Indulge in a tour of the Golden Circle - the relaxing way, and explore some of Iceland's most famous sights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring. Plus, see the erupting geyser Strokkur in Haukadalur geothermal area and visit the Secret Lagoon hot spring bath.Your tour begins with a mid-morning pickup. Board a climate-controlled minivan destined for the Golden Circle route.Over the course of the morning, stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geyser, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide.On this tour, you will also spend free time soaking in the thermal pools of the Secret Lagoon hot springs.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Circle Route, South RegionGolden Circle tour is the tour to take if you only take one tour in Iceland! The duration of the stops vary, but it is (very roughly) at least 30 min at each of the main sights.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionYou will take a short walk through Thingvellir, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The history here is also fascinating; Thingvellir was the original site of what is now the longest-running parliament in the world, formed in 930 AD.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionAdmire the majestic waterfall Gullfoss. The sheer power of the falls is mesmerizing, and its history is inspiring.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South RegionAnother stop will be in the geothermal are near Haukadalur valley. This hilly area has a lot of hot springs, but what it is most renowned for is its geysers. The largest, Geysir gave the world the word geyser, while Strokkur is the most active in the area, shooting water up to 30 meters high every five to ten minutes.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, Fludir, South RegionOn this tour, you will also get the time to slow down and relax like a local. Secret lagoon is Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, filled with water trickling in from an adjacent geothermal area, which, as an added bonus, has another little geyser. Its location could not be more serene, and you will no doubt ease away any tension built up over your holiday in its healing waters.Duration: 1 hour