Golden Circle Full Day Tour in Iceland including Thingvellir, Gulfoss and Geysir Instant Confirmation
A fantastic one day tour around the famous Golden Circle of Iceland. This route contains UNESCO Thingvellir National Park, the geothermal Nesjavellir, the glacial waterfall Gullfoss and more..
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Visit Nesjavellir and Thingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was founded in the year 930 AD. See the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss before a lunchbreak. Journey to the incredible hot spring area of Geysir and Strokkur and visit Skálholt church before journeying to the small, charming village of Hveragerði.
- Duration (incl. transportation): 9 hour(s)
- Available: Daily
- Pick-up: Available
- Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Round trip transportation
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08:00 Pick-up from hotels in Reykjavik
08:30 Begin your Golden Circle Tour of IcelandThe Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city up to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.
Nature and history at Þingvellir National ParkThe birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, the plains of Þingvellir is where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking age justice.
A UNESCO world heritage siteÞingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart.
From Þingvellir to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítágljúfur canyon.
Free-time for lunchA lunch break is usually taken in Gullfoss Cafe or at the Information centre at Geysir area.
The Geysir geothermal areaan impressive sight featuring diverse hydrothermal features, bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents and colourful algae deposits. Home of the The Geysir which all geysers are named after the area also boasts one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser,
Visit Skálholt churchhe Strokkur hot spring that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of scalding water up to 20 metres into the air.
From Geysir hot spring the tour moves on past lakes Laugarvatn and Apavatn and on to Skálholt church that for 800 years was the seat of religious and political power in Iceland.
Returning to ReykjavikThe tour takes you to Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Power plant at the foot of Mt. Hengill volcano where you can take a guided tour of the impressive facilities and learn about the science of geothermal energy
17:00 Drop-off back in Reykjavik
- Drinks and meals are available for purchase
- Visits to Nesjavellir geothermal area are subject to weather and road conditions during the winter season.
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- Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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|Duration incl. transportation||9 hour(s)|
LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS
Very good introduction to highlights of Iceland's great nature. This is the first tour we took, and Iceland's nature was much more than we expected. The coach was very comfortable and we had enough ti...more
We joined this tour thinking that it will be a good introduction to Iceland. It turned out to be the best tour during our stay. On the way we admired spectacular views, you could almost feel that the ...more
It was cloudy at the beginning, but it cleared up at noon and we could fully admire Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. This tour will efficiently take you to all the highlights - truly recommend it!