Iceland Volcano Marathon

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Golden Circle Tour

Visit Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss
21 Aug | 6 hours | 175 EUR

An afternoon excursion to the famous sights of Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss - known as the Golden Circle, Iceland's most famous tourist route.

  • 21 Aug 2024 - Golden Circle Tour

    The bus will pick us up at our hotel in Reykjavik and take us east for a visit to the Golden Circle.

    Our first stop will be at the Thingvellir National Park - the only place on Earth where the mid-Atlantic rift, dividing the American and Eurasian Continental Plates, is visible above sea-level.

    Next we will visit Geysir - Iceland's famous geyser which can hurl up boiling water to heights reaching 70 meters. Even if the famous Geysir is not so active itself anymore, the entire area of Haukadalur Valley is full of geothermal activity and hot pools - including the much more active Strokkur geyser that regularly shoots up water to heights between 20 and 40 meters.

    Our last stop is the massive waterfall Gullfoss. Although it's neither the largest or tallest it is arguably one of Iceland most beautiful waterfalls with its two plateaus of which the lower has a drop of 21 meters.

    We will be back in Reykjavik in the evening, but being summer in the arctic the nights are light, so there's still ample opportunity to explore the capital of Iceland on your own.