Get to know Iceland with a private tour of the Golden Circle where you’ll see spectacular nature, erupting geyser and a magnificent waterfall. Those wanting to travel at their own pace, as well as tailor a tour to their own interest, need look no further than this tour.
You’ll be picked up at your Reykjavík accommodations in the morning by a luxurious vehicle that will whisk you out of the city to your first adventure. If you are arriving in the country via cruise ship, you can also be picked up at Reykjavík harbour’s cruise ship port.
Your first stop of the day is Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament. It is here where Viking settlers would gather to create the laws of the land and settle disputes.
Þingvellir’s geology is also fascinating as the park is not located on the Eurasian nor the North American tectonic plate, but in a rift valley between. The shifting of the plates causes visible cracks and canyons in the region, some of which are filled with crystal clear meltwater from a nearby glacier.
Next up is another historical location, Skálholt church. From 1056 until 1785, Skálholt was Iceland’s cultural and political centre. Today, the region is famed for a beautiful cathedral, the tomb of bishops, a museum, and a 13th Century tunnel which leads out to an excavation site.
From there, you’ll visit the erupting geysers at Geysir geothermal area. There, you’ll see the mighty Strokkur erupt every 5-10 minutes, reaching heights of around 15-20 metres. So remember to bring your camera as a selfie with an erupting geyser is a must in Iceland! The area is also filled with bubbling mud pools and hot springs which you’ll be able to explore to your heart’s desire.
Last, but certainly not least, is ‘the golden waterfall’ Gullfoss. It is here where beauty and power meet as freezing water from the glacier Langjökull rushes forth before plummeting into an ancient canyon, creating this two-tiered cascade in the process.
Experience the best of Iceland with this private tour of the Golden Circle. Check availability by choosing a date.
When booking the tour choose number of persons.
If 1-4 person choose from the folding menu the total number.
If more than 4 person, choose 4 person in the folding menu
and say yes to the group size you want 5-7 or 8-19.
This gives you the total cost of the tour in the booking selection.
We return at least 1 hour before Cruise Ships departure time, if needed.
During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café. Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancellation of the tour.