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 right 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 Golden Circle tour proceeds 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 at the foot of Mt. Hengill Volcano where earth's most brutal forces are harnessed and converted to clean energy for space heating. (During winter season weather and road conditions dictate visits to Nesjavellir)
Our Golden Circle tour guides
Our guides on the Golden Circle tour are educated professionals with excellent storytelling abilities.
Lunch. You are welcome to bring lunch with you or buy something at the lunch stop.
Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure with 5% online discount.
Every day all year round.
Fridays all year round.
Saturdays all year round.
From 1 May to 31 October this tour is also offered with German guidance.
Mondays all year round.