Introducing The Golden Circle

An artificial tourist circuit loved by thousands of visitors, the Golden Circle takes in three popular attractions all within 100km of the capital: Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss, offering visitors the opportunity to see the country’s most important historical area, a spouting hot spring and a roaring waterfall, all in one condensed, doable-in-a-day tour. Visiting the area under your own steam will allow you to explore some of the exciting attractions further afield.

If you’re planning to spend the night in the Golden Circle, you’ll be spoilt for choice – the area is relatively small in size, making many places a perfectly suitable choice. The Laugarvatn area is a good base with several worthy sleeping and eating options; there are a number of solid choices scattered along Rte 35 as well.

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