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The Golden Circle

Thingvellir, IS
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The Golden Circle

Thingvellir, IS
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Embark on an unforgettable journey through Iceland's breathtaking landscapes with The Golden Circle tour. Begin at Þingvellir National Park, where you'll walk through the awe-inspiring Almannagjá and witness the plate tectonic activity that shaped this incredible region. Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, one of Europe's most powerful, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a rainbow adorning its cascades. Explore the geothermal wonders of the Geysir area, where Strokkur erupts every 4-10 minutes, leaving you in awe of its power. Visit Friðheimar, a family business that grows tomatoes under artificial light all year round, and savor their famous tomato soup. Finally, unwind at the Secret Lagoon before returning. With its captivating scenery and extraordinary experiences, The Golden Circle tour is a must for any traveler seeking a truly remarkable adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Breathtaking landscape at Thingvellir National Park
  • Witness the power of the famous Geysir
  • Get up close to the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Experience the unique tomato-growing methods at Fridheimar
  • Explore the beautiful Kerid Crater
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee and/or tea

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Introduction

The Golden Circle tour in Iceland offers an unforgettable experience of the country's breathtaking landscapes and natural wonders. Starting at Þingvellir National Park, where you can witness the remarkable plate tectonic activity, you'll explore the historical grounds where the world's oldest legislative parliament was established. The awe-inspiring scenery and intriguing history make this a must-visit location.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate visiting iconic attractions such as the mighty Gullfoss, known as the "Golden Waterfall." As one of Europe's most powerful waterfalls, it never fails to impress with its cascading beauty. Prepare to be captivated by the sight and, if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of a rainbow adding a touch of magic to the scenery. Additionally, you'll explore the geothermal wonders of the Geysir area, where you'll witness the remarkable Strokkur geyser erupt every 4-10 minutes, shooting jets of scalding water high into the air. Moreover, at Fridheimar, a family-run business, you'll discover a unique operation that cultivates tomatoes under artificial light throughout the year. Don't miss the opportunity to taste their renowned tomato soup—an absolute delight!

Who is this for?

The Golden Circle tour is perfect for all nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and history buffs. Whether you're an experienced traveler or visiting Iceland for the first time, this tour offers something for everyone. From geology enthusiasts looking to study divergent plate boundaries at Þingvellir National Park to those seeking amazing photo opportunities at Gullfoss waterfall, this tour caters to diverse interests.

Why book this?

With its exceptional itinerary, the Golden Circle tour allows you to discover Iceland's most iconic natural wonders in just one day. You'll be enchanted by the beauty of the landscapes, the power of the waterfalls, and the unique geothermal activity. This tour not only beautifully showcases Iceland's natural treasures but also provides valuable historical and cultural insights.

Good to know

It is important to note that the total duration of this tour is approximately 360 to 480 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers to adapt to the unpredictable weather conditions in Iceland. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning sights along the way. Additionally, be sure to follow the walking trails and respect the natural environment during your visit.

Reviews

Visitors who have embarked on the Golden Circle tour have raved about the unforgettable experiences and breathtaking beauty they encountered. Many have praised the knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating insights into the geology, history, and culture of the locations visited. Travelers have been particularly impressed by the power and majesty of Gullfoss waterfall and the spectacular eruptions of the Strokkur geyser. Overall, reviews indicate high levels of satisfaction and a desire to revisit these awe-inspiring natural wonders.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Thingvellir National Park

Here you do not only get to stand on the ground where the oldest legislative parliament was established in the world at 930 because this is also the best place in the world to study divergent plate boundry. The landscape is breathtaking and the history is no less interesting.

Admission Included

Geysir

The famous Geysir that all hot springs in the world are named after does not spout anymore. It did in the year 2000 due to earthquakes and then again 2016. The whole area is boiling and steaming from geothermal activity so make sure you follow the restricting walking trails. How ever Strokkur is the new Geysir and it spouts every 4-10 min and is quite impressive.

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss (Golden waterfall) is a 32m two cascade waterfall that falls in to the river Hvítá. The waterfall is one of the most famous waterfall in Iceland probably for the fact it was almost sold to an English man back in the time, but a young woman fought hard to keep it. You get to walk very close to the fall and perhaps see a rainbow decorating it.

Admission Included

Fridheimar

Friðheimar is a family business that focus on growing tomatoes and horses. They grow tomatoes under artificial light all year around despite the long dark winters. During the summer they have a horse shows that provides you a insight of the horse breed from the Settlement. Here is ideal to try their famous tomato soup.

Admission Not Included

Kerid Crater

The crater Kerið was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar. It is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. According to an old tradition, a rise in the water level here is accompanied by a corresponding fall in the pond on Búrfell in Grímsnes and vice versa.

Admission Not Included

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