The golden circle tour is a classic drive that begins with a visit to Thingvellir, a National Park and site of the World’s oldest parliament.
Thingvellir National park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004.
The entrance to Thingvellir is a walk through the Almannagjá gorge, visible evidence of plate tectonic activity on the European-American fault-line which still today is pushing the two continents apart and creating Iceland, geology’s youngest country.
Onwards to serene Lake Laugarvatn and the hot spring area of the spouting Geysers.
At Geyser we stop for a while to admire the powerful Geysers, Where the active Strokkur reaches the incredible height of 20-25 meters.
Here is the perfect opportunity to have lunch while admiring the Geyser area.
From Geyser we drive towards the majestic Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall.
This impressive series of waterfalls is ideal for photo shooting.
We will also visit the inactive crater Kerid on our route towards the old fishing village of Eyrarbakki before we drive back towards Reykjavik in time for dinner.