Golden Circle Superior by Minibus

All year Daily About 9 hours Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Very easy Min 4 years old

In this tour you will experience three of Iceland´s most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir and the Thingvellir National Park. On the way stops will be made at other interesting places; Friðheimar, Brú Horse Petting and the crater Kerid.

Thngvellir National Park holds great historical importance and has many remarkable geological features. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet here and Althingi (the Icelandic parliament) was formed on these rocks in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. There’s a beautiful waterfall nearby as well, in fact Öxarárfoss and Thingvellir have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Kerið was formed by a huge volcanic explosion (as is usual for volcanic craters), however research now tells us this was probably a cone volcano which erupted and emptied its magma reserve. The cone collapsed into the magma chamber and created the crater lake bordered by strongly coloured red volcanic rock.

Gullfoss the most famous waterfall in Iceland in the river Hvíta. It’s power is inspirational and we can stand so close to it that we feel the mist of glacial water on our faces. Around this time it should be lunch time so we will stop at a local place for food.

We head over to the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur where we will see the famous Geysir and many hot springs. We will also see Strokkur geyser, which spouts every five minutes or so and projects steaming water to a height of about 60-100 feet.

We will visit Friðheimar Greenhouse where you will get the chance to try out some famous locally grown tomatoes, with a short but informative talk about the process from one of the experts.

To complete the Golden Circle we will stop at Brú for some Horse petting of the Icelandic horse.

Tour highlights

  • Kerid Volcanic Crater
  • Brú Horse Petting
  • Geysir Hot Spring in Haukadalur Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Friðheimar Farm
  • Thingvellir National Park

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Comfortable Minibus seat

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Lunch is not included. A stop will be made at a local restaurant/diner.

We always recommend you come prepared for all weather conditions.

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