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Classic Golden Circle

Discover Iceland’s stunning natural wonders on our most popular tour of the Golden Circle!

Explore the spectacular split between two continents, learn about Viking history at Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, and gaze in wonder at the gorgeous gushers of the Geysir Geothermal Area and the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall.

Highlights

  • Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall

Tour Itinerary

See the unique natural marvels of Iceland’s world-famous Golden Circle on this enjoyable tour of its three most iconic places. First, you’ll walk between two continents at Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, a spectacular rift valley packed with Viking history and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then you’ll be thrilled by the soaring fountains of superheated water at the Geysir Geothermal Area and the tremendous two-tier 30-meter waterfall at Gullfoss. We offer a range of options and departure times to make this a fun-filled experience you’ll never forget!

Viking History & Colliding Continents at Þingvellir National Park

Your first stop on the Golden Circle tour is Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, a place of outstanding natural beauty and the birthplace of Iceland’s national identity. The Vikings made their laws for a thousand years and celebrated summer festivals in this stunning location. You can walk between the towering tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia here, which are splitting apart at the speed of a few millimeters a year. Iceland declared its independence here in 1944, and in 2004, Thingvellir was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Imagine yourself walking with Vikings in this magical place!

Bubbling with Excitement at Geysir Geothermal Area

The next adventure on your Golden Circle tour is the world-famous Geysir Geothermal Area in the Haukadalur Valley. The world’s geysers take their name from this place – Geysir means “to gush” in Icelandic. Geysir itself erupts very rarely now, but don’t worry! Nearby, Strokkur is very active, with fountains of boiling water soaring high into the sky every few minutes. Feel the earth tremble beneath your feet as it prepares to explode, and smell the sulfur in the air! This is where you can really experience Iceland’s powerful underground geothermal energy at close quarters. Just watch which way the wind is blowing!

Majestic Gullfoss Falls

Your final treat on our Golden Circle tour is a visit to Gullfoss, which translates as the “Gold Falls”. Fed by glacial meltwater from Langjökull (the Long Glacier), you’ll be amazed by this roaring two-tiered waterfall, plunging more than 30 meters and then crashing deep into a rocky canyon. If you visit on a sunny day, you’ll see spectacular rainbows rising above the waters, or if you’re here in the winter, the falls will be a frozen wonderland instead! Clouds of spray hang in the air, making Gullfoss a sensational sight, and there are several viewing platforms so you can experience it at different levels. We’ll stop for lunch at the excellent Gullfoss Café.

Memories That Last a Lifetime

The glittering jewels in Iceland's crown, the Golden Circle is the perfect introduction to the spectacular sceneries that the “Land of Fire and Ice” offers you! With one stunning sight after another, your camera will be clicking all day! Our knowledgeable guides will be ready to wow you with fascinating stories of Viking heritage and fun facts to take away from this unforgettable experience.

Book your Golden Circle Iceland holiday here or contact us at info@icelandholidays.com for further assistance today!

Tour Duration: 8 hours

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