Jump aboard and join us for a minibus tour of the ever popular Golden Circle, a visit to the famed farmhouse of Efsti Dalur, and a stop at an earthquake exhibition where the very powers that shaped this country into existence are put on display.
The first stop of the Golden Circle tour is by the magnificent Gullfoss ('Golden Waterfall') on the Hvita River. Cascading over 30 meters into the gorge below, this aquatic giant's mighty power makes the earth tremble under your feet while you are invited to stand close enough to feel the spray on your face.
Next, we visit Geysir, the world-famous hot spring in the geothermal valley of Haukadalur. Geysir is undoubtedly Iceland's most iconic natural attraction, and although it is not as active as it once was, it's neighbor, Strokkur, maintains a constant display of the earth's unbound energy by shooting boiling water as far as 40 meters into the sky every 10 minutes.
The last stop of the Golden Circle tour is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Þingvellir ('Parliament Fields'), the national reserve in which the Icelandic parliament was founded in 930. Þingvellir is home to the rift valley which marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic range where the American and European tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart, and in the Almannagjá canyon, you can walk between the two continents.
On our way to Geysir, we will visit the farm of Efsti Dalur where you can get coffee and homemade ice cream in the café which is located in the barn. We will also pay a visit to the earthquake exhibition in Hveragerði to learn about the powers that forged the day's sights and see how they have affected the people who live in this area of extreme volcanic and geothermal activity.
Avoid the crowded big bus tours by booking this affordable minibus excursion of the Golden Circle. Check availability by choosing a date.
Available: All year
The Golden Circle is a 300 km route to the 3 most popular natural attractions in Iceland. The Golden Circle consists of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir.
Geysir is a geyser that gives its name to hot springs all over the world. But although Geysir itself is not active anymore the area features spectacular hot springs such as the powerful Strokkur (spouting a vast amount of water every 10 minutes, regularly about 15-20 meters into the air), Smidur and Litli-Strokkur.
The 'Golden Waterfall', is the second part of the Golden Circle, and one of the most beautiful and powerful waterfalls in Iceland, plummeting 32 meters into the river gorge of the popular rafting river Hvita. It is Iocated about 10 km from Geysir.
Thingvellir national park
The largest attraction of the Golden Circle is Thingvellir National Park. The Icelandic parliament was founded there in 930 and remained until the year 1798.
Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important places to visit in Iceland, not just for its historical and cultural values, but for also its magnificent landscape.
Thingvellir is surrounded by a beautiful mountain and volcano range and is the site of a rift valley, where the tectonic plates meet, marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
Of particular note at Thingvellir are the magnificent Almannagja gorge, and the beautiful lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. The popular Gjabakkahellir lava cave is also in the area.
The fissure Silfra is located by Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, and is famous for its clear waters and popular for diving and snorkeling, as you can literally swim between continents.
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.
Free pick up and drop off at your hotel
English speaking guide
Approx. 7-8 hour tour
Free WiFi on bus
Numerous short stops and photo moments
Long stops for lunch and sightseeing
No food is included
What to bring:
Dress according to weather. We recommend adding layers.
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