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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Circle Route and many more Geysir attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Geysir vacation planner.
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  • This tour was part of our package holiday and we were taken out on the Friday of our Thursday-Monday trip. We visited in Winter and it was very very cold! Icy winds, especially at the National Park. T...  more »
  • To echo the reiewer before me, it's great to see some fantastic natural wonders so close to Reyk, but there is certainly so much more to Iceland. That being said, the Golden Circle is pretty much a mu...  more »
  • WE took this tpour few days ago and on a really dull rainy day. Get well wrapped up and have sturdy boots and waterproofs. You see Gullfoss Waterfall which is spectacular and we also stopped at Horses...  more »