Golden Circle Afternoon

Golden Circle Afternoon
At Haukadalur Geothermal park you can witness some of the most captivating natural wonders.
Öxaráfoss waterfall is a hidden treasure in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is often possible to see a rainbow over the grand Gullfoss waterfall.
Admire the view at Þingvellir National Park before you take a walk between tectonic plates!
Strokkur geyser can often blow up to heights of twenty metres.
There are many different levels and perspectives you can reach to admire the stunning Gullfoss waterfall.
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Take a spin around the most famous sites in Iceland on this afternoon Golden Circle! This tour is for anyone who loves the countryside, natural wonders and has only a short time to maximise in Iceland. The Golden Circle is absolutely a must-see in order to understand the history and culture of the nation.

You’ll be picked up at your designated pickup location and driven down the beautiful south coast to three vital sites: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.

Þingvellir National Park is a gorgeous example of Iceland’s varied volcanic terrain, as well as a site that holds tremendous cultural meaning. It was here in this place that the world’s first parliament was founded more than 1000 years ago. You will also see how the valley is carved delicately between the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, edging gradually onto the shores of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.

While here, you can walk between two tectonic plates on your way to view the charming waterfall Öxarárfoss at the end of the path. You can contemplate the fathoms below at Silfra, a fissure deep into the earth which is now filled with glistening water and a popular diving spot. If you like, you can seek out Peningjagjá, another fissure, and make a wish, like hundreds of visitors whose coins sparkle on the bottom have done before you.

On your next stop, you’ll see Gullfoss waterfall, in which glacial runoff pours down the two-tiered fall into the canyon below. The speed and power of the river Hvitá makes it a favourite place for those who love river rafting.

Geysir geothermal area is home to the first geyser discovered in the West. All other geysers in the world are named after it. The Great Geysir, active for more than 10,000 years, is currently at rest, but nearby Strokkur explodes with activity every 10 minutes or so, blasting water into the air as high as 40 m (131 ft).

Seats fill quickly on this very popular tour in Iceland! Don’t miss your chance to experience the famous Golden Circle and you too can experience some of the best Iceland has to offer. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:30, 11:30.

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. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to reach your pick up point. 

Included:
  • Bus fare

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík on request

  • Admission to the Golden Circle sites


What to bring:
  • Clothing and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking


Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.



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