The Golden Circle tour showcases some of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions including the country's best known natural, cultural, and historic sites.
Golden circle tour description
From Reykjavik the Golden Circle tour takes you via Nesjavellir geothermal field* up to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of Europe and North America meet and one of the world's oldest parliament was founded in 930 AD.
You‘re then treated up close and personal to one of Iceland‘s largest personalities: Gullfoss (Golden Falls). Majestic and thunderous, the force and beauty of this two tiered waterfall will be something your camera wants to linger on.
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, home of the famous Geysir and Strokkur hot springs. The Strokkur hot spring erupts every 5 minutes or so, making it one of the most active geyser.
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 to Reykjavik you'll get a chance to visit Hellisheiði Power plant at the foot of Mt. Hengill Volcano where earth's most brutal forces are harnessed and converted to clean energy for space heating.
Our guides on the Golden Circle are educated professionals with excellent storytelling abilities.
Lunch. You are welcome to bring lunch with you or buy lunch at Gullfoss café during our stop at Gullfoss waterfall.
Admissions fee to Hellisheiði geothermal power station
Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure.
Every day all year round.
Fridays all year round.
Saturdays all year round.
Mondays all year round.
Also Thursdays and Sundays in June, July and August.
*09:30 and 10:30 departures with English guidance only
*09:30 departure from June 1st 2015
*During winter season weather and road conditions dictate visits to Nesjavellir geothermal field.