Golden Circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland.
The tour links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir in one day. A visit to the most beautiful Waterfall in Iceland named Gullfoss (translated Golden waterfall), and to the bubbling geothermal hot springs at Geysir area is a must. There you will see the hot spring Strokkur spouting hot water 30 meters (100ft) into the air every 5-10 minutes interval.
Golden Circle first stop is usually Thingvellir National park, which is an interesting place both from a geological point, but also historically, as the world first parliament was founded there in the year 930 AD, also known as "Althing". Althingi General Assembly continued to convene there until 1798 when it was moved to Reykjavik. In the eyes of Icelanders this place is a national shrine and is protected area by law since 1928.
Geology is very special as Thingvellir is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries. You literally see how the two tectonic plates separate North America and Europe. The fissures have been moving apart at the rate of 2 centimeters every year which gives the fissure spectacular appearance. Here you will also see the amazing clear glacier water which can be found in some fissures which opened in a earthquake in the year 1789. Thingvellir is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As an option then the Golden Circle tour may involve a visit to the greenhouse at Fridheimar, the tomato farm and restaurant, or you may choose to visit and bath in the secret lagoon.
You may choose other setup of this day tour, or you may ask us to tailor make your experience based on your preferences:
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