By joining this Golden Circle day trip you will travel with a company that was awarded ‘Boutique Tour Operator of the Year’ in the 2017 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards by the Luxury Travel Guide. You will also enjoy the comfort of travelling in a brand new minibus with free WiFi on board and Usb charger in every seat. We only do small groups to ensure personal service (max 19 people) and our guides speak both English and Danish as well as Icleandic.
This tour takes you to Iceland’s most beautiful natural sites in the southwestern part of the country and will introduce you to some of the most significant historical sites, like Thingvellir, the National Park, Gullfoss, the famous waterfall, Geysir, the hotspring area, Skálholt, the old bishop's seat and Rauðhólar (Red Hill), the rootless cone phenomema.
After pickup from your hotel in the morning, you will start your tour by visiting Thingvellir, the beautiful national park which is on UNESCO World Heritage list. It was here that the Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, was established in the 10th century.
Enjoy the view of the countryside while your tour continues to the magnificent waterfall of Gullfoss. Gullfoss literally means Golden Waterfall and is extremely beautiful.
Next stop will be the Geysir area which includes several hot springs as well as, Strokkur the geyser, which spouts large amounts of water into the air every 10-minutes or so, often at heights of 10 to 20 meters above the ground.
Then the tour continues to Skálholt, the old bishop seat, where you can see among other things an old sarcophagus which dates back to the early 13th century and the beautiful modern day church Skálholtskirkja which is decorated by Icelandic artist.
There will also be an extra stop at the Rauðhólar (Redhills) phenomenon which are remnants of a cluster of pseudo-craters. The only one other place this phenomenon has been discovered is the Athabasca Valle region of Mars.
Be transported back to you accommodations at tour's end.