The Golden circle
Always in small groups by minibus - maximum 17 people. Payment is made on the day of each tour, no advance payments.
Departures - 09.00 daily, all year
Duration - 7-8 hours approx
Collection - From hotels between 08.30 and 09.00
Price per person - 10,900 ISK. Special throughout 2017 - 9,500 ISK !! Only available if booking direct. See full details in our discounts section
Probably Iceland's most popular day trip and for good reason. No trip to Iceland, whether a weekend break or a longer tour would be complete without seeing Geysir, the bubbling hot springs and the spouting geyser Strokkur in the Haukadal Hot Springs area.
The day also includes a visit to the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall (Golden Falls), one of Icelands largest and arguably one of the most photogenic. Gullfoss sits on the mighty Hvita glacial river which has it’s origins at the Langjokull glacier.
We also spend time at Thingvellir National Park, home of the ancient Viking parliament and the divide between the American and Eurasian continental plates. This national park offers dramatic geology and woodland that changes it’s colours throughout the year, making the area a photographers delight.
We make long stops at each of these three main sights of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir and see breathtaking scenery and fascinating geology throughout the day.
The day also includes a short visit to Faxafoss waterfall. and photo stops depending on weather, road conditions and time constraints. These extra stops will be at the discretion of your guide on the day.
The driving distance of the day is around 270 kilometres and total driving time is around 3 hours 30 minutes, but this is divided into shorter journeys between the stops.
Lunch is not included but you will be able to buy something to eat at the cafe/restaurant at Gullfoss.