The Golden Circle is an essential part of the Icelandic tourist experience and one of the most popular ones. Come along on this fun private day tour, we pickup from Keflavík Airport
We begin our journey by driving to one of Iceland’s most legendary sites, the national park of Þingvellir. This is the original home of the Althing, the world’s oldest extant parliament, and this is where the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. The seam is highly visible so you can have the unique experience of standing with one foot in North-America and the other foot in Eurasia.
Next up is Haukadalur, home to hot springs that include the legendary Geysir (from which all geysers derive their name) and the still-active Strokkur. We will have lunch in Haukadalur, including some local delicacies. From there, it is only a 10 minute drive to Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls and considered by some to be the highpoint of this tour.
Our next stop is Friðheimar, an Icelandic greenhouse where you can see (and perhaps taste) for yourself how Icelanders use renewable energy to grow vegetables. On our way back home, we stop to take a look at the scenic volcanic crater Kerið and get a chance to see many examples of lcoal horses and farms.
You will experience
– Þingvellir National Park
– Gullfoss Waterfall
– Geysir and Strokkur
– Efstidalur Farm
– Faxafoss Waterfall
– Friðheimar Greenhouse
– Kerið – The Crater
– Tour availability: All year
– Available days: Every day
– Departure Time: (see booking widget)
– Guidance: English
– Duration: 6-7 hours
– Pickup/Dropoff: Free pick-up and Drop-off in Reykjavík and at Airport
Pick-ups from Reykjavik and Keflavík
If your being picked up in Reykjavík or Keflavík we kindly ask you to wait in the lobby and the tour-guide will come inside and pick you up. We will let you know 24 hours before if the pick up will be earlier then expected. Remember that we offer free pick ups from all hotels in Reykjavík and Keflavík. Feel free to take your luggage with you on the tour if you want to be dropped off at the airport.
Pick-ups from Airport
If you are being picked up at the Airport we kindly ask you to wait outside where all the taxi’s are. Pick up at the airport is 15 minutes before regular pick up time. Got some luggage? No worries we have plenty of space so you can bring your luggage with you. After the tour we can drop you off at your hotel or take you back to the airport.