Best 7-Hour Private Tour of the Golden Circle from Reykjavik

A mighty eruption of the Strokkur geyser in Iceland's Geysir Geothermal Area.
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Reykjavík, Islandia
7 hours
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Set on a magical private adventure around Iceland’s most popular and beloved sightseeing route, the Golden Circle. Those who want to witness a microcosm of the land of ice and fire without worrying about other tourists should book their trip while availability lasts.

This half-day excursion begins when a local guide exclusively picks your group up from a point by your accommodation in Reykjavik. Without having to collect anyone else, they will escort you into the beautiful countryside and lava landscapes of southeast Iceland. As you travel, they will be happy to answer any of your questions about the country and folklore. They will also point out the significant sites you will pass.

Your first major stop is Thingvellir National Park, located between two tectonic plates that rise sharply from the early. The broad valley in between has countless springs, beautiful forests, and moss-coated basalt fields, making it magical to explore. The cherry on top of this attraction is the millennium of history here, which you can learn about on-site.

The second site of the Golden Circle is the Geysir Geothermal Area, most famous for the geyser of Strokkur. This phenomenon is one of the most regularly erupting features of its kind in the world, ejecting a breathtaking column of boiling water and steam into the sky every five minutes or so. Strokkur is surrounded by other hot springs, one of which is currently inactive Great Geysir, which gave its name to similar phenomena worldwide.

Finally, you will come to the powerful glacial waterfall of Gullfoss. Translating to ‘the Golden Waterfall’ and thus the namesake of the Golden Circle, this beautiful feature is powerful and inspiring. In winter, its surroundings become crusted in icicles and snow, while in summer, its flow is even stronger, and you may see rainbows in the blooming spray.

You can talk with your guide about your interests so that they can schedule this adventure in a way that best suits your group. If you wish, you can minimize time at the three major attractions to include several more, such as a visit to the Kerid Crater Lake or Efstidalur dairy farm. You can also purchase lunch at either Gullfoss or Geysir if you so choose.

Once you have enjoyed the three sites of the Golden Circle, you’ll head back to Reykjavik in time for an evening activity or relaxing end of the day.

Don’t miss this fantastic day exploring the sites of Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route with a private guide. Check availability by choosing a date.

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