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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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$134

The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon are two of the most famous attractions in Iceland.  Join this tour to discover both in a unique one day adventure.  During the tour you will visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall as well as the volcanic crater Kerid (entrance fee included).    

After exploring the amazing Icelandic nature, you end the journey by soaking in the extraordinary Blue Lagoon.  You arrive before 17:00 (5:00pm) and enjoy a relaxing time there for about 2 hours before heading back to Reykjavik

(entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon is not included and must be booked in advance at own expense).
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please note that admission tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not included and must be pre-booked seperately. After booking the tour, you will receive a message with further information on how to book the Blue Lagoon tickets. If you have any problem with this then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 before your tour departure. The tour arrives at the Blue Lagoon at 5pm / 17:00 so Blue Lagoon tickets should be booked for that time.
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Pingvellir, Thingvellir 801 Iceland

Head to Thingvellir National Park, where you learn about how it lies within a volcanically active area. It's also home to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Straddle two continents while you walk between the plates.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland

Next, visit the surreal Geysir geothermal area on foot, stopping at bubbling ponds, steam vents, and Geysir and Strokkur geysers. Stick around long enough to watch the Strokkur geyser erupt (around every 10 minutes), spurting a column of water up to 98 foot (30 meters) in the air

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

The next destination is Gullfoss – the Golden Waterfall, where the waters of the mighty Hvíta (white) river are swept into a 70 meters deep canyon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kerid Crater, Route 35, Selfoss Iceland

After enjoyable hike around falls hop back on the bus for the journey to the lake-filled, 3,000-year-old Kerid crater. Stop to marvel at its magical-looking lake and colorful slopes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Blue Lagoon, Nordurljosavegur 9, Grindavik 240 Iceland

Last but not least is visit at iconic Blue Lagoon. Choose to head inside the lagoon spa (own expense) if you’ve pre-booked admission. Enjoy a soak in the steamy waters while admiring surrounding lava fields.

Duration: 2 hours

Departure:

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location.
If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:30.
Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with NICE travel logos.


Ports
Skarfabakki Harbout

Departure time:

9:00 AM

Duration:

11 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Richard W

We enjoyed this well structured day out enormously even though all the attractions are very popular tourist destinations. Finishing up in the Blue Lagoon to relax was a good relaxing way to finish though it is very expensive (as is all of Iceland, reputedly the most expensive place in Europe). The guide was excellent throughout and very well informed. My only gripe, and it is not unique to Viator, is the indiscipline and disrespect shown to other tour participants by those who do not show up at the designated rendez vous on time. We lost almost 30 minutes after the first stop because of this. A simple rule should be enforced: if you are more than ten minutes late the bus leaves and you will have to find your own way home.

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PATRICA M

Wonderful tour! Willie was a great guide! Tip:book optional admission to Blue Lagoon well worth it. Pick up very close to hotel

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andrewjbagnall

Friendly and funny driver. Small bus a bonus for getting to locations not available to big buses. Good day out. Recommend.

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DiAnn S

Loved taking the tour and learning a little about Iceland. It's an overview but sets the stage for coming back to go deeper into some great adventures. Austere and interesting land, I recommend this excursion !

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Peg gee zuu

Our Golden Circle tour was made even more special by our considerate driver, Magnus, who tried to accommodate everyone despite a tight schedule. He added interesting commentary and answered all our questions. I felt very comfortable with his driving ability.

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imccrindle

We had a beautiful sunny and warm day in the small group mini bus. Our guide Arne was intelligent, knowledgeable and funny young man. He kept us informed about sites we visited and life in Iceland. Interesting country and hip people. Blue Lagoon is most interesting place, but expensive.

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Lisa G

Must do! Great way to see all the highlights of Iceland all in one day. Would recommend this trip to anyone.

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T. Matthew B

If you only have a limited time in Iceland/Reykjavik, this is a must-do tour, as it packs in just about all of the geographic/geological things you want to see in the Reykjavik area into one day. We arrived on a cruise ship with just one-and-a-half days, and this was perfect for our time and our budget. The pick-up at the cruise terminal was smooth. Were were tired at the end... yes, but we were thrilled with everything we saw and did.

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Holly T

A great day where you see various natural formations (waterfall, stand inbetween two tectonic plates!)

This trip is also great as it has the blue lagoon (transfers) included in this trip, so it ticks another popular tourist attraction off (have to buy your admission seperately)

Mini bus (16 seater) was also comfortable, has wifi and charging ports (a modern day dream)

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Tammy J

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and the scenery beautiful. The only negative was the uncomfortable tight fit in a smaller bus. If taking this tour, try to be in a larger coach since you are on the road for 10 hours. Great day otherwise!!!


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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
Overview:

The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon are two of the most famous attractions in Iceland.  Join this tour to discover both in a unique one day adventure.  During the tour you will visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall as well as the volcanic crater Kerid (entrance fee included).    

After exploring the amazing Icelandic nature, you end the journey by soaking in the extraordinary Blue Lagoon.  You arrive before 17:00 (5:00pm) and enjoy a relaxing time there for about 2 hours before heading back to Reykjavik

(entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon is not included and must be booked in advance at own expense).

From USD

$134

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