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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  • August 17, 2017
    We drove the Golden Circle route with about 15,000 of our closest friends in early August. Despite leaving early, we still met hordes (by Icelandic standards) at the first two stops (Þingvellir Nation...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We did the trip with SuperJeep. Were picked up at 8.30 am and dropped back off at 6 pm. Geysir, Gullfoss and Pingvellir are all must sees and to be able to do all three in a day trip is an amazing day...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Absolutely fantastic country. We had a driver, so we could enjoy the view. It was so very nice to have our driver stop and let us take our time to enjoy. He also knew of places to stop for coffee and ...  more »

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