Travel with us on the famous Iceland Golden Circle tour, a stunning day trip from Reykjavik to see geysers, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes!
• Golden Circle Tour Iceland
• The best Iceland day tour
• Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Admire the beauty of Gullfoss waterfall
• See the earth hiss and boil at Geysir geothermal area
he Classic Golden Circle Tour takes you from Reykjavik city to Thingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Thingvellir National Park is home to Iceland`s largest natural lake and the place where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia split and drift apart. Thingvellir is also the birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the general assembly where Iceland`s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking-age justice.
From Thingvellir, the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards two of Iceland`s greatest natural attractions: Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.
At Gullfoss waterfall you can take a short walk down a pathway and get right up close to this powerful waterfall and feel the mist of glacial water on your face as it cascades down into the narrow canyon.
Lunch break is usually taken at Gullfoss Cafe or at the service center at the Geysir area.
The Geysir area is home to The Great Geysir hot spring, after which all geysers are named. This area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colorful algae deposits. It also features one of the world`s most reliable fountain geysers: Strokkur, that blasts a column of super heated water up to 20 meters into the air every 4 to 8 minutes.
Top attractions in Reykjavik
Here are some top attractions in Reykjavik you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
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Reykjavik and Iceland travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Reykjavik and Iceland so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
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Top hotels in Reykjavik
Reykjavik has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
This luxurious 16-story hotel offers great views over the town and the sea. The Fosshotel Reykjavík is 200 meters from Laugavegur shopping street in Reykjavik and offers a fitness center...
Located on the shopping street of Laugavegur, ION City Hotel offers accommodation with a fitness center and restaurant in Reykjavík. The museum of Einar Jónsson and the church of Hallgrímskirkja...
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Set on the shopping street Laugavegur in central Reykjavik, Alda Hotel Reykjavik offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. The Church of Hallgrimskirkja is 5 minutes...
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Cheap flights calendar for Reykjavik
The peak season for flights to Reykjavik is May, July and August. The low season for purchasing tickets is February, October and November.
Reykjavik is served by these airports: Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik International Airport. Direct flights to Reykjavik are offered by 22 airlines. Most flights are with Icelandair. Direct flights from Reykjavik, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, KLM and Air France from New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Jacksonville.
Reykjavik and Iceland attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Reykjavik and in Iceland.
Last Updated on April 10, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com