Golden Circle


Duration
Around 7 – 9 hours

Thingvellir National Park – We start off by heading to the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.

Laugarvatn – I usually make a lunch stop in the town of Laugarvatn. There we have a very nice and modern spa facility that is called Fontana Spa. At Fontana, I will take you on a mini tour of the Geothermal Bakery, where you can see typical Icelandic rye bread that is beeing slowly baked in the natural hot springs. And we will also be able to order either the lunch buffet or the soup buffet. Both include the geothermally baked bread.

Efsti Dalur Farm – If time allows, then we will drop by the farm of Efsti Dalur, where you will be able to enjoy some delicious homemade Ice-cream.

Geysir – Next stop will be Geysir geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces.

Gullfoss – The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep.

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