Golden Circle & Geothermal Greenhouses

Golden Circle & Geothermal Greenhouses
Þingvellir Park contains glacial springs, volcanic fields, tectonic plates and waterfalls.
In the last century, there were unsuccessful attempts to build a Hydro power station in the river above Gullfoss.
The vibrant colours of Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park.
Strokkur puts on a show every ten minutes. Make sure you wait around for the eruption!
Looking out over Haukadalur Geothermal Valley in winter.
With a 32 m drop, Gullfoss is considered to be one of Iceland's most visually dramatic waterfalls.
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Hop on board this tour for a delightful day’s journey to the most fabulous sites in Iceland. This tour has something to interest anyone who wants to understand what makes Iceland so special, whether it is history, culture, or geology. Kick back on a comfortable, well-appointed tour bus, put your feet up and don't worry about the driving!

The tour begins by taking you past beautiful scenery to the Geysir hot spring area, then to Gullfoss waterfall. First, enjoy an impressive collection of geothermal features in one central location, including hissing steam vents, bubbling mud pools and colourful algae.

Although the mighty Geysir, after which all geysers are named, has gone quiet, one of the world's most reliable geysers, Strokkur, is nearby. It blasts out a column of scalding water every 10 minutes or so, rocketing up to 20 m (66 ft) into the air.

Your next stop, Gullfoss, is a shocking display of nature's power: A huge, wide waterfall spewing billions of gallons of water, clouds of mist billowing into the air. The paved path allows you to get right next to the falls, to feel the earth-shaking power of this natural wonder under the soles of your feet.

Finally, explore the enthralling sights of Þingvellir National Park. The site boasts some of the most striking landscapes in Iceland, including the nation's largest natural lake and the Almannagjá canyon which marks the rift between two tectonic plates. Each year, the plates move approximately 2 mm further apart! Take the easy path between the plates and see their looming edges for yourself. Reach out and touch the millennia between you and the ever-moving earth!

You'll also visit the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where Icelanders have learned to use the abundant geothermal heat to create spaces where fresh vegetables can be grown all throughout the year. Friðheimar is a fully working Icelandic farm with horses as well.

Don't miss out on this popular sojourn to Iceland's most vital attractions of the Golden Circle sightseeing route. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir
Pickup information:
    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.
    • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavík

    • Round trip transportation

    • Professional travel guide

    • Admission to Friðheimar cultivation centre

    • Free WiFi on bus

    • Meals and beverages

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes

    • Good hiking shoes

    • Camera

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