So you have a stopover of about 8 hours and would like to see the stunning beauty of Iceland? Join us in this minibus tour to the Golden Circle attractions in the beautiful morning light, and see these formidable features of nature.
Þingvellir National Park
We drive from the KEF airport as soon as everyone has arrived, to our first stop at Þingvellir National Park, an area of great historical importance for Icelanders as our parliament was founded here over 1000 years ago.
You will be able to stand where Viking settlers proudly stood centuries ago. Gigantic rifts run through the park creating a stark and dramatic landscape. Gently moving tectonic plates run across Þingvellir, pulling apart by around 2 cm per year – here it is possible to stand on two continents at once!
The Geyser Strokkur
We travel through fertile farmland to the geothermal field of Haukadalur where you are able to walk through an area dotted with hot springs, steaming streams and geysers.
Strokkur geyser erupts every 5-8 minutes. Watch as the blue/green water bubbles up, suddenly spouting almost 30 metres into the air. Be patient with your camera and you will be sure to capture this amazing scene.
The Gullfoss Falls, cutting unforgivably through a canyon, truly is a force to be reckoned with. You’ll have the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble with fury into a deep, meandering canyon.
Gullfoss is more than “just” a pretty waterfall. It has an interesting story to tell. Your guide will give you the details.
What about my luggage?
Make sure your luggage is checked to the final destination, if possible, since it will save you a lot of time. But if you need to collect your baggage, we will take it with us on the bus.
Normal tours to the Golden Circle are cheaper.
Bear in mind that this tour involves a customized airport pick up & drop off and is operated by minibus, not a large tour bus.
Will we be rushed through the sites?
No. We will have enough time to enjoy the Icelandic outdoors in all 3 locations.
Can I be dropped off in the city instead of the airport?
Regrettably not. This tour is only for layover passengers. Send us an e-mail if you want to arrange a tour from the airport, or from Reykjavik.
We have more time / less time / different schedule.
Send us an e-mail with the details. If you have a longer layover, you could spend some time at the Blue Lagoon before your flight. If you have less time, we can inform you of the options available. Also, we can arrange for a similar tour for those on a different schedule.
What if my flight to Iceland is delayed?
A few minutes won’t make any difference. We will wait as long as we can. Please check the Meeting Point as soon as possible in case the guide is still there. We’ll take other circumstances into account. But if the flight is much delayed and we’re forced to leave without you, you’ll receive 100% reimbursement.
My flight to Europe departs at 16:10. Can I make it?
In case of Icelandair connecting flight: Yes! This would mean that you already hold a boarding pass for your next flight, and your luggage has been checked to the final destination. Make sure you do this correctly when you check in in the USA. In this case, you only need to show up at security check at the Keflavik airport one hour prior to take off. If you are flyging different airlines, please contact them before you book this tour, about baggage check in and how early you need to be at the airport.
All Iceland Tours and Extreme Iceland will not reimburse flight costs in case of unforeseen circumstances preventing us from reaching the airport on time, neither from miscalculations on the part of travelers as to necessary time to proceed with the flight. Please use caution in your planning phase.