A complete tour of the Golden Circle in a small group minibus making stops at all the most popular scenic places along this popular route.
Join us for the Grand Golden Circle Tour the one of the most popular tour in Iceland. The Grand Golden Circle Tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights. The tour departure will be from Reykjavik city. The tour duration is 7 Hours, on our way we will stop at all the main places: Thingvellir NationalPark, place where you can see the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart,the Gullfoss waterfall or Golden Falls Europe’s second most powerful waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. We also have an extra stop at the beautiful waterfall Faxi and Kerið volcanic crater lake. The maximum number of passengers is 14, to make the tour more like friends and family.
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park is our first stop. Thingvellur National Park is not only a site of geological wonder, located on the intersection of the North American and Eurasioan tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history,Thingvellur site of the world’s first Parliament that met each year outdoors, beginning in 930 AD continuing until 1798. Thingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Thingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004.
Geysir geothermal area
The second stop on the Grand Golden Tour is at Geysir where you can see with your own eyes erupting geysers. The great Geysir stopped erupting in the early 2000’s but his “baby brother” Strokkur goes off every few minutes reaching an average of 15-20 meters into the air. At Geysir there is a small multimedia Geo-center exhibition teaching the science behind the geysers. There is also a nice coffee shop where you can get somethink to eat.
Gullfoss the beautiful waterfall
The third stop on the Grand Golden Tour is the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss (Golden falls) Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. The waterfall drops down in two stages 11m and 21m before falling into a crevice making it look as if it disappears into the earth. You can enjoy Gullfoss from different scenic points each giving you distinct view and photo opportunities of the waterfall.
The fourth stop will be Faxi (or Vatnsleysufoss) waterfall is located in the river Tungufljót and plunges down over 7 meters, very impressive to see. Maybe not because of the height but the waterfall is almost 80 meters wide. The river Tungufljót finds it origin in lake Sandvatn and ends in the river Hvita, one of the major rivers in Iceland. Faxi foss is named after the farm Vatnsleysa and means “shortage of water”. The waterfall is full of salmon.
The fifth stop is the great Kerið (English Kerith or Kerid) is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area in south Iceland. It is one of several crater lakes in the area, known as Iceland’s Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier, created as the land moved over a localized hotspot, but it is the one that has the most visually recognizable caldera still intact. The caldera, like the other volcanic rock in the area, is composed of a red (rather than black) volcanic rock. The caldera itself is approximately 55 m (180 ft) deep, 170 m (560 ft) wide, and 270 m (890 ft) across. Kerið’s caldera is one of the three most recognizable volcanic craters because at approximately 3,000 years old, it is only half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic features. The other two are Seyðishólar and Kerhóll.