The Golden Circle Tour is the by far most popular tour in Iceland. We start from your hotel in Reykjavík (or neighboring area) and head out up the valley named Mosfellsdalur where we drive past our nobel prize winning author´s house Halldór Laxness, and over the heath to Þingvellir our Unesco world heritage site where we can see evidence of the North American and Euro Asian tectonic plate divide. Þingvellir is also where the Vikings assembled one of the world first parliament in the year 930. From Þingvellir we head over to the Geysir area where you can have a walk through the park and have lunch. After Launch witch we recommend at the Geysir restaurant we head up to the highlands and visit the Langjökull area. On our way up to the highlands we will drive past the waterfall Gullfoss and on our way back from Langjökull we will stop at this impressive waterfall Gullfoss, Icelands most visited waterfall. Faxi waterfall is the next destination after Gullfoss and then it is about an hour and a half long drive back to Reykjavík.
What we can see on The Golden Circle Glaciar Tour
- Þingvellir national park (world UNESCO heretige site)
- Geysir (the Geothermal geysirs and hotsprings)
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Langjökull Glaciar
- Faxi Waterfall
Tour is normally about 8-10 hours
Up to 4 Passengers
email for bigger groups
- Pick-up and drop-off from hotels and guesthouses in the Reykjavik area.
- Meals (but we will stop for lunch)
- Gratuities for driver/guide
What to Remember
• Please be ready at the lobby or by the front door of your hotel by 08:30 - 08:45
Þingvellir anglicised as Thingvellir, is a national park in the municipality of Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, about 40 km northeast of Reykjavík. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. To its south lies Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.
The Althing, the national parliament of Iceland, was established at Þingvellir in 930, and held its sessions there until 1798. Þingvellir National Park (Icelandic: þjóðgarðurinn á Þingvöllum) was founded in 1930, marking the one-thousandth anniversary of the Althing. It was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area, and became a World Heritage Site in 2004.