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Great Geysir (Great Geyser) Tours

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Great Geysir (Great Geyser)
The world's original geyser, the Great Geysir (Great Geyser) is the source of the English word after which all other geysers are named. Geysir literally means "gusher" in Icelandic, and this natural phenomenon in the Haukadalur geothermal region has been active for more than 10,000 years. Records of hot springs activity in the region date back to 1294.

The Basics
The Great Geysir's activity has become sporadic in the recent past, noticeably increasing with earthquake activity in the region. The nearby Strokkur geyser erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, shooting a plume of hot water 45 to 90 feet (15 to 30 meters) in the air.

Both Geysir and Strokkur are best seen as a stop on a classic Golden Circle tour that covers the natural wonders of southern Iceland, whether with a group and guide or on your own. Other landmarks include Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Seljalandfoss waterfall.

Things to Know
  • A brief stop here is sufficient; wait a few minutes to see Strokkur erupt.
  • You'll find a gift shop across the road.
  • Take a comprehensive Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik to see more of Iceland's top sites.
  • The Geysir area is handicap accessible with wide boardwalks.

How to Get There
The Great Geysir lies on the slope of Laugarfjall Hill, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) outside of Reykjavik. It takes about 90 minutes to reach by car from the city.

When to Get There
Both Geysir and the Strokkur geyser erupt on their own schedule; you won't have to wait around too long to see a spout.
Address: Haukadalsvegur, Geysir, Iceland
Admission: Free
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Golden Circle and Farm Visit with Free Ice Cream

Golden Circle and Farm Visit with Free Ice Cream

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Explore Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle on an unforgettable small-group expedition. Visit famous Thingvellir National Park, iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the exciting geothermal activity at Geysir in Haukadalur Valley. Get a real treat at a working dairy farm, where you meet the cows and taste fresh ice cream. Make the most of your limited time in Iceland.
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  • 9 hours
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Golden circle, Snowmobiling & Ice cave with live commentary and audio guide

Golden circle, Snowmobiling & Ice cave with live commentary and audio guide

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Iceland is known for its big glaciers, high waterfalls and erupting geyser, on this tour you will witness it all in one day. You will visit Thingvellir national park, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall, go snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and explore a man-made glacier ice cave.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private Tour

Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private Tour

Spend the day exploring the waterfalls, geysers, and national parks of Iceland’s Golden Circle and at night venture into the wilderness to find the northern lights. Take in the scenery from the comfort of a four-wheel-drive vehicle between stops at Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss, Kerio Crater, and a local farm. Stop for dinner before heading back out to search for the northern lights.
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  • 11 hours
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Small Group Golden Circle Day Tour with Kerid Crater and Farm Visit

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There are a large number of Golden Circle tours on offer from Reykjavík but most focus on only the main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area. This tour stands out by also including visits to Kerið volcanic crater, Faxi waterfall, and a traditional Icelandic farm.
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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Combine Iceland´s most popular tours in one day! Start the day by visiting Iceland´s three most famous sites in The Golden Circle tour and relax in the wonder that is The Blue lagoon in the evening. The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal. The tour continues to Gullfoss waterfall and also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park. After an amazing day of nature exploring, you head back to Reykjavik and from there onwards to the Blue lagoon to go soak up in the warm and comfortable Blue Lagoon, one of the wonders of the world. Departure to the Blue Lagoon follows the end of the Golden Circle tour from BSI Terminal. Departure to the Blue Lagoon is at 18:00 & admission is set at 19:00. Returns after visiting the Blue Lagoon are flexible according to our schedule and do not need to be pre-booked in either direction.
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  • 12 hours
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Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

Golden Circle Waterfall Tour and Volcano Lake Crater Small-Group on Minibus!

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Visit top Iceland Golden Circle sites in just one day on this guided tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a small group to must-see attractions such as Thingvellir National Park, famous Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerid volcanic crater lake, all while enjoying the free onboard Wi-Fi and commentary from your guide. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 6-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves. The nights are a perfect opportunity to search for the breathtaking aurora, in the starry night sky.
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  • 6 days
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Golden Circle Private Day Tour - A small operator with a great personal service

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Take in the natural wonders along Iceland’s Golden Circle on a private tour that can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Take your time exploring the geological wonders at Thingvellir National Park, watching the periodic eruptions of a hot pool named Strokkur at Geysir Hot Springs, and admiring Gullfoss—one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Iceland.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

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Many visitors to Iceland only take 1- or 2-day trips from the capital. This 7-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the East Fjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

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For an in-depth experience of Iceland, one that is richer than taking quick day trips, this guided tour from Reykjavík spends eight days journeying around the Ring Road. See the country's best attractions, including waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and whale watching while soaking up its culture and heritage. Forget the hassle of driving and arranging hotels: This tour handles all logistics, including seven nights' accommodation with breakfast.
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  • 8 days
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Golden Circle Private Tour

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Private custom tour with an experienced guide along the most popular destinations in Iceland the Golden Circle
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Premium Golden Circle Tour in Jeep

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Privately guided tour in very comfortable Jeep, allows you to find all the hidden gems in Iceland and stop more often. To make your Golden Circle experience, even more special, we enhanced it by adding more exciting stops, like sheep corrals, amazing red pumice hills, and mine. You will also have a chance to meet Icelandic horses.
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See some of Iceland’s most popular natural wonders, and historical sites in a day. Drive down the Golden Circle to Thingvellir National Park, the location where Iceland’s parliament was founded. See the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area that erupts every few minutes. Head towards the coast for a stop at the black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Golden Circle Gourmet Food Tasting Tour

