Iceland's Golden Circle in Depth

5 Days | Discover glaciers, geysers and geothermal pools in Iceland’s Golden Circle.

5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
ZAR  36,300
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Experience the highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle on a five-day loop from Reykjavik. When we say you’ll see the hotspots, we mean it – whether you’re soaking in the steamy geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon or marvelling at the eruptions of the Strokkur Geysir. But this is the land of not only fire, but ice too – and where better to experience the latter than Solheimajokull Glacier, and the south coast's series of pristine waterfalls?

Trip overview

Map of Iceland's Golden Circle In Depth including Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 10 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See the sights that make Iceland’s famous Golden Circle so celebrated, from Gulfoss Waterfall to Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
  • There are few things more quintessentially Icelandic than soaking in a geothermal pool – experience it for yourself during a visit to the lesser-known Secret Lagoon.
  • Get a taste for Iceland’s local flavours with a visit to a workshop where they use native ingredients to make herbal teas, jams and salts, all created by a family of sustainability champions.
  • Stand in the spray of Iceland’s most iconic south coast cascades – from the thundering Skogafoss to the enchanting Seljalandsfoss.
  • Explore one of Europe’s largest ice caps on an adventurous walk over the alien landscape of Solheimajokull Glacier.

Is this trip right for you?
  • A remote location and high-performing currency are just two reasons Iceland can be an expensive destination. This affects things like museum entrance fees and outdoor activities but is especially noticeable when eating out. Your leader will be able to advise on ways to get the best value during your visit.
  • The extremity of the weather makes for incredible scenery, but it also means Iceland can be very cold, especially at the start and end of the summer season, at night, and of course in winter. Please bring appropriate clothing for adverse weather conditions. On the rare occasion where your leader must alter the itinerary due to the weather, an alternative will be offered.


Map of Iceland's Golden Circle In Depth including Iceland



4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Hotel (4 nights)

  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Herbal tea and salt workshop visit
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Gunnuhver hot springs
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Bridge between Continents
  • Reykjanes Peninsula - Strandarkirkja
  • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
  • Fludir - Secret Lagoon
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • South Coast - Kvernufoss Waterfall Hike
  • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • South Coast - Skogafoss Waterfall visit
  • South Coast - Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
  • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park
Add on activities
  • Reykjavik - Silfra Fissure Snorkelling Day Trip inc return transfer from Reykjavik - ISK28490
  • Reykjavik - Lava Tunnel Tour - ISK13499
  • Reykjavik - Settlement Exhibition - ISK2500
  • Reykjavik - Whales of Iceland Museum - ISK4300
  • Reykjavik - Saga Museum - ISK3600
  • Reykjavik - Harpa Concert Hall - Free
  • Reykjavik - Maritime Museum - ISK2350

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip starts in Reykjavik on Day 1 at 6pm. This trip finishes in Reykjavik at approximately 2pm on Day 5. Please do not book any flights until after 6pm.
3. Due to the volcanic nature of Iceland and it's effects on the local environment and infrastructure there can be last minute changes to the itinerary on a frequent basis.

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5 out of 5 based on 43 reviews submitted.
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David · Traveled May 2024
I am 70 years old his was my first organized tour. It could not have been better!!
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Steven · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Susanne · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Daniel · Traveled October 2023
A brief but good exposure to southeast Iceland highlighted by a moderate glacier hike. Friendly, knowledgeable tour leader and a good group of traveling companions.
Review submitted 13 Oct 2023

natasha · Traveled September 2023
We experienced incredible beauty of this country. Our tour guide was incredible, itinerary was packed and the weather cooperated. There is so much to see in Iceland and this short trip does offer a light glimpse into what the country has to offer. We were not big fans of food at the farm, we honestly preferred to eat out and pay. Pack variety of clothes and good hiking shoes, you will be hiking a tad towards a few waterfalls (the hikes are not strenuous at all)
Review submitted 06 Oct 2023
Iceland's Golden Circle in Depth
ZAR  36,300