Why we love this tour
Take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions Also visit Crater Kerid! Free hotel pick up! English-speaking tour guide Small group!
This classic tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir. Along the way we will make stops at other interesting places, Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant, Faxi waterfall and crater Kerid, for instance. We will visit many exciting places but they are all close by so don’t worry, we will have enough time to enjoy everything!
Next we visit Kerið, a volcanic crater lake. First it was thought that Kerið was formed by a huge volcanic explosion (as is usual for volcanic craters), however research now tells us this was probably a cone volcano which erupted and emptied its magma reserve. The cone collapsed into the magma chamber and created the crater lake bordered by strongly coloured red volcanic rock.
Gullfoss Waterfall (The Golden Falls)
Next up is Gullfoss the most famous waterfall in Iceland in the river Hvíta. It’s power is inspirational and we can stand so close to it that we feel the mist of glacial water on our faces. Around this time it should be lunch time so we will stop at a local place for food.
Geysir Geothermal Area
After lunch we head over to the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur where we will see the famous Geysir and many hot springs. We will also see Strokkur geyser, which spouts every five minutes or so and projects steaming water to a height of about 60-100 feet.
Thingvellir National Park and Öxarárfoss waterfall
To complete the Golden Circle we end our tour with visit to the National Park Thingvellir. The area holds great historical importance and has many remarkable geological features. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet here and Althingi (the Icelandic parliament) was formed on these rocks in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. There’s a beautiful waterfall nearby as well, in fact Öxarárfoss and Thingvellir have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Pick up at 9:00/13:00 from Reykjavik
New regulations have been implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik. We have therefore offered 12 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.
- 9 hours with transport
- Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík
- All entrance fees included
- Professionally guided English tour in a minibus
What you need to know
- What to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
- Age limit: 4 years