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This day is a combination of Iceland's most famous sites, conveniently paired to allow you to experience more. See natural formations, such as geysers, waterfalls, lakes, and more.
Visit Thingvellir National Park, a historic landmark and the place where the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded. Take a chance to visit the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge. See eruptions of up to 20-meter high at Strokkur, which erupts every three to four minutes. Pass by the dormant Geysir.
Next view Gullfoss, considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls, and make a stop for lunch. Then, travel to Kerið, a striking crater lake filled with milky blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep-red slopes.
End the day at the Blue Lagoon, where you'll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters.
Geysir geothermal area
Þingvellir National Park
Kerið volcanic crater (entrance fee included)
Geysir, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in a geothermally active region of western Iceland. It is the first geyser that was ever mentioned in print and as a result the first geyser than many people would have ever heard of. As a result of this the english word ‘geyser’ is actually derived from the name ‘Geysir.
Geysir is believed to have been active for around 10,000 years and while it is unable to erupt of its own power currently its sister geyser Strokkur still erupts quite frequently.
Known as the “Golden Falls”, Gullfoss is a large waterfall in western Iceland that is fed by the Hvítá river (or white river) and drops a staggering 32 meters over three stages. As you approach the waterfall you cannot immediately see the bottom of the falls leaving you with a visual of water seemingly running into a large void into the earth.
Thanks to its stunning visuals and intriguing past the Gullfoss waterfall has become an incredibly popular tourist attraction.
Þingvellir national park (also known as Thingvellir national park) is an area of great cultural, natural and geological significance.
The two main attractions here that draw people to the location is the fact that Þingvellir is the location of the world's first parliament as well as the place where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia are slowly drifting apart from each other. The parliament that was formed here is known as the Alþingi and it still operates today although they have moved the main operations to Reykjavik. Meetings were held here though between 930 and 1798.
Kerið volcanic crater is a crater lake that is technically characterised as being in the south of Iceland. It became a focal point for tourist activity thanks to the contrast of its blue waters and red lava rock surroundings.
It was once believed that Kerið was a volcanic crater created after a large explosion but study of the area showed no evidence of any explosions of the required magnitude had occurred here. Current theories state that Kerið was in fact itself a volcano that emptied its magma reserves and collapsed in on itself.
The Blue lagoon, known in Icelandic as Bláa Lónið, is a geothermal spa/resort located on the Reykjanes peninsula. The lagoon itself has been hailed as being one of the modern wonders of the world, growing massively in popularity since it started being used in 1976.
The lagoon itself is manmade with the water being fed in through a local Geothermal water plant that supplied hot water to the nearby towns. In 1971 workers at the plant created the initial pool as a bathing and relaxation site. By 1981 locals were joining them leading to the eventual formation of the Blue Lagoon company in 1992 and the construction of the facilities that service the lagoons guests today.
Our day tour to the Golden Circle begins with our fast and efficient pick up service. You simply need to wait at your hotel or at one of the designated pick up points and let us take care of the rest. Once we have all our guests we will set off from the city and journey to our first major destination.
Kerið volcanic crater will be the first stop we make. Kerið is one of many crater lakes located in this area. It became a popular destination due to it's vivid red lava rock that contrast with the aquamarine waters created by the mineral composition in the surrounding soil.
Our next stop is at Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss, translated as the Golden waterfall, is a large waterfall that drops a stunning 32m over two stages. It is fed from the white river which originates from Iceland’s 2nd biggest glacier. The area is intertwined with a mixture of history and myth surrounding plans to build a hydroelectric dam that ultimately fell through due to the efforts of one girl and her protests to preserve the nature.
After the waterfall we will make our way to the Geysir Geothermal area. The area gets its name from a specific hotspring known as the “Great Geysir” a large geyser in the area that that gave us the English word ‘Geyser’. Geysir itself is no longer able to erupt without assistance, but luckily there is still activity here to be seen and Geysirs sister hot spring Strokkur still erupts frequently. There is also a large visitors centre here and a great spot for you to buy some lunch.
The last stop on our tour is Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. This is the site where the world's first parliament was formed when the old Viking group leaders decided to join together on a yearly basis to discuss the events and laws of the land. This area is also notable as being the location where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are separating from each other creating the Silfra fissure, a popular diving spot.
End the day at the famous Blue Lagoon (admission ticket not included, requires pre booking personally), where you'll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters. After approximately 2 hours we will depart from the Blue Lagoon and finish the day off with drop off in Reykjavik.
The duration of the tour is 11 hour
There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food
Full guided bus tour
Kerid Volcanic Crater admission
Wi-Fi on the bus
Blue Lagoon entrance
Food and drinks
Pickup and dropoff
Warm clothing, swimwear & suitable footwear.
• You must prebook Blue Lagoon admission tickets on the Blue Lagoon website. The tour will arrive at the Blue Lagoon around 5 PM; therefore, you must book admission ticket for 5 PM.
• The tour will leave the Blue Lagoon at approximately 7:15 PM, leaving two hours to experience the lagoon.
• Wear warm, waterproof clothing and good hiking shoes.
• Bring a swimsuit. These can also be rented at the Blue Lagoon at your own expense.
• Towels are included with Blue Lagoon admission tickets.
• Use of conditioner and shower gel is complimentary and available in the Blue Lagoon shower rooms.
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