Golden Circle

Duration
• 7 - 9 hours
Price
Taxi for 1 - 3 people
• Tour Rate = 73.900 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 9.600 ISK

Taxi for 4 - 6 people
• Tour Rate = 96.100 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 12.500 ISK
Included
• English speaking driving guide.
• Taxi Vehicle, Fuel, Road & Parking fees.
Not Included
• Admission Tickets to Museums, Bathing Areas & Activity Tours.
Payment & Cancellation
• You pay at the end of the tour (Cash or Credit).
• You can cancel whenever and without cost.

Tour Details
The Golden Circle Tour takes you on a wonderful circular journey through the heart of Iceland’s Southern Region, stopping at some of Iceland’s most iconic sites. You will visit one of the most historical place in Iceland (Þingvellir), along with some incredible Icelandic nature sites (Geysir & Gullfoss).

Tour Highlights

Thingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is one of the most important sites in Iceland. It was here the oldest current parliament in the world was formed. The parliament was established here in the year 930 and lasted until 1798. Parlament was then re-established in the year 1881, but then it was moved to Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological significance, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. The park lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. To its south lies Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir National Park was founded in 1930, marking the 1000th anniversary of the Icelandic parliament.

Laugarvatn
Laugarvatn lies within the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route, and acts as a staging post. The town has a population of about 200 and lies predominantly along the west side of the lake. The lake contains geothermal springs under its surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline year-round. This is also a great place to experience a very unique geothermal bakery.

Efsti Dalur Farm
In Efstidalur you will get a unique and different experience. Right in the middle of the Golden Circle, you get a glance of the farm life in Iceland. This family farm has opened up for tourists and offers a variety of products straight from the farm, such as the famous ice cream, skyr and feta cheese. Efstidalur II is run by four siblings and their families. They recently took over the business from their parents that started and developed the concept with them as it is today. The siblings are the 7th generation living on the property but their family has been living on Efstidalur II since around 1750. They are dairy farmers first and foremost, but since 2002 the business has developed with increased tourism in the area. In 2013 they opened the restaurant and café and began to make their own products from the milk produced at the farm.

Geysir
Sometimes known as ”The Great Geysir”, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser derives from Geysir. The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa (to gush). Geysir himself is unfortunately not sprouting any more. However, his little brother "Strokkur" is still sprouting every 5-6 minutes and the usual hight is around 15-20 meters.

Gullfoss
Gullfoss is the largest waterfall in Iceland (by volume). It is also among the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and the world. Tourists from all over the world, visit the waterfall every year. During the first half of the 20th century and some years into the late 20th century, there was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity. Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the daughter of the landowner, was determined to preserve the waterfall's condition and even threatened to throw herself down the waterfall. She fortunately, managed to save the waterfall and today this waterfall is a protected landmark. There is a stone memorial of Sigriður, located above the falls, that depicts her profile.

Secret Lagoon (Optional)
Bathing at the Secret Lagoon nature bath at Flúðir. The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round. There is currently no need to book in advance. You can see more info here Secretlagoon.is

Kerið (Optional)
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake, that is a popular stop when traveling the Golden Circle. You will be required to pay a small entrance fee. You can see more info here Kerid.is

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.

Standing in awe of the sound, the chaos, the colors and the healing powers of this magical place.

Gullfoss, Iceland | April 2014
Island wo die Erde kocht und brodelt.🌋🌫
Wart ihr schon mal in Island?🇮🇸 ——————————
Iceland, where the earth boils and simmers.🌋🌫
Have you ever been to Iceland?🇮🇸 .
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#iceland #island #dreamdestination #traumdestination #europetravel #travel #reisen #selfoss #geysir #flugbegleiter #flightattendant #love #like #beautifulnature
Guys, the Northern Lights “season” started! You can see it in Iceland from September to March.
Iceland- the last place on earth to be settled by humans. Also, it was ranked one of the mist eco-friendliest countries in the world! 
A very interesting fact: beer was banned until 1989, holding to a 74-year beer ban. 

