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Golden Circle

Most popular and most visited

This is the most popular route in Iceland and is one full day. It's possible to add a adventure (Snowmobiles, Snorkelling, ATV's or horseback riding) to the tour but only one of these activities can be fitted into the agenda.

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  • 6 hours standard tour

  • 9 to 10 hours if adding additionalactivities to the agenda



You need to study the agenda and decide on which of the optional items you want to do. If all is very tempting you might need to reserve two days to complete all. No harm done - it's fully worth it.


The below are the standard sites visited during the tour.

  • Explore Þingvellir National Park

  • Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Tour around Geysir hot spring area

  • Faxi Waterfall

  • Kerið Crater

  • Lunch at Gullfoss or Geysir or Friðheimar Tomato Farm

Optional to add to the agenda of the day

One of the following action items can be added to the agenda for the day

  • Upgrade transportation to Superjeep 4x4

  • 1 hour snowmobile ride at Langjokull Glacier (3 hours activity)

  • Horseback riding on Icelandic horses at Laxnes Farm

  • Snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra Fizzure (2,5 hours activity)

  • ATV tour 1 hour (1,5 hours activity) 

  • Relax in Secret Lagoon Geothermal Pool (2 hours activity)


From Reykjavik, you'll drive towards Iceland's three most famous attractions that make up the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall. We ensure that you get enough time to take in the magnificent landscape and the rich history found at every footstep.

Þingvellir (Thingvellir National Park) is deeply rooted in Icelandic history and is famous for numerous reasons. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Iceland's first Althing (Parliament) was founded in 930. It's also where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia drift apart, creating a stunning canyon. The park is, quite simply, breathtaking. The waters, ponds, and fissures are extraordinarily clear, and the place's history is endless.

When traveling through Iceland, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that should not be missed.

Geysir Hot Spring Area is located in Haukadalur Valley. Here you'll find the famous Geysir, after which all other geysers are named. The area is filled with steam and magical geothermal phenomena. At the moment, the most active geyser is Strokkur. It erupts every 4-10 minutes and treats visitors to a show giving you that tingly feeling in your stomach. 

Gullfoss or the Golden Falls are next up on the itinerary. It's one of the most powerful waterfalls in Iceland. The cascade plunges slightly over 30 m (98 ft) and has two drops. Gullfoss has been locals' favorite since the Viking times, and now it's your time to explore it.

The extra stops if no optional activities are added to agenda will be at:

Hveragerði is a geothermal town famous for its steaming hot springs and greenhouses. Also known as "the earthquake town," Hveragerði is an active earthquake location. Grab a cup of coffee and visit an earthquake exhibition in Sunnumörk Shopping Center free of charge. 

Faxi Waterfall (often called the little brother of Gullfoss) is one of Iceland's hidden gems where you can enjoy peace and tranquility. The cascade is 80 m (262 ft) wide and 7 m (23 ft) high.

Optional additions to agenda

It is possible to add one of the action items below to the agenda for the day. 

  • Superjeeps - Upgrade transportation: Travelling in the modified 4x4 superjeeps is a great experience and adds comfort to your tour. If choosing to do snowmobiling (especially in winter) the superjeeps are highly recommended since they can drive on the snow. You can upgrade transportation to Superjeeps and add one of the below action items to the agenda for the day.

  • Snowmobiles: A snowmobile ride on Langjokull glacier is a great experience. We travel inland via the highlands of Iceland - from Gullfoss on road F35 for about 30-45 minutes (depending on snowconditions) towards the snowmobile basecamp. Gear up in a overall, gloves and a helmet and then operational instructions. Ususally it's double riding (two people pr. snowmobile). The snowmobile ride is about 1hours and ends in Base Camp. We then head back for Gullfoss. If not upgrading to Superjeeps a Superbus will take you from Gullfoss to Base Camp and back. Total duration is between 2,5 to 3 hours.

  • Horseback riding from Laxnes Horse Farm: The Icelandic horse quite special and this is the horse that the Vikings were riding. It is small but very strong and has special riding characteristics. The location is on the route to Þingvellir and total duration of the tour (visit and ride) is 1,5 to 2 hours.

  • Snorkelling in Silfra Fizzure: The snorkelling location is at Þingvellir and is in a fizzure in the area between the Tectonic plates (Eurasian and N-American) and the water cold (3-4°C) but is crystal clear and visibility is about 100m. This is ranked with one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Duration of this activity is 2,5 to 3 hours with about 1 hour in the water.

  • Secret Lagoon: Location is at Fludir and the Secret Lagoon is the oldest geothermal pool in Iceland. Nice relaxing swim in the lagoon. Duration about 2 hours.

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