Golden Circle
and Skálholt

Home of the vikings and ancient myths
The Golden Circle is definitely one of the most popular tourist route in Iceland. If you are looking for a Day Tour where you will explore the highlights of the southwestern side of Iceland, enjoy learning about those places from a super friendly 
English and Danish speaking local guide and travel with a small group in a comfortable minibus, this tour is for you.


This Colden Circle tour takes you to Iceland’s most beautiful natural sites and some of the most significant historical places, like Thingvellir, The National Park, Gullfoss, the famous waterfall, Geysir, the hotspring area with Strokkur the steaming geyser, Skálholt, the old episcopal see and it‘s ruins, and Rauðhólar (Red Hill), the rootless cone phenomena which can only be found in Iceland and on Mars.



After pickup from your hotel in the morning, you will start your tour by visiting Thingvellir, the beautiful National Park which was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004. It was here that Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, was established in the 10th century.
Enjoy the view of the countryside while your tour continues to the magnificent waterfall of Gullfoss. Witness the forces of untouched nature as the water falls down 32 meters in two stages into the craggy canyon. Gullfoss literally means Golden Waterfall, and is extremely beautiful.

Next stop will be the Geysir area which includes several hot springs as well as Strokkur, the geysier which spouts large amounts of water into the air every 10-minutes or so, often at heights of 10 to 20 meters above the ground.

Then the tour continues to Skálholt, the old episcopal see, where you can see among other things an old sarcophagus which dates back to the early 13th century and the beautiful modern day church Skálholtskirkja which is decorated by Icelandic artist.

There will also be an extra stop at the Rauðhólar (Redhills) phenomenon which are remnants of a cluster of pseudo-craters. The only other places this phenomenon has been discovered are other places in Iceland and in the Athabasca Valles region of Mars.

Be transported back to you accommodation at the end of the tour.
    • Small-group tour in Minibus (max 19 passengers)
    • 8 hour professional English, Danish local guided tour
    • Small-group tour in Minibus (max 19 passengers)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off  ( Reykjavik area )
    • Free WiFi on board
    • Sample of Icelandic music
    • Life commentary on board
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Up to 19 people

Cruise Ships

If you are coming with a Cruise Ship to Reykjavik Harbour this summer you can book a Day Tour with us on the Colden Circle route wich is one of the most popular tourist route in Iceland. We make sure you will be back on board your ship in time.
Up to 19 people

Private Tour

If you want to enjoy a private guided tour for one day or more, alone or with your friends or family you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to assist.



Iceland Golden Travel ehf.

Address: Vesturberg 11-111-RVK.
Kt: 421215-0650
Phone: +354 896-4052
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