This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland.
We start by visiting Nesjavellir, a high temperature geothermal area in the scenic landscape of Lake Þingvallavatn. From there we go to the Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery.
We continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss, where we can walk so close to the edge that we might feel the mist of the glacial water on our faces.
Our lunchbreak is usually at the Gullfoss Cafe. Sometimes we also stop for lunch at the Information Center at the geothermal area around Geysir.
From there we journey towards the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. We proceed to Skálholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops. A short stop at the Geothermal Powerplant, Hellisheidavirkjun, before returning to Reykjavik.
Due to weather and road conditions we cannot guarantee visits to Nesjavellir in the winter season.
Guidance as shown under Guidance below.
Lunch. You can bring lunch with you or buy something at the lunch stop.
This tour is not operated on:
25 - public holiday
25 - public holiday
Up to 90 minutes prior to tour departure with 5% online discount.
Daily, all year round
Friday departures are guided in English and Scandinavian all year round
Saturday departures are guided in English and German all year round.
Monday, Thursday and Sunday departures are guided in English and French all year round if booked at least 18 hours prior to departure.
Les visites guidées dont les départs ont lieu le lundi sont commentées en anglais et en français toute l'année si elles sont réservées au moins 18 heures avant le départ.
This tour is included in the following City and Country Break packages:
Would you prefer to visit the Golden Circle in the afternoon only? Have a look at our AH11 Golden Circle Afternoon
tour. The afternoon tour is included in the following combination tours:
Would you like to visit the Golden Circle in the evening? Have a look at our AH13 Golden Circle Evening
tour. This evening tour is also included in the following combination tours:
Would you like to experience the Golden Circle in a Super Jeep? Have a look at our AH140 The Golden Circle Super Jeep