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Golden Circle and Northern Lights

Two of Icelands best attractions combined in one tour. Explore the Golden Circle during the day and hunt the Northern Lights during the night.

Reykjavík
12 hours
Easy

Tour description

Golden Circle

The Golden Circle offers three of Iceland's most popular attractions - Þingvellir national park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Those three stops are part of the classic route. To make the best out of your day, we added some of our favorite extra stops.

Þingvellir

Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America.

Geysir

After that, we stop at Geysir. This "water puddle" gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. "Strokkur", the little brother of Geysir, is still active today and he erupts every 5-8min and it is truly a big spectacle.

Gullfoss

Last but not least is Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130.000 l/s are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well.

Kerid volcanic crater

Kerid is a volcanic crater that is located in the Grímsnes area. It is part of the Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. The caldera of the crater is well intact and about 55m deep and 270m wide. Another remarkable feature is the aquamarine blue water of the lake that can be found in the crater.

Northern Lights

It's hard to describe the feeling when you watch the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. It is definitely an experience of a lifetime.

With that being said, we created this Northern Light tour to increase the chances for you to witness Iceland's natural phenomenon. Our guides are experts when it comes to Northern Lights and together with them, we are making a decision each day before 18:00 whether the forecast is good enough for the hunt or not.

The group size on this tour is a maximum of 19 people and all our guides are advised to find places where we can avoid big crowds. We want this experience to be as personal as it can be. Once our guide found a good spot, we will jump out of the car and prepare our cameras. Of course, your knowledgeable guide can assist you with the camera setting in case you need help. It is also time to grab a cup of hot chocolate and to try one of the typical Icelandic donuts called "Kleina". They are included in the price as well as cozy wool blankets to keep you warm.

Even with the best of guides, sightings can never be guaranteed. In case we can't find any lights on the tour, you are welcome to book again for another day. Just inform us before 14:00 the next day, so we can guarantee you a seat.

In case we can't operate the tour at all during your stay in Iceland, we will fully refund you the tour price.

Please note

Golden Circle

  • Pick up takes place between 8:30 and 9:00, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:30
  • The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather

Northern Lights

  • This combo tour is available from 1st of October until 31st of March
  • Pick-up takes place between 20:30 and 21:00, please be ready at 20:30 at your pick-up location

What's included?

  • Admission for Kerid volcanic crater
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgable English speaking Driver-Guide
  • Free Wifi
  • Warm blankets
  • Hot chocolate and "Kleina"

Exclusions

  • Lunch

What do I need to bring?

  • The tour is taking place during the night and temperatures can drop very fast. Therefore we ask you to dress warm enough.
  • Bring your camera and a tripod.

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