The Golden Circle | Maximum Group Size of 4

The Golden Circle | Maximum Group Size of 4
The viewing platform beside Gullfoss waterfall reveals the sheer scale of the south Iceland feature.
Tumultuous clouds swirling above the lake Þingvallavatn.
The largest lake in Iceland, Þingvallavatn, pictured during summer.
Many streams and springs run through the valley of Þingvellir National Park.
Many trout spawn in the river systems in Þingvellir National Park.
On the far side of Þingvellir from Reykjavík is the edge of the Eurasian tectonic plate.

Get the most out of Iceland with a tour along some of its most iconic attractions. On this excursion, you will explore the ancient parliament of Alþingi, get a look at the geothermal wonder Geysir, and come up close with the majestic waterfall Gullfoss.

While there are many ways in which you can explore these sites, which together compose the Golden Circle, the main advantage of this tour is that the maximum number of participants is four.

The first stop on the trip is at Þingvellir National Park and the ancient parliament of Alþingi, a historically and culturally significant place that is home to some very beautiful scenery. You stop at the Information Centre, where you can walk down into Almannagjá gorge and see where the Eurasian tectonic plate and North American plate meet. Þingvellir served as the nation's place of parliament from 930 to the end of the 18th century.

One of the greatest natural attractions of Iceland was once the Great Geysir. While it has been largely dormant since 1916, its neighbour Strokkur erupts at regular intervals every 10 minutes or so, and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 40 meters. Belching sulphurous mud pots of unusual colours, hissing steam vents, hot and cold springs, and warm streams can all be found in the area.

Gullfoss waterfall is actually two separate waterfalls; the upper one has a drop of 11 metres and the lower one 21 metres. The rock of the river bed was formed during an interglacial period. Water flows over Gullfoss at an average rate of 109 cubic metres per second, and during the summer, the flow is 130 cubic metres per second.

Finally, you will head to Skálholt. For seven centuries it was the scene of the most dramatic events which shaped the political, spiritual and cultural life in Iceland. Its early history is traced back to the 11th century when religious and clan disputes were at their height in Iceland. 

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Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00 09:00,

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.
Included:
  • Pickup and drop off

  • Professional English speaking driver/guide

  • Small group experience

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes


Good to know:

Only 2-4 persons per tour



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