From Reykjavík

Golden Circle & Magical Nights

The famous Golden Circle, a refreshing bath in a geothermal spa, delicious food and a hunt for the Northern Lights on a day tour from Reykjavík.

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Golden Circle & Magical Nights

A Golden Circle & Northern Lights Combo Tour That Delights All of Your Senses

On our popular carbon neutral day tour from Reykjavík, we combine the famous Golden Circle route with stops at local farms for some traditional tastes, a visit to a local spa, and a chance to see the Northern Lights.

Heading out of Reykjavík, we set our course through Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the local greenhouse, Friðheimar. There, we get a taste of their delicious and home grown tomato soup and freshly baked bread for lunch. Next, we visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and the great Geysir geothermal area, where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water up to 30 m. After enjoying these jewels of Icelandic nature, we turn our attention back to the taste buds with a visit to the farm Efstidalur. There, we get a few samples of their local products, such as farm-produced Skyr and delicious ice cream. For those who are ready for some relaxation at the geothermal spa Fontana, guests can choose the spa as an extra activity, or relax in the roomy reception of Fontana spa. Next up is a 2-course dinner at the local restaurant Lindin, renowned for using local ingredients and its cozy atmosphere. After a nice meal, we head out to explore the mysterious nights of Iceland while we search for the magical Northern Lights.

If no northern lights are seen you have a change to re-book a Northern Lights tour with one of our partners subject to availability. Please contact our Sales and Service department.

Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, therefore sights cannot be guaranteed.

Tour Overview

  • Pickup

    30 min before departure

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • Active

    4 - 5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    Oct - Mar

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Transport in minibus
  • Local tastes at Friðheimar (lunch)
  • Local tastes at Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Today’s special (dinner) and chocolate mousse dessert at Lindin Restaurant
  • Change to re-book a Northern Lights Tour

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Good shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Drinks
  • Towel & Bathing suit for Fontana

Optional Extras

  • Entrance Laugarvatn Fontana Spa
  • Rain gear (jacket or pants)
  • Hiking boots

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Golden Circle & Magical Nights

MAP & ITINERARY

Day Tour

A Golden Circle and Northern Lights Combo Tour That Delights All of Your Senses

Your fun-filled winter adventure begins with your professional driver guide picking you up in Reykjavík and whisking you off to some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders.

The first stop along the Golden Circle is the historic Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Following that, you will stop at Friðheimar for a delicious lunch. At this greenhouse and restaurant, you will taste delectable tomato soup and homemade bread.

After a filling lunch, you will head back out along the Golden Circle to visit the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall and the bubbling Geysir hot spring.

After viewing these stunning places, you will go to local farm to sample skyr, Icelandic yogurt, and ice cream. Following that, you can choose as an extra activity to take a dip in the luxurious Fontana spa before heading to Lindin for a fabulous two-course meal. Those who prefer not to go into the spa can relax in the the reception and restaurant area of Fontana. Guides sometimes do switch the order of Fontana and Lindin.

The rest of the evening is spent searching for the alluring Northern Lights.

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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased on the day of the activity as long as there are spaces available.

You can find the nearest pick up location. You are welcome to email to [email protected] to get help with finding an alternative pick up location

The pick ups starts 30 min before your tour's departure time. Please be ready at your bus stop in time.

Because the northern lights are a natural phenomenon we can never guarantee seeing them. We have designed our tours so that you will have a fun and fulfilling day regardless of the northern lights. The northern lights hunting takes place at the very end of the tour and if we see lights that will be great but if not, you will still have had a fantastic day. But if we don't see the northern lights we will try to book you on other Northern Lights Tour the following days. These tours will only be focusing on the search for Northern Lights. Please contact our Sales and Service representatives in order to book such a tour .

At Fontana there is a roomy reception space where our guests can sit down and relax. They sell light refreshments, beer, tea and more. This can be the perfect time to catch up with family members and or share pictures on line. You can ask your guide for more information.

  • Light hiking shoes with a rigid sole work well for short trail walking in Iceland.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day. We advise dressing in layers.