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#iceland #everydayiceland #igersiceland #inspiredbyiceland #icelandair #wheniniceland #reykjavik #mystopover #ig_iceland #icelandtravel #visiticeland #icelandic #whyiceland #exploreiceland #discovericeland #aroundiceland #unlimitediceland #ísland #icelandsecret #loves_iceland #wowair #icelandexplored #alliceland #islandia #bestoficeland #absoluteiceland #northernlights #icelandtrip #waterfall #gullfoss
Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg? Weder noch! ❌ Der „Fly Geyser“ in Nevadas Black Rock Wüste sieht aus wie aus einem Science-Fiction-Film entsprungen. Und so weit weg von der Wahrheit ist man mit diesem Eindruck tatsächlich nicht: Der Geysir ist nämlich durch Menschenhand entstanden. Vor etwa 100 Jahren sollte in der Wüste fruchtbarer Boden entstehen, um dort Landwirtschaft zu betreiben. Dafür brauchte man natürlich vor allem eins: Wasser! 🚰 Ein Brunnen musste her. Dummerweise trafen die Arbeiter dabei auf eine heiße Quelle. Da sich das über 200 Grad heiße Wasser nicht zur Bewässerung von Pflanzen eignete, wurde das heraussprudelnde Wasser einfach sich selbst überlassen. 1964 führte ein Unternehmen 100 Meter von diesem Geysir Bohrungen durch, die sie abschließend nicht vollständig verschlossen – und so schoss auch hier kurz danach kochendes Wasser aus dem Boden. Der "Fly Geyser" war geboren. Der erste Geysir ist mittlerweile trocken, weil der "Fly Geyser" ihm den Wasserdruck nimmt.⁣
50 Jahre sind seitdem vergangen und die Natur hat dieses wunderschöne Ungetüm erschaffen: Sein ungewöhnliches Aussehen verdankt der Geysir Mineralien, die das Wasser an die Oberfläche befördert. Sie türmten sich zu dieser eigentümlichen Formation. Bakterien und Algen sorgen zusätzlich für die rot und grün schillernden Farben des Geysirs.⁣
Auch, wenn er nie geplant war: Nevada ist mit dem „Fly Geyser“ auf jeden Fall um einen Hingucker reicher. 😍 Aus Fehlern können manchmal auch wunderschöne Dinge entstehen, oder? Ist Euch das auch schon einmal passiert?⁣
© Getty Images/ropelato photography / earthscape⁣
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#TerraX #ZDF #FlyGeyser #NevadaDesert #ColorfulWorld #BlackRockDesert #Wüste #Geyser #Geysers #Geysir #AmericanWest #LandscapeCaptures #LandscapeArt #LandscapeArchitecture #Master_Landscapes #LandscapeLove #USA_PhotoLovers #USA🇺🇸💖 #USAToday #USATravel #USATrip #USA_Photographers #USATravel #USATraveler #TravelUSA #TravelUSA🇺🇸 #DiscoverUSA #Nature_Lover #Nature_Magic #Nature_Love_
Gullfoss is part of the famous Golden Circle in Iceland. The main attractions in the Golden Circle are Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. This is one of the most popular route for travelers in Iceland. ⁠
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It is a great day tour to go to the Golden Circle. You can go on a road trip and drive on your own or you can choose between variety of tours that will take you to explore all these beautiful locations. ⁠
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On our website you can find all the best Golden Circle tours with all the best tour operators in Iceland. You can choose a classic Golden Circle tour, or you can add some exciting activities to your day like snorkeling in Silfra, snowmobiling on a glacier, visiting ice caves or going to the Secret Lagoon hot spring. ⁠
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Whatever you choose, we definitely recommend that you explore the Golden Circle on your trip to Iceland. ⁠
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Der große GEYSIR! Genau so wird die Mutter aller Geysire in Island ganz einfach genannt.⁠ Um einiges spektakulärer als der Name ist allerdings das Naturspektakel, welches dahintersteckt.😍⁠
✅ der große Geysir befindet sich in der geothermalen Region Haukadalur im sogenannten Golden Circle, einer der beliebtesten Routen des Landes.🗺️⁠
✅ seit einem Erdbeben im Jahre 2000 ist die Aktivität dieses namensgebenden Geysirs allerdings extrem gesunken, wenn nicht sogar komplett zurück gegangen.❌⁠
✅der aktivste Geysir hingegen ist der nahe gelegene Strokkur, der sogar alle vier bis zehn Minuten ausbricht & dabei eine Höhe von 15 bis 20 Metern erreicht.⁠💧⁠
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Einen Geysir einmal ausbrechen zu sehen gehört also auf jeden Fall zu den Erfahrungen, die du in Island unbedingt machen solltest!⁠🇮🇸⁠
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Folge uns: thebackpackertrail⁠
Copyright: styloly⁠
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#backpackertrail #traveliceland #exploreiceland #travellove #backpacking #reiselust #island #fernweh #rucksackreisen #visiticeland #weltenbummler #backpackerlife #wanderlust #geysir #goldencircleiceland

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.

Standing in awe of the sound, the chaos, the colors and the healing powers of this magical place.

