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Golden Circle Tour

This tour of the full Golden Circle will take you to Iceland’s most popular destinations such as Thingvellir National park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. We at Made By Iceland like to give our customers a more personal experience and the service they deserve by operating minibus tours for smaller groups max 15 people.

Enjoy Iceland´s nature and culture in a full day tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Feast on scenic stops at Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland´s parliament was founded in 930 A.D. and holds the meeting of the tectonic plates.

Golden Circle Tour Iceland

Thingvellir National Park and Öxarárfoss Waterfall

The Golden Circle Tour route will begin with a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, an area that is of great historical significance to the Icelandic people as well as containing many striking geological features. It’s the place where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet and also houses the rocks where Althingi (the Icelandic Parliament) was founded in 930 AD, which makes it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. You can admire the  beautiful waterfall nearby and Öxarárfoss and Thingvellir have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Geysir Geothermal Area

Our next stop will be at the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur where we will look at the famous Geysir and other hot springs. One of them is the Strokkur geyser which projects steaming hot water roughly every five to ten minutes to a height of about 20-30 meters. To top it off we take an easy hike to Bruarfoss, Oxararfoss and Faxi waterfalls. Very family friendly and breathtaking scenery. 

Gullfoss Waterfall - The Golden Waterfall

Gullfoss will be our next destination. It is the most famous waterfall in Iceland on  the Hvíta river. It is a truly powerful and inspirational place where you can stand so close to the roaring water that you feel the glacial drops on your face.  

We put the full emphasis on nature and culture as we tell stories when we ease through the surroundings in a small group. The tour is operated in a minibus and we focus on not exceeding more than 15 people. This way the guide can connect to all passengers and a much nicer vibe is created during the day. 

The Golden Circle is Iceland´s most popular route and it is not by any coincidence. The route lies not so far from the capital and easily offers a variety of natural scenery to explore as well as many stories from the settlement to our times. 

CLASSIC DAYTOUR

  • Duration 9am - 5pm
  • Small group, never more than 15 people
  • Available all year
  • Pick up and drop off anywhere in Reykjavik area
  • Also available as a private tour

Highlights

  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring
  • Thingvellir national park
  • Oxararfoss and Faxi waterfalls
  • Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Laugavatn hot spring area
  • Horse visit

Included in this Golden Circle Tour

  • Pick up 30 mins prior to departure, at any location in Reykjavik area
  • Wool blankets to keep warm
  • Free WiFi
  • Professional, local guide 
  • Drop off, back in Reykjavik

We'll make stops for lunch and snacks during the tour but these are not included. You can also bring a packed lunch. Simply contact us at +354-8211316 and enjoy your Golden Circle Tour in Iceland.

 

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Best Iceland Day Tours for All Seasons

If you are planning to visit Iceland and looking for the best Iceland day tours, then you have come to the right place. At Made by Iceland, we offer the best Iceland day tours for all seasons.

Whether you are visiting Iceland soon and want to make a last minute decision on where to go and what to see, or you’re planning ahead of time, here we have wide choice of options to help you organize your trip. If you are visiting Iceland for the first time, it might be difficult to make your choice amongst the many options of places to go and things to do. To help you decide, we made this selection of the very best and most popular Iceland day tours, most popular wildlife excursions, tours in the North and South of Iceland, adventure tours and many more.

This collection of offers will give you a good idea of what the ‘must-see’ places are and what to expect when it comes to Iceland day tours. In addition, you can find a comprehensive selection of other popular things to do in Iceland in case you have more time to spend in this beautiful country. Most of these Iceland day tours and guided trips are available the whole year round, whereas others are seasonal. Many of these can be enjoyed as a day tour from Reykjavik, but a number of the tours depart from other locations.

We have tried to hand-pick the best day tours in Iceland suitable for all seasons, but the biggest choice is for the spring, summer, and autumn. If you are interested in winter tours (northern lights, ice caves, snowmobile tours, etc), check our website where we highlighted the best winter tours and day tours in Iceland. If you rather explore Iceland on a self-drive trip (which we definitely recommend you do if you’re visiting in the summer), check our Iceland itinerary suggestions that are time from one day to two weeks.

Even if you are exploring Iceland by car, you may still want to look into booking a wildlife watching excursion, visit the Blue Lagoon or combine with any other activity. Made by Iceland offers the best Iceland day tours, the reasons are simple – all our tours are hand-picked and tested by us, we have an immaculate reputation, great customer service, competitive prices, and FREE 24-hour cancelation policy.

For each day tour in Iceland, we also give some practical details to help you plan your trip. Here’s a selection of the tours and places that you can choose from:

  • Golden Circle

  • Blue Lagoon, Secret Lagoon

  • South Coast

  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula

  • Whale Watching

  • Puffin Watching

  • Silfra Snorkeling Tours

  • Icelandic Horse Riding

  • Glacier Hiking

  • Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss Waterfall

  • Icelandic Highlands (summer only)

This is our hand-picked selection of the very best day tours in Iceland. There are of course many more options, also tours that combine several places, or multi-day tours. You can find the complete selection by visiting our website or by contacting at info@madebyiceland.com.

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