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Guided Tour to the Golden Circle & Northern Lights

By Reykjavik Sightseeing

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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
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Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Day full of beauty with the Golden Circle & Northern Lights

  • Visit to stunning UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park

  • Erupting Strokkur Geyser at the Geysir Hot Springs

  • Thundering glacial waters at the Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Jaw-dropping natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of the Golden Circle

  • What's included

    Guided tour to the Northern Lights

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Reykjavik hotel

  • What's included

    GPS-sensitive audio-guide in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish during the Golden Circle and the Northern Lights Tour

  • What's included

    USB charger and WiFi on the bus

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Headphones for audio-guide

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 11 and younger are complimentary.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • This tour returns to Reykjavik after visiting the Golden Circle. The Northern Lights tour departs the same day, at 9 PM between October and March and at 10 PM between September and April.

  • Northern Lights sightings are not guaranteed. If no sighting takes place during the activity, you may participate in the tour on another date at no additional charge.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Reykjavik hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. Hotel pick-up begins 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, this activity begins at the Reykjavik Sightseeing Bus Terminal. You must make your own way to the meeting point. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


What you can expect

Spend a day surrounded by the amazing beauty Iceland is known for on this tour to the Golden Circle and Northern Lights. In the morning, visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall, then cap your day off with the breath-taking Northern Lights in the evening.

Start your morning by heading to the Golden Circle from Reykjavik. Your first stop is at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the boundary of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Marvel at the unique and varied beauty of its landscapes and learn about its history from your guide before moving on. At the geothermal area of Geysir Hot Springs, witness the natural phenomenon of the Strokkur Geyser, which sends streams of water high into the air every few minutes.

Your tour of the Golden Circle concludes with the astounding Gullfoss Waterfall, where torrents of glacial water thunder down 2 steps into a 105-foot (32-metre) crevice. After admiring the sight, return to Reykjavik, where you can spend the rest of your afternoon however you please. In the evening, meet your guide again and head out in search of the day's perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights. Once you reach your destination, step out of your vehicle and gaze up at the night sky, which soon fills with ethereal, dancing colours. This phenomenal, natural sight is the perfect end to any day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Thingvellir

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Reykjavík
  • Reykjavik Terminal
  • 10 Skógarhlíð
  • Reykjavík

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