The Golden Circle Express
An afternoon that takes you to some of Iceland’s most famous attractions. Explore the natural phenomena of the hot springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall.
Our first stop is Gullfoss, "the golden waterfall", which is by many judged as the most beautiful in Iceland. The waterfall has two stages, and it's possible to get close up to the mighty water cascading over the ledges into the ravine below.
The geothermic springs of Geysir are very near Gullfoss. This area boasts Iceland’s most active geysir, Strokkur. Strokkur regularly bursts its majestic column of hot water into the sky every five minutes, so you will have several opportunities to experience this majestic sight. Stroll amongst bubbling mud puddles and steaming hot springs – and really feel the power of the Earth under your feet.
The UNESCO world heritage site of Thingvellir national park is our next stop. The world’s oldest parliament, Alltinget, was assembled here as early as around year 900, and this is also where the European and American continental plates meet. At Thingvellir the escarpment that is caused by the two plates slowly parting can be seen very clearly. After this visit we return to Reykjavík.
- Pickup in Reykjavik
- Guided tour around the golden circle.
- Lunch is not included, but a lunch stop will be made.
- Period : All year, daily
- Departure : 10:00, 12:00
- Length : 6 hours
- Requirements : No previous experience required
- Difficulty : Suitable for everybody
- Product code : A07
- Bring warm clothes and good shoes to walk in.