DT 01 Golden Circle & Langjökull Glacier
PICTURES FROM THE TOUR
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS TOUR
Our first stop takes us to Thingvellir National Park where the Icelandic parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. At Thingvellir you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulling apart along the North-America and Eurasian tectonic plates and you will be able to stand where the Viking settlers stood centuries ago to edict national laws.
Next, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur where you can see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and eerie blue algae. Strokkur is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every 5 minutes.
The final stop of the Golden Circle takes you to Gullfoss waterfall, which many consider to be the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as it is both high and mighty and stumbles dramatically in a deep gorge. We then have a lunch break at Gullfoss Café, before trying out our Superjeep vehicles off road: the ride will take you to the highlands, rough terrain and glacier area of Langjökull (Icelandic for “long glacier”), known to be the second largest ice cap in Iceland (953 km2). You will enjoy the landscape from your Superjeep while occasionally stopping next incredible sights.
After an off-road ride, we visit by Faxi, a small but beautiful waterfall before driving back to Reykjavik.
We reserve the right to reverse the circle to escape the crowds.
Highlights of the Golden Circle & Langjökull Superjeep tour:
- Thingvellir National Park
- Walk between continents
- Viking parliament
- Strokkur geyser
- Off-road drive to Langjökull glacier area
Extras if you like to add on: Snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier is optional and is offered at an additional price. Please note that the age limit for snowmobile tours is 6 years old. The age limit to operate a snowmobile is 18 years old, and a fully valid driver’s license is needed as well. Children and those who don’t hold a driver’s license are welcome to ride as passengers. This activity is subject to weather conditions This tour lasts 8-9 hours.
Free pick-up from your hotel in the capital area begins at 8:30
The tour runs all year around whit minimum 2 passengers every day.