Golden Circle Day tour, Geothermal Theme

Pick up time: 
09:00 am from your hotel
8-9 hours
Flexible cancellation
Discover the power of Geothermal energy on the modified Golden Circle tour.

Witness the famous natural attractions within the Golden Circle classic tour, while immersing yourself in Iceland's unique geothermal energy sources.

Geothermal Energy has been used in regions which shows obvious surface manifestations of activity near tectonic boundaries worldwide. Thanks to Iceland location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the country boasts and an abundance of geothermal resources. Embark on the Golden Circle tour and witness the remarkable showings of geothermal energy first hand. 

The attraction we will visit

Embark on a remarkable tour that showcases Iceland's impressive geothermal wonders and national attractions. Here are the highlights of our itinerary.

  1. Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant: Begin the tour with a visit to the largest geothermal power plant at Hellisheidi. Discover the inner workings of this groundbreaking facility and learn about geothermal energy in Iceland's sustainable development.
  2. Kerid Volcanic Crater: Withness the beautiful shaped volcanic crater
  3. Gullfoss Waterfall: Experience the majestic beauty of this breathtaking waterfall.
  4. Geysir Geothermal Area: Experience the excitement of visiting the iconic Geysir geothermal area. You will witness the incredible eruptions of Strokkur, shooting hot water high into the air and furthermore see the bubbling geothermal hot springs that make this area truly unique.
  5. Horticulture Tomato Farm: Visit to a horticulture tomato farm that utilizes geothermal resources for sustainable cultivation.
  6. Geothermal Baths: Indulge in a relaxing bath in a geothermal natural pool. You have the option to choose between Fontana Geothermal Bath or the Secret Lagoon, both offering rejuvenating experiences.
  7. Thingvellir National Park: Immerse yourself in both history, natural beauty, and geological wonders at this national park which also is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Observe the meeting point of two the tectonic plates. Witness the visible evidence of the drifting apart of the mid-Atlantic rift, with the plates slowly moving apart by 2 centimeters each year.

Join us on this captivating journey that combines Iceland's geothermal wonders with its fascinating natural attractions. Book your tour today and discover the extraordinary power and beauty of geothermal energy in action.

Additional information

Icelanders often claim to be pioneers in the utilizating geothermal energy for space heating and bathing. However if we look at the history, this practice dates back to the first century in Pompeii, Italy.  In the 13th century, Snorri Sturluson, renowned writer, politician, and a poet in Iceland, used geothermal baths and even heated his turf hourse with hot water.  Furthermore the French people in the city of Chaudes-Aigues installed a district heating system in the 14th Century using geothermal resource.  Thus, it becomes evident that geothermal energy has a fascinating historical background, which you will have the opportunity to explore and learn about during this tour.

In summary, Icelanders can be considered pioneers in using geothermal energy for both space heating and bathing in hot natural pools and swimming pools. Using geothermal for electricity generation first became reality in Iceland in the seventies last century.

What is “geothermal energy”?

Read more about geothermal energy HERE

Below you see photos of geothermal power plants. In this Golden Circle tour we will have visit Hellisheidi power plant (303 MWe and 200 MWth)

Tour location shown on a map

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