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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Tour snapshot
11-hour Golden Circle, Kerid crafter, and Blue Lagoon tour from Reykjavik 
Duration:
11h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
19
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    19
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This day trip to the Golden Circle from Reykjavik is a stress-free way to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful attractions. Don’t worry about mapping out an itinerary: Let your guide and driver take you to Kerid crater, the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss waterfall, and more. Plus, your guide explains local history and geology that you wouldn’t learn traveling on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A guide offers history and geology facts you wouldn’t learn on your own
  • Small-group tour of 19 or fewer people guarantees a memorable experience
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from your Reykjavik hotel or accommodation
What to expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel or accommodation in the Reykjavik area. Meet your guide and small group and hop on your climate-controlled vehicle. Set out toward the Golden Circle, hearing about Icelandic history, geology, and culture from your guide en route. Head to Thingvellir National Park, where you learn about how it lies within a volcanically active area. It's also home to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Straddle two continents while you walk between the plates. Hop back on the bus for the journey to the lake-filled, 3,000-year-old Kerid crater. Stop to marvel at its magical-looking lake and colorful slopes. Next, visit the surreal Geysir geothermal area on foot, stopping at bubbling ponds, steam vents, and Geysir and Strokkur geysers. The next destinations are Gullfoss waterfall and the iconic Blue Lagoon. Choose to head inside the lagoon spa (own expense) if you’ve pre-booked admission. Enjoy a soak in the steamy waters while admiring surrounding lava fields. After roughly two hours at the lagoon, relax during the journey back to Reykjavik, and finish with a drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A guide offers history and geology facts you wouldn’t learn on your own
  • Small-group tour of 19 or fewer people guarantees a memorable experience
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from your Reykjavik hotel or accommodation
What to expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your hotel or accommodation in the Reykjavik area. Meet your guide and small group and hop on your climate-controlled vehicle. Set out toward the Golden Circle, hearing about Icelandic history, geology, and culture from your guide en route. Head to Thingvellir National Park, where you learn about how it lies within a volcanically active area. It's also home to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Straddle two continents while you walk between the plates. Hop back on the bus for the journey to the lake-filled, 3,000-year-old Kerid crater. Stop to marvel at its magical-looking lake and colorful slopes. Next, visit the surreal Geysir geothermal area on foot, stopping at bubbling ponds, steam vents, and Geysir and Strokkur geysers. The next destinations are Gullfoss waterfall and the iconic Blue Lagoon. Choose to head inside the lagoon spa (own expense) if you’ve pre-booked admission. Enjoy a soak in the steamy waters while admiring surrounding lava fields. After roughly two hours at the lagoon, relax during the journey back to Reykjavik, and finish with a drop-off at your hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Reykjavik capital area
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Lagoon
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:30. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with NICE travel logos.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki Harbout
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that admission tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not included and must be pre-booked seperately. After booking the tour, you will receive a message with further information on how to book the Blue Lagoon tickets. If you have any problem with this then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 before your tour departure. The tour arrives at the Blue Lagoon at 5pm / 17:00 so Blue Lagoon tickets should be booked for that time.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the Reykjavik capital area
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the Blue Lagoon
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Lagoon
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please note that Nicetravel offers free pickup and drop off from hotels within Reykjavik. As buses are not allowed to drive in certain areas of Reykjavik centre, your pick up may be from the nearest bus stop. After receiving your pickup information, we will notify you of your exact pick up location. If you do not require hotel pickup, you can meet the tour at Nicetravel office in Fiskislóð 45M, 101 Reykjavik. Please notify Nicetravel directly if you intend to use this option and be there before 08:30. Pickup takes place between 08:30 - 09:00, so please be ready from 8:30 at your pickup location and look out for a bus with NICE travel logos.
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki Harbout
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that admission tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not included and must be pre-booked seperately. After booking the tour, you will receive a message with further information on how to book the Blue Lagoon tickets. If you have any problem with this then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 before your tour departure. The tour arrives at the Blue Lagoon at 5pm / 17:00 so Blue Lagoon tickets should be booked for that time.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Laugarvatn
  • 2
    Geysir
    Stop: 80 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Gullfoss Waterfall
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Reykholt
  • 4
    Kerid Crater
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Reykjanes Peninsula
  • 5
    Blue Lagoon
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Lauren D
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
If you are going to Iceland, you must do this tour. It’s long, but totally worth it! The sights are some of the most beautiful I have seen in the world- exceeded my expectations. The tour itself was also very well organized, transport pick up was very easy and the tour guide gave enough interesting information but also didn’t talk us to death. Once we got to the various stops, we were able to explore, eat, shop or whatever you wanted until the shuttle left for the next stop. There were several stops with lunch options, there was no set time you had to eat. The last stop is the Blue Lagoon which is the only stop I didn’t feel we got enough time, although we were there almost two hours so I’m not sure how the tour would be able to build in more time with the other stops but you still have to pay full price separately to enter the lagoon regardless of how much time is spent there ($75-100/pp). We decided to go back another day we were there to spend more time, but of course had to pay entry again. We did learn while we were there there are other lagoons (the new Sky Lagoon) that are much closer to Reykjavik, if that is where you are staying. Similar pricing for entry but much closer and easier to get to- so you definitely have options if two hours isn’t enough for you. Overall, we had a fantastic time and it was a perfect start to our trip to see a lot of the Iceland beauty.
Written 10 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel S
Southampton, UK499 contributions
Nov 2021
What a fantastic trip checking out the famous golden circle.

