Golden Circle - In your own time
Explore the iconic Golden Circle, see the legendary Þingvellir National Park, marvel as a geyser shoots steam and hot water skywards at Geysir Hot Springs, and see the majestic queen of Icelandic waterfalls, Gullfoss. In our newest version 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 is 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 how long you want to spend on an activity on this scenic route. With four departures from every stop on the route, you can simply sit back and enjoy the very best Iceland has to offer, all in one day. For instance, we recommend having a picnic at Þingvellir, or hiking up the hill at Geysir to get a panoramic view of the area. For possible activities to combine with this classic tour, please see below.
First stop is Þingvellir National Park, where you retrace the footsteps of ancient Vikings who established their first national parliament here in 930 AD. This would be the settlers first major step towards being an independent nation. Þingvellir is also where the American and Eurasian continental plates are dramatically pulling apart at an annual rate of 2 cm. Also, there, right before your eyes, is Iceland’s largest lake, Þingvallavatn.
Next it´s on to 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 awesome Gullfoss Waterfall, a 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.
Have a picnic at Þingvellir, take a longer stroll around Geysir, or simply 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, Langjökull. Feel the adrenaline flow as you ride a snow-mobile across the snowy glacial wastes. (Available upon request at 08:00 departure)
Golden Circle and Horses – For animal lovers and those wanting 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 an exciting 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 bathing in a genuine Icelandic hot spring used by locals 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 while relaxing in the soothing outdoor hot water pools and saunas of varying temperatures. (Available upon request at 10:00 departure)