Located in Grimsnes next to Iceland‘s largest freshwater river, the Grimsborgir is a collection of luxury country apartments at the heart of the Golden Circle route. Delight in the picturesque surroundings, beautifully decorated rooms and warm welcoming reception from the hotel’s owners Olafur and Kristin. Enjoy this short break all year round, with each season offering a new experience. During winter months, enjoy scenes of snow capped mountains and frozen rivers viewed from the comfort of a 4-wheel drive vehicle. In the spring and summer months enjoy longer days, lush green landscapes and a warmer climate.
Free day to relax at the Grimsborgir or explore the local area at leisure. Visit Alftavatn and marvel at crystal clear freshwater lakes and rivers which flow through miles of lush green landscapes, rolling hills and vast mountainous ranges. Travel on to Kerid and witness its emerald green lake, formed in the crater of a volcano, which freezes in winter. Experience a region that is perfect for hikers, walkers and photographers of all levels. (B)
Today take a drive to the Golden Circle and encounter a cross-section of Iceland’s natural wonders, geology and history, witnessing Iceland’s unique nature up-close. Stop at Hveragerdi Greenhouse Village and marvel at Iceland’s most famous and picturesque waterfall Gullfoss. Explore the nearby Geysir geothermal area, bubbling with activity, where hot springs are in abundance and Strokkur spouts every 15 minutes. Visit the Geysir Museum, an informative, multimedia exhibition that vividly shows how the forces of nature shaped the country and its people down through the ages. (B)
After breakfast, take a drive to Thingvellir National Park and witness thousands of years of the extreme forces of nature at work. Marvel at varying terrains, from rocky and rugged to vast green landscapes, tall fir trees, vast lakes and pristine rivers. Situated on tectonic plates, the national park covers almost 93 square kilometres and is home to some of the most diverse and stunning scenery in the country. (B)
Drive to the airport, return the hire car and fly to the UK. (B)
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