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The day begins at Perlan (pickup not included) where you will live a truly unique experience at the Wonders of Iceland exhibition, through ground-breaking technology, science, photography and design. Perlan’s spectacles include a real ice cave (100-meter long) and an interactive glacier exhibition. There is also an immersive Forces of Nature show, 10-meter high Látrabjarg Cliff with lifelike seabirds and virtual reality entertainment, a virtual aquarium and more. Perlan, one of Reykjavík‘s most iconic buildings, stands upon the capital‘s highest hill. The 360° Viewing Deck is excellent, with picture panels and geological samples from around Reykjavík. At Perlan, you experience and learn to understand Wonders of Iceland.
You will then be picked up by our BusTravel Iceland bus outside Perlan between 10.30 and 11.00 for the Golden Circle Afternoon tour. On this tour you will visit the most renowned natural pearls of the Southwest of Iceland in a single afternoon. In the Geysir geothermal area we get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 30 meters into the air every 8 minutes.
The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is only a 7 minute drive from Geysir – located in the glacial river Hvítá. Its elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon.
Kerið Volcanic Crater is a unique site with its collapsed magma chamber now filled with milky turquoise waters. Walk around the edge of the crater and embrace the Icelandic landscape or walk down to the lake's shore and admire the vivid colours of this natural beauty.
Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonder, located on the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004.
Please note: Pick-up for this tour is exclusively offered from Perlan museum and you are required to make your own way there!
Your time in the Perlan museum will be in the 9:00 to 10:30 slot after which you will be picked up for your Golden Circle tour between 10:30 to 11:00 outside the Perlan museum. Please select a "Pick-up" location when booking though as this will be used by us as your drop off location as we will return you to your accommodation or drop off location of choice.
For assistance in getting to Perlan there is a free shuttle bus that travels to Perlan from the Harpa concert hall or you can get there via the Straeto public transport system.
Perlan - Wonders of Iceland Exhibition
Þingvellir National Park
The spectacular Geysir area
Kerið Volcanic Crater
The customer makes use of his entrance ticket to the exhibition in Perlan at 9:00 am
The Glacier and Ice Cave exhibition brings a glacier to the city center. The exhibition starts with a walk through of the first man-made ice cave of its kind in the world. The ice cave leads to a dramatic
multimedia exhibit providing more detail about Iceland’s treasured glaciers, the future of glaciers and the effects of global warming. A perfect first stop on the trip to Iceland that is suitable for all ages.
The customers will be picked up at Perlan between 10:30 and 11:00.
Pick-up from Perlan is between 10:30 and 11:00. Then the buses meet at 10-11 Kringlan and the tour departs from there at 11:00.
Look at the beautiful colors of the volcanic crater Kerið!
Kerið is a striking crater-lake filled with milky blue-green water amid stark black and deep red slopes. Geologists now believe it to be a collapsed magma chamber at the end of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 6,000 years ago.
Get fascinated by the amazing Geysir geyser!
In the Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur valley, Strokkur fountain geyser spouts water high into the air every few minutes. In case hunger is eating you up enjoy some traditional Icelandic food at the Glíma Geysir restaurant.
The Golden Waterfall Gullfoss is a great photo opportunity!
The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is only a 7 minutes’ drive from Geysir – located in the glacial river Hvítá. It's elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon.
Experience pure Icelandic history at Thingvellir!
Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonder, located at the intersection of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its cultural values in 2004.
The tour ends with drop-off in Reykjavik.
After drop-off we will head to our headquarter at Skógarhlíð 10.
Entrance fees to Perlan - Wonders of Iceland Exhibition
Professional guide on the Golden Circle Afternoon Tour
Entrance fees to Kerið Volcanic Crater
Drop-off at accommodations and special Tour Bus Stops in central Reykjavik
- Pickup for the museum
Warm, water- and windproof clothing are always useful in Iceland.
All tickets are e-tickets so there is no need to print them out.
Please go to Perlan museum at 9:00 am by your own means. In case you stay in the city center you can use the free shuttle bus from Harpa Concert Hall at Tour Bus Stop 5 which departs at 9:00 am. For the Golden Circle Afternoon Tour will we pick you up between 10:30 and 11:00 in front of Perlan.
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