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Private golden circle tour with optional Snowmobile on a Glacier

10 hoursEasyPrivate
19 reviews
Your Personal Golden circle tour

Welcome to Your Personal Golden Circle Tour! Get ready for a day filled with adventure, stunning views, and unforgettable experiences. This tour begins in the heart of Reykjavik and takes you to some of Iceland's most iconic landmarks.

First up is Thingvellir, a historic and geological wonder. Here, you'll witness the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, where the ground is literally splitting apart. It's a sight you won't forget anytime soon!

Next, we'll make a stop in Laugavatn, where you can soak in natural hot springs and relax in the warmth of the geothermal pools. Trust us, there's no better way to unwind and take in the Icelandic countryside.

Our next stop is Efstidalur farm, where you'll be treated to some delicious local dairy products. You'll get to see how Icelandic cows are treated like royalty, and you can even try some homemade ice cream - a perfect treat to cool down on a warm day!

We'll then continue to Geysir, a natural wonder that gives you a glimpse into the power of Iceland's geothermal activity. Here, you'll witness the eruption of the famous Strokkur geyser, which spouts hot water up to 30 meters high!

After Geysir, we'll head to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. The sheer power of the water cascading down the rocky cliffs is a sight you won't forget. You'll also have the opportunity to take a short hike to get even closer to the falls.

Last but not least, we'll stop at Kerið, a volcanic crater lake that's like something out of a fairy tale. The stunning blue water and red volcanic rock make for a breathtaking sight, and you can even take a short walk around the crater rim for a different perspective.

So come join us on Your Personal Golden Circle Tour, where you'll experience the best of Iceland's natural wonders and indulge in some local treats along the way. Book your tour today and get ready for a day you'll never forget!

What's included?

Private transportation
Personal Guide

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • Lunch


Please note

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller / pram accessible
  • Public transportation nearby
  • Infant seats available
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible


Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before the event

Experience type

Day tour / activity
Private

Booking in advance

Cut off: 12 hours

Duration

10 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Supported accessibility

Wheelchair | Stroller Or Pram

Categories

Day Trips And Excursions | ATV / Quad Tour | Bus / Minivan Tour | Safari / Wildlife | Outdoor | Private Experience

Live tour guide

English

Magical Golden Circle Tour.

Join us on an unforgettable Golden Circle tour where you will discover some of the most iconic and breathtaking sights in Iceland. We will begin by exploring the historical and geological wonders of Þingvellir, where the continental drift between Europe and America can be seen with your own eyes. Next, we will visit the charming family-owned farm, Efstidalur, where you can enjoy a taste of Icelandic farm life and indulge in delicious homemade ice cream and dairy products. Then, we will head to the fascinating greenhouse of Friðheimar, where you will learn about Iceland's unique geothermal energy and how it is used to grow fresh tomatoes all year round. Enjoy a taste of the delicious tomato soup and freshly baked bread made from their home-grown tomatoes. We will continue our journey to the world-famous Geysir hot spring area, where you can witness the power of nature with your own eyes. See the geyser Strokkur erupting with boiling hot water up to 30 meters high. Finally, we will make our way to the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, where you can feel the mist of the cascading water on your face and witness the raw power of nature as it tumbles into a canyon below. Don't miss out on this unforgettable Golden Circle tour where you can witness the natural wonders of Iceland and experience the unique culture of this amazing country. Book your tour now and join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

