The Golden Circle & Langjokull glacier tour
The tour everyone needs to do while visiting Iceland. See Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir and Langjokull glacier.
The Golden Circle & Langjokull glacier tour is a top seller for most of the tour operators and no wonder. Most reviews on TripAdvisor include words like – awesome, incredible, amazing etc All the sites you visit in this tour are unique and not something you can easily find other places in the world, especially not in one daytour! – and in the comfort of a modified 4×4 superjeep. You will not only drive up to a glacier, you will also see some of the most beautiful natural wonders in Iceland, such as Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, Thingvellir National Park and Kerið the crater.
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FIRST STOP – THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK
You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik. First we will head to Thingvellir National Park, where world first parliament – Alþingi – was established in year 930. It was granted a UNESCO World Heritage status in 2004.
SECOND STOP – GULLFOSS WATERFALL
The second stop is at Gullfoss waterfall that is located in the canyon of Hvítá river. It flows down in beautiful curves – almost like a “staircase”. Many believe this waterfall to be one of the most beautiful waterfall in the world – it is however not the largest in either height or volume it is just beautiful. At Gullfoss you will have traditional Icelandic food. It is included in the price.
THIRD STOP – LANGJÖKULL GLACIER
The third stop will be at Langjökull glacier, which is the second largest ice cap in Iceland. The largest is Vatnajökull. The translation of Langjökull means the Long Glacier and it is true as it is around 50km long.
FOURTH STOP – GEYSER
The fourth stop is at the world famous Great Geysir and actually the word geyser is derived from this one and only Great Geysir in Haukadal in Iceland. Greyser is however not active now but a smaller version of it – Strokkur – erupts every 5-7 minutes.
THE LAST STOP – THE CRATER KERID
Kerid is a volcanic crater close to Selfoss in south Iceland. It is part of several crater lakes in the area. It is around 3,000 years old. This is your last stop in the Golden Circle Iceland tour.