Golden Circle tour for Cruise Ships from Reykjavík

All the wonders of the Golden Circle

Includes: Free pickup and drop off at Reykjavík port.  Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir spouting hot spring & Haukadalur geothermal area.

About the tour
  • Pickup at Reykjavík port (Departure 08:30 am / 40 min. a. Arrival of Cruise Ship)
  • Drive to Hveragerði (45 min)
  • Stop at the Earthquake Center (20 min)
  • Drive to Faxi waterfall (40 min)
  • Stop at Faxi (15 min)
  • Drive to Gullfoss (20 min)
  • Stop at Gullfoss ( 45 min)
  • Drive to Geysir (10 min)
  • Stop at Geysir Geothermal area (75-90 min)
  • Drive to Þingvellir (45 mín)
  • Stop at Þingvellir National park (60-75 min)
  • Drive to Reykjavík – Drop off at the port ( 50 min)

Passengers are picked up at the port in Reykjavík.
Departure is aprox. 40 min. after arrival of the Cruise Ship.

After our pick up in the morning, we start by driving directly over Hellisheiði mountain area to Hveragerði. Hveragerði is know for it‘s earthquake in 2008. One of the worst in the towns history. We will learn all about it in the eathquake center in Hveragerði.

Second stop is Faxi waterfall. Faxi waterfall is spectacular, although it is not the most grand waterfall in the area, it tells us a story. As well in the waterfall, the salmon ladder is located. Can you spot it?

After a short walk through the area, we continue through the Geysir geothermal area, straight to Gullfoss - The Golden Waterfall, Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. It is located in Hvítá - “White River”, one of Iceland’s major glacier rivers. Hvítá travels from the glacier Langjökull, before cascading 32 meters (105 feet) down Gullfoss’ two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power.

After the beautiful Golden waterfall then we drive back to the Geysir - geothermal area. There, you have enough time to discover Strokkur, one of the most active geysers in the world. It spouts hot water and steam at a height of 20 – 25 meters every 5 – 8 minutes. At Geysir we take our lunch brake as well.

Finally we drive towards the National park of Þingvellir, Iceland‘s first national park, This is the birthplace of a nation as well as of the first Icelandic democracy when the Viking chieftains decided to establish their first parliament (Althingi) or “general assembly“ in 930 AD. Many events took place in the area, including the introduction of Christianity in the year 1000 AD, the declaration of independence from the Danish Kings on June 17, 1944. Besides its historical and cultural importance, the park displays a unique geology and natural landscapes. There, one can learn and understand the tectonic activity or the so-called the continental drift, the boundary between North American and Eurasian plate tectonics. Thingvellir is one of the only sites on Earth where the effects of two major tectonic plates drifting apart can be observed. Notorious for its outstanding natural beauty, Thingvellir National Park served as one the main filming locations of Game of Thrones in Iceland. There, you can experience the site the same way encountered or seen by the cast of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings from North of the Wall.

After an astonishing day with nature and history on our minds, we start going back „home“. Estimated arrival back to the port is between 15:30-16:00 PM

Cruise ship passengers please note that all the tours from the Cruise ships start 30-40 minutes after the arrival of the ship.

We also have variety of day tours from Hotels with our sister company Iceland guided tours.