Gullfoss

Prepare to be awestruck by the majestic beauty of Gullfoss, Iceland's most popular waterfall. This breathtaking natural wonder, situated on the Hvitá River, was almost lost to energy production until a young farmer's courageous act saved it from destruction. Now, visitors from all over the world come to marvel at its splendor and pay homage to the farmer's heroic act through a stunning rock monument. Gullfoss is not only a signature attraction of Iceland's Golden Circle, but also one of the most amazing waterfalls in Europe. Its unique water flow and dimension creates the illusion of vanishing into the earth before re-emerging next to the waterfall. The waterfall is formed due to two massive plaque fractures, which create an 11, 21, and 32-meter fall. Located just 110 kilometers from Reykjavik on road 35, it's easy to reach with daily buses running from the city. Experience the beauty of Gullfoss from two viewpoints - above and below - each offering equally spectacular views. Take a peaceful stroll on the wooden boardwalk or get up close to feel the spray of the falls. Just remember to wear a rain jacket to stay dry. After a day of exploration, rest your weary head at the nearby hotel, which is just five minutes away from the waterfall. You can also catch a glimpse of the magnificent Northern Lights in the night sky, making your stay even more memorable. And don't forget to add a few more locations to your itinerary, as Gullfoss is part of the famous Golden Circle. Visit Thingvellir National Park, Haukadalur, and geyser geothermal zone to make the most of your day trip. In conclusion, Gullfoss is a true miracle of nature that deserves all the praise it can garner. Make sure to add this gem to your Iceland travel list, as it's truly a sight to behold.

Thingvellir National park

Welcome to Thingvellir National Park, where natural beauty meets rich history and adventure awaits at every turn! Iceland's untouched landscapes are a magnet for tourists, and Thingvellir is no exception. As one of Iceland's protected national parks, it offers a glimpse into the country's unique geography and cultural heritage. Located in the municipality of Blaskogabyggo, just a short hour's drive from the capital city of Reykjavik, getting to Thingvellir is a breeze. Simply take Route 1 from Reykjavik until you hit Route 36 in Mosfellsbaer, and you'll be on your way to exploring this breathtaking natural wonderland. One of the park's major draws is its association with Althing, Iceland's national parliament. Sitting in a rift valley where the North American and Eurasian plates meet, it's no wonder that Thingvellir was declared a world heritage site in 2004. And with so many attractions on offer, it's easy to see why. Take Almannagja, for instance, a fault line that lies on the boundary of the American and Eurasian plates. This surface expression of deeply rooted normal faults is a sight to behold. Or venture over to Drekingarhylur, also known as the Drowning Pool. Once used to execute criminals by drowning, it's now a popular spot for swimming and photography. Don't miss the stunning Oxararfoss waterfall, where the grace of the Oxara River falling over the rocks is matched only by its historical significance. Legend has it that when the land was first settled, the settlers dug a hole in the frozen river to place an ax and claim the land. "Oxi" means ax in Icelandic, and this spot is steeped in folklore. For a truly unforgettable experience, scuba dive in Flosagja and Nikulasargja, two of the park's largest fault lines. With crystal clear glacial water up to 25 meters deep, swimming between two continents is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And no visit to Thingvellir would be complete without a stop at Thinvellir Church, a stunning off-white building that blends seamlessly with the sky and ground in winter. Adjacent to the church is the prime minister's summer house, open for visits most of the year. Whether you're a nature lover, history buff, or adrenaline junkie, Thingvellir National Park has something for everyone. From the vast uninhabited landscapes to the rich cultural heritage, Iceland's unique geography makes it a must-visit destination for any traveler. So what are you waiting for? Add it to your itinerary today!

Geysir geo thermal area

Get ready to be blown away by one of the most incredible natural wonders on Earth - The Great Geysir in Iceland's Haukadalur valley. Picture this: boiling subterranean contents, built up from thousands of meters below the ground, forced out more than a hundred feet into the air by the immense pressure. Sounds terrifying, right? But trust us, hundreds of people flock to witness this mesmerizing display every year! Befittingly named Geysir, this is the first-ever water geyser known to modern Europeans, and even the word 'geyser' itself is derived from this wonder. Geologists estimate that it formed about 10,000 years ago, but written accounts of hot water geysers in Haukadalur date back to 1294. Despite its unpredictable eruptions, Geysir has been quite active for the past 60-70 years, thanks to small earthquakes and tectonic activity in the area. To witness this breathtaking display, you can easily hop on one of the frequent tour buses that visit the Golden Circle landmarks across Iceland or drive there yourself in about an hour and a half. And here's a little fun fact for you - the land where Geysir is located is privately owned and has changed hands multiple times. But now, you can visit for free and witness this marvel up close and personal! Although not as mighty as Geysir, there are plenty of other smaller geysers to check out in Iceland, like the Strokkur geyser, which has a fixed schedule of erupting, and the Blesi, also known as "the flames," which has twin basins that spew hot and cold water. Trust us, witnessing a water geyser in Iceland is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe. So, don't miss the opportunity to visit this incredible natural wonder and unravel the mystery behind this unique geyser!

