Spend a Day Exploring the Golden Circle

Spend a Day Exploring the Golden Circle

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Gullfoss waterfall is a must-see location in Iceland

Anyone looking to explore some of Iceland's most famous attractions has likely heard about the Golden Circle route. But what are the main places you have to check out, and what are some extra stops you can make along the way?

Well, Golden Circle tours bring you to some of Iceland's most amazing places: the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area with an active geyser, and the chance to literally walk between two continents at Thingvellir National Park! You'll also see beautiful mountains and vast lava fields on the way, and the route is easily customizable.

This is why it's so popular! It's a beautiful day trip from Reykjavik that can be done year-round, and there's plenty of Golden Circle accommodation available if you want to expand your trip and further explore the South Coast with a rental car.

Check out our video below to get a glimpse of the sights and activities the Golden Circle has to offer.

You can choose from plenty of different guided tours, some of which include a stop by the Kerid volcanic crater, the Secret Lagoon hot spring, and other interesting locations. You can even enjoy unique experiences during your trip, like with this Golden Circle tour with snorkeling in Silfra ravine or this Golden Circle and snowmobiling tour.

This is also why you should take time to do it during your visit. The route has an amazing mix of stunning landscapes and important cultural sites, so it really deserves a place on any Iceland itinerary.

Geysir is one of the stunning sights along the Golden Circle in Iceland

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