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Reykjavik Golden Circle Excursion Reviews

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This popular route into the heart of Iceland includes among its circuit the beautiful ├×ingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the geysers of Haukadalur, all essential trips for any visitor to Reykjavik.

Love to travel 54

4 reviews

Great things to see and wonderful scenery in between. I would strongly recommend this tour if you only have a day in this area as we did


Provider: Princess Cruises

RKF

1 review

Although we usually arrange for private tours, we booked a six tour package through the cruise line. And in general were not disappointed. The Golden Circle is a must when in Reykjavik. Waterfall is so awesome.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

ComputerTravelGuy

3 reviews

Stunning scenic drive through a very rugged environment. Enjoyed seeing the glaciers, geysers and countryside on our golden circle tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

scousersue

1 review

Good tour worth doing but guide, once again was not an 'expert ' so could only provide lightweight information and a lot of personal opinion.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

bailey59

3 reviews

Informative guide and comfortable minibus. Learned a lot about the life in Iceland.

Provider: Independent Operator

Naomi2

3 reviews

A fascinating look at Iceland and its geothermal phenomenon. We did it with Bragi of brtours and had a wonderful time.

Provider: Independent Operator

Starlaker

1 review

Reykjavik was my favorite stop. The geological features in Iceland are incredible. We had a wonderful tour with Iceland Horizon that took us around the Golden Circle with stops at Gullfoss waterfall, the Geyser basin, Thingvellir National Park, Kerio crater, and another waterfall. Our guide gave us wonderful background material and thoroughly enhanced the visit. Iceland is amazing and is not to be missed.

Provider: Independent Operator

Jammu2

4 reviews

We overnighted there so were in port two nearly full days. We did both the Ancient Ring of Fire and the Golden Circle plus Horse Show. If you do the GC then make sure you get the one that adds the horse show because this really made the day. You get to learn about the Icelandic horses and see them up close. There is some overlap of two locations on the two excursions but I did not mind that much.

Provider: Holland America Line

geogal

3 reviews

Very knowledgeable guide who went out of his way to show us lesser-known areas away from the large bus tours. Particularly enjoyed the "earthquake exhibit" at the post office/library building. Visited a volcanic crater, a smaller waterfall, the famous Gullfoss Falls, and the National Park. At the end of our tour, we stopped to photograph 40 Icelandic horses, who came trotting over when they saw I had an apple to share!

Provider: Independent Operator

robbob1833

2 reviews

Both tours we took in this port were amazing. The Golden Circle was quite long but great. No regrets. We enjoyed the Gullfoss Waterfalls, just beautiful but it does NOT rival Niagra Falls as they say it does. We visited the beautiful Thingvillir National Park, very fun walk. Very cold, dress warm! The Geyser area was very pretty but did not rival any geyser we have in CA. We had a nice lunch (seafood) and met some nice folks at lunch. Fantastic tour guide!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

MANX TRAVELLER

1 review

Most enjoyable and we are glad we did it but it was a long excursion with not that all much to see at each stop and the refreshments were sub standard in our view

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

rivahrat

1 review

Private vehicle was only slightly more than HAL tour. Excellent overview of Iceland and we could take as much or little time at each place. Maasdam spent two nights and this was the highlight of the trip.

Provider: Independent Operator

Firecomm

1 review

The Blue Lagoon swimming tour of $100 was twice what one could find on shore, Other than showering with 20 nude men and swimming in a warm pool, it is my opinion that this specific trip is a tourist trap! The Golden Circle was an excellent tour, saw Gullfoss Falls in the rain, the Thermal plant, and Thingvellir National Park, also the Geysir fields. Many photo ops.

Provider: Holland America Line

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