REYKJAVIK – THINGVELLIR – GEYSIR – GULLFOSS – SECRET LAGOON – SKALHOLT – KERID – REYKJAVIK

To take a tour with us on the golden circle is an unforgettable moment of your travels in Iceland. We cover all the major attractions of southwest Iceland, starting with a drive to the national park of Thingvellir, where the first settlers of our great country established our parliament in the year 930. Althingi, our parliament is the oldest parliament in the world. At Thingvellir, we invite you to walk through the ravine of Almannagja. At the moment that you walk through, you are in fact walking between the two continental tectonic plates, the Euro Asia plate and the North America plate.

From Thingvellir, we take you through a small village on the bank of lake Laugarvatn. The lake is known for its high level of seismic activity.

We drive on to Geysir, the world’s most famous hot spring. Currently, Strokkur (Geysir’s smaller brother) is the only one that is erupting but does so in a spectacular way every few minutes.

After our stop at Geysir, we continue to the waterfall of all waterfalls, Gullfoss. Gullfoss is often referred to as the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls.

From Gullfoss, we go to the wonderful Secret Lagoon. It is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, getting its hot water from the local hot springs which are situated in the pool area. The Secret Lagoon is unique and absolutely the best place to stop at before we head to lunch. You will need a swimsuit and a towel, but both can be rented at the lagoon. The entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon is 2.800 ISK per person and is not included.

From the Secret Lagoon we head to Skalholt, one of Iceland’s most historical places. Skalholt was an episcopal see, a school, a seat of learning and administration for more than 700 years and a place of pilgrimage in medieval times.

From Skalholt we take you to Kerid, a crater that was formed 6500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarholar. It is oval, about 270m long and 170m vide and 55m deep. The entrance fee at Kerid is 400 ISK per person and is not included.

After a fantastic day, which you will cherish and remember for the rest of your life, we take you back to Reykjavik.

Duration: 8 hours.
Included: Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area.
Not included: Food, beverages and entrance fees, unless specified.
Attention: Prices are per person. All departures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate. The minimum for this tour is 4 persons.

 

Loading…

Loading…