Golden Circle Private and Personalised Sightseeing Tour

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Strokkur could be roughly translated as 'The Churner,' a nod to the geothermally active energy bubbling beneath its surface.
Under the setting sun, no waterfall on earth appears as more dramatic, and at the same time, peaceful, as Gullfoss.
The water running under Þingvellir is glacial water, thus ensuring its drinkability, visibility and purity.
Aside from glacial springs, volcanic meadows and exposed tectonic plates, Þingvellir even boasts a charming waterfall, Öxarárfoss.
Þingvellir is widely considered to be one of the most important locations in the country to Icelanders, due to historical, cultural and aesthetic reasons.
Öxarárfoss is named after an ancient axe that was thrust in the above river, thus ensuring land ownership for an early settler, as per Viking tradition.

Take a day trip that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. The Golden Circle is Iceland's prime tourist route, and there is no more personal way to see it than on a private tour.

You'll begin with a visit to the National Park Þingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, was founded in the year 930 AD. The park is very interesting with geographical and historical significance. Here you can see the effect of the shift of tectonic plates that run through Iceland, which have opened large holes and cracks in the crust.

After that, you will head to the geothermal area Geysir, where we will see eruptions every five to ten minutes from the geyser Strokkur, and many other bubbling springs. Strokkur erupts to heights of up to 30 metres every few minutes, but the area's namesake, the Great Geysir, has been largely dormant since 1916.

Finally, you will continue to the colossal waterfall Gullfoss, which many consider the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. Formed by the river Hvítá, the waterfall is 32 meters (105 feet) high across two cascading tiers.

While most tours head back here, your next stop is Faxi waterfall, which is located on the Tungufljót river. The waterfall is full of salmon and is a great spot for fishing. You will then stop at the Friðheimar greenhouses, where you will learn about growing organic vegetables using geothermal heat, which in Iceland is plentiful.

Here, you can have a lunch break before heading back home. En route, however, you will also visit a volcanic crater lake called Kerið. The crater was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar.

This colourful natural marvel is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. Kerið lies in Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone, which runs through the Reykjanes peninsula and the glacier Langjökull.

Enjoy a more personal experience on this private day trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Hvítá River, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Þingvallavatn, Kerið, Haukadalur, Faxi, Friðheimar
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00,

  • Pick up and drop off

  • Private Driver

  • Bottle of water

  • Food and drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Camera

  • Good shoes

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Golden Circle Private and Personalised Sightseeing Tour

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