Golden Circle Classic Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Discover Iceland's most iconic natural and historical attractions on this all-time best-selling Golden Circle tour that includes Þingvellir

Highlights

  • Natural beauty and rich history of Þingvellir National Park
  • Getting up close to an erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area
  • The raw power of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Expert tour guide sharing fascinating facts & history

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Exclusions

  • Food

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Mar 22 2017
Great great great super good
Mar 06 2017
Amazing! Scenery was beautiful.
Mar 02 2017
Very easy to book online.
Feb 19 2017
Wonderful beautiful places. Fantastic guide would do it again
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ITINERARY

The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. Þingvellir is also the birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking-age justice.

From Þingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards two of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur Canyon.

Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe or at the service center at the Geysir area.

The Geysir area home of "The Great Geysir" hot spring, which all geysers are named after, this area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. It also features one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, Strokkur hot spring, that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of super heated water up to 20 metres into the air.

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