The Golden Circle is the most popular and attractive tourist route in Iceland.

This route is covering about 270-300 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, with world known geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Thingvellir is a National Park which is part of UNESCO heritage list and has both historical and natural sights. Nowhere else the continental tectonic ridge is more visible than in Thingvellir. Gullfoss is a spectacular waterfall that is a must see. The Geysir has given its own name to all hot springs in the world of that type. Other stops along this route are Kerid volcanic crater, Hveragerdi greenhouse village, waterfall Faxi and the HellisheiĆ°arvirkjun geothermal power plant. This route has excellent and modern tourist infrastructure with nice small restaurants, souvenir and food shops. The Golden Circle can be explored on rental car or guided bus and jeep tours. There are many different activities available when travelling on Golden Circle: Hiking, Horse riding, Snowmobile tours, Diving, Snorkeling, River rafting and geothermal pools. On those pages, you can find complete information about this route.