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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

1. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio 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. Encounter heroes, villains, and magic with this self-guided tour of Iceland starting at Reykjavik. Using the app as an audio guide you’ll visit beautiful natural locations such as a waterfall, geothermal baths, and an erupting geyser – all seeped in the country’s vibrant history of might and magic. Start at the capital city of Reykjavik and drive out into the island’s rural splendor, while learning about the original inhabitants of Iceland and how they confronted the Vikings’ arrival. Become familiar with famous mythological figures like Odin, Thor, and Loki. The first major landmark you’ll reach is Helgufoss, a short hike leading to a sparkling waterfall. At the same time, learning about Icelandic culture – from Nobel Prize winners to poetry to dancing, and more!  Next, you’ll travel to Vinaskógur, known as the “friendship forest”, where many world leaders and dignitaries have visited to plant a tree. From there it’s on to Thingvellir National Park, featuring gorgeous hikes, great fishing, and snorkeling opportunities – and the enormous waterfall Oxararfoss. Continuing on, you’ll learn about the Aurora Borealis, the facts, and the fiction it has inspired. The geothermal baths provide a welcome, peaceful soak if you need a break from the drive. Next up are some of Iceland’s top attractions: a huge geyser that you’re almost guaranteed to see erupt, Gullfoss, a towering waterfall reaching over 100 feet in height, and the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest natural pool, followed by a unique greenhouse restaurant! Your route takes you next to Skálhol, an important religious center dating all the way back to the year 1106 and then past the unique Sólheimar Ecovillage. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Kerid Crater and learn about the wild volcanic history of Iceland. The tour concludes beyond this crater, just outside Reykjavik.

Reykjavik Audio Adventure: Golden Circle Self-Tour

2. 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.

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Awesome! I did not follow the tour 100% because I had already planned a different circuit BUT I loved using this application to help me organize my tour of the golden circle. Moreover, we discover Iceland through the myths and legends that the narrator tells us. Takk!

This activity was great. The only thing to note is that the eye is 500 not 400 as the guide suggests. We did this over two days taking our time and not rushing.

I am stil on my self driving tour….the Hotels are awesome and the plan is easy to follow. And with the car having wifi installed, it was easy to navigate, etc.

A great way to explore the Golden Circle at your own pace, receiving a vast amount of information from your personal tour guide.

Makes driving between spots more interesting. Great way to learn about the area and culture without going on a formal tour.