6. Reykjavik Audio Adventure: Golden Circle Self-Tour
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 153-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Iceland in 3-6 hours. Embark on an unforgettable journey starting from Reykjavik, Iceland's heart, into the country's rural beauty. Dive into stories of Iceland's original inhabitants and their encounters with Vikings, mingled with tales of mythical gods like Odin, Thor, and Loki. First up, the charming Helgufoss waterfall, a gentle hike away. Then, immerse yourself in Icelandic culture, learning about Nobel laureates, poetry, and traditional dance. Reach Vinaskógur, one of Iceland's rare forests, before heading to Thingvellir, the birthplace of the world's oldest parliament. Experience the magnificent Thingvellir National Park next, boasting splendid hikes, fantastic fishing and snorkeling, and the grand Oxararfoss waterfall. Learn about the spectacular Northern Lights and the legends they've inspired. Followed by a visit to a mythological figure's enigmatic abode. Take a breather at the soothing geothermal baths, a haven for relaxation. Back on the road, delve into one of Iceland's thrilling sagas, blending history and fiction. Brace for a spectacle at the erupting geyser, a major Icelandic attraction, then marvel at the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. Next, experience the Secret Lagoon, Iceland's oldest natural pool. Refuel at a unique greenhouse restaurant before heading to Skálholt, a historical religious center from 1106. Pass by the innovative Sólheimar Ecovillage, showcasing a unique town model. End the journey with a visit to the Kerid Crater, reflecting Iceland's volcanic heritage. The tour wraps up beyond this crater, as you re-enter Reykjavik, with a heart full of unforgettable experiences.