City Sightseeing and Golden Circle Express

Total from
£95.00

This tour is a combination of the tours Greater Area Reykjavik Sightseeing and Golden Circle Express, ideal for those that want to make the most of their day.

Reykjavik Sightseeing

You will visit Höfði house where the all-important summit between USA and USSR, when Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986, took place. Next we will visit Harpa concert hall and conference centre located right next to the old city harbour, a building which was awarded with the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013.

From Harpa we will drive to the City Hall where we will stop for a short walk with you over to the Parliament building and give you the opportunity to take a picture of the building and the Austurvöllur park in front of it. Then we will go to Hallgrímskirkja church, the largest church in Iceland and one of the country‘s tallest buildings and Perlan glass dome with its 360° viewing platform before we head out to Bessastaðir which is the official residence of the President of Iceland.

The tour takes a break in the city centre where passengers are dropped off to take a stroll or have lunch (not included in the price).

Golden Circle Express

After the break you'll head for the Golden Circle to the National Park Þingvellir; renowned for its historic legacy and geological intrigue. This is the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. From there you will continue on your journey to the geothermal area surrounding the spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur where you'll get to walk amidst hissing steam vents and sulphurous mud pots and then on to the majestic Gullfoss glacial waterfall, where glacial meltwater cascades down into the deep and narrow canyon below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note while children under 12 can travel free of charge on this tour we will need to reserve a place for them in the coach, so please remember to let us know how many children are travelling and how old they are.

Please note: Occasionally actual days of operation are subject to change. If this is the case we will endeavour to book a day as close as possible to your original preferred day. Should this not be acceptable a full refund will be made. This tour is not available on 24th December.

 

IMPORTANT: HOTEL PICK-UP CHANGES WHICH MAY AFFECT YOU

Pick-ups from several Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses have been affected by new restrictions imposed by Reykjavík City Council. You will be assigned a nearby bus stop where your transport will meet you instead.

To view pick-up list, please click here >

Please note that between 4th June and 30th September, Bus Stop 4 (Tryggvagata) will not be operational due to construction works. Please follow the below instructions if you are staying at one of the below hotels or guesthouses;  

  • Guests at 1919 Hotel Radisson Blu need to go to Bus stop 5 – Harpa

  • Guests at Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel need to go to Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata

  • Guests at CenterHotel Plaza need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at City Center Hotel need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Downtown Hostel Reykjavik need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Butterfly Guesthouse need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Captain Reykjavik in Ránargata need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Three Sisters Guesthouse need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Black Pearl Reykjavik need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Lighthouse Apartments need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Metropolitan Hotel need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Ocean Comfort Apartments need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

  • Guests at Reykjavik Harbour Apartments need to go to Bus stop 1 – Ráðhús / City Hall

Tour Information

Tour Availability: Departs daily.

Departure: 9am with pick up at 8.30am. Hotel pick-up/ drop off included from hotels/guest homes in Reykjavik. (Excluding the Blue Lagoon Inn or in Keflavik).

Duration: 10 hrs approx.  

Inclusions: Hotel transfers, English speakin guide.

Exclusions: Food, drink and any other services not mentioned above.

Please note: The supplier can reserve the right to alter this tour due to poor weather and road conditions.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier within 48 hours to request confirmation. Once they confirm that your requested date and ticket is available, we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any relevant information.