Gullfoss, Iceland | April 2014
Island wo die Erde kocht und brodelt.🌋🌫
Wart ihr schon mal in Island?🇮🇸 ——————————
Iceland, where the earth boils and simmers.🌋🌫
Have you ever been to Iceland?🇮🇸 .
.
.
.
#iceland #island #dreamdestination #traumdestination #europetravel #travel #reisen #selfoss #geysir #flugbegleiter #flightattendant #love #like #beautifulnature
Guys, the Northern Lights “season” started! You can see it in Iceland from September to March.
Iceland- the last place on earth to be settled by humans. Also, it was ranked one of the mist eco-friendliest countries in the world! 
A very interesting fact: beer was banned until 1989, holding to a 74-year beer ban. 

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•
📸 thesunsetcolada 
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•
•
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•

#iceland #everydayiceland #igersiceland #inspiredbyiceland #icelandair #wheniniceland #reykjavik #mystopover #ig_iceland #icelandtravel #visiticeland #icelandic #whyiceland #exploreiceland #discovericeland #aroundiceland #unlimitediceland #ísland #icelandsecret #loves_iceland #wowair #icelandexplored #alliceland #islandia #bestoficeland #absoluteiceland #northernlights #icelandtrip #waterfall #gullfoss
Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg? Weder noch! ❌ Der „Fly Geyser“ in Nevadas Black Rock Wüste sieht aus wie aus einem Science-Fiction-Film entsprungen. Und so weit weg von der Wahrheit ist man mit diesem Eindruck tatsächlich nicht: Der Geysir ist nämlich durch Menschenhand entstanden. Vor etwa 100 Jahren sollte in der Wüste fruchtbarer Boden entstehen, um dort Landwirtschaft zu betreiben. Dafür brauchte man natürlich vor allem eins: Wasser! 🚰 Ein Brunnen musste her. Dummerweise trafen die Arbeiter dabei auf eine heiße Quelle. Da sich das über 200 Grad heiße Wasser nicht zur Bewässerung von Pflanzen eignete, wurde das heraussprudelnde Wasser einfach sich selbst überlassen. 1964 führte ein Unternehmen 100 Meter von diesem Geysir Bohrungen durch, die sie abschließend nicht vollständig verschlossen – und so schoss auch hier kurz danach kochendes Wasser aus dem Boden. Der "Fly Geyser" war geboren. Der erste Geysir ist mittlerweile trocken, weil der "Fly Geyser" ihm den Wasserdruck nimmt.⁣
50 Jahre sind seitdem vergangen und die Natur hat dieses wunderschöne Ungetüm erschaffen: Sein ungewöhnliches Aussehen verdankt der Geysir Mineralien, die das Wasser an die Oberfläche befördert. Sie türmten sich zu dieser eigentümlichen Formation. Bakterien und Algen sorgen zusätzlich für die rot und grün schillernden Farben des Geysirs.⁣
Auch, wenn er nie geplant war: Nevada ist mit dem „Fly Geyser“ auf jeden Fall um einen Hingucker reicher. 😍 Aus Fehlern können manchmal auch wunderschöne Dinge entstehen, oder? Ist Euch das auch schon einmal passiert?⁣
© Getty Images/ropelato photography / earthscape⁣
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#TerraX #ZDF #FlyGeyser #NevadaDesert #ColorfulWorld #BlackRockDesert #Wüste #Geyser #Geysers #Geysir #AmericanWest #LandscapeCaptures #LandscapeArt #LandscapeArchitecture #Master_Landscapes #LandscapeLove #USA_PhotoLovers #USA🇺🇸💖 #USAToday #USATravel #USATrip #USA_Photographers #USATravel #USATraveler #TravelUSA #TravelUSA🇺🇸 #DiscoverUSA #Nature_Lover #Nature_Magic #Nature_Love_
Gullfoss is part of the famous Golden Circle in Iceland. The main attractions in the Golden Circle are Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. This is one of the most popular route for travelers in Iceland. ⁠
⁠
It is a great day tour to go to the Golden Circle. You can go on a road trip and drive on your own or you can choose between variety of tours that will take you to explore all these beautiful locations. ⁠
⁠
On our website you can find all the best Golden Circle tours with all the best tour operators in Iceland. You can choose a classic Golden Circle tour, or you can add some exciting activities to your day like snorkeling in Silfra, snowmobiling on a glacier, visiting ice caves or going to the Secret Lagoon hot spring. ⁠
⁠
Whatever you choose, we definitely recommend that you explore the Golden Circle on your trip to Iceland. ⁠
⁠
⁠
Der große GEYSIR! Genau so wird die Mutter aller Geysire in Island ganz einfach genannt.⁠ Um einiges spektakulärer als der Name ist allerdings das Naturspektakel, welches dahintersteckt.😍⁠
✅ der große Geysir befindet sich in der geothermalen Region Haukadalur im sogenannten Golden Circle, einer der beliebtesten Routen des Landes.🗺️⁠
✅ seit einem Erdbeben im Jahre 2000 ist die Aktivität dieses namensgebenden Geysirs allerdings extrem gesunken, wenn nicht sogar komplett zurück gegangen.❌⁠
✅der aktivste Geysir hingegen ist der nahe gelegene Strokkur, der sogar alle vier bis zehn Minuten ausbricht & dabei eine Höhe von 15 bis 20 Metern erreicht.⁠💧⁠
⁠
Einen Geysir einmal ausbrechen zu sehen gehört also auf jeden Fall zu den Erfahrungen, die du in Island unbedingt machen solltest!⁠🇮🇸⁠
•⁠⁠
Folge uns: thebackpackertrail⁠
Copyright: styloly⁠
⁠
#backpackertrail #traveliceland #exploreiceland #travellove #backpacking #reiselust #island #fernweh #rucksackreisen #visiticeland #weltenbummler #backpackerlife #wanderlust #geysir #goldencircleiceland

