The Golden Circle Classic Private 4×4 Jeep Day Tour
The Golden Circle is one of the most popular routes in Iceland which brings you to experience not only Iceland’s nature, but also geology and history. We will cover Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park where Viking settlers stood centuries ago to edict national laws, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss, the spectacular golden waterfall.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Our first stop takes us to Thingvellir National Park where the oldest parliament was founded in the world over 1000 years ago. Many crucial events in Icelandic history took part here and it is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here you will also see how the earth is ever so slowly pulling apart along the North-America and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Next, we will visit the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur where you can see geysers, hot springs, steam vents and eerie blue algae. Although the Great Geysir is relatively dormant, Strokkur, also being one of the largest and most powerful geysers, it erupts almost every 5 minutes.
We then proceed to Gullfoss waterfall, which many consider to be the queen of Icelandic waterfalls, as it is both high and mighty and stumbles in a deep gorge. Gullfoss is in fact 2 separate waterfalls, the upper one has a 11m drop and the lower one with 21m, beautifully angled creating a dramatic cascade. Here we will have a short coffee break at Gullfoss Café.
After that we go to Faxi, a small but beautiful waterfall. And then we head to Fridheimar, a greenhouse cultivation center where pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers are grown with the aid of geothermal power in Iceland. Our final stop of the day is the amazing 3,000 years-old Kerid crater before driving back to Reykjavik. At Kerid crater we also have the option to walk into the crater at a minimal entrance fee (EUR 2 / USD 3)
Highlights of the The Golden Circle Classic Tour:
- Thingvellir National Park
- Crossing Between Continents
- Viking Parliament
- Geysir Fountain Hot Spring
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Kerid Crater
Price is per tour – up to 6 passengers.
For more than 6 passengers please contact us for a quote.
Duration: 8-9 Hours
Pick up: From Hotel / Guesthouse in Reykjavík
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Let the Fun begin!
- Transport by private 4×4 jeep
- Professional private guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)