Golden Circle Classic Tour (AH12)

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Golden Circle Classic Tour

Come with us on the classic Golden Circle tour of Iceland's most iconic landmarks which includes Þingvellir National Park with its rich history, Gullfoss waterfall with it overwhelming power and to the geothermal field and geysers with The Greate Geysir hot spring as its sometimes called and the frequently erupting Strokkur.

The Golden Circle tour showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites. Driving from Reykjavík the circle proceeds to the southern upland and back, covering about 300 kilometers (190 mi).

At Þingvellir National Park you can walk around the stunning area, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and where one of the world's oldest parliament was founded in 930 AD. 

At Gullfoss (Golden Falls) you can view the majestic and thunderous waterfall from above or walk the path up close and feel the mist of water on your face. The force and beauty of this two tiered waterfall will be something your camera wants to linger on. Close by you can take a break and enjoy a bowl of Iceland's traditional Meatsoup at Gullfoss Restaurant and Café, among other dishes.

At Geysir geothermal area, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs you can view down into earth through some of the geysers hot temperature waterholes. Even though Geysir has been laying low past few years, the Strokkur hot spring (The Churn) erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geyser. After a walk through the geothermal area you can step into Geysir Center's pleasant atmosphere with it's cafeteria, large souvenir shop and it's clothing store Geysir with traditional and modern designs.

On the way back a short stop at Fákasel Horse Park gives you a chance to educate yourself and meet the unique Icelandic horse breed or simply grab a hot or cold beverage.

Itinerary details

The Golden Circle tour begins with a pick up in Reykjavík which takes you via Nesjavellir geothermal field* up to Þingvellir National Park. 

From Þingvellir you‘re then treated up close and personal to one of Iceland‘s largest personalities Gullfoss 

Lunch break is usually at Gullfoss Cafe near Gullfoss waterfall, but in some cases a stop is made for lunch at the Information Center by Geysir geothermal area.

Next up is Geysir geothermal area

ATH er þetta í ferðinni?? From Geysir area the trip continues to Skálholt Church which was the seat of religious power in Iceland for centuries and where some of the most dramatic events in Iceland's history took place.

On the way back a stop is made at Fákasel Horse Park where you can meet the unique Icelandic breed and sit down in the café and restaurant before heading back to Reykjavík.

Our guides

Our guides on the Golden Circle are educated professionals with excellent storytelling abilities.

 

Guide languages

English

Every day all year round.

Scandinavian

Fridays all year round.

German

Saturdays all year round. 

French

Mondays all year round. 
Also Thursdays and Sundays in June, July and August. 

Spanish
Wednesdays in June, July and August 


Note

*09:30 and 10:30 departures with English guidance only

Included

  •  Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  •  Bus transportation
  •  Tour guide

Excluded

  •  Food and drink. You are welcome to bring lunch with you or buy lunch at Gullfoss café or Geysir Center.

Please note

  •  Booking online: Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure.
  •  Due to extreme weather conditions at winter season the schedule might be changed for safety reasons.

Tour highlights:

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir

Comments

Bagrowski 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:06 PM

It was really great!!!

Sellars 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:31 PM

Everything happened just as it should have. The nice clean bus arrived early, the driver was friendly and very helpful with luggage. The drive to the airport was professional and felt very safe. then we arrived early. Perfect!


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