Explore Iceland's best-loved attractions on this private tour, visiting all the famous locations along the way. The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s most known adventure route. Here you will get to experience Iceland’s most known gems, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir national park.
The tour begins with a drive towards the Haukadalur valley, where the famous Geysir lies. You will be able to see the fantastic Strokkur erupt and enjoy the breath-taking sights, where the hot water from the earth's crust meets the ground.
Our journey continues to the world known waterfall Gullfoss, in Hvítá glacial river. It plunges from the height of 32 meters into a nearly 80-metre deep canyon, in three massive tiers. Hvítá river is fed most of its water from Langjökull glacier, which can be seen from Gullfoss waterfall on a clear day. At Gullfoss, we will also stop for a lunch or snack, and we recommend you have a hearty meal for the adventures to come.
If you have booked an adventure tour on Langjökull glacier, you have the option to add 3 hours waiting fee to your tour at Gullfoss. The driver will then wait at Gullfoss while you embark on a private adventure tour to the glacier. This gives you the option to book some of the multiple adventure tours on offer in the area and combine it with your Golden circle journey. Please inform us of your departure time from Gullfoss so we can be sure that you don't miss your tour.
Proceeding with the tour, we will head out to the Þingvellir national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, known for one of the oldest democratic parliaments in the world - the Alþingi. The word Þingvellir means Parliament fields and takes its name from the time where the Saga age Alþing, Iceland's governing body, was founded in 930.
At Þingvellir national park, you will be able to walk down the rift valley where two tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the American one, drift apart. You will be able to walk between these two plates, literally jumping between Europe and America.
The famous Silfra fissure is also at the Þingvellir national park, with its crystal-clear blue water, so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom of it. Not that far from Sifra is Nikulásargjá, often called Peningagjá or 'Coin Fissure' as through the years, people have thrown in coins to see them glitter in the clear water.
After this exploration, we return to the capital after a day of adventure. We offer all our clients high standard and professionalism, and we strive to make your journey in Iceland a dream come true. Book today and come with us on an incredible adventure of Iceland's Golden Circle. Check availability by choosing a date.
Our driver will stop at a restaurant or cafe for lunch or dinner but it's good to pack a light snack to bring along the way.
If your group is larger than three passengers, please choose the large vehicle option for us to comfortably accommodate your whole group.
If you opt for an adventure tour, please choose the wait time option. If you would like assistance with booking an adventure tour from Gullfoss, please contact Guide to Iceland directly.