You’ve undoubtedly heard about the Golden Circle – the world-famous tour route that highlights some of the most beautiful and significant sites in Iceland – if you’re interested in traveling to the Arctic island nation. The three hundred kilometer loop around Reykjavík and Iceland’s southern uplands offers visitors the opportunity to see many of Iceland’s most striking natural marvels in one extended sitting. This tour, offered courtesy of Circle Air and Iceland Buddy, lets visitors enjoy the Golden Circle from a different and exhilarating perspective – from the air!
First, you will take off from the lofty Mt. Esja just outside of the capital city. Then, you will fly towards Þingvellir, which is, to put it shortly, Iceland’s national “shrine.” Its title, which translates literally into “Parliament Plains,” denotes the fact that in approximately 930 AD, Europe’s first true parliament convened here. The Alþing parliamentary assembly came together at this site until around 1789, making Þingvellir one of the most historically significant locations in the world. Next, you will head to the Geysir geothermal field, home to bubbling, boiling mud pits, steaming hot springs, and explosive geysers. Finally, you will head east to Gulfoss, the “Golden Waterfall” of Iceland. As you start flying back towards the central city, you’ll visit the magnificent Botnsulur mountains and Iceland’s tallest waterfall, Glymur.
This tour is available all year-round and lasts for approximately sixty to seventy-five minutes. All you need is a camera and a spirit of high-flying adventure!
A good mood and a camera