Golden Circle - Minibus

Geysir sprouting on a sunny day
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Highlights:

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Gulfoss waterfall
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Hveragerði town
  • Faxi waterfall

Description:

We drive along glacial rivers and beautiful landscapes, on our way to three jewels of the icelandic crown, the Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir valley, and the Geysir hot spring area. Your trip to Iceland won't be completed without a visit to those sites. At Thingvellir we'll encounter the birth place of the icelandic nation, as well as the site of the first viking parliament or Althingi on 930 a.d., the oldest still existing parliament in the world. Thingvellir is also one of the spots where we can appreciate more clearly the forces shaping our planet as the tectonic plates spread apart creating new crust. Another of the visits during the Golden Circle is Gullfoss. It is not the largest waterfall in Iceland, nor the tallest, but it's, without a doubt, one of the prettiest ones, and that's a lot for a country with as many waterfalls as Iceland. Not a coincidence that its name translates as the Golden Waterfall. And Geysir's reputation precedes "him", the gusher that gave name to the phenomenon doesn't need much introduction. His neighbor, Strokkur, will blow steam high in the air every 5 to 10 minutes for our delight. We will also take a short stop at the town of Hveragerdi, where we'll find a small exhibition about a 6,3-6,6 earthquake that took place in the town in 2008. The waterfall at Faxi is also part of the tour. Smaller than Gullfoss, but very beautiful on the morning light. Conditions allowing it, we'll also try to stop on the way to admire some of the famously friendly icelandic horses.

Availability:

  • All year
Duration: 8-9 hours

Difficulty:

  • Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy

Pickup:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 3 years old

Ratio:

  • 19:1 per guide
Price: ISK 13,900

Included:

  • Thingvellir National Park and site of the old viking parliament
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir hot spring at the Haukadalur geothermal area
  • Hveragerdir earthquake town
  • Faxi waterfall

Not included:

  • Lunch, snacks & drinks

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes
  • Lunch ( stops are also made on the way where you can buy lunch)

Pickup times:

  • 8:30 AM

Departures:

  • 09:00 AM

Good to know:

  • We work with small groups, usually 19 people maximum, so dates tend to get fully booked rather early. Booking in advance allows us to organize the departures, so please, book in advance when possible. During the winter, we may find icy conditions on the areas we visit, and the weather may be extremely windy and cold. Ice walkers can be useful, and warm clothing recommended.

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