Golden Circle Wonders & Reykjavík Explorations: The Ultimate Icelandic Combo Tour.
Experience the best of Iceland's natural wonders and the charm of its capital city with our Golden Circle & City Sightseeing combo. This tour combines an insightful 8-hour journey through the iconic Golden Circle, with a visit to the Fridheimar Tomato Greenhouse along the way, and additionally, the flexibility of exploring Reykjavík at your own pace on the Hop On Hop Off bus.
The adventure begins with the Golden Circle tour, where you'll witness three of Iceland's most famous attractions. Marvel at the Geysir geothermal area, where the Strokkur geyser shoots water up to 30 meters high every few minutes. Gaze upon the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, a step waterfall formed by the glacial river Hvítá, plunging into a 32-meter-deep crevice. Explore the historical and geological wonder of Þingvellir National Park, where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia are gradually drifting apart, and take a walk along the thrilling crevasse between the continental plates!
In addition to these natural marvels, we visit the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Here, you'll learn about the innovative methods of growing pesticide-free tomatoes using Iceland's abundant geothermal energy.
Next day, discover the city's highlights with the Reykjavík Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus. Note that the Hop On Hop Off experience is not available on the same day as the Golden Circle tour, giving you the freedom to schedule your city exploration at your leisure on any other day.
- All year
- 8 hours
- Minimum age
Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia
Need to know
Remember to dress according to the weather.
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
It’s important to always be prepared for your next adventure in Iceland. See our list of what’s included, and what you should bring or add to your trip
- Bus fare
- Professional local tour guide
- Admission to Friðheimar cultivation centre
- Reykjavik City Sightseeing - Hop On Hop Off
- Food and drinks
If you're planning a trip to Iceland, it's important to be prepared with the right information. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you plan your trip
To ride on the hop-on hop-off buses in Iceland, it’s best to buy your ticket in advance. You can purchase them through the links above and all you’ll need to do is show your driver when you climb aboard. This way, you won’t need any cash at all!
For public buses in Reykjavík, you can pay for a ticket either with cash or with the KLAPP app. If you’re paying with cash, make sure that you have the right amount, because the drivers can’t give change.
Reykjavík’s hop-on hop-off buses run throughout the day all year round. But be aware that the timetable changes slightly depending on the season.
In the summer, the buses run every 30 minutes from 08:30 to 16:30. The route takes 1 hour, 15 minutes in total.
In the winter, buses run every 45 minutes from 09:30 to 16:15. The route typically takes less time, just 1 hour, 10 minutes.
As the buses run on public roads, the timetable is subject to change due to traffic, road closures, or public events.
All hop-on hop-off buses have climate control, meaning that they have air conditioning if it is warm outside and heating if it is cold. Whatever the weather in Reykjavík when you’re visiting, you’ll be perfectly comfortable on the bus!
Your voucher is valid for a year from the purchase date, but once you exchange the voucher for a ticket, the ticket is typically valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the type of ticket you purchased.
It’s really easy to use the hop-on hop-off buses:
- Firstly, buy a ticket online, for a 24-hour or 48-hour ride. You can do that right here on this page.
- Then, check out the hop-on hop-off bus map and timetable. It will show you when and where you can take the buses.
- Now, all you need to do is to head to a bus stop. When the bus arrives, you can get on, show your ticket, sit down, and enjoy the ride.
- When you’re ready to get off, just let the driver know.
Take a bus tour with City Sightseeing and explore Reykjavík at your leisure, with the opportunity to hop on and off at conveniently located bus stops.
Delve deep into the heart of Reykjavík with our 48-hour City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus pass. This extended pass offers you the freedom to explore Reykjavík's modern vibe and its proximity to nature at your own pace, with plenty of time to discover all the hidden gems of this magical city.
Want to see the sites of the Golden Circle but have a limited amount of time? Consider this express Golden Circle tour! Experience the landmarks of the classic Golden Circle in South Iceland on this unforgettable day tour. The Golden Circle encompasses the must-see sights of Þingvellir National Park, the golden Gullfoss waterfall, and the bubbling geothermal region of Geysir.