Golden Circle Afternoon with Kerið

Take a spin around the most famous sites in Iceland on this afternoon Golden Circle! This tour is for anyone who loves the countryside, natural wonders and has only a short time to maximise in Iceland. The Golden Circle is absolutely a must-see in order to understand the history and culture of the nation.

You’ll be picked up at your accommodation and driven down the beautiful south coast to three vital sites: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.

Þingvellir National Park is a gorgeous example of Iceland’s varied volcanic terrain, as well as a site that holds tremendous cultural meaning. It was here in this place that the world’s first parliament was founded more than 1000 years ago. You will also see how the valley is carved delicately between the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, edging gradually onto the shores of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

While here, you can walk between two tectonic plates on your way to view the charming waterfall Öxarárfoss at the end of the path. You can contemplate the fathoms below at Silfra, a fissure deep into the earth which is now filled with glistening water and a popular diving spot. If you like, you can seek out Peningjagjá, another fissure, and make a wish, like hundreds of visitors whose coins sparkle on the bottom have done before you.

On your next stop, you’ll see Gullfoss waterfall, in which glacial runoff pours down the two-tiered fall into the canyon below. The speed and power of the river Hvitá makes it a favourite place for those who love river rafting.

Geysir geothermal area is home to the first geyser discovered in the West. All other geysers in the world are named after it. The Great Geysir, active for more than 10,000 years, is currently at rest, but nearby Strokkur explodes with activity every 10 minutes or so, blasting water into the air as high as 40 m (131 ft).

Seats fill quickly on this, the most popular tour in Iceland! Don’t miss your chance to experience the famous Golden Circle and you too can experience some of the best Iceland has to offer. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 11:00, 12:00

  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík

  • Admission to all Golden Circle sites

What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

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