Golden Circle | Private Tour with Faxi Waterfall & Kerid Crater

Golden Circle | Private Tour with Faxi Waterfall & Kerid Crater
The waterfall Faxi is sometimes part of the Golden Circle route in Iceland, but often overlooked by tour buses.
Þingvellir National Park in Iceland is stunning from every angle, where it sits at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
A geyser in the geothermal valley Haukadalur about to erupt with great power, putting on a show for anyone who sets out to the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
The volcanic crater lake Kerið is surrounded by rusty red gravel and green moss growing within the caldera, making the blue of the lake contrast beautifully with its surroundings.
The waterfall Gullfoss on a cloudy summer day in Iceland. Visitors can enjoy the falls' spectacular cascade safely from a viewing platform.
Geothermal valley Haukadalur during winter, except the snow never sticks in places due to the geothermal activity underneath the landscape.

See Iceland’s most celebrated sightseeing route in style and comfort on this private day tour of the Golden Circle. If you want to witness the most stunning landscapes of the land of ice and fire without boarding the big tour buses, this excursion is your ideal choice. 

Your adventure begins as you get picked up in Reykjavík City, meeting your local guide for the day and boarding your personal vehicle along with your travel companions. Then, you will begin your drive through the Icelandic countryside to arrive at your first destination of Þingvellir National Park. 

This stunning valley sits at the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates are busy pulling the earth apart at its seams. Looking over the great Almannagjá Gorge, one can see the visible cracks and fissures of the tectonic movement, showcasing the rumbling powers hard at work beneath the planet’s surface. 

Then, you will get back in your transportation and continue to the geothermal valley Haukadalur, home to the Great Geysir and its frequently erupting neighbour Strokkur; spewing boiling water from the ground every few minutes, as high as 20-40 metres (60-130 feet) into the air. 

After having walked amongst the fumaroles, mud pools, geysers and hot springs of the valley, you will continue to the very namesake of this incredible sightseeing route, Gullfoss Waterfall. These falls are the most iconic in the entire country, as they rumble down two tiers into a grand canyon below, providing a stunning display of raw, unharnessed power. 

After these three quintessential sights of the route, you will have the added pleasure of visiting Faxi Waterfall, a hidden gem of the area, as well as the 3,000 years-old crater lake Kerið, where it rests within the caldera of a dormant volcano. You will then head back to Reykjavík in the evening. 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enjoy the most celebrated sightseeing route of Iceland with a small group on a guided private tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

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.
  • English guide

  • Pickup in Reykjavík

  • Private tour

  • Meals & refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please note that this tour is weather dependent. In case of extreme weather, the route of the tour might be altered or an activity cancelled.

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Golden Circle | Private Tour with Faxi Waterfall & Kerid Crater
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