There was a lot on this trip, a packed out day which did make for a long day but the reward at the end of in the Blue Lagoon is completely worth it. Doing this tour you get to see the very best things like Pingvillier National Park, Blue Lagoon, Gulfoss Waterfall and the Geyser Park.

From booking to taking the tour everything was seamless. When the guide picked me up from outside the hotel he explained everything and how the day would pan out. I felt like we had just enough time at each of the attractions to really enjoy them and understand them. It was a brilliant day spent ticking off a number of places in Iceland.

I highly recommend this trip if staying in the city centre and you want to see the main attractions of Iceland but not sure on driving. Like me, I would do this tour again next time I am in Iceland
Written 7 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

elewis1234
30 contributions
Feb 2020
This was a great tour of some of the top natural sites in Iceland. We experienced the full range of winter weather throughout the day: partial sunshine, snow flurries, sleet, snow showers and rain. Our guide, Christina, was fantastic! She was personable, knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent driver in the midst of the changing weather patterns.

Our trip started at Thingvellir National Park. Given the icy & snowy conditions, Christina gave each of us a pair of crampons to ensure safe passage on the 20 minute walk through the canyon, past the Parliament and the waterfall.

The Geysir was a short drive. Where we had time to explore and eat lunch. If you’re looking for good food and/or service, I suggest you eat anywhere other than the Geysir Kantina. Trying to get the staff to fill lunch orders took 10 minutes.
Later, two members of our group had stomach cramps after eating their hamburgers.

After the hike around Kerid Crater and a stop to pet Icelandic horses, we were physically spent. The 75 minute drive to the Blue Lagoon was an excellent opportunity to rest up. So glad the Blue Lagoon was the last stop on the trip!

When we first booked the trip, we were put off by the fact that admission to the Blue Lagoon wasn’t included in the tour. Having already visited one of the local thermal spas, we decided that we’d just go to the Lagoon and not pay to enter the facility. After talking to Christina about how much there would be to see/do at the Blue Lagoon without paying for admission, we decided to stop being cheap and spring for the €84 admission fee (it would’ve been less if we had booked earlier). It was worth every cent! Probably the best $100 we spent.

After 2 hours of lazing in the mineral springs with our complimentary drink and silica mud mask, we were refreshed and relaxed. On the drive home, Christina offered some more tips about other sights we might want to see while here. Then, she got the bus going by starting a sing-a-long and encouraging tour bus karaoke.

