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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
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir 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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Mark L

Very well organised trip and some great sights to see . It poured it down all day on our trip so I imagine it would be even better if you weren’t soaked through. Day ends well with the blue lagoon.

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millar m

We chose a smaller trip thinking that it would be more personal and feel less like a herd of animals and it worked out well for us. Although slightly compact in the mini bus it didn't detract from our enjoyment. The commentary all the way round the trip was excellent.
Stopping at the blue lagoon at the end of the trip was just brilliant. Yes it is a very touristy thing to do and it was expensive but it was absolutely worth it. In the lagoon itself there was plenty of room and all very well organised. We took the extra package with the dressing gown but to be honest it wasn't required. All in all a well organised tour and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Cheng C

The tour guide Christina is fantastic. She is so lovely and told us many jokes during driving, so you do not feel bored on the road. And she also guided us through the attractive sights, they were so wonderful and breath taking. It was a really nice journey!

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Zara Y

From beginning to end this trip was amazing. Our rep/driver (sorry I cant remember his name DNF97) was wonderful, he was fun friendly and told us lots of interesting information. He got us to our various destinations on time and safely considering there was a lot of snow on the roads. The places we went were stunning well worth the money and the long day. If you only do one trip in Iceland do this with Nice Travel.

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Mark s

absolutely fantastic ! its a full day out but lots of stops and finished in the blue lagoon but great value for money , you see some dramatic scenery, Recommended

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Michael W

Tour was great and couldn’t be beat for the price. Guide was great and didn’t get in the way as we had plenty of opportunity for exploring each stop on our own.

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Umesh D

The trip was long but lot of fun. Saw some very lovely places and spots. The blue lagoon was the highlight of the trip. Could have spent a whole day there. Our guide was very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend this trip.

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Carlos M

Everything perfect. Well organyzed. Fantastic the feeling. Staff perfect! Well located! Nice to have a drink and a face mask

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Edward B

We had a great tour guide who was a lot of fun. It’s a full day with around 40 minutes to see each stop on the golden circle, with about 2 hours-ish at the Blue Lagoon at e end. After all day being buffeted around by the wind, getting in the lagoon was bliss!

This is a good tour if you want to see everything on the circle in one day, but not in too much detail - you are left to explore on your own and each location has (in theory) a few hours of hiking and history aside from the main attractions that you don’t really get a chance to experience. However, you DO get to see everything at a reasonable pace, have a relaxed lunch and that means you get more time at the Blue Lagoon - which is a perfect way to end the day!

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Laurie H

This was the best tour we could find to spend our single day seeing as much as possible. The day as a whole was great. Robert our guide and driver was conscientious, pleasant and informative. The views were absolutely spectacular. I felt like we really got a good sense of Iceland, and would love to return in the height of summer to get the contrast we would get with long days and vegetation. The sun didn't really rise until after 11 am, and it was getting dark by 3. That alone was an experience. The landscapes were stunning with the fresh snow that had fallen less than 48 hours before. It was cold but not uncomfortably so. My only issue whatsoever was that the tour I had booked mentioned that if we did not want to go to the Blue Lagoon for 2 hours we could stop in and take a quick photo, and then there would be a tour that would continue. In the pitch black that wouldn't have made sense (Thanks for pointing that out Robert!). We weren't really in the mood to do the swimming, but we made a decision to have a delicious dinner instead which took almost the whole 2 hours, and then we went out and did some quick photos in the dark. I would do it next time, but neither my husband or son was interested, and spending another $300 was not going to be good value. All in all, a great day.


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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).

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$134

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