Day 2: Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir and Langjökull in a Super Jeep
Þingvellir National Park, home of Iceland’s ancient Viking parliament and listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage site will be our first stop. There we take a walk to experience firsthand the geological phenomenon that is the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
From Þingvellir we head east over Lyngdalsheiði following a mountain road with great views of the rugged lava fields, passing Laugarvatn lake, we arrive at Haukadalur, home of the great Geysir and the reliable Strokkur geyser that erupts with 3 to 7 minutes intervals.
Next the magnificent Gullfoss awaits us as it comes cascading down the white colored Hvítá river. We then head up to Langjökull glacier for a look and feel of the glacier. During the summer months we take the backroads through lava fields for a super jeep adventure back to Reykjavík.
NOTE - Important information: The Landowners Association of Geysir recently started to charge visitors an entrance fee to the Geysir geothermal area. The landowners say that the fee will be used for development and protection of the area. Due to the short notice for this charge, and legal uncertainties regarding its implementation, the fee is not included in any of our tours to the area. Therefore, under the current circumstances, all travelers on tours stopping at the Geysir geothermal area will be charged 600 ISK (5 AUD) on site if the wish to enter the hot spring area.