Golden Circle Route, South Region

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Golden Circle Route links three of Iceland's most impressive natural wonders: Gullfoss, Pingvellir, and Haukadalur. Starting from Reykjavik, the popular tourist route takes you 300 km (186 mi) through central Iceland and back to the capital. Join a tour, or organize the adventure on your own. Marvel at the power of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls; brush up on Icelandic history and culture in Thingvellir (site of the former parliament); and catch the eruptions of active geysers in the geothermal valley of Haukadalur. If you have time, make extra stops at Kerio volcano crater, Hverageroi greenhouse village, and Skalholt church. The Golden Circle route makes a great day trip. A visit to Golden Circle Route represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Geysir trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • Drove around the Golden Circle Route and all I can say is do it if you get the chance. Absolutely stunning scenery with waterfalls and a geyser. Had quite a lot of rain during the journey (although it...  more »
  • Me and my husband did the Afternoon golden tour which started at 11am The tour guide was brilliant, a native of Iceland very dedicated to is country very informative - the trip was about 6 hours The s...  more »
  • Symbol of the Iceland, near Reykjavik. It would be a shame not to visit the Golden Circle. It takes a good day but it's worth the cost. There are very large and the secret lagoon crater. Do the winter with snow, and the wind. Feeling unusual even if the road is a bit rough in these conditions.
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