Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing
Day trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Northern Lights Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing
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From US$ 139.89 per person

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Explore the dramatic landscapes of Iceland's "Golden Circle" in the morning and see the Northern Lights in the evening on a 2-part tour from Reykjavik. Visit the Þingvellir National Park and admire the Arctic tundra, go to Gullfoss Waterfall and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
Pickup optional
Pickup begins 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver sometimes has a few stops prior to yours, there is no need to worry if the bus is not there exactly on time. Pickup is available from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. In the city center, some areas are restricted for buses, and therefore pickup will only be available from certain bus stops. If you need directions to the nearest bus stop, visit the city's website: Pickup is not available from Airbnbs or private residences; if this applies to you, it is recommended to select the hotel address or bus stop nearest to you and request pickup from there.


  • See a hot spring erupt before your eyes
  • Admire the cascades of the Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Walk through history in Þingvellir National Park
  • Hunt for the elusive Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
Full description

Witness the wonders of the Golden Circle and marvel at the Northern Lights on a combo tour from Reykjavik. See the Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools at Geysir, and the tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. When night falls, go hunting for the Northern Lights in the countryside with a specially trained Northern Lights guide.

Experience the dramatic scenery and natural phenomena of Iceland on a 2-part combination tour, starting with a morning tour of the legendary "Golden Circle." Depart Reykjavik to visit Iceland's 3 iconic natural treasures, including the Þingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall. Discover where the earth's North American and Eurasian plates are being pulled apart at Þingvellir, and watch the geothermal waters and steam spout skywards from the geyser at Geysir geothermal area.

Admire the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. Then, take a 3 to 6-hour break and grab dinner before your evening Northern Lights tour. When night falls, search for the elusive Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the Icelandic wilderness, depending on the weather forecast and visibility conditions.

Only visible during the winter months, the spectacular phenomenon is one of Iceland's biggest and most magical draws.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide for Golden Circle
  • Specially-trained Northern Lights guide
  • Instructions on how to set up your camera to capture the Northern Lights and the night sky
  • Photo of you and the Northern Lights (when aurora can be seen)
  • Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat
  • In-bus audio guide (in 10 different languages)
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Your tour starts from Reykjavík Terminal, centrally located at Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. please be at the terminal 15 minutes before your departure time.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Northern Lights are only visible during the winter months
  • Children aged 12-15 are entitled to a 50% discount. Children aged 0-11 can travel for free
  •  The Northern Lights part of the tour is at 10:00 PM from August 25-September 30 and April 1-April 25, and at 9:00 PM from October 1-March 31
  •  Departures are dependent on the weather
  • There is no minimum number for this activity and no age limit
  • Please wear warm and waterproof clothes as the weather can change suddenly. Expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, and headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended
  • The total travelling time is around 10 hours, including a minimum 30-minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park and an approximate 3-hour Northern Lights tour
  • You are advised to bring your own headphones for the audio guide as they will fit you best and it's better for the environment
Customer reviews

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based on 182 reviews

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It was a really nice tour , the bus was comfortable and the tour guide was really good, the sightseeing was really beautiful. Unfortunately we wasn’t able to see the northern lights because they didn’t saw up at the clear sky , but they offer us free re book for an other day I suggest try the northern lights as fast you arrive at Reykjavik in case of non show you have more chances an other day.

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March 25, 2023

A small bus picked us up and took us to the “main” terminal where our tour guide (Rene) welcomed us in to a bigger bus. From there he offer some information about the NorthernLights then “hunt” for the lights. The spot they select was awesome, the lights offer us a spectacular show. Btw, we got lucky with a good weather, and clear sky. For returning, they dropped us at our nearest bus stop.

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March 25, 2023

Our tour guide, Rene was excellent. On our way, the lights were already showing from the road. We got to the location and immediately set up the camera to take pictures of us. He continously pointed out when the lights were changing and moved the camera around.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 72106