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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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  • We did the trip with Reykjavik Excursions, which could not be faulted. Friendly and upbeat tour guide too which helps on a long day! We got the bus from the Northern Light Inn (to maximise our stay an...  more »
  • If you are visiting Reykjavik for a few days then eventually you will run out of things to do. Would highly recommend this are your no.1 choice of a trip out. You really get to see some spectacular si...  more »
  • It was a good value but it is everything I dislike about traveling. I would recommend renting a car so you can explore the route at your own pace or spending a little more to have a more customized gu...  more »