The Golden Circle Classic
Highlights / General details
We start by visiting Nesjavellir, a high temperature geothermal area in the scenic landscape of Lake Þingvallavatn. From there we go to the Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery.
We continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss, where we can walk so close to the edge that we might feel the mist of the glacial water on our faces.
Our lunchbreak is usually at the Gullfoss Cafe. Sometimes we also stop for lunch at the Information Center at the geothermal area around Geysir.
From there we journey towards the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. We proceed to Skálholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops. From there we travel towards Hveragerði, a small and charming horticultural village.
Round trip transfers from hotels located in central Reykjavik; Guided Tour available in English (daily), Scandinavian (Fridays), German (Saturdays May – October) and French (Mondays); Transportation by bus to each sight.
Lunch. (You can bring lunch with you or buy something at the lunch stop).
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Pickup 8:00am, Departs 8:30am (Additional departure at 10:30am June - 7 September ONLY).
No departures on: December 25.
Approximately 8 hours.
Due to weather and road conditions we cannot guarantee visits to Nesjavellir in the winter season.
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