9 hours
Duration
All Year Around
Dates
For all ages
Age
Golden Circle, South Iceland, South-coast
Location
Very Easy
Physicality
4 Trees planted
CO2 Offsetting
In this tour, you will combine two Iceland´s most popular day tour route, The Golden Circle and South Coast. This tour allows you to visit some of Iceland´s most stunning sights, like the historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (Golden waterfall).
At Thingvellir can you see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. At  Geysir geothermal area is Strokkur the biggest geyser. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing a column of water up to 20 to meters in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Gullfoss (Golden waterfall)  created by the river Hvítá is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. You will visit the majestic Skógafoss at Skógar and the Beautiful Seljalandsfoss a waterfall that you can walk behind and through to the other side. The black sand beach Reynisfjara where Atlantic ocean hammers the coastline with all its power.
The Black basalt has been shaped into amazing different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar.

Thingvellir National Park

At Thingvellir National Park, Iceland gave birth to its first parliament and was the first democratic national parliament in the world. It’s called Althing (Alþing). Therefore it’s Iceland’s most significant and historical and geological places. The parliament was founded in the year 930 AD and is the oldest parliament in the world that’s still fully operating. Althing was held outdoors at Thingvellir until the year 1844 when the Icelandic Parliament was moved to Iceland’s capital Reykjavik and has been operated there ever since.
At Thingvellir, you can clearly see where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and also how spectacularly these plates have been drifting apart. At the slow and non-violent speed the plates drift apart at the rate of 2 cm (0.79 in) per year. This process is steadily forming the island’s markable landscape over millions of years. After your visit to this markable place, you’ll leave with a sense of history as you explore more of the Icelandic nature since the area is a high concentration of volcanic activity and many newly lava fields can be found in many places as well as several lava tubes.

Geysir – the original geyser and Strokkur

You are in for a treat since The Great Geysir is the oldest documented geyser in all of Europe. Many other languages have adopted the geyser word (géiser, Geysir, gejzir, etc.). But the word Geysir comes from the Icelandic verb “geysa” which means “to gush”. Is it also the first printed described Geysir in all modern Europe.
The highly active Hot Spring Area of Geysir and the boiling mud pits are great for shooting photos. The old and The Great Geysir can hurl boiling water up to an average height of 70m (229ft). Even though The Great Geysir isn’t as active as it used to be, it has a brother called Strokkur which spouts boiling water 30m (100ft) up in the air every few minutes. There is also a newly opened exhibits and informative presentation Geysir Center which is open all year round.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The next stop on this amazing tour is the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Which is without a doubt one of Iceland’s amazing and famous waterfalls. The name translates directly to the Golden Falls. It comes from the glacial river Hvítá. The Gullfoss Waterfall drops amazingly down two huge steps 11m (36ft) and 22m (71ft) and then distributes into a 2,5 km (1.6 mi) long crevasse. The crevasse was formed at the end of the Ice Age by catastrophic flood waves. Each year it is lengthened by 25cm (9.8ft) because of the constant water erosion.
The waterfall created immense power which you will witness and experience firsthand when walking alongside it. You will enjoy the mist of glacial water on your face and if the sun is up you’ll most likely witness a beautiful rainbow as you can see in the photo above.
On the tour, we also stop at the picturesque Faxi waterfall. But there is more. We also offer a number of optional stops, including Efstadal dairy farm, Fridheimar Tomato Farm, The Secret Lagoon and more.
But the Secret Lagoon is one of the best-kept secrets as a tourist attraction in Iceland.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Driving east along the cliffs of Eyjajökull to the magnificent Skogafoss waterfall. You will get the chance to get great photos and take a small hike up to the top of Skogafoss to witness the power from the waterfall above. It drops down 25 m (80ft) and it’s one Iceland’s largest waterfall. If visited while the sun is shining, you’ll be able to see beautiful rainbows since the strong spray of mist.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

One of Iceland’s most popular waterfalls is without a doubt the Seljalandsfoss waterfall due to the reason that it’s possible to walk behind the waterfall and get great pictures and experience the power, mist and the beautiful view behind it.

The Black Beach Reynisfjara

The Black Lava Beach is formed long basalt cliffs or columnar igneous rock which are formed at the cooling surface will tend to be propagated down the lava as it cools, forming long, geometric columns. Thus, as lava cools to form basalt, it may crack in a hexagonal (or other) shape and form columns. Reynisfjara Black Beach has really powerful waves that have helped shaped the amazing cliffs. Making them one of the areas most sought after attraction to visit. The cliffs bare many interesting birds, among other species you might see fulmar, guillemot, razorbill, gannet and various types of seagulls. By summertime, the cliffs are filled with puffins.
Be sure to book your tour of a lifetime with us and experience Iceland in an ultimate way!

Price per Vehicle:

1-7 Passengers: 125.550kr

8-15 Passengers: 173.700kr

 

CO2 OFFSETTING:
4 Trees planted

Carbon Dioxide Footprint:
Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. The Kolviður Fund we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without no extra costs for our customers. The carbon neutralization is done by planting trees in collaboration with The Kolviður Fund, founded by the Icelandic Forestry Association.  All our tours and service are calculated by the distance traveled in accordance with the offset agreement to find out a number of trees we plant to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint.

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Price per Vehicle1-7 Passengers: 125.550kr, 8-15 Passangers: 173.700kr
Thingvellir - Oak Travel
Thingvellir - Oak Travel