The Golden circle is one of the most popular routes in Iceland and well worth visiting. The sights on this tour are Þingvellir national park where the foundation of the Icelandic parliament began in 930 AD. It is as well 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 apart the island about 2,5 cm every year. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The mighty Geysir is a dormant hot spring but Strokkur erupts about every 4-10 minutes, sprouting the hot water 15 to 20 meters high and sometime up to 40 meters.
Gullfoss, or the “Golden falls”, comes from the glacier river Hvitá. 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.
Somewhere along the way, we stop for the action part of the day – The 1 hour buggy tour. You get the opportunity to get the rally feeling and your adrenaline pumping, as you trive ill gravel roads and tracks, not accessible by regular cars. What better way to add diversity to your day? The location of the buggy tour depends on the season and conditions each day.
Pick up time: 08:30 – 09:00*
Operation: February – October
Duration: up to 10 hrs.
Included: Pick up / drop off in Reykjavik, a guided tour in a minibus (or similar), a 1 hr. Buggy tour (2 in each Buggy), helmets, gloves, balaclava and water resistant overalls.
Good to have: waterproof hiking shoes, something warm under the overall, your camera and bright mood
*Super jeeps and coaches are not allowed in the city center, so we may have to ask you to walk a short distance from your hotel
Good to know: there will be stops made on the way for you to buy something to eat and you need a valid driver license to drive the buggy.
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!