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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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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.

Departure from hotel

Departure from hotel and head in direction of Þingvellir National Park

ATV's or horse back riding (Optional)

On the route to Þingvellir it's possible to go on ATV's or horseback riding on the original Icelandic horse

Þingvellir National Park

This is where the tectonic plates meet. Great scenery and beautiful surroundings

Snorkelling in Sifra fizzure (Optional)

Snorkelling in the crystal clear water of Silfra is like nothing else. Cold clear water with almost endless visibility. Need to order in advance.


Where to have lunch is depending on what you choose to do. There is a small café at Þingvellir and then on the route is Fridheimar Tomato Farm and also the restaurant and Geysir and also at Gullfoss

Geysir Geothermal area

The best known Geothermal area in Iceland. This is where the great Geysir is and also Strokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes.

Gullfoss waterfall

The great Gullfoss waterfall. Average waterflow in winter 80 m3/sek and in summer 130 m3/sek. Great scenery.

Snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier (Optional)

Langjokull is the 2nd biggest glacier in Iceland. This is about 3hrs detour. Heading inland (40min drive) and then 1hrs on snowmobile and back to Gullfoss. If weather is good this is a great adventure. Need to order in advance.

Secret Lagoon (Optional)

The Secret Lagoon, known locally as Gamla Laugin, is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It was made in 1891 at Hverahólmi, a geothermal area near Flúðir.
The pool water flows continuously, and it takes only 24 hours to its complete replacement. Warm, clean, rich in sulfur, stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round.

Faxi waterfall (Optional)

Faxi is a mere five-minute detour off the main trail. It is considered a side-attraction rather than a major one because it is far more serene, and far less powerful, than nearby Gullfoss waterfall

Kerið Volcanic Crater (Optional)

On the route from Gullfoss to Reykjavik. This is a volcanic crater with a small lake.

Raufarholshellir Lava Cave (Optional)

On the route heading back to Reykjavik

Back to Reykjavik

Distance to Reykjavik from Gullfoss is about 90 minutes drive

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