Golden Circle Classic and Northern Lights Tour

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Golden Circle Classic and Northern Lights Tour
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Duration: 10.5 hours
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Available languages: English
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Iceland's most popular natural wonders in one day. Find the dancing northern lights after a joyful Golden Circle tour.

The Golden Circle Tour is in the morning, which allows for a 3 to 6 hour interval before heading off on the Northern Lights tour. That interval is the perfect opportunity to grab dinner or to go on our Cheers to Reykjavík tour in Reykjavík.

The Golden Circle Tour is where we visit the country´s three iconic natural treasures: Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian plates have been pulling apart; the erupting geyser that sends water and steam spouting skywards; and the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. When night falls we set off hunting for the magical and elusive Northern Lights. Of course it all depends on the weather forecast and visibility conditions as to whether we go, so do keep this in mind. And, don´t forget, the Auroras are only visible during the winter months.

Please, read:

  • We are working with Iceland´s most talented Northern lights hunters to find the best places every night.
  • It is never guaranteed that we will see northern lights, however, we do our best to maximize our chances by picking the best locations.
  • Since it is never guaranteed to see aurora, we will make sure you get the chance to see them. In the event of an unsuccessful hunt, we offer you the chance to re-book as many times as needed until you partake in a successful northern lights hunt. You can continue to do this within a 2 year period of going on the first hunt.
  • If the Northern Lights portion of this tour is canceled due to weather and you don't have an opportunity to participate in a subsequent tour, the northern lights portion of the tour will be refunded. 

What is included?

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-Fi and usb charger in every seat
  • Photo memory of you and the northern lights (when aurora can be seen)
  • Instructions about how to set up your camera to capture northern lights and the night sky

Excluded:

  • Food & drinks

Additional info

For the meeting point: You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise headphones are available for purchase in every bus from our hosts. 

For your comfort: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.

 

 

Trip Itnerary

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    Reykjavík Terminal

    Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher. You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

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    Þingvellir National Park

    Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn (Iceland's largest lake), Þingvellir (anglicized as 'thingvellir') is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area, the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift. As the first stop along the tour, you will have an opportunity to walk through the park and use the restroom if needed.

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    Geysir Hot Springs

    A favorite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters (100 ft) into the air every few minutes.The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot hot spring holes. Although one can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world. Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests and travelers a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch.

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    Gullfoss Waterfall

    As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breathtaking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance. Guests and Travelers may use the restroom and purchase food and refreshments at this location as well.

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    Northern Lights Hunt

    After a day of touring around Iceland's most popular sites, you will join us on a hunt for the northern lights. Our knowledgeable northern lights guides will be happy to share stories and information about this ever elusive phenomenon.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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Tour operates daily between 24/08 - 25/04 at 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 (local timezone).

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You can book a pickup service and be transferred to the meeting point from your hotel. If you want to get to the meeting point on your own, remember to be at Reykjavik Terminal 15 mins before the tour departures.

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

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