The Golden Circle is undoubtedly the most popular tour in Iceland and with good reason. This trio of natural wonders is an amazing experience and truly gives the best of Iceland. Now imagine topping it off with some neon bright Northern Lights and you have yourself the tour we speak of right here.
The Golden Circle and Northern Lights Combo starts at 10:30 in the morning when your pick up arrives. The day ahead is packed with awe-inspiring sights, starting with the mighty Geysir. Renowned worldwide as the namesake to all the other geysers this once skyscraper is now quiet. However, there is no need to fear as his baby brother, Strokkur, has happily stepped into the role. Currently spouting up into the sky multiple times an hour, much more timely than his brother before. The waterworks always seem to trigger an awe-choir formed the visitors present. You’ll understand once you experience it. What better way to start the day!
Second, on the list is the billowing Gullfoss waterfall. Sometimes called nicknames the Golden Falls. This two-story drop powerforce originates in Langjokull glacier a few kilometers higher inland and runs through a grand and gracious canyon. There are three different spots from which you can view the waterfall. One of which is closer than the other. Just keep in mind that if you visit that one you will get slightly wet. But most of us just see it as a part of the experience!
Last but not least is the historic Thingvellir National Park. Not only is it a UNESCO heritage site, listed for its incredible geological elements but also the place where the Vikings founded one of the world’s first parliaments in 930. At Thingvellir you can visit dazzling waterfalls, walk through a groundbreaking gorge (where the walk to the Vail was filmed for the Game of Thrones) and walk over the meeting of continental plates.
Into the Night
At this point you will have a few hours to enjoy a lovely dinner in town, roam around the city and change clothing before being picked up again. This time for a three hour Northern Lights hunt with experts on the matter. They have carefully chosen the best location for the night, hopefully resulting in the most amazing Light show. The Northern Lights which are also known as the Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomenon occurring near the northern arctic. Iceland is especially known for its multicolored lights. Uniquely displaying colors such as red, pink and purple.
- The pickup tour for the tour varies a bit. It is at 8 pm from the 16th of October to the 28th of February. At 9 pm from the 1st of March to the 14th of March and at 10 pm from the 25th of August to the 15th of October and the 15th of March to the 15th of April.
- The Northern Lights tour depends on weather & sightings are not guaranteed. Indicated return times can vary.
- Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings can not be guaranteed. However, if you do not see any northern lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge. Indicated return times may vary if the activity is good, but we should be back in Reykjavík three hours after the tour starts.
- Golden Circle Sights
- Thingvellir National Park
- Northern Lights (when conditions allow)
- The Golden Circle
- Pick Up and Drop Off
- Knowledge Golden Circle Guides
- Bus Fare
- Free Wi-Fi
- Professional Northern Lights Guides