Golden Circle Classic
This must-do day tour will take you to some of Iceland’s best known natural wonders and give you a general insight into Icelandic history, geology, cultural heritage as well as the people who inhabit our little island.
- Earthquake Center in Hveragerði
- Faxi waterfall
- Gullfoss – “The Golden Waterfall”
- Geysir geothermal area
- Þingvellir national park
After morning pick up at the harbor, we start by driving directly over Hellisheiði mountain area to Hveragerði. This town was hit hard by an earthquake in 2008 and we´ll learn more about that at the Earthquake Center (coffee and restroom stop -20 min.)
The second stop of the day will be at the Faxi waterfall, on our way to the Geysir Geothermal area. At Geysir you will plenty of time to watch Strokkur in action, a geyser that spouts boiling hot water high into the air at regular intervals.
After lunch, we drive towards the golden waterfall, Gullfoss, which is located in one of Iceland’s major glacial rivers, Hvítá.
The lost stop of they day After the beautiful Golden waterfall then we drive directly to our National park of Þingvellir. Iceland‘s first national park, This is the birthplace of a nation as well as of the first Icelandic democracy when the Viking chieftains decided to establish their first parliament (Alþingi) or “general assembly“ in 930 AD. Many events took place in the area, including the introduction of Christianity in the year 1000 AD, the declaration of independence from the Danish Kings on June 17, 1944.
Besides its historical and cultural importance, the park displays a unique geology and natural landscapes. There, one can learn and understand the tectonic activity or the so-called the continental drift, the boundary between North American and Eurasian plate tectonics. Þingvellir is one of the only sites on Earth where the effects of two major tectonic plates drifting apart can be observed.
Famous for its outstanding natural beauty, Þingvellir National Park served as one the main filming locations of Game of Thrones in Iceland. There, you can experience the site the same way encountered or seen by the cast of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings from North of the Wall.
Estimated arrival back to the port is between 16:00-17:00 PM
Dates & prices
Departures: In accordance with cruise ship arrivals in Reykjavík
Tour duration: 6 hrs.
Price per person ISK. 10.900
Children 2 – 12 years: 50% discount
- Pick up & drop off in Reykjavík
- English speaking driver guide
- Comfortable minibus
Good to know
- Small groups, personal service
- The tour is guaranteed to be within the time frame of your ship