Golden Circle classic and Northern Lights mystery tour

Gray Line Iceland Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4, Reykjavík 104, IS, Reykjavik, Iceland
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What To Expect

The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. Þingvellir is also the birthplace of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking-age justice.From Þingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards two of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.At Gullfoss waterfall, you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur Canyon.Leaving Gullfoss, lunch break is usually taken ar Gullfoss Cafe or at the Information Centre at the Geysir area.Home of "The Great Geysir" hot spring, which all geysers are named after, this area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colorful algae deposits. It also features one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, Strokkur hot spring, that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of superheated water up to 20 meters into the air.From Geysir hot spring area, the return journey takes you past lakes Laugarvatn and Apavatn. In the evening, the Northern lights tour takes you out of Reykjavik city to the best places to see Northern lights swirling across the night sky in their fantastic shapes and colors.In reality viewing conditions for Northern lights depend on many factors including geography, weather, the time of day, and more. Crisp evenings with skies clear enough to see stars are a good indicator of auroral activity. The expert guides will take you where the best chances of seeing the lights and tell you about the history and nature of the lights.

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Important info

  • Sightings of the Northern Lights are not guaranteed
  • A decision is taken daily latest at 17:00 whether the tour will be operated or not. All hotels and booking agents in Reykjavik are informed by email about the decision so please contact the front desk of your hotel, the tour desk or our sales office to find out whether they will be operating the tour. If your tour is cancelled, you can either reschedule for another night or get a refund
  • Wear warm clothing and appropriate footwear
  • Child car seats available on request
Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik. Guided tour. Round-trip transportation on a 1st class coach or minibus. Free WiFi on board
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Combine two popular tours in one day!. Great for those who are limited on time. Visit the largest natural lake in Iceland. Walk on two different continents

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Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
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Meeting Point

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik starts 30 minutes before the tour starting time.IMPORTANT: You will be asked for your hotel address during checkout, but please confirm the pick-up time (and place) directly with the local operator using the contact details on your booking voucher.If you will not be making use of the complimentary pick-up service, you can check in at the Gray Line Bus Terminal at least 15 minutes before departure.