Whether you choose to travel by coach or Superjeep, or hire a car, the trio of natural wonders that make up Iceland's famous Golden Circle route can be found only a short drive from Reykjavik. Whatever method of transport you choose, you'll need a full day to enjoy these spectacular highlights at a relaxed pace.
Discover Thingvellir National Park, where the first Icelandic parliament was established over 1000 years ago, see mighty Gullfoss waterfall plunge into a 32m crevice, and visit the Geysir geothermal field to walk amid mud pots and witness Strokkur geysir, the most energetic spout in Iceland, erupting up to 40m into the sky.
Speak to a Regent Iceland Specialist about touring the Golden Circle, an excursion that can be added to any Reykjavik city break. For those who prefer independent travel, talk to our experts about hiring a car and finding even more spectacular sights off the beaten track.
My favourite stop on the Golden Circle is Gullfoss. Such a huge volume of water thunders over the falls. Whether you visit in the summer or in the winter when it's covered in snow, Gullfoss is always so impressive.
I personally think the best way to see the Golden Circle is on a fly-drive holiday or by hiring a car for the day from Reykjavik - you can explore independently and at your own pace, and avoid coach groups.
Don't be afraid to venture off the main golden circle route if you hire a car. There are some incredible sights to be seen just minutes' drive from the main road.