The Golden Circle tour takes you on a day trip to see the world-famous Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as well as Thingvellir National Park.
What to Expect
The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir Hot Springs where the Strokkur Geyser shoots water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in an impressive display of nature’s forces.
The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 meters (105 ft.) deep. The tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.
Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of geothermal heat, which Iceland has in abundance.
- Transportation by bus
- Guided tour
- Admission to the Geysir multimedia show
- Admission to Friðheimar cultivation center
Know Before You Go
English: daily (all year)
German: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (all year)
French: Thursday and Sunday (all year)
Scandinavian: Monday (May 1 — September 15) and Friday (all year)
Spanish: Wednesday and Saturday (May 1 —September 15)