Southern Region, Iceland
Shore Excursions

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Our most recommended Southern Region, Iceland Shore Excursions

From Reykjavik Port: Golden Circle Shore Excursion

1. From Reykjavik Port: Golden Circle Shore Excursion

The Golden Circle is a must do experience in Iceland. This shore excursion takes you to the three most visited natural nature attractions in the southern part of Iceland, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Thingvellir National Park. This small group Golden Circle Tour starts with a pickup at Reykjavik port. The departure time is adjusted to your cruise ship arrival time so you will get the most of your time in Iceland. The shore excursion combines fragile nature, Iceland's saga and heritage, and powerful geothermal wonders. Experience some of the highlights in Iceland when you drive along glacial rivers and beautiful landscapes. Take your time to observe the lesser mention but still beautiful places and cultural treasures. If conditions allow, make a stop on the way to admire some of the famously friendly Icelandic horses. The tour guides are local experts that know the area like the back of their hands and are storytellers at heart. As this is a small group tour, be assured that the tour guide has time for all your questions. 

From Reykjavik: The Golden Circle Express Tour with Pickup

2. From Reykjavik: The Golden Circle Express Tour with Pickup

Visit some of Iceland’s most famous sites on this tour, like Þingvellir National Park (English: Thingvellir), where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930. In 2004, Thingvellir National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now one of 800 places in the world that have been honoured by UNESCO. After that, see Gullfoss waterfall and the spouting hot spring area around Geysir and Strokkur. Although this trip is an express tour, experience some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country.

Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour

3. Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour

See the best of the Golden Circle all in a single day during this private trip starting directly from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Travel with your own personal guide to Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfall, the Kerid Crater, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Blue Lagoon, entry fees included. Pack your bags and come ready for an adventure. You’ll see Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with immense historical significance. This site has the world’s oldest existing parliament. Marvel at crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains. The Geysir Geothermal Area is also on the agenda. This site is a treat for those who always dreamed of witnessing a live hot spring. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, this spot is the oldest known geyser in the world. Arrive at the Gullfoss Waterfall, which originates from Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Take advantage of unbeatable photo opportunities thanks to the multiple viewpoints of this elegant waterfall. Another memorable site along the route is the Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake, a 3000-years old volcanic lake with a unique appeal. You’ll see blue-colored lake water surrounded by dark lava rocks. A simple walk along the crater will bring you to amazing views of this unique volcanic lake. After the tour, you’ll visit the Blue Lagoon before being driven back to your hotel.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Volcanic Cater

4. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Volcanic Cater

Travel through the famed Golden Circle route on this tour from Reykjavik to Thingvellir National Park, the Geyser geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, and the lake at the Kerid volcanic crater. Uncover the natural beauty of Iceland with some unexpected stops along the way.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation and sit back and relax as you take in the stunning serenity of the Icelandic countryside on the the way to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Thingvellir National Park. Discover the historical l importance of this park. After seeing some of the crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains in Thingvellir. Continue to the Geyser geothermal Area in the Haukadalur valley to see one of the oldest geysers in the world.  Head to Gullfoss waterfall which flows from Langjökull, the second-largest glacier in the country. Capture pictures of waterfall from a viewpoint before driving to the Kerid volcanic crater lake. Admire the contrast of the blue lake with the dark lava rocks around it.  Take a walk along the crater before returning to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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What people are saying about Southern Region, Iceland

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 296 reviews

We were only 4 people, a very small group. The driver was very nice, if you wanted to stop somewhere along the way to take photos, you just had to ask him. He did not explain much about the sites but he did explain the most important thing.

Had about an hour at each location which worked well for us, so glad we booked the express tour. Highlights were the Gulfoss waterfall and Geyser.Had some lovely meat soup at the Gulfoss Waterfall stop.

Excellent tour overall and Darren the Guide is superb. Maybe spent too much time at first stop and more time at the Waterfall would have been better.

Great trip! The golden waterfall was incredible! Very nice busses, great guide. Great value for the money.

Brilliant views and photo opportunities. 100% recommend