GeoIceland Golden Circle Tour by minibus
Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring & Haukadalur thermal area, Hveragerdi earthquake town, and Faxi waterfall.
The Golden Circle is for everyone, whether you are young or old. On this trip you can experience the highlights of Iceland. We drive along glacial rivers and beautiful landscapes, on our way to three jewels of the icelandic crown, the Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir valley, and the Geysir hot spring area.
Your trip to Iceland won't be completed without a visit to those sites. During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.
At Thingvellir we'll encounter the birth place of the icelandic nation, as well as the site of the first parliament or Althingi on 930 a.d., the oldest still existing parliament in the world. Thingvellir is also one of the spots where we can appreciate more clearly the forces shaping our planet as the tectonic plates spread apart creating new crust.
Gullfoss is not the largest waterfall in Iceland, nor the tallest, but it's, without a doubt, one of the prettiest ones, and that's a lot for a country with as many waterfalls as Iceland. Not a coincidence that its name translates as the Golden Waterfall. And Geysir's reputation precedes "him", the gusher that gave name to the phenomenon doesn't need much introduction.
His neighbor, Strokkur, will blow steam high in the air every 5 to 10 minutes for our delight. We will take a short stop at the town of Hveragerdi, where we'll find a small exhibition about a 6,3-6,6 earthquake that took place in the town in 2008. We will also show you many other natural wonders such as the waterfall at Faxi, and conditions allowing it, we'll try to stop on the way to admire some icelandic horses.
- Visit to The Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring & Haukadalur geothermal area, Hveragerdir earthquake town, and the waterfall Faxi.
- During winter we may find icy conditions in areas we visit and the weather may be extremely windy and cold.
- Ice grips can be useful and warm clothing recommended.
How do we get there?
Pick ups are available from Hotels in Reykjavík.