Golden Circle Classic and Northern Lights
Taking the Golden Circle tour is an absolute must any visit to Iceland. You can’t say you’ve been to Iceland if you haven’t seen its natural and historic wonders. And you won’t want to pass up the chance to see the Northern Lights stretching across the night sky. Our knowledgeable guides are the key to unlocking these uniquely Icelandic experiences.
Roam the fields of Parliament
Our first stop in the Golden Circle will be Þingvellir. It was in this place, back in 930 AD, that the Althing, the world’s longest running democratic parliament, was formed. It’s also one of the few places in the world where you can walk inside the rift between the North American and Eurasian plates.
Feast for your eyes
Gullfoss is one of the largest and most striking waterfalls in Iceland. It’s many tiers of rushing water make it both majestic and a challenge to photograph in its entirety. The tier formation also means that on sunny days you can find multiple rainbows in its mist. You simply have to see it with your own eyes.
A timely eruption
At the Geysir geothermal area, we’ll be treated to one of the most iconic sights in Iceland: an erupting geyser hurling boiling water up to 30 meters high every 3 to 7 minutes. After a short stop at Faxi waterfall and its fish ladder, which allows salmon to “climb” upstream, we reach the historical site of Skálholt church, our last stop on the Golden Circle.
Take a break
After touring the Golden Circle we’ll drop you off at your hotel in Reykjavik in time for dinner. You’ll have plenty of time to refresh yourself and pick up more warm clothes before we begin to pick up for the Northern Lights tour at 20:30.
Viewing the Northern Lights by oneself can be tricky but our expert guides know how to find the best viewing locations. We’ll leave Reykjavik’s light pollution behind and head for destinations where you’ll have the best chance to see and photograph the lights.
From its splendid daytime vistas to the dancing lights of the night, experience the essence of Iceland. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to walk through Iceland’s history, awe-inspiring landscapes and go on a quest for the Northern Lights.
- Walk in the footsteps of the first settlers at Þingvellir
- Feel the power and majesty of Gullfoss waterfall
- Meet Geysir hot spring, the namesake of geysers worldwide
- Be delighted by the fish ladder at Faxi waterfall
- Experience history on the archeological exhibition at Skálholt church
- Watch the Northern Lights rippling across the sky
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
- Duration: 11 to 13 hours
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Chidren from the age of 12 -17 pay a reduced rate
- Children from the age of 0 -11 are free of charge
- The tour does not operate on the 24th and 31st December
- This tour operates from August to April
- Pick-up servicePick up from your centrally located accommodation in Reykjavik
- Easy CancellationCancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
- Instant Confirmation
- Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 2 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
- Round trip transportation
- Professional tour guide
- Other services not mentioned
- Personal expenses
- Optional Gratuities
- Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
- Northern Lights are natural phenomena, and no one can guarantee sightings. If the Northern lights don’t make an appearance, we encourage you to join another Northern Lights Mystery tour free of charge
- Returning from the Golden Circle tour, we’ll drop you off at your hotel in Reykjavik where you'll have plenty of time to rest, recharge and prepare before we pick you up again for the second part of the tour,- pick up for the Northern Lights tour starts at 20:30.