Hop onboard a minibus for a tour of the Golden Circle - the essential Iceland experience. This journey will take you on a ride to Iceland's most famous attractions, without the rush and hassle of the big buses. Adventure into the Golden Circle in a small group and enjoy the sights and sounds of this world-famous region.
This tour is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in Icelandic culture. You will not only visit the main sights, but you will also get to learn all about Icelandic music and cuisine along the way, making this tour a truly unique experience.
The tour starts in the morning when you are picked up by a small and comfortable minibus. You'll then be driven to the South of Iceland to a little hidden treasure called Faxi waterfall. Nestled in a quiet spot, not visible from the main road, Faxi is a low but wide waterfall, named after the mane of the Icelandic horse.
From the little Faxi, you'll head towards the awe-inspiring mighty Gullfoss waterfall. The glacial river Hvítá takes a dramatic 32-metre plunge into a canyon, creating this stunning and beautiful waterfall which is rightly one of Iceland's most iconic attractions. If you're lucky, you may even get to see a rainbow stretching from the skies down into the canyon depths making the perfect photo opportunity.
Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area. Located in Haukadalur valley, the 'Great Geysir' is a hot spring that's been active for approximately 10,000 years.
Although Geysir is now mostly dormant, nearby is another geyser called Strokkur, which spouts water 15-20 metres up in the air every 5-10 minutes, giving you plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo. Make sure to keep your finger on your camera shutter while Strokkur starts to bubble, which is a sure sign it's about to spout.
The last stop of the Golden Circle is the Þingvellir national park, a place of great historical and geographical significance. Þingvellir is where Iceland's parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930, making it the oldest running parliament in the world. It is also a place where two tectonic plates are drifting apart, which can be seen in the cracks and rock fractions which traverse the region. You'll get the chance to see the divide of two of the world's continents right in front of you at this stunning location.
Along the way, your tour guide will not only tell you everything about the places you'll be visiting, but he will also introduce you to Icelandic culture through music and give you samples of traditional Icelandic food and beverages. Make sure to store up your questions for this knowledgeable guide.
You'll listen to some of Iceland's best musicians while travelling the Golden Circle. If you like the music, you'll be able to find it right away on Spotify with the free WiFi onboard the minibus. This way, you can relive the experience when you get back home.
Don't miss out on a unique and first-hand introduction to Iceland through this fascinating day tour!
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Lunch is not provided but there will be a lunch break. You'll be able to buy lunch in restaurants in the area if you haven't brought your own.