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This is a great choice for those travellers seeking a fun-filled, adventure-packed day. This option will take you to the most famous sights of the Golden Circle, where you will experience in-person the unique wonders of Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss Waterfall and Kerið Volcanic Crater. Our expert guides will share with you our viking history, exciting folklore and geological marvels. After the tour you will then be transported to the old habour area of Reykjavik where you can virtually travel over the whole of the country at FlyOver Iceland! The state-of-the-art technology replicates the feeling of flying, and selects the most spectacular must-see locations in the country. The tour combination will enable you to see all the most famous sites, as well as those hidden gems known only to locals. This is the perfect choice for those who short on time and who want to see it all, and those travellers seeking inspiration for their next adventure. We are honoured to offer this unique tour option that combines the absolute best of Iceland.
After pick-up the bus journey to the Golden Circle starts here.
Pick-up from accommodation and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik. Then the buses meet at Kringlan and the tour departs from there.
A short stop is made at a bakery in Hveragerði.
This stop is for a short break so passengers can use the bathroom facilities and buy refreshments for their journey, if needed.
Look at the beautiful colours of the volcanic crater Kerið!
Kerið is a striking crater-lake filled with milky blue-green water amid stark black and deep red slopes. Geologists now believe it to be a collapsed magma chamber at the end of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 6,000 years ago
The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is only a 7 minutes’ drive from Geysir – located in the glacial river Hvítá. It's elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon.
In the Geysir geothermal area we get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes.
This stop is also amed to buy lunch.
Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonder, located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its cultural values in 2004.
People will be left from the bus down near the silfra center and collected upstairs at the Hakið parking lot.
The tour ends with drop-off in Reykjavik, at FlyOver Iceland
The customer makes use of their entrance ticket to the experience at FlyOver Iceland
Soar across Iceland's most spectacular scenery and natural wonders with the latest in simulated fight ride technology.
After experiencing a wonderful day out in the beautiful Icelandic nature of the Golden Circle, you will return to Reykjavik and be dropped off at FlyOver Iceland which has a central location in the city. You will experience what it is like to virtually fly over Iceland through state-of-the-art technology which simulates the in-flight experience.
The ride will sweep you across the marvellous Iceland landscape, soaring across glaciers, waterfalls, mountains and volcanos. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen whilst the film whisks you away on an breathtaking journey across Iceland. The most popular wonders of Iceland feature in this experience, but also expect to see some little known gems and hidden secrets. This journey will leave you inspired by the adventure and wanting to physically explore more of Iceland.
Our first stop is the geological wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir sits on the intersection of two tectonic plates that slowly drift apart from one another, creating a dramatic and rugged Rift Valley with many impressive open cracks and fissures. This is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to observe a Rift Valley on dry land.
Þingvellir is also charged with history and tells stories of political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Icelands first parliament, Althing, was established here in 930. It was an open air assembly until the end of the 17th century and a big point of gathering where people from all around the island united once a year to make and amend law, settle disputes and form alliances. As you walk down the big fault of Almannagjá towards the Rift Valley you drop into the scenery and atmosphere of the Viking era and truly walk in the footsteps of the Vikings coming for their annual meeting point.
Next stop is Geysir Geothermal area where you get the chance to observe the erupting hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 20 meters into the air every 5 to 10 minuets. The whole area is transformed by geothermal heat and puts on display magnificent geothermal features such as bubbling pots, steam vents, spouting geyser, colourful ponds and beautiful colours. The are offers big service facility optimal for various lunch options and souvenir shoppers.
Only 10 min drive from Geysir is the iconic waterfall of Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) and it's stunning canyon. Gullfoss is alimented by the glacial river Hvítá that streams down from Langjökull ice cap and throws itself into a 70 m deep canyon it has sculpted over the last 10.000 years. Langjökull is Iceland's second biggest ice caps and can be spotted from the upper level parking on a good day. The beauty and power of Gullfoss has inspired many people and is not to miss. Well maintained walking path take you to all the best spots.
Kerið Volcanic Crater is a unique site with its collapsed magma chamber now filled with milky turquoise waters. Walk around the edge of the crater and embrace the Icelandic landscape or walk down to the lake's shore and admire the vivid colours of this natural beauty.
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