Your Premium Golden Circle tour will starts with a historical stop at Þingvellir national park, with the oldest parliament which was formed in 930 AD. This national park is surrounded by dramatic lava formations, colorful birch-land, rich in Icelandic birdlife and of course homes the continental rift that separates Europe and North America.
Though the park is beautiful beyond belief, with an extremely rich history, there are also dark sides to this nature pearl. On your walk at Þingvellir you will for example come across Drekkingarhylur, the Drowning Pool, where all who committed a heinous crime would be faced with their fate.
Gullfoss & Geysir
Next up is the grand Gullfoss waterfall, where you can really experience the true power and force of Icelandic nature, seeing that
the average amount of water running down Gullfoss is 140 cubic meters per second in summer and 80 cubic meters per second in winter.
You’ll have plenty of time to marvel at this natural wonder and we urge you to take as many photos as you possibly can along the designated paths.
Shortly after that, we will visit Geysir, where you can walk amongst this geothermal wonderland and see Strokkur erupt every few minutes, shooting boiling water 20m high. Just don’t put your camera down or you might miss this majestic moment.
A quick stop at Faxi waterfall follows, where you can marvel at this hidden gem in the tranquil wilderness. Perhaps you will even get to hear a ghost story from this area. Who knows? The Golden Circle offers so many surprises!
Get the chance to get up close and pet and feed the beautiful Icelandic Horse, don’t forget to grab a selfie with them too.
Our last stop of the day is the old fishing village of Eyrarbakki.
After a fun filled day of the Golden Circle, natural wonders, exquisite food, historical trivia and cultural experiences, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride back to Reykjavík under our panoramic roof.
Good walking shoes and warm clothing - the weather is always changing!