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Paris, Rome, New York. Everyone knows these are centers of amazing eating. But Reykjavik? You better believe it. And you will after this exciting and fulfilling full-day tour through some of the area’s best food ways and byways. With an expert guide, leave the Icelandic capital to visit a farm where you’ll munch on locally produced treats while watching the farm in action. Visit a greenhouse that grows tomatoes using power from geothermal activity and a classic turf farm where you’ll get to eat dried fish, smoked lamb, and pancakes with rhubarb jelly.
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  • 9 hours
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Snorkeling in Silfra & Golden Circle | Free Photos

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Why not start your day snorkeling in one of the top dive sites on this planet, Silfra fissure, and then drive the famous 300 kilometer Golden Circle sightseeing route in southern Iceland? Silfra’s clarity is unlike anything else and a must-see on your trip in Iceland. No experience required but all participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in water. Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík included. After the snorkeling we will take you on the Golden Circle tour, which is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. We will start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing was established around 930, but Thingvellir is where the two continents, Europe and America, meet. During the Golden Circle tour we will also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where among others, the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are located and also we’ll be checking out the waterfall Gullfoss. Join us on this unforgettable adventure!
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  • 9 hours
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Private Golden Circle Classic Tour from Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle—with its famous Geysir, waterfalls, and tectonic landscape—is one of the most popular tourist circuits in Iceland. Though nearly every tour company in Reykjavík offers a Golden Circle excursion, the tours themselves often leave travelers without flexibility or close attention from their guide. With this private tour, travel to the region’s main attractions at your own pace and while having a say in creating your itinerary.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Golden Circle & Black Beach ATV tour Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

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Follow Iceland’s Golden Circle route and explore the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park on this day tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a guide into the Thingvellir National Park and discover the geothermal lakes, soaring peaks, and rugged landscapes for which the region is famous. Take in top attractions including the hot springs at Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery you find. Shoot across a black volcanic beach of Iceland's South Coast, on an ATV adventure fit for all true lovers of excitement and nature. With your on-board audio guide, gain insight into Iceland’s colourful history and fascinating geology. Tour includes round-trip travel from Reykjavík Terminal.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle & Friðheimar Farm - Private Tour

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We begin our journey by driving to one of Iceland's most legendary sites, the national park of Þingvellir. This is the original home of the Althing, the world's oldest extant parliament, and this is where the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Next up is Haukadalur, home to hot springs that include the legendary Geysir (from which all geysers derive their name) and the still-active Strokkur. We will have lunch in Haukadalur, including some local delicacies. From there, it is only a 10 minute drive to Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), one of Europe's most powerful waterfalls and considered by some to be the highpoint of this tour. Our next stop is Friðheimar, an Icelandic greenhouse where you can see (and perhaps taste) for yourself how Icelanders use renewable energy to grow vegetables. On our way back home, we stop to take a look at the scenic volcanic crater Kerið and get a chance to see many examples of lcoal horses and farms.
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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar greenhouse (lunch included)

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar greenhouse (lunch included)

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Combine a tour of Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route—the Golden Circle—with a visit to the Secret Lagoon. Explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, visit the original ‘Geysir’ geyser, and enjoy stunning views of the Gullfoss Waterfall. After lunch (own expense) at Fridheimar restaurant, head to the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs.
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  • 9 hours
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Golden Circle & South Iceland Private Day Tour

Golden Circle & South Iceland Private Day Tour

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See all the main sights in just one day on this private two-in-one tour! Two of the most popular sightseeing routes in Iceland can now be done in one day, by taking part in this ultimate Golden Circle and South Coast tour. First you will visit the Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park and the historic assembly fields, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt from up close. Then the tour continues towards the coast, all the way to the famous black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and to two more waterfalls - Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The private tour allows you more flexibility and is ideal for small groups and families.
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  • 11 hours
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Classic Golden Circle by minibus from Reykjavík

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This tour is the most popular attraction in Iceland and by no surprise. A perfect day tour as it is around 8 hours, showing great sights and you really get the feel of Icelandic nature. Breathtaking scenery the whole time which consists of the three iconic sights: Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and the geyser which bares the name Geysir. A must do tour if you come to Iceland.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Golden Circle tour

Private Golden Circle tour

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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$706.00
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Private Golden Circle Classic day tour

Private Golden Circle Classic day tour

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The Golden Circle is a popular tour route in Iceland, but instead of going on a crowded group bus trip, this private tour offers a more luxurious alternative. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with on-board Wi-Fi and stop off at lots of scenic attractions along the way. Highlights include Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Kerid crater, and the Geysir geothermal area.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$1,180.86
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3 Days Tour - Golden Circle, Southcoast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

3 Days Tour - Golden Circle, Southcoast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The Golden Circle consists of three equally stunning locations in southwest Iceland: Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These sites are renowned across the world and are all as spectacular as they are unique. The South Coast of Iceland is famed for its wealth of landmarks and dramatically diverse scenery. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are two impressive waterfalls while the black sand beach Reynisfjara is renowned for its fascinating geology, with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey rock arch.  Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Black Sand Beach.   • Small group tour • Highly rated and recommended by guests
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  • 3 days
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