The Golden Circle Classic
Witness Iceland’s world renowned pristine natural beauty and phenomena on this day trip from the capital which will take you to spouting hot springs, waterfalls, charming towns and the site of the world’s first functioning parliament.
Our guide to The Golden Circle Classic
The Golden Circle Classic Tour takes you from Reykjavik city up to Þingvellir National Park, arguably the most important site in Iceland in terms of history, culture, and geology.
The birth place of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth and the Alþingi assembly, the plains of Þingvellir is where Iceland’s most powerful leaders met to decide on legislation and carry out brutal viking age justice. A UNESCO world heritage site, Þingvellir 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.
From Þingvellir the tour continues through an area of beautiful scenery towards some of Iceland's greatest natural attractions at Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring 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 Hvítárgljúfur canyon.
Next, head to to the Geysir geothermal area - an impressive sight featuring diverse geothermal features, bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents and colourful algae deposits. Home of The Geysir which all geysers are named after the area also boasts one of the world's most reliable fountain geyser, The Strokkur hot spring that every 4 to 8 minutes blasts out a column of scalding water up to 20 metres into the air.
Witness Iceland’s world renowned pristine natural beauty and phenomena on this day trip from the capital which will take you to spouting hot springs, waterfalls and charming towns.
Touring the Golden Circle, visiting Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area is an amazing experience that is usually followed by peaceful exhaustion so visiting the natural geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa is the perfect way to unwind and revitalise.
Spend the day exploring some of Iceland’s most iconic sights before rewarding yourself with a soak in the magical geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon.