Iceland Volcano Marathon

10 Sep 2022

Pre-Tour: The Golden Circle

See a geyser explode, feel the spray of Gullfoss waterfall, and explore the charming city of Reykjavík.
5-7 Sep | 3 days | 595 EUR

In the land of Ice and Fire - this is one of the highlights!

Please note: this tour operates before the 6-day package begins. The hotels in this extension may not be the same as the hotel that is assigned to your tour package, so please be aware that, if this is the case, you will need to change hotels after the second night. 

 

  • Day 1 - 05 Sep: Arrival Day

    Welcome to Iceland! Arrival at Keflavík international airport. Guests need to arrange their own transportation by shuttle bus to Reykjavík (45 min.). Overnight at the hotel. 

    Meals: Not included.

  • Day 2 - 06 Sep: Golden Circle Tour

    Today, we will complete the famous Golden Circle. We will drive a loop between three of Iceland's most celebrated attractions: Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. The tour begins with a stop at Thingvellir, Iceland's first national park. Legend has it that the nation of Iceland began here, and it is where Viking chieftains established the first assembly in 930 AD, meaning it is the earliest known version of a formal parliamentary system in the world. The park also contains unique geology and natural landscapes - it is one of the few places on earth where visitors can observe the continental drift: the spot where the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates are drifting apart. 

    After a short walk through the national park, we will drive to the Geysir geothermal area. The Great Geysir erupts less frequently these days, but we will be able to observe Strokkur, the most active geyser in the area. Every 5-10 minutes, Stokkur that spouts hot water and steam roughly 20-25 meters up in the air. 

    Next, we'll continue to the beautiful Gullfoss, known as the "Golden Waterfall." This multi-level waterfall is an iconic sight, and it is not unusual to see it accompanied by a rainbow. 

    We'll return to Reykjavík via Hveragerði, completing our loop. 

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch 

  • Day 3 - 07 Sep: Reykjanes Peninsula

    Today we will start our tour by visiting two beautiful lakes: Kleifarvatn and Grænavatn. Both of them being spectacular places for photographers to explore and everyone else to enjoy. Prepare to be amazed when facing multi-colored hills of Krysuvik, before continuing your way to a harbor town Grindavík.

    We will continue to an exciting place called Brimketill which is lava cliff with wild breaking waves, the worse the weather the better the experience (prepare to get wet if you get too close to the edge!). We will also go to discover Gunnuhver - geothermal area of mud pools with a ghost story embedded in its past.

    Last but not least, we will walk between two continental plates, crossing the "Bridge between continents". 

    At the end of the tour we will return to the hotel - or if your marathon package includes a different hotel, you will be dropped off there. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the city at your leisure. 

    Meals: Breakfast 

  • Price Information

    All prices are per person in euros.

    Hotel Cabinn
    Shared double room: 595 EUR 
    Single room supplement: +150 EUR

    Fosshotel Lind
    Shared double room: 695 EUR 
    Single room supplement: +200 EUR

     

     

  • Inclusions
    • Privately guided Golden Circle bus tour with lunch 
    • Privately guided Reykjavík city sightseeing tour 
    • 2 nights accommodation in hotel of choice 
    • Admission to Perlan observation deck 
    • Transportation according to the itinerary 
    • Meals according to the itinerary 
  • Exclusions
    • Shuttle from Keflavík Airport to Reykjavík 
    • Personal expenses 
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary 
    • Beverages
    • Travel and health insurance 
    • Anything else not mentioned under "Inclusions"