The Golden circle is one of the most popular sights in Iceland and well worth visiting. The sights on this tour include Thingvellir national park where the foundation of the Icelandic parliament began in 930 AD. It is also a site of geological wonders, as it lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. The rift is clearly visible and the movement of the tectonic plates pulls the island apart about 2,5cm every year. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The mighty Geysir is a dormant hot spring but Strokkur erupts about every 4-8 minutes, spouting the hot water 15 to 20 meters high and sometime up to 40 meters.
Gullfoss, or the “Golden falls”, comes from the glacier river Hvita. As one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth.
As we travel the Golden Circle, we will stop for the action part of the day; a 1 hr. Buggy tour, where you have the opportunity to get the rally feeling and the adrenaline pumping. Sitting side by side with your buddy in this two person buggy, you will drive dirt roads and tracks you can’t reach by regular cars; action not to be missed. Location of the buggy tour depends on the season and conditions each day.
The super jeep part of the tour will take you in the direction of Langjokull glacier area, the second largest glacier in Iceland. You may want to hold on, because it might get bumpy!
Does the Buggy tour not appeal to you? Then perhaps these options would suit you better:
Duration: 9-10 Hours
Operation: All year
Pick up time: 8.30-9.00
Included: Driver-guide, pick up from accommodation in Reykjavik, 1 hour buggy ride (2 people per buggy), all safety equipment needed
Good to know before the tour:
Stops will be made where you can purchase lunch
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended.
Location of the buggy tour is condition dependent.
You need a fully valid driving license to operate the buggy.
Age limit for this tour is 6 years.
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland and your buggy tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
Disclaimer: During winter months we are working with very limited daylight hours. This may result in some of the sites being visited in dusk or darkness, or skipped altogether. We will do our best to avoid this, but ask for your understanding should this happen.
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!