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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full Day Tour

Take yourself on the Golden Circle Classic, a full-day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland, all with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide. Begin with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery. Then head to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss and walk toward the edge to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. From there, journey toward the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur, before traveling back to Reykjavik. 

Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

Laugarvatn Fontana: Geothermal Bread-Baking Experience

Take part in a unique baking experience in the heart of the Golden Circle, the most popular route in Iceland. Take a stroll around the geothermal area and learn about the history of this baking technique. Witness firsthand how the dark rye dough is prepared and then buried in the warm ground with a lively 30-minute demonstration. Discover how the slow cooking of 24 hours gives the bread its memorable taste. Get to sample a fresh batch of lava bread, placed in the ground the day before. Geothermal bathing is also offered at Laugarvatn Fontana, however, tickets for bathing must be booked separately.

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Iceland: Complete Self-Guided Audio Guide of the Island

Explore Iceland with the assistance of our audioguide (spoken by a real person) and learn about what makes the island special in over 340 stops! GPS-triggered Smartphone App to get information along the way. Important!: After booking you receive a separate Email from us with the instructions on how to install the app and the guide! You can ignore the "Ticket" Email from Get Your Guide. Please also check your spam-folder for our Email and please get in touch with us if something does not work! With these instructions, you can download the App and install the audioguide. The guide can be downloaded for offline use and it can be used as many times as you like (on 1 phone). With the Iceland complete audio guide, you get all the information that a tour guide would otherwise give you. Using GPS, the app recognizes where you are on your round trip and provides you with exciting information in the right places. So nothing stands in the way of your individual rental car tour. Your digital Iceland travel guide for the whole island of fire and ice! This audio guide offers more than 340 stations (7.5 hours of playing time) with information about the country, people, and sights in all parts of the country. And everything is voiced by a real person. The guide includes not only the Ring Road and the Golden Circle but also the Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsulas, the Westman Islands, the East and West Fjords, and the wild Icelandic Highlands.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Tomato Farm and Kerið Crater Tour

Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Tomato Farm and Kerið Crater Tour

Get back to nature and discover the icons of the Golden Circle on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Enter historic Thingcelli National Park, where the national parliament was founded in 930 A.D. Discover where the tectonic plates of two continents are in constant movement.  Make a quick stop at Efstidalur Farm to get a glimpse of the local life of the area. Then, head to the Strokkur geyser, which erupts every five minutes at Geysir geothermal area. Feel the power of Gullfoss waterfalls, where the water coming from the Langjökull glacier flows incessantly in all its glory. Stop for lunch at the Friðheimar tomato farm. After lunch, admire the astonishing Kerið crater, which is over three thousand years old. Hear amazing stories from the centuries, and discover a variety of geothermal landscapes along the way. 

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 153-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Iceland in 3-6 hours. Encounter heroes, villains, and magic with this self-guided tour of Iceland starting at Reykjavik. Using the app as an audio guide you’ll visit beautiful natural locations such as a waterfall, geothermal baths, and an erupting geyser – all seeped in the country’s vibrant history of might and magic. Start at the capital city of Reykjavik and drive out into the island’s rural splendor, while learning about the original inhabitants of Iceland and how they confronted the Vikings’ arrival. Become familiar with famous mythological figures like Odin, Thor, and Loki. The first major landmark you’ll reach is Helgufoss, a short hike leading to a sparkling waterfall. At the same time, learning about Icelandic culture – from Nobel Prize winners to poetry to dancing, and more!  Next, you’ll travel to Vinaskógur, known as the “friendship forest”, where many world leaders and dignitaries have visited to plant a tree. From there it’s on to Thingvellir National Park, featuring gorgeous hikes, great fishing, and snorkeling opportunities – and the enormous waterfall Oxararfoss. Continuing on, you’ll learn about the Aurora Borealis, the facts, and the fiction it has inspired. The geothermal baths provide a welcome, peaceful soak if you need a break from the drive. Next up are some of Iceland’s top attractions: a huge geyser that you’re almost guaranteed to see erupt, Gullfoss, a towering waterfall reaching over 100 feet in height, and the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest natural pool, followed by a unique greenhouse restaurant! Your route takes you next to Skálhol, an important religious center dating all the way back to the year 1106 and then past the unique Sólheimar Ecovillage. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Kerid Crater and learn about the wild volcanic history of Iceland. The tour concludes beyond this crater, just outside Reykjavik.

Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

Depart Reykjavik for a full-day coach tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle and experience the geothermal wilderness up-close. Depart the city center and drive to the Geysir Geothermal Area to see springs of spouting spring water and the most active geyser Iceland at Strokkur. Continue to Gullfoss to stand next to an amazing waterfall. Watch the vast quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Encounter a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park. Then, go to the natural steam baths at Fontana. Originally built in the 1920s, Fontana was little more than a shack with 2 compartments built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below ground. Today, a modern complex invites you to relax in various hot tubs and steam baths that are naturally heated by hot springs. Enjoy some traditional rye bread baked in hot springs before the return transfer to Reykjavik.

Small-Group Golden Circle & Hvammsvik Lagoon with Admission

Small-Group Golden Circle & Hvammsvik Lagoon with Admission

Our Small-Group Golden Circle & Hvammsvik Lagoon with Admission tour offers a delightful blend of Iceland's most enchanting natural wonders, including a stop at Hvammsvík Hot Springs, which boasts breathtaking fjord vistas. The Golden Circle is an absolute must-visit during your Icelandic journey, renowned for its diverse landscapes meticulously shaped by millions of years of volcanic and glacial forces. Despite its short history starting in 2022, Hvammsvík Hot Springs has rapidly become one of Iceland's most sought-after geothermal spas. With its 8 pools featuring varying temperatures, Hvammsvík is nestled on a black-sand beach, providing mesmerizing views of mountains. Immersing oneself in these cozy pools fosters a profound connection with the natural world. Your premium entrance ticket includes a complimentary towel usage and a beverage. Embark on an exploration of the 6,500-year-old Kerið volcanic crater and witness the mesmerizing steamy eruptions at Geysir geothermal area. We'll also visit Gullfoss, one of Iceland's largest waterfalls, and explore Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its exceptional geological features.

From Reykjavík: Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Lagoon Day Tour

From Reykjavík: Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Lagoon Day Tour

Marvel at Strokkur geyser, Thingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss Waterfall on a day trip from Reykjavík. Visit a local farm and soak in the Secret Lagoon hot spring, entry tickets included. Experience all the natural phenomena of the golden circle in one day. The first stop is Thingvellir National Park, where the parliament was established in 930 A.D. Soak in the history and unique views as you walk between North American and European tectonic plates. Then it’s time to hit the road again to the Langjökull Geyser. This geyser has been inactive for some time, but Strokkur (right next to it) erupts every 5-8 minutes, so be camera-ready. Continue the journey to the Golden Waterfall. Located in the canyon of Hvítá, the waterfall plummets down into a 32-meter-deep crevice. From the parking area, it's also possible to walk all the way down to the falls (10-minute walk). Later, head to Friðheimar Tomato Farm for lunch (costs not included). It has ample supplies of geothermal water that provide heat to the greenhouses where they grow tomatoes. Walk around the greenhouse and taste their famous tomato soup. The last stop is the Secret Lagoon, the oldest natural swimming pool in Iceland. Heated with geothermal energy, the pool is a natural resource of warm water coming from the hot springs. It’s a perfect way to end this tour, relaxing in warm water while enjoying the endless nature views.

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights and Geothermal Baths Tour

From Reykjavik: Northern Lights and Geothermal Baths Tour

Departing from Reykjavik, drive through the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park to arrive at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, where you can nourish both your body and soul. Upon arrival, you can purchase a homemade soup and then and then head into the geothermal baths for a cozy evening. Fontana Spa is equipped with three steam rooms built over a natural hot spring as well as a traditional sauna with three hot pools. The more adventurous can even take a dip in Laugarvatn Lake (when available) to cool down between the steam baths and sauna.  The steam temperatures range from 104°F to 122°F, depending on the hot springs and the weather. The steam rooms offer a unique experience, as you can smell the boiling water underneath the grids of the floor.  The traditional sauna has a lower humidity than the steam rooms but a higher temperature, between 176°F and 194°F. The three connected outdoor mineral baths vary in depth, size, and temperature, but are all perfect places for relaxing and socializing.  From the hot tub, take in a panoramic view of the countryside around Fontana and the northern lights if you are lucky and they show up early. After your spa experience, hunt for the famous northern lights on the way back to Reykjavík.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Trip

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Full-Day Trip

Drive through the beautiful landscape of the southern part of Iceland and stop at all the main sights, and even some extra stops on this full day tour of the Golden Circle.  On the morning of your tour, you will make several stops. On your way from Reykjavík to you will drive through the beautiful lava fields and geothermal area before making your first stop in the town of Hveragerði to see an earthquake exhibition. Your next stop will be at the picturesque Faxi waterfall before heading to the most popular waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss.  Enjoy lunch at the Geysir geothermal area, where you can also take some time to walk around and see the hot spring erupt. The last stop of your day will be at the Þingvellir National Park. Both a UNESCO heritage site and the site of the tv show Game of Thrones, the park is full of amazing views. You will then head back to Reykjavík to end your day tour of the Golden Circle.

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