Private Golden Circle Photography Day Tour

Free pickup
Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
All year

Join this private photography day tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Golden Circle in-depth and photograph the famous locations on the route. Your English-speaking guide is Icelandic and is highly knowledgable about the country, culture and nature of the island.

The Golden Circle sights include Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. The route is named because these three locations are considered among the most beautiful and famous attractions to visit in Iceland, both in summer and winter.

Thingvellir National Park has an important place in the hearts of the Icelandic people as the Icelandic parliament was formed here in the year 1000. Here, you can witness the incredible geology in Iceland and the effects of volcanic activity on the landscapes. Thingvellir lies on top of the two major tectonic plates, the Eurasian and American plates, which are separating about 2 centimetres every year. The result is evident in the canyon Almannagjá, where you can see how these forces are shaping the landscape, creating broad valleys like Thingvellir.

Gullfoss waterfall is part of the river Hvítá. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and is fed with water from Langjökull glacier, which can be seen from the edge of the waterfall. 

The Geysir geothermal area is next up and is best known for the famous Strokkur hot spring. Strokkur erupts roughly every 5-7 minutes. Its eruptions can reach up to 30 meters in the air, and the temperature of the water is more than 100 degrees celsius. It's a good idea to stand with your back to the wind when you are waiting for the next eruption. Otherwise, you might be in for a surprise shower when the water comes back down.

On the way back from Geysir you will visit a waterfall which is considered more of a hidden gem in Iceland. Called the Faxi waterfall, it forms part of the Tungufljót river.

The last stop before coming back to Reykjavik is Kerið crater, a 3000-year-old volcanic crater which has a small lake at its base. In winter, the lake freezes over and makes for a spectacular sight.

The Golden Circle Sightseeing route is a must-see while you're in Iceland. Your experienced guide will help you to get the best possible shots on your camera. This tour is ideal for beginner, amateur or expert photographers.

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Included

Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Reykjavik
Photography assistance
English-speaking tour guide
Transport in a comfortable 4x4 truck
Crampons are included in the winter for safety reasons

Activities

Sightseeing

Attractions

Geysir
Gullfoss
Þingvellir
Kerið
Faxi

What to bring

Bring clothes which are suitable for a variety of different weather. The weather is unpredictable in Iceland and can change quickly
Your camera with fully charged batteries, memory cards and a tripod

Good to know

This tour is for a small, private group: 1-4 persons in a 4x4 truck.

If road or weather conditions are bad, I will be in touch to cancel or reschedule the tour to another date.

Terms of service

Guides

Pall Jokull Petursson

Pall Jokull Petursson

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The owner of Landscape Photography Iceland, a seasoned landscape photographer and workshop leader.

The owner of Landscape Photography Iceland, a seasoned landscape photographer and workshop leader.

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