The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist route from Reykjavik.
This route is covering about 300 km distance from Reykjavik to central Iceland and
back. The three main stops on the route are the national park Thingvellir, the waterfall
Gullfoss (golden falls) and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which
contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Thingvellir is a national park containing
both historical and natural beauties. Nowhere else the continental drift is more
visible than in Thingvellir. Gullfoss is a spectacular waterfall that is a must
see. The two grand geysers, Strokkur and Geysir, are both interesting to watch.
Other stops include Kerid volcanic crater, Hveragerdi greenhouse village, waterfall
Faxi and the Nesjavellir geothermal power plant. On those pages you can find complete
information about this route.