The Golden Circle

 

This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. 
 
We start by visiting Nesjavellir, a high temperature geothermal area in the scenic landscape of Lake Þingvallavatn. From there we go to the Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic Parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery. 
 

gullfoss

 We continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss, where we can walk so close to the edge that we might feel the  mist of the glacial water on our faces. 

 
 Our lunch break is usually at the Gullfoss Cafe. Sometimes we also stop for lunch at the Information Centre at  the geothermal area around Geysir.

We journey towards the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. We proceed to Skálholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops. In conclusion, a short stop at the geothermal power plant, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, before returning to Reykjavik.

Due to weather and road conditions we cannot guarantee visits to Nesjavellir in the winter season. 
 

Lunch and refreshments not included. You can bring your own or buy en route. 


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Quick Facts

Departure:
Daily departures from accommodation in Reykjavík at 08:00.

 

From May 15th there will be an additional departure with English guidance every day at 10:00.
 
Price 2014: 
Adults:  9.500 ISK
Children 12-17: 50% off

Children 0-11: Free

Includes:
Bus fare, guidance (English every day, German on Saturdays, French on Mondays, Scandinavian on Fridays), and entrance to Geysir Museum.

 Duration:
8,5 hours


How to book

This tour can be booked upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is

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