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One of Iceland’s most famous sightseeing routes is the Golden Circle in the south. Our map includes the three main attractions, and some hidden gems to discover while you visit!

Iceland's Golden Circle route is the most popular tour, and it’s easy to see why. Nothing can beat the experience of exploring the destination on a self-driving tour, and the Golden Circle is home to some of Iceland’s most notable sights and attractions. Our handy map of the Golden Circle route can help you drive and navigate on your trip more easily.

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Map of the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle in Iceland is not just about these three attractions. There are smaller stops along the way that can be added to your itinerary as well. Although it may be difficult to fit all these attractions into a day trip, covering as many as you can will enhance your Golden Circle adventure. Our map of the Golden Circle includes some of the other attractions that can be explored along the way. Learn more about the detours you can take around the Golden Circle!

To make sure you see the best that the Golden Circle has to offer, plan your trip alongside our map of the route.

map of golden circle activities

Þingvellir National Park is the most historically and geologically significant attraction of all of these. From Silfra fissure to Althing (Alþing), there are so many places to see within this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, the Haukadalur Geothermal Area is home to the world-famous geysers: the Great Geysir and Strokkur. Finally, as you get to the Gullfoss waterfall, get ready to see the most impressive view of a lifetime, up close.

What Is the Golden Circle?

Spread over 186 miles, the Golden Circle consists of three main attractions in southern Iceland. You'll need to plan a full-day trip to cover these top landmarks which include the Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Thingvellir National Park. Besides these Golden Circle attractions, you can also try these adventures or activities:

Make sure to have this Golden Circle map saved for your incredible journey.

Main attractions of Golden Circle