Golden Circle & Geothermal Greenhouses

Hop on board this tour for a delightful day’s journey to the most fabulous sites in Iceland. This tour has something to interest anyone who wants to understand what makes Iceland so special, whether it is our history, culture, or geology. Kick back on a comfortable, well-appointed tour bus, put your feet up and don't worry about the driving!

The tour begins by taking you past beautiful scenery to Geysir hot spring area, then to Gullfoss waterfall. First, enjoy the Geysir geothermal area – an impressive collection of geothermal features in one central location, including hissing steam vents, bubbling mud pools and colorful algae. Although the mighty Geysir, after which all geysers are named, has gone quiet, one of the world's most reliable geysers, Strokkur, is nearby. It blasts out a column of scalding water every 10 minutes or so, rocketing up to 20 m (66 ft) into the air.

Your next stop, Gullfoss, is a shocking display of nature's power: A huge, wide waterfall spewing billions of gallons of water, clouds of mist billowing into the air. The paved path allows you to get right next to the falls, to feel the earth-shaking power of this natural wonder in the soles of your feet.

Finally, explore the enthralling sights of Þingvellir National Park. It a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the world's first parliament, which was founded here in 930 AD. The Althing is the first democratic government, in which every inhabitant of the country could attend and be heard at the assembly of the powerful chieftains of Iceland, the goðar.

The site boasts some of the most striking landscapes in Iceland, including the nation's largest natural lake and the Almannagjá canyon which marks the rift between two techtonic plates. Each year, the plates move approximately 2 mm further apart! Take the easy path between the plates and see the looming edges of the plates for yourself. Reach out and touch the millennia between you and the ever-moving earth!

You'll also visit the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where Icelanders have learned to use the abundant geothermal heat to create spaces where fresh vegetables can be grown. Friðheimar is a fully working Icelandic farm with horses, as well!

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for selected hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik

  • Round trip transportation

  • Professional travel guide

  • Admission to Friðheimar cultivation centre

  • Free WiFi on bus

  • Meals and beverages

What to bring:
  • Camera

Good to know:

Remember to dress warmly.

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