Your knowledgeable driver/guide will show you the three famous Golden Circle sights, a journey into the outback country for your exhilarating hour-long buggy ride is fitted around this.
ÞINGVELLIR (THINGVELLIR) NATIONAL PARK
At Þingvellir National Park you will see the stunning place where great history, culture, and incredible geology merge together and, where, the North American and Eurasian Continental plates have actually moved apart. Let´s start with history! In the year 930 AD / CE, the Icelandic Parliament was formed here, Þingvellir means ‘Assembly Plains’, every year people came from all corners of the land to participate in this really important event, called the Alþing. Now for some geology! Those tectonic plates are still slowly moving apart, so the rift valley is ever-widening. You are sure to appreciate the beautiful and dramatic views at Þingvellir, with the picturesque lake and the craggy Almannagjá gorge.
GEYSIR GEOTHERMAL AREA
You will see the now dormant Great Geysir at Geysir, but don´t worry, Strokkur a nearby geyser explodes hot water and clouds of steam, sometimes over 30 m high, every few minutes. So you will certainly witness this amazing geological phenomenon for yourself – an extraordinary sight.
Gullfoss is a mighty roaring waterfall fed by the glacial Hvítá River. There are attractive pathways and a few points from which you can view Gullfoss waterfall as it drops 32 m. From some vantage points, it looks as though the turbulent flow just disappears into the earth, instead of falling into a great crevasse. Gullfoss means ‘Golden Falls’, so don´t be surprised by the golden spray around the waterfall – now is your opportunity to take that atmospheric photo!