Golden Circle - In your own time
Explore the iconic Golden Circle, see the legendary Þingvellir National Park, walk where the earth trembles with heat at Geysir Hot Springs and see the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls, Gullfoss. In our newest improvement of the tour you get to decide when and where to stop – and for how long! This unique Hop On / Hop Off tour stops at all of the Golden Circle’s most famous natural wonders and a must-see for any visitor in Iceland.
The duration of the tour is 7,5-11,5 hours depending on how long you choose to stop at Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss or on the activity you wish to do on this scenic route. With four departures from every stop on the the route, you can simply sit back and enjoy all the best Iceland has to offer in one day. We for one can recommend taking a picnic at Þingvellir, or hiking up the mountain at Geysir to get a superb view of the area. For possible activities to combine with this classic tour please see below.
First stop is Þingvellir, where you will walk in the footsteps of ancient vikings by visiting the national park Þingvellir. Þingvellir was an open air parliament from 930-1793 set in an extremely dramatic location – in a rift valley, in between high cliffs. Also, there, right before your eyes you will see Iceland’s biggest lake, Þingvallavatn.
From there we will see the world famous Geysir – where the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Our last stop is the dramatic Gullfoss Waterfall, which is an breathtaking sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
Take a picnic at Þingvellir, take a longer stroll around Geysir or sit back and enjoy the thunder of Gullfoss for longer! The choice, is yours!
Available activities to combine with the Golden Circle:
Golden Circle and Glacier – For the adventurous looking to see the golden circle plus Iceland’s second largest glacier while getting a shot of adrenaline by riding snow-mobiles across Langjökull. (Available upon request at 08:00 departure)
Golden Circle and Horses – For the animal lovers and those who would like to get to know the Icelandic horse a little better. (Available upon request at 08:00 departure)
Golden Circle and River Jet – For those seeking for the ultimate water activity on the Hvíta glacier river, the river jet boat ride is powerful add-on to your Golden Circle tour (Available upon request at 09:00 departure)
Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon – For those looking to relax and enjoy true Icelandic hot spring – that locals have used throughout the years. (Available upon request at 08:00 departure)
Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa – For those looking for a stunning view of Laugarvatn lake and a relaxing and peaceful time soaking in hot tubs and saunas of various temperatures. (Available upon request at 08:00 or 10:00 departure)