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GOLDEN CIRCLE AND NORTHERN LIGHTS

Iceland's most popular natural wonders in one day. Find the dancing northern lights after a joyful Golden Circle tour.

Reykjavík
10 hours and 30 minutes
Very Easy

Starting at 13.490 ISK

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Iceland's most popular natural wonders in one day

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.

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What's 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
  • Free use of camera tripod (please note, we only have a few and many people come on the tours, if you own please bring it along)
  • Free use of astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
  • 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

Exclusions

  • Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service. Otherwise you are advised to be at our Reykjavik Terminal 15 minutes before the tour departure time.

What do I need to bring?

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, especially since we will be outside at night during the hunt for the northern lights.

Know before you go

  • We are working with Iceland´s most talented Northern lights hunters to find the best places every night.
  • It is never a 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 a 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. 

Itinerary

Day 1: 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. 
• If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Day 1: Þingvellir National park
Day 1: Geysir Hot Springs
Day 1: Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The wide Hvítá rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breathtaking roar and grandeur.
Day 1: 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. 

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