Friðheimar

Friðheimar is a paradise for tomato lovers. In fact, it's hard to imagine a place where the humble tomato is more revered. And why not? With four different varieties of tomato growing in their greenhouses, Friðheimar serves up a rare food experience that's not to be missed. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by tomato plants, grown all year round despite Iceland's long, dark winters, thanks to the magic of artificial lighting. But that's not all! You can even take delicious food souvenirs made from their tomatoes and cucumbers home with you. At Friðheimar, they're also passionate about horses and put on a horse show in fourteen different languages! But their passion goes beyond food and entertainment. Sustainability and responsible tourism are at the heart of their business strategy. They aim to maintain the same quality standards into the future and foster good connections with their customers and fellow growers. They use a quality system based on 'Vakinn' and the 'quality handbook of horticulture', and all employees participate in continuously improving the system to provide high-quality produce and services. But Friðheimar doesn't stop there. They're committed to offering an environmentally and socially responsible service for their guests, setting a good example for their colleagues in the tourism industry. They've even signed a memorandum of understanding about responsible tourism and have the certification from Vakinn, which is the quality and environmental service for the tourism industry. Friðheimar's dedication to sustainability and responsible tourism make it a must-visit destination for conscious travelers.

Note:

Pick-up starts 30 minute(s) before departure.
We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
  • . .Hveragerði Hotel Ork at 09:15
  • .Storm Hotel by Keahotels
  • .Grand Hotel Reykjavik
  • .Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels
  • .Hotel Island Spa and Wellness
  • .Arctic Comfort Hotel
  • .Hotel Klettur
  • .Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
  • .Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
  • .Hotel Cabin
  • .Hotel Selfoss at 09:30 am
  • .Skarfabakki Harbour

19 reviews for Private golden circle tour with optional Snowmobile on a Glacier

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  1. A must do day trip, the highlight being the snowmobiling on the glacier. Everything is really well organised and the tour guides are helpful and knowledgable.
    Helmets, overalls and gloves are provided but you must wear your own boots which should be proper snow / hiking boots. There is an opportunity to take photos at the top of the glacier. Visibility varies dramatically depending on the weather on the day.
    The geysers stop is really good too and the landscape is very interesting. Make sure you wait to watch the live geyser erupt.
    We booked this tour as part of our package holiday via Secret Escapes.
    Would definitely recommend

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  2. We had 2 separate trips booked with this company, the first was Blue Lagoon with Nothern Lights, the Blue Lagoon was shut due to the current situation, there was a no quibble refund for this portion of the trip with suggested alternatives. Great communication. Northern lights tour went ahead but we were unlucky with lights, we could easily rebook via email onto another tour in the following days, we were really impressed how easy this was to sort out.

    The second trip was Golden Circle with snowmobiling, this was a great trip with comfy coaches, funny knowledgable local guides and pick up and drop from
    Hotel. All well organised and executed.

    Overall very positive experience, communication and ease of rebooking the northern lights was amazing. It felt like they really wanted you to have the best experience and was clear on meeting times which made the tours run smoothly, with convenient pick up from outside our hotel. Thanks.

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  3. Overall the trip was fantastic, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable and made the trip so easy and fun. The booking process was easy through TripAdvisor and had some good communication from the excursion company about pick up time and location. The trip was well planned and we had some decent time at each location. All the transport was warm and comfortable. The sights and stops were amazing but goes without saying as it’s Iceland. We would recommend this trip to anyone.

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