The tour sites were great, but Christina made the day. If tipping wasn’t discouraged by the company, we would’ve happily given her a handsome sum. I hope she gets a huge bonus!
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maia_Sldl
2 contributions
Jan 2022
This trip was really special. Our guide, Christina, was absolutely fantastic and exceeded our expectations. Her energy was infectious, she was really informative, and we loved her commentary!

We learned so much about Iceland as we were driving to each location, which made it a really pleasurable experience. I felt the tour was incredibly well structured, with the perfect amount of time in each place. You can do more or less exploring depending on what you feel up to.

Christina also gave us great suggestions of things to do and restaurants to visit. Thanks to her advice, we saw Northern Lights on our last night in Reykjavik despite our tour being cancelled due to bad weather.

I would recommend this tour to anyone, we had an unforgettable time visiting these incredible attractions. Make sure to wrap up warm if you're going in the winter like us!
Written 27 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guests, great to hear you had a special day with us exploring the Golden Circle with all it´s diverse attractions and relaxing in the Blue Lagoon. Thank you for choosing our tour and for recommending it to other travellers.
Written 28 January 2022
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dughall
Holmfirth, UK593 contributions
Feb 2020
Don't get me wrong, the experiences themselves were jaw-droppingly awesome in every way and the entire experience will be remembered forever.
What didn't help was that I spent much of the day feeling angry about how the group we were in were deliberately frightened and 'coerced' into paying an additional ISK1500 (payable to the guide/driver) for crampons. He asked who'd brought any, described how slippery some of the areas were, said what dreadful accidents befall people who don't wear crampons and basically terrified people into 'hiring' sets from him. I noticed that other tour parties with the 'NiceTravel' company had not been 'forced' into wearing crampons so this was probably just this guide's personal racket. I went without and, whilst there were some slippery bits, it was perfectly possible (and safe) to go without.
If you booked a snowmobile trek and were charged extra for a helmet how would you feel? Or a pony trek where the saddle was an additional cost? If crampons are needed, say in advance or include them in the cost; don't terrify punters into an expensive surcharge.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank your very much for reaching out to us. The experience you describe regarding the crampons should never happen on our tours. The guide had no permission to try to rent out crampons and he has been officially reprimended for this. We offer our guests crampons for free to use during tours when conditions require this. On behalf of the company, I sincerely apologize for this incident. Despite this, it is good to hear that you still enjoyed the amazing beauty of the Icelandic nature and the sights visited and we really hope to see you soon here again in Iceland on a tour with us, where you can enjoy the full NICE experience we strive to provide every day for our guests.
Written 22 February 2020
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Johanna S
Martins Additions, MD27 contributions
Jul 2021
This was an excellent way to see a lot of different highlights of Iceland in a day, since we had a short time frame. We were lucky enough to have clear (but still cold) weather which made the waterfalls sparkle and the Blue Lagoon look even more magical. The Blue Lagoon was truly incredible and a must-do experience, even though you need to pay extra. Follow their instructions and book it in advance - when we got there, many people were trying to get in but it was fully booked. Our group just sailed through, the facilities are very nice. It was great to do the Blue Lagoon last, as it really was the highlight, and made you all relaxed for the drive back, but the other parts of the tour were really interesting too.
Written 1 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

