Golden Circle & the Geothermal Power | Unique & Fascinating Minibus Tour

Golden Circle & the Geothermal Power | Unique & Fascinating Minibus Tour
The Energy Exhibition in Iceland's largest power plant Hellisheiði offers a fun, educational and interactive experience.
The powers of Gullfoss were long set to be harnessed but such operations were thankfully halted, allowing Iceland's greatest waterfall to be unharnessed and untouched.
The great waterfall Gullfoss gets a makeover every winter when the snow arrives to Iceland.
The geothermal valley Haukadalur in South Iceland is dotted with mud pools, hot springs and geysers.
The geyser Strokkur is located close to the original Geysir in Haukadalur Valley in South Iceland.
Visiting Þingvellir on a Golden Circle tour allows visitors to literally walk between two continents.
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Join us for a unique Golden Circle tour with a visit to the geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant! Intimate and comfortable experience guaranteed, as there are maximum 18 people travelling with you in a minibus.

You start from visiting the largest power plant in Iceland, “Hellisheiði”, where you will learn what makes Iceland a world leader in the use of geothermal energy. You will examine this issue in a clear and fascinating manner: not only through professional guiding but also due to modern, interactive multimedia technology used: earthquake simulator, wall displays, visual explanations, turbines presentations and much more. The admission fee is included in the price and the feature on the origin of geothermal energy is available in Icelandic, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

After the exhibition you will continue the journey to view beautiful, 80 metres wide waterfall called “Faxi”, a hidden gem of South Iceland. Then we head on wards to the classic Golden Circle route. First, you will visit overwhelming Gullfoss waterfall offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. If you are lucky, there will be stunning rainbow visible over the falls.

After Gullfoss, we stop at Geysir hot spring area, where you can experience the show of the geyser Stokkur which spouts water 30 metres (100 ft) into the air every few minutes. Here you will have time to relax and to grab something to eat and drink (lunch not included in the price), buy souvenirs and just admire surrounding nature. Restaurants offer both Icelandic and international cuisine.

The last part of the Golden Circle is Þingvellir National Park, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Iceland, where the history of the nation began and the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled. In addition to its historical significance, area is famous for unusual tectonic and volcanic environment in a valley, the largest natural lake in Iceland and purity of nature. That is the place where continents meet, creating Almannagjá, canyon formed between two tectonic plates.

After this exciting day, you’ll head back to Reykjavik, having enough time to enjoy your night in the capital.

Don’t miss out on this unique and fascinating Golden Circle tour! Check availability by choosing a date.

Guidance in English, and on Saturdays from May 1st also in German.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Sep.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Haukadalur, Faxi, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

Please be ready at your pick up location at the tour starting time. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes - please relax and wait for our driver to pick you up.

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.

  • Professional guidance in English (guiding in German on Saturdays from May 1st)

  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik

  • Round excursion in a minibus

  • Admission to the Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothing

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Guidance in German available on Saturdays from May 1st.

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Nice comfortable bus.arrived on time. The driver/guide was informative, interesting and entertaining. We felt he was keen to ensure we enjoyed the day. He answered all our questions, providing lots of information about Iceland. A great day and we highly recommend this tour and guide
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