The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle and beyond
In this tour we start at Thingvellir National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thingvellir plays a special role in the mind of the Icelandic people as this is the birthplace of Iceland as a nation. Through the this is where the nation gathered on special occasions, like for example when we proudly declared our independence in on 17 June 1944.
We take our time at Thingvellir, walking around, taking photos and absorbing the atmosphere. But eventually we have to be on our way and soon we will be at the Geysir hot-spring area to see the erupting geyser, Strokkur.
From there we drive the short distance to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall.
Both the sites are extremely popular and can become rather crowded during high season.
After having enjoyed Gullfoss waterfall we have several options. First, we can just head back to Reykjavik, stopping at Skálholt cathedral and Kerid volcanic crater. Second, we can head up to the highlands and visit Kerlingafjöll geothermal area. Last, but not least, we could head over to Thjorsardalur Valley as this tour can easily be combined with our Thjorsardalur Valley tour.
Our recommended stops:
Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Geysir hot springs and the erupting geyser, Strokkur
Options after visiting Gullfoss:
On our way back to Reykajvik we stop at Skálholt Cathedral and Kerid volcanic crater.
We head up to the Kerlingafjöll geothermal area in the highlands.
We combine this tour with our Thorsardalur Valley tour.
What is RideShare?
If you are travelling alone or with one or two others, and therefore not filling four seats, and if you are willing to share the ride with others, you can choose the RideShare option.
All RideShare tours will be cancelled if we cannot fill all four seats. We will inform you s soon as all four seats are filled and the tour will proceed as planned. We will also let you know should the tour be cancelled.
All cancelled tours will be refunded in full.