The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle day tours with extra activities

The Classical Golden Circle route includes the sites Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) and the national park, Thingvellir. Many day tours offer so-called combo tours, meaning that you get to see the classical Golden Circle route plus some extra activity. The extra activity can for instance be whale watching, lava caving, floating, horse back riding, quad biking or snowmobiling. The choice is yours!


Geysir geothermal area

The Geysir geothermal area is well-known. There you will experience the steam coming from the ground and the hot spring Stokkur erupts every few minutes so you will see an hot spring erupt during your visit at the site. Just be careful as the water is very hot so don´t stand too close to the hot spring!

Gullfoss waterfall

The Golden waterfall – Gullfoss – is also world famous. On a sunny day you can see why it is called the Golden waterfall as you will se a rainbow in the waterfall. Even though you will be there on a day when the sun isn´t shining you won´t be disappointed as Gullfoss is a very beautiful waterfall and you can walk along and take pictures.

Thingvellir national park

Thingvellir national park is a special and unique place to visit throughout the year. It has a significant meaning for Icelanders and it is where the Icelandic parliament was founded. It is also where two plates meet so you will be standing in two continents at the same time (geographically speaking). The landscape and view is breathtaking so don´t forget to bring your camera!.

The extra activity

If you opt for a tour that only does the Golden Circle that is all good. But if you want to make the most of the day and add an extra activity to the Golden Circle route, you have a lot choose from. Here are a few suggestions: Golden Circle with floating and aurora hunt, Golden Circle and snowmobiling and Golden Circle with lava caving,