The Golden Circle Classic

A National Park - Geysers and the Golden Waterfall

The Golden Circle Classic

Bestseller

A National Park - Geysers and the Golden Waterfall


This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomenas of Iceland : Thingvellir National Park (World Heritage Site), Tectonic plates of Europe and North America, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Strokkur hot springs and Skálholt medieval church.

TT01 Map

TT01 Map

AVAILABLE:
All year

DURATION:
8,5 hours

DEPARTURES:
Daily

DEPARTURE TIME(S):
8:30, 9:30, 10:30

TOUR ID:
TT01

BESTSELLER
 

Included

    A guided bus tour
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    Free pick up from hotels/guesthouse in the greater Reykjavik area is 30 minutes prior to tour departure time. For hotels located in the city center, pick up and drop off is at special bus stops near the hotels.
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    Return to hotels and guesthouses after the tour
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Not Included

    Lunch and refreshments

Itinerary

 


The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city to Ţingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.

A UNESCO world heritage site, Ţingvellir National Park is home to Iceland‘s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. Ţingvellir is also the birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alţingi assembly, where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking-age justice.

From Ţingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards two of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur Canyon.

Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe or at the service center at the Geysir area.

The Geysir area home of "The Great Geysir" hot spring, which all geysers are named after, this area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. It also features one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, Strokkur hot spring, that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of super heated water up to 20 metres into the air.

On the way back there are visits to the scenic Faxi Waterfall and the historical site of Skálholt Church where you can access the underground vault and archaeological exhibition beneath the new memorial church, built on the site of the old cathedral.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Visits to Nesjavellir geothermal area are subject to weather and road conditions during the winter season.

Guidance:
English:
Every day all year round.

Scandinavian:
Friday departures are guided in English and Scandinavian all year round

German:
Saturday departures are guided in English and German all year round.

French:
Monday departures are guided in English and French all year round if booked at least 18 hours prior to departure. Also Thursdays and Sundays in June, July and August.
Les visites guidées dont les départs ont lieu le lundi sont commentées en anglais et en français toute l'année si elles sont réservées au moins 18 heures avant le départ.
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Similar day tours:

TT02 – The Golden Circle Afternoon
JT01 – The Golden Circle by Super Jeep & Langjökull glacier

Pricing policy:
Discounts: Free for children under age 12 in care of adults. 50% discount for youths under the age of 18 (accompanied by an adult).

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