7 hours
Duration
All Year Around
Dates
For all ages
Age
Golden Circle, South Iceland, Thingvellir
Location
Very Easy
Physicality
3 Trees planted
CO2 Offsetting

Golden Circle

There is a reason why the Golden Circle has for a long time been one of the most popular attractions among visitors to Iceland. You will witness one of the most famous wonders of South Iceland. The historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (golden waterfall).

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 important and historical and geological place. The parliament was founded in the year 930 AD and is the oldest parliament in the world still fully operating.

At Thingvellir, you can see where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and how spectacularly these plates have drifted apart. At the slow and non-violent speed, the plates drift apart at the rate of 2 cm (0.79 in) per year.

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.” It is 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.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The next stop on this fantastic tour is the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, which is undoubtedly one of Iceland’s unique 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 giant 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.

There is more. We also offer several optional stops, including Efstadal dairy farm, Fridheimar Tomato Farm, The Secret Lagoon, and more.

The Secret Lagoon (optional) 

The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring and is located in a small village called Fludir in The Golden Circle area. It has been kept natural and unique for the visitors to experience the true authentic feeling while relaxing the hot spring. There is steam all around the pool rising up into the air which gives the place an extra magical touch. Next to the pool is a small Geysir that erupts every 5 minutes which is an amazing thing to witness and enjoy while you float around in the hot spring.
Be sure to book your tour of a lifetime with us and experience Iceland in the ultimate way!
(Please note that entry to the Secret Lagoon is NOT included in the tour price)

Price per Vehicle:

1-7 Passengers: 97.650kr

8-15 Passengers: 121.590kr

 

CO2 OFFSETTING:
3 Trees planted

Carbon dioxide footprint

We are proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. With Kolviður fund, we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without any 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.  The distance calculates all our tours and service traveled following the offset agreement to determine the number of trees we plant to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint.

Choosing Oak Travel will make many great memories and offset our visitors’ carbon footprint around Iceland.

Additional information

Price per Vehicle1-7 Passengers: 97.650kr, 8-15 Passangers: 121.590kr
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