The Golden circle is one of the most popular routes in Iceland and well worth visiting. The sights on this tour are Þingvellir national park where the foundation of the Icelandic parliament began in 930 AD. It is as well a site of geological wonders, as it lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. The rift is clearly visible and the movement of the tectonic plates pulls apart the island about 2,5 cm every year. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The mighty Geysir is a dormant hot spring but Strokkur erupts about every 4-10 minutes, sprouting the hot water 15 to 20 meters high and sometime up to 40 meters.
Gullfoss, or the “Golden falls”, comes from the glacier river Hvitá. As one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth.
The tour is operated by DaytripFactory Partner.
Location: Pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik area and bring you back home.
Operation: All year
Duration: up to 10 hrs.
Included: Guided tour with 1 hrs. Buggy tour (2 in each Buggy), Helmets, gloves, balaclava and water resistant overalls.
Good to have: waterproofed hiking shoes, something warm under the overall, your camera
Good to know: there will be stops made on the way for you to buy something to eat and you need a valid driver license to drive the buggy.
Tour operator: DaytripFactory Partner