741niting
13 contributions
Jul 2021
I would highly recommend this tour to everyone, this was great and well Balances and Nice Travels did an amazing job of being on time and communicating every detail. Also, the guides are amazing they are fun and all about infotainment. Great tour, the keric creator and blue lagoon was the highlight.
Written 22 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you for choosing NICETRAVEL for your adventure exploring the Golden Circle and relaxing in the Blue Lagoon.
Written 12 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clara Marie
St Austell, UK58 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I did this tour with the blue Lagoon option included. This was a fantastic tour from start to finish. The guide (I have forgotten his name) was brilliant, very friendly and helpful and full of knowledge about Iceland and the history and geology. He was also more than happy to accept questions. The driver made regular spots and also stopped at points of interest for photos. Every stop is beautiful and the tour is well worth doing. I would highly recommend recommend using NiceTravel, there was excellent communication from the company, the tour guide was prompt and extremely knowledge able. The mini bus was comfortable and had WIFI.
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you very much for selecting our NICE tour for your day trip here in Iceland. Thank you also for all your kind words and for recommending our tour to other traveleres.
Written 22 February 2020
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Gemma J
Burton upon Trent, UK113 contributions
David was awsome! Safety conscious, informative, pitched perfectly, funny and also knew when to stop and concentrate on the journey which at times due to rain / snow etc needed his attention. Pick up and drop off exactly as planned and communication in advance extremely professional. Would 100% use Nice Travel again if we visit Iceland in the future.
Written 3 January 2020
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NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you very much for your kind words. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour and we look very much forward to seeing you again in Iceland.
Written 20 January 2020
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Linda W
Gravesend, UK94 contributions
Feb 2020
From start to finish, the communication and efficiency of Nice Travel was faultless. The tour guide and driver, Thor, was informative, funny and highly competent in both his driving in icy blizzard conditions and keeping the tour and visits to the various sites on time - allowing plenty of time on each of the stops for photos, comfort breaks, food and drink. Although the wind was bitterly cold on this occasion, with frequent snow showers, each of the attractions were exceptional - even the Blue Lagoon which concluded the trip, a surreal experience in wonderfully warm water, whilst snow fell on your head.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NiceTravel-Iceland
Dear guest, thank you very much for your kind words, we really appreciate them. Great to hear you enjoyed your NICE day with us and we really hope to see you here again in Iceland, perhaps in the summer with a little less snow.
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Exceptional team and tour!
Excellent and professional organization of tour Excellent guides Excellent choices of site seeing Very helpful for
rockycat80
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An Important Part of an Iceland Visit!
It was a great trip, good group, guide was excellent, very informative. The weather was windy, cold and rainy at
Departure741907
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Great
Excellent and great way you multi-explore the main attractions. Good duration of time in each spot. Plenty of time
405robinh
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Glad we did it!
We really appreciated Brian’s explanations of the society and natural environment here. That what we expect from a
planetabbi
planetabbi
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Nice Travel is the way to go!
I cannot express how wonderful this tour was. Halldór and Þormóður took excellent care of us as we circled the Ring
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Great Trip, Fantastic Guide in Magnus!
What a great trip we had with Magnus our driver. He was funny, informative and gave us just the right amount of hum
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Great Customre Service
We had an issue and needed to cancel. They were very prompt to respond (next day). Many times vendor credits to o
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Wonderful day trip!
Magnus was a fantastic guide and included some extra stops for our group! Loved his commentary and sense of humor,
200bartc
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5 days tour around the island with Golden Circle
I had the 5 day tour option A (with golden circle) around the island. . .It was really exhausting but unbelievable.
Canadiantraveller313
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Highlight of our week in Iceland!
We did this 2 day tour end of May 2022 and had a fabulous time! This tour is packed with lots to see and do. The mo
568wiliams
568wiliams
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June Holiday Fun
Whole experience was enjoyable and efficient. Our driver herded us with fine precision. Our driver was well versed
johnmG3215ZD
johnmG3215ZD
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Amazing once in a lifetime experience.
From the moment our guide Kristina picked us up we knew we were going to have a fun, informative and amazing experi
Chrisy T
Chrisy T
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Amazing tour! Definitely worth it!
This tour was amazing! We got lucky and someone called in sick and we ended up with the best tour guide, David. He
TommVolk
TommVolk
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Amazing waterfall chasing and ice hiking day
My second year with Nicetravel and it was as good as ever,Mika and Christina my guides did a wonderful job taking m
Darcy S
Darcy S
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best experience in Iceland
5 stars!very nice experience with David! And I love his “why not views” especially the shower waterfall. Trip was n
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