Get close to the powerful nature of Iceland, see the biggest hits during the Golden Circle tour and drive on a glacier on a snowmobile.
Iceland’s most popular attractions bundled together in a one day tour. Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir are so beautiful -you might end up in shock after seeing them all in one day.
Þingvellir National Park is the first stop of this tour. It is famous for being where modern democracy was founded about a thousand years ago, for the fact that the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly pulling the place apart, and for being the place where Icelanders executed their accused ‘witches’ by drowning. It’s also famous for its natural beauty, varied plants, birds and animals and the Öxarárfoss waterfall. And that’s why it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Next up is Geysir – which is the geyser that donated its name to create the word ‘geyser’. Ironically your chances of seeing Geysir erupt while you are at Geysir these days are extremely slim; but its little brother Strokkur is but a couple of footsteps away and throws scalding water up to 30 metres high every few minutes – and while you’re waiting there’s plenty of other hot springs and bubbling mud pools to keep you entertained.
You will then see Gullfoss, which is among the most inspiring natural phenomena in Europe: a huge, roaring staircase of a waterfall, throwing up clouds of spray and succeeding enviably at making us humans feel very, very small indeed.
If your head is not spinning after all that beauty you will now get on a snowmobile and go for an hour long tour around the Langjökull glacier area. Langjökull is Iceland’s second largest glacier.
Operation, choice of roads and availability of activities are all based on prospective weather and road conditions. In order to operate a snowmobile, it is essential to present a valid drivers license. The price for the rental of each snowmobile is based on 2 individuals per snowmobile.
Hotel pick-up: 08:30-09:00
Duration: 9-10 hours
Included: Pick-up from any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik, a guided super jeep tour, one hour snowmobile tour, safety helmet and winter overalls for the snowmobile tour.
Not included: Lunch and other refreshments are not included in the price.