The Golden Circle Iceland
Explore Iceland’s Golden Circle on a group tour, tailor-made holiday or fly drive adventure and experience active volcanoes, thundering waterfalls, Europe’s largest glacier and many more natural wonders. The Golden Circle includes the popular natural attractions of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir geothermal fields, all of which are easily accessible from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
Discover the mysterious landscape of Geysir - located in the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, where the powerful Strokkur geyser erupts 20 metres into the sky every ten minutes, making it one of the most regular geysers in the world.
Explore Thingvellir National Park where the world’s first parliament was founded over 1000 years ago. Stand at the Rock of Law where speeches were held and where North America ends and Europe begins. Witness how the earth is pulling apart at a rate of 2.5 cms each year, and along the crustal plates stand where the Viking settlers stood centuries ago.
Admire the splendour of the Gullfoss waterfall during your Golden Circle Tour, this huge majestic waterfall is something you will never forget and to some it is the queen of Icelandic waterfalls. High and mighty it looks at you before it tumbles violently into the deep gorge.
Visit Hveragerdi greenhouse village, heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs, and for those travelling during the summer months, be sure to stop at Kerid, a 3,000 year old volcanic crater lake located in Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone. Enjoy the spectacular views across this rocky landscape, where red volcanic ash covers the surface of the land.
Walk across the Langjökull Glacier, situated in the heart of Iceland’s Golden Circle and if weather permits, travel across it on a snowmobile.
The Golden Circle can be easily toured by car all year round (we recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle during winter months) with plenty of stops and sights to see during one or two days. If you would rather be driven, why not join one of our jeep tours to give you a thrilling experience across the rocky terrains in a 4 by 4 jeep with a guide. Alternatively tour the Golden Circle on a guided coach trip, taking in the volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls as a group with a local guide.
However you choose to discover Iceland’s Golden Circle, the sheer magnificence of the forces of nature, from waterfalls to volcanoes to geysers shooting hot water high into the air will stay with you for years to come.