Golden Circle in Depth | Group Day Tour

Þingvellir is dominated with cracks and glacial fissures, carving through the picturesque landscape. The most famous of these is Silfra Fissure.
Gullfoss is considered the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls.
Thankfully, there are two main observation platforms at Gullfoss waterfall, meaning you can get photographs from lots of different angles.
Located in the Grimnes area, Kerið is a volcanic crater lake and a favourite spot among photographers and nature enthusiasts.
The North American tectonic plate, as seen from Þingvellir National Park.
Strokkur hot spring, just moments before erupting; an incredible visual display!

Come aboard for this fantastic and in-depth Golden Circle tour exploring three of Iceland's major attractions, as well as some great added extras! This is a comprehensive tour and thus provides a remarkable insight into Icelandic history and geology.

First things first, you'll be picked up from Reykjavík and driven to the national park of Þingvellir. There, early Icelanders established the world's first democratically elected parliament in the year 930 AD. It is also one of the only locations in the world where one can see both the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates standing exposed from the earth. For these reasons and more, Þingvellir is Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Þingvellir, you'll be taken through the small village of Laugarvatn to get to the amazing Haukadalur geothermal area, home to Geysir, the world‘s most famous hot spring. Amidst the steaming fumaroles, volcanic vents and bubbling hot pools, you will witness the hot spring Strokkur erupt boiling water 10-25 m into the air; a truly impressive sight.

From Geysir, you'll head out to Gullfoss, the undisputed Queen of all Icelandic waterfalls. You could say that this waterfall is one of Iceland‘s most renown landmarks, given its immense popularity, aesthetic beauty, proximity to the capital and for its gorgeous surrounding nature.

The next stop is the Secret Lagoon. It is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. The pool's warm waters come from the local hot springs which are situated in the area. The Secret Lagoon is unique and absolutely the best place to stop at and soak in the hot spring water. You will need a swimsuit and a towel, but both can be rented at the lagoon. Please note that the entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon is not included.

Skálholt is one of the places where you have to stop to reflect on the events that occurred at this beautiful historic site. For over 700 years it was an Episcopal see, a school, and seat of learning and administration. It is also where the last Catholic bishop in the Nordic World, Jón Arason, was executed on November 7th, 1550.

The last stop on this packed tour is Kerið; a volcanic crater formed 6,500 years ago. It is 50 metres deep and 250 metres in diameter. It is truly a remarkable phenomenon. 

So what's the delay? Hurry now and you too can experience this in-depth Golden Circle tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Skálholt, Kerið, Secret Lagoon
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

  • Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area.

  • Driver/Guide

  • Spa Entrance fees

  • Food and beverages

What to bring:
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Your Camera

Good to know:

All departures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate. The minimum for this tour is 4 persons.

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