From Reykjavik, you'll drive towards Iceland's three most famous attractions that make up the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall. We ensure that you get enough time to take in the magnificent landscape and the rich history found at every footstep.
Þingvellir (Thingvellir National Park) is deeply rooted in Icelandic history and is famous for numerous reasons. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Iceland's first Althing (Parliament) was founded in 930. It's also where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia drift apart, creating a stunning canyon. The park is, quite simply, breathtaking. The waters, ponds, and fissures are extraordinarily clear, and the place's history is endless.
When traveling through Iceland, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that should not be missed.
Geysir Hot Spring Area is located in Haukadalur Valley. Here you'll find the famous Geysir, after which all other geysers are named. The area is filled with steam and magical geothermal phenomena. At the moment, the most active geyser is Strokkur. It erupts every 4-10 minutes and treats visitors to a show giving you that tingly feeling in your stomach.
Gullfoss or the Golden Falls are next up on the itinerary. It's one of the most powerful waterfalls in Iceland. The cascade plunges slightly over 30 m (98 ft) and has two drops. Gullfoss has been locals' favorite since the Viking times, and now it's your time to explore it.
Another spectacular attraction on this tour is Kerid (Kerið) crater lake. It's also called "The Eye of the World" because of its distinct appearance. Red-colored rocks surround the 3000-year-old lake filled with aquamarine water, and the whole area around it is enclosed by green vegetation. This is the view you’ll be met with above the lake.
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Hveragerði is a geothermal town famous for its steaming hot springs and greenhouses. Also known as "the earthquake town," Hveragerði is an active earthquake location. Grab a cup of coffee and visit an earthquake exhibition in Sunnumörk Shopping Center free of charge.