Superior Small Group Golden Circle Sightseeing Tour with Hveragerdi and Faxi Waterfall
Enjoy the Golden Circle in style - and with some unique bonuses - by joining this small-group tour. Those eager to enjoy a classic Icelandic experience and witness some incredible natural wonders should not hesitate to book this excursion.
Your day begins when you are picked up in Reykjavik by your friendly guide in a minivan, which provides a more comfortable and personalized experience than a larger bus. You will then set out into the nature surrounding the capital and begin your adventure around the country’s most popular sightseeing route.
The Golden Circle trip consists of Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Thingvellir is not just one of Iceland’s three national parks; it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area appeals to everyone due to its spectacular forests and waterways, its fascinating history regarding the old Viking parliament, and its location directly between the tectonic plates.
Your guide will be able to tell you about the incredible geology and the past events that occurred here before allowing you to discover its wonder yourself.
As can be guessed from its name, the Geysir hot spring area is renowned for its geysers. Most active is Strokkur, which goes off every five to ten minutes, with its dramatic column of water and steam reaching over 20 meters. While you wait between eruptions, you can marvel over the surrounding hot springs and fumaroles and the unusual colors in the earth.
Just ten minutes from here is the waterfall of Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most iconic attractions. Nicknamed ‘the Golden Falls, it cascades with enormous power in two tiers, creating huge spray blooms often brightened with rainbows in sunny weather. There are several different platforms to admire and photograph it from, and from some of these, it is possible to see Langjokull glacier, from which the water originates.
While most Golden Circle tours end here, you will next head to Hveragerði, a geothermal town famous for its steaming hot springs and greenhouses. Also known as “the earthquake town,” Hveragerði is a very active geological area; grab a cup of coffee and learn more at the earthquake exhibition in Sunnumörk Shopping Center free of charge.
Finally, you’ll travel to Faxi Waterfall (often called the little brother of Gullfoss), one of Iceland’s hidden gems where you can enjoy peace and tranquility; the cascade is 80 meters wide and 7 meters high.
Once you have fully enjoyed all of these sites, your guide will return you to your accommodation in Reykjavik in time for you to enjoy your evening!
Explore the wonders of the Golden Circle in a small group with some unique bonuses. Check availability by choosing a date.