Duration
• 7 - 9 hours
Price
Taxi for 1 - 3 people
• Tour Rate = 73.900 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 9.600 ISK

Taxi for 4 - 6 people
• Tour Rate = 96.100 ISK
• Extra Hour Rate = 12.500 ISK
Included
• English speaking driving guide.
• Taxi Vehicle, Fuel, Road & Parking fees.
Not Included
• Admission Tickets to Museums, Bathing Areas & Activity Tours.
Payment & Cancellation
• You pay at the end of the tour (Cash or Credit).
• You can cancel whenever and without cost.

Tour Details
The Golden Circle Tour takes you on a wonderful circular journey through the heart of Iceland’s Southern Region, stopping at some of Iceland’s most iconic sites. You will visit one of the most historical place in Iceland (Þingvellir), along with some incredible Icelandic nature sites (Geysir & Gullfoss).

Tour Highlights

Thingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is one of the most important sites in Iceland. It was here the oldest current parliament in the world was formed. The parliament was established here in the year 930 and lasted until 1798. Parlament was then re-established in the year 1881, but then it was moved to Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological significance, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. The park lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. To its south lies Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir National Park was founded in 1930, marking the 1000th anniversary of the Icelandic parliament.

Laugarvatn
Laugarvatn lies within the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route, and acts as a staging post. The town has a population of about 200 and lies predominantly along the west side of the lake. The lake contains geothermal springs under its surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline year-round. This is also a great place to experience a very unique geothermal bakery.

Efsti Dalur Farm
In Efstidalur you will get a unique and different experience. Right in the middle of the Golden Circle, you get a glance of the farm life in Iceland. This family farm has opened up for tourists and offers a variety of products straight from the farm, such as the famous ice cream, skyr and feta cheese. Efstidalur II is run by four siblings and their families. They recently took over the business from their parents that started and developed the concept with them as it is today. The siblings are the 7th generation living on the property but their family has been living on Efstidalur II since around 1750. They are dairy farmers first and foremost, but since 2002 the business has developed with increased tourism in the area. In 2013 they opened the restaurant and café and began to make their own products from the milk produced at the farm.

Geysir
Sometimes known as ”The Great Geysir”, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser derives from Geysir. The name Geysir itself is derived from the Icelandic verb geysa (to gush). Geysir himself is unfortunately not sprouting any more. However, his little brother "Strokkur" is still sprouting every 5-6 minutes and the usual hight is around 15-20 meters.

Gullfoss
Gullfoss is the largest waterfall in Iceland (by volume). It is also among the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland and the world. Tourists from all over the world, visit the waterfall every year. During the first half of the 20th century and some years into the late 20th century, there was much speculation about using Gullfoss to generate electricity. Sigríður Tómasdóttir, the daughter of the landowner, was determined to preserve the waterfall's condition and even threatened to throw herself down the waterfall. She fortunately, managed to save the waterfall and today this waterfall is a protected landmark. There is a stone memorial of Sigriður, located above the falls, that depicts her profile.

Secret Lagoon (Optional)
Bathing at the Secret Lagoon nature bath at Flúðir. The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round. There is currently no need to book in advance. You can see more info here Secretlagoon.is

Kerið (Optional)
Kerið is a volcanic crater lake, that is a popular stop when traveling the Golden Circle. You will be required to pay a small entrance fee. You can see more info here Kerid.is