞一下我们行程中的导游–托马斯,很帅气的冰岛阳光大男孩,对每个人都很照顾,很会活跃和调节气氛

导游是个帅气的阳光大男孩,很会调节气氛,一路欢声笑语,帮我们拍照,黄金圈各个景点都很经典,非常愉快的行程!

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).

What a Day!

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 🙂