Golden Circle Classic
Iceland is known for its beautiful, diverse nature and on this tour you can experience some of the highlights of it in just one day: Walk down a crevice formed by the tectonic plates, watch a geyser erupt, see one of Iceland’s most beloved waterfalls and photograph a crater lake. This is the most popular day tour in Iceland, but instead of a crowded bus full of strangers this tour is in a private car with a driver guide.
Itinerary for the Golden Circle
A short drive from Reykjavik is Nesjavellir and Hengill volcano where you visit a geothermal power plant, and learn about how it provides Reykjavik with hot water and electricity without polluting.
Next stop is Thingvellir national park, where the Icelandic parliament was founded in 930 AD. This is where the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates meet, having formed a crevice while slowly drifting apart.
After crossing Lyngdalsheidi you get to Gullfoss waterfalls. The name translates to “Golden Waterfall”, and the “gold” is the rainbow that forms on sunny days over the waterfall as it cascades down the Hvita River in two steps.
After enjoying lunch you head to Geysir hot spring area. There you find Geysir, from where the English word “geyser” gets its meaning, and the geyser Strokkur which spouts boiling water 25-30 meters into the air every 5-10 minutes.
On the way back to Reykjavik you have the option to stop at Kerid Crater Lake (Entry fee not included). Because of minerals in the water it’s an opaque and aquamarine color. Once back in Reykjavik your driver guide will drop you off at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice.
Thingvellir National Park
FAQ for Iceland
Q: Is it possible to change the tour‘s duration?
A: Yes, we can arrange shorter or longer tour. It would be also possible to include such places as for example: Fontana SPA, Fludir Secret Lagoon and Fridheimar tomato Farm.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@IcelandPrivateTours.is
Sedan, 1-3 persons. ISK 105000
SUV / mini-van, 4-7 persons, ISK 125000
Available: Every day, all year
Duration: 6-7 hours
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