Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
Full-day tour of Iceland's magnificent Golden Circle
See natural wonders like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring
Enrich your knowledge of geothermic activity at the erupting Strokkur geyser
Succumb to serenity in the warm, cleansing waters of the Secret Lagoon hot spring bath
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
By timing your visits to arrive after the morning rush, this tour ensures you avoid the tourist crowds.
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If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding.
PLEASE NOTE: These bus stops for tour buses are not the same as the bus stops for city buses. The tour bus stops have a blue pillar with pink bus sign at the top and the number and name of the bus stop. The city bus stops have a yellow "S" in a red circle (S as Strætó - city bus). Please do not wait at the city bus stops!
Once you submit/confirm with us a specific bus stop, please meet us exactly at that bus stop and not any other.
Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1
Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata (in front of Hard Rock Café):
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
Bus Stop 4 - Miðbakki:
- Exeter hotel
- Black Pearl
Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll
Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House (corner of Ingolfsstraeti and Hverfisgata:
- 101 Hótel
- Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5
Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja:
- Eric The Red Guesthouse
- Forsæla Apartments
- Gest Inn
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Hostel B47
- Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
- Hotel Óðinsvé
- Inga’s New Guest Apartments
- Loki 101 Guesthouse
- Mengi Apartments
- Our House Guesthouse
- SUNNA Guesthouse
- Villa Guesthouse
Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur (Laugavegur 105):
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Alda Hotel Reykjavik
- Alfred’s Apartments
- Alfred’s Studios
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
- City Comfort Apartments
- Guesthouse Von
- Heida’s Home
- Hlemmur Apartments
- Hlemmur Square
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata
Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg (in front of Fosshotel Reyjavik):
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites
Bus stop 13 – Rauðarástígur (in front of Centerhotel Miðgarður):
- Centerhotel Miðgarður
Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata/Klappastígur)
- 101 Skuggi Guesthouse
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Apartment 37
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
- Apartment K – Lindargata 60
- Apartments Aurora
- Black Tower
- Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Domus Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Óðinn
- Guesthouse Thor
- Guesthouse Turninn
- Gray Tower
- Hótel Frón
- Ísland Apartments
- Ion City Hotel
- Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room With A View
- Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12
- The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn
Direct pickup is offered from:
22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24
Arctic Comfort Hótel - Síðumúli 19
B14 Hostel - Faxafen 11
BB 44 Guesthouse - Nýbýlavegur 16
Bike Cave - Einarsnes 36
Brim Hotel - Skipholt 27
Bus Hostel - Skógarhlíð 10
Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32
Capital Inn - Suðurhlíð 35d
Circle Hostel - Hringbraut 121
City Park Hotel - Ármúli 5
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments - Rauðarárstígur 31
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14
Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4
Fosshótel Lind - Rauðarárstígur 18
Fosshótel Rauðará - Rauðarárstígur 37
Galaxy Pod Hostel - Laugavegur 172
Garðs Apótek, Sogavegur 108
Glæsibær bus stop
Grand Hótel Reykjavík - Sigtún 38
Grímur Hotel - Efstaland 26
Guesthouse Pávi - Brautarholt 4
Harbor - Miðbakki
Harbor - Skarfabakki
Harbor - Sundabakki
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2
Hótel Ísland - Ármúli 9
Hótel Lotus - Álftamýri 7
Hótel Örkin - Brautarholt 29
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura
Kerno Apartments - Hringbraut 79
KEX Hostel - Skúlagata 28
Klettur Hótel - Mjölnisholt 12-14
Kringlan shopping mall (Orkan gas station on Miklabraut)
Lækur Hostel - Laugarnesvegur 74a
Mjódd bus station
N1 gas station- Ægisiða 102
Northern Comfort Apartments - Skipholti 15
Norðurey Hotel City Garden - Hrísateigur 14
Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga
REKinn - Skipholt 15
Reykjavik City Hostel - Sundlaugavegur 34
Reykjavik Domestic Airport (Reykjavíkurflugvöllur) - Þorragata 10
Reykjavik Lights Hotel - Suðurlandsbraut 12
Skeljungur gas station - Kleppsvegur 104
Stay Apartments Bolholt - Bolholt 6
Stay Apartments Einholt - Einholt 2
Summerday Guesthouse - Grensásvegur 24
Direct pickup (other)
NOTE: The pickup time might vary. Please get in touch with Gateway to Iceland for the exact time.
