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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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  • Amazing view. The fact that portion of the island is separating for years the formation of the lava rocks and the waterfall is stunning. If you go during the cold months you need to bundle up. 
  • We rented a car and it might have cost the same amount as doing tours, but I think it is very worth it because it allows you to travel and explore every stop yourself and at your own pace. You don't h...  more »
  • We spent six days in Iceland and one of those days we woke up early and got on a tour bus with 10-12 other people and took the Golden Circle Tour. I highly recommend it! You make multiple stops and ve...  more »