The Golden Circle – Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir
Golden Circle Stunning Nature
Tour duration: 9 hours Departures:all year Pick up: 08:00 – 08:30 AM Difficulty: Easy
Thingvellir National Park
We provide: Everything included except lunch. You bring: Warm clothes.
Golden Circle Day Tour
Pick up at your hotel or airbnb around 8.00 AM, or meet us at Harpa Opera House at 8.20 AM.
Strokkur and the Geyser area
You probably did not know that the english name “geyser”, derives from the one and only in the Haukadalur area. The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters, but is almost inactive. Strokkur, only few meters apart from Geyser, erupts on average every 4 minutes.
Gullfoss, Golden Waterfall and Faxi
Near Geysir is the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall. Close by is Faxi, waterfall, which we also visit.
At Friðheimar, tomatoes are cultivated in a greenhouse. A lunch in the restaurant, in the greenhouse, is a very rare food experience, not to be missed. The main ingredients is of course, tomatoes grown there. They serve the best tomato soup in the world.
Thingvellir and Öxarárfoss
Thingvellir is characterized by tectonic rift valley and marks the rifting of the Eurasian and North American plates from each other. In 930 the Icelandic Parliament, the first democracy in the world, was established at Thingvellir. Thingvellir became a World Heritage Site in 2004. Öxarárfoss is a waterfall at Thingvellir.