Blue House B&B Iceland - Valhúsabraut 19, Seltjarnarnes
Eiðistorg square, Seltjarnarnes
First Hotel - Hlíðasmári 5, Kópavogur
Hamraborg square, Kópavogur
Hotel Laxnes - Haholt 7, Mosfellsbær
Hotel Smári - Hlíðasmári 13, Kópavogur
Hotel Vellir - Tjarnarvellir 3, Hafnarfjörður
Hotel Viking - Strandgata, Hafnarfjörður
Norðurey Hotel Reykjavik Road - Reykjavikurvegur 72, Hafnarfjörður
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Bathing suit required for Secret Lagoon visit
Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Please notify us in case you need us to provide you a child seat or when you travel with a service animal.
Most travelers can participate
The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
OPERATED BY Gateway to Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
"It's a long day but it doesn't feel it - just the right amount of time at each place." See review
"You have to climb stairs and then walk over which eats up time so you will probably get back to the bus late." See review
"You can also stay on the bus, which drives around the park to pick up those electing to take the walk." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Thingvellir and beyond
, Apr 2022
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story! Jakob was a great guide with passion for the country that he loves. Beautiful scenery with dramatic potential that he exploited to the maximum. Extremely entertaining and informative
We had a great trip yesterday. It wasn’t the best weather but Iceland still looks stunning in the rain. Our tour guide Gummi was a lovely, extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Topping the tour off with the secret lagoon just made it even better. We would definitely recommend.
Amazing day, absolutely stunning sites, good pace, good choice of stops and a lovely cafe stop for lunch where we could grab a delicious lamb soup.
Ian (the guide) was very friendly and had buckets of knowledge about everything Icelandic, which he shared whilst driving (via a microphone). The group was very small on the day, which added to the personal feel of the tour.
Worth every penny, highly recommended.
Taking a video of the Great Geyser erupting three times in 20 minutes was awesome.
Our guide, Gummi, was exceptional. He was quite knowledgeable, a terrific cadence for a guide and even humorous at times.
We had Ian as our guide and he was just terrific. Excellent knowledge about the country. He filled us in continuously throughout our 8 hr day. I liked this tour because it was small group--11 ppl. We did not want a large tour because they can be annoying waiting for everyone, etc. Highly recommend this tour
This entire tour was perfect from start to finish, and Ian was the best driver. We were originally booked on another tour that got canceled and the Gateway to Iceland owner kindly switched us to this one, which we'd planned on doing later. It was incredible. Fresh air, wonderful sights, chill small group, tons of useful commentary and lots of time to stop and enjoy it all at each stop.
Walking the rift, taking in the waterfall, eating tomato soup, and most surprisingly of all, the Secret Lagoon at the end was our absolute favorite. It left such an impression we wanted to go back immediately! It is clean, therapeutic, and organized. Plus, no crowds (at least in March).
Gateway is a great group and we had such a wonderful experience. Ian also did an unforgettable Northern Lights tour for us that went above and beyond. Highly recommend!
Thank you for a fantastic review. We are so happy to be able to help you out and provide you with our service. I´m glad you enjoyed your tours with Ian. I have forwarded this to him as well. We wish you well.
What a fantastic time we had on the Hot Golden Circle tour, our guide Jacob was absolutely brilliant.
He was so knowledgable, told us so many interesting facts along they way and was an extremely nice man. We had a flat tyre on the Heath, which Jacob handled so well, we were kept safe and calm the entire time and were rescued by a fellow tour guide. However it wasn't long before we were back on the road to carry on the tour.
Excellent service, excellent knowledge and a fabulous day all round. Thanks for making our trip so memorable :)