Discover Iceland's most iconic natural and historical attractions on this all-time best-selling tour. Includes a visit to Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal field.
Discover some of the best sites in Iceland on the the Golden Circle Tour. Leave the city behind and get into the history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park, witness the powerful beauty of a multi-tiered waterfall at Gullfoss and walk among bubbling geothermal pools at Geysir Geothermal Area.
Historic Thingvellir National Park
Learn about some of the thrilling and somewhat gruesome history of Iceland at Thingvellir National Park. It’s significance is so great that it is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll walk the grounds where Icelandic democracy began more than 1,000 years ago on the fields of parliament (Thingvellir) and visit sites where Viking-era justice was carried out including the Drowning Pool and the Gallows Rock. Thingvellir is also the place where two tectonic plates are gradually separating creating a gorgeous landscape of steep cliffs and broad fields featuring Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
Mighty Gullfoss Waterfall
The most popular waterfall in Iceland is, without a doubt, Gullfoss (the golden falls). And that is saying quite a lot in a country that is home to thousands of waterfalls. Gullfoss is also considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in Iceland and it is certainly one of the largest. Hearing the roar of the Hvita River as it plunges 32 meters over two tiers into the gorge below is exhilarating. On sunny days, rainbows are abundant in the mist rising from the falls and there are several paths available around the waterfall including one leading down to its bottom so come equipped with your raincoat and have your camera at the ready.
Eruptive Geysir Geothermal Area
The Great Geysir, the first of its name, resides in Haukadalur in the Geysir Geothermal Area. The entire area is bubbling with geothermal activity from steam vents to boiling mud pits and the real stars of the geothermal show, the geysers. All other geysers, the world over, are named for Geysir. While the Great Geysir erupts only occasionally these days, the last time being in 2016, nearby geyser Strokkur erupts regularly delighting onlookers by shooting hot water high into the air every few minutes.
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Enjoy one of our most popular tours! Visit three of Iceland’s beautiful natural landmarks. Be inspired by Þingvellir National Park, the site where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was established in 930 AD. A place of natural beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s also where the continents of Europe and North America meet. Enjoy the energy and beauty of Gullfoss waterfall. This thundering waterfall can be experienced by the surrounding rocks or from the viewing platform above. We then stop at Geysir and the sprouting Strokkur and see it erupt up to 20 meters up in the air. Stroll around this hot spring area, bubbling in geothermal activity and experience the energy of Icelandic nature. Available 3 times daily. Description: Departure from: Reykjavík Duration: 8 hours Route (with stops):
Lunch and snacks can be purchased at restaurants where the tour stops
Weather appropriate clothing
Food is not included, but stops will be made during the tour where you will have the option to purchase meals.
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