Golden Circle in Depth | Group Day Tour

Iceland is today one of the most popular destinations in the world. This roughly 103.000 km² island in the North-Atlantic ocean is Europe‘s 2.nd largest island and the eighteenth largest in the world. There is a lot to see and never enough time to see it all. One of the most popular tours to take is the Golden Circle Tour. In this comprehensive tour, you will be given a remarkable insight into Icelandic history and geology.

You'll be picked up and driven to the national park of Þingvellir. There, our ancestors established the parliament in the year 930 and named it Alþingi. 

The park is located in a rift valley between two tectonic plates that are drifting apart. You can see the result of this shift clearly in the canyons and ravines, such as Almannagjá, that dot the area. You'll also get to see the beautiful waterfall Öxarárfoss. 

From Þingvellir, you'll be taken through the small village of Laugarvatn to get to the amazing  Geysir, the world‘s most famous hot spring. You will witness how the hot spring Strokkur will erupt, and it truly is an impressive sight.

From Geysir, you'll head out to Gullfoss, the queen of all waterfalls. You could say that this waterfall is one of Iceland‘s most renown landmarks.  

The history of the waterfall is remarkable. The former owner of Gullfoss, Sigríður Tómasdottir, fought hard to keep the waterfall safe from being harnessed. She is remembered as one of the first environmentalists in Iceland, and she gained such support from the public in her fight for the waterfall.

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 Scandinavia, Jón Arason, was executed on November 7.th 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. 

At the end of the tour, you'll be taken back to Reykjavík where you can rest after this excellent tour of the Golden Circle.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Dec.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Kerið, Gullfoss Waterfall, Secret Lagoon, Skálholt Cathedral, Thingvellir National Park
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:00

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

  • entrance fees

  • Food and beverages


What to bring:
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes


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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