Insight Iceland

Insight Iceland tours

At Insight Iceland Tours, we offer personal service to our travelers. We are a small boutique operation that provides day tours to four select locations; Landmannalaugar, Snæfellsnes, Jökulsárlón and the classic Golden Circle.

Personal touch  –  small groups
Our trips have no more than 12 people, allowing for a more relaxed, personal tour that gives you a chance to experience Icelandic nature, history and culture in a relaxed and convenient way. We are dedicated to making your trip interesting, entertaining and informative, and above all comfortable and fun!

Travel with ease – love nature
Insight Iceland Tours drivers and guides are knowledgeable, full of history, folktales and information.  We are committed to the environment and make sure that we and our fellow travelers treat Icelandic nature with the respect it deserves.

Golden circle summer 2019

Code IGULLS2017
Destination Golden circle
Category Day tour mini bus
Duration 6 hours
Depart time 08:00 am

  • From Hamraborg bus station Kopavogur 08:00 am
  • From bus stop in Reykjavík city center 08:20  am, see map
  • Several stops on the tour at most interesting places.
  • Back in Reykjavík 14:00 pm.
  • Bus stop map in Reykjavik.

Dates & Prices

The famous Golden Circle is a must do trip in Iceland. This classic route is a great sightseeing tour that includes the oldest parliament in the world, Þingvellir, located on the rift between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plate. Þingvellir is associated with the Althingi, the national parliament of Iceland, which was established at the site in 930 AD. Sessions were held at the location until 1798.

The majestic Gullfoss waterfall has inspired both local and international poets and writers and been the hallmark of many an Icelandic postcard for the last 100 years. While Geysir does not erupt anymore, its counterpart Strokkur goes off almost 4-6 times an hour and the area at Geysir is a unique geothermal pearl.

Itinerary

On the Golden Circle we stop for around one hour at each location.  We begin by visiting the national park Thingvellir. From there we head to the Geysir geothermal are where we stop for an hour and half for sightseeing and lunch. After lunch we head to Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall, a mere 20-minute drive from Geysir. We enjoy the majestic waterfalls and surrounding area for an hour and then we head home.

Bring warm clothes and good walking shoes. The weather in Iceland can change very suddenly so it is good to be prepared.

Tour duration: 6 hours, several stops along the way
Location: South Iceland
Tour season: All year
Catering: Self-catered tour. Bring snacks and refreshments. There are fine restaurants and shops at the Geysir and Gullfoss area.
Departure:  At 08:00 am from Hamraborg bus station in Kopavogur and 08:20 am from bus stop, Reykjavík city center. See Bus stop map in Reykjavik


Arrival: To Reykjavik BSI and Hamraborg, Kopavogur 14:00 pm.
Free Wi-fi on the bus
NB: This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years old.
Information about Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysi

Wikipedia - Þingvellir

Wikipedia - Geysir

Wikipedia - Gullfoss

 

 

Insight Iceland tours

Terms and conditions

All cancellations shall be emailed to info@insighticeland.com . Most of the services offered on the website and/or the sites are fully refundable when cancelled up to 24 hours prior to departure under the cancellation policy. Refunds may take up to 14 business days.

  • Place of departure

Our day-tours all start from Hamraborg Bus Station and BSI Bus Terminal. Please arrive timely to the place of departure as stipulated in your voucher and/or booking confirmation.

  • Drop off

Drop off at the same locations as departures; BSI Bus Terminal and Hamraborg Bus Station.

  • Payments

All payments are either online or with cash on departure.   

  • Luggage

Please limit luggage items to a bag or a back-pack that fits under the bus seat. Insight Iceland does not take responsibility for damaged or lost luggage or any items belonging to passengers.

  • Customers with special needs

We welcome everyone but our tours are not suitable for wheelchairs or those with mobility disabilities.

  • Re-boarding after stops and rest breaks

Please make sure that you are back at the bus for reboarding after every stop. The tours run on a schedule and we kindly ask all our travelers to be mindful of the schedule so as not to be left behind. While we strive to keep everyone together and help each of our passengers in every way we can, we are unable to disrupt our tours for any length of time.  If you miss the bus, you will unfortunately have to find alternative transport arrangements at you own expense.

  • Safety on board the bus

The safety and comfort of the passengers is our main concern and we have safety belts for every passenger in the bus. According to Icelandic law it is mandatory to wear safety belts in all vehicles, passengers are therefore required to wear seat belts on our tours. We have booster seats for children over 8 years who might need them.

  • Clothing

Sturdy shoes, good hiking boots, and warm outdoor wear should be worn when travelling in Iceland during all seasons. Most tours include some walking and/or hiking in nature

  • Lost & found

If you lose clothes and/or other items in your possession during your trip with us, you can contact us by sending an e-mail to info@insighticeland.com. We will let you know if the item was found and if so we will send it to you at your expense, no responsibility is taken for lost items.

  • Responsibility

No responsibility is taken for losses and/or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury caused by accidental falling/tripping during hiking and sightseeing outside our buses, damages, negligence, weather, war and/or other unforeseeable causes.

  • Comments and/or complaints

We welcome all communication as we constantly strive to improve and make sure that our travelers enjoy our trips. Please feel free to contact us by e-mail info@insighticeland.com.  If you are not satisfied with our tour please let us know immediately so that we can assist you.  We also welcome all tips about things that can be improved.

Insight Iceland ehf is authorized to change all terms and conditions when needed.