Excitement is building as you power along the highway. Your stop at Gullfoss waterfall, which is considered by so many as one of the most beautiful in Iceland, will be memorable. Designation as one of the most magnificent of Iceland's waterfalls will be best understood once you are there as waterfalls seem to be everywhere - but they are not created equal by any means!
The last of the Golden Circle is a stop at Haukadalur Valley at the Geothermal Area. Here you will learn why Iceland has benefitted from the earth directly as it has been using geothermal energy for thousands of years. By simply using the power derived from the Earth’s internal heat, hot water is the least expensive commodity in the country. This may be best understood while watching the spouting geyser Strokkur eject a giant plume of steam in conveniently spaced intervals of about 5 minutes apart. The entire area is a thermal field of hot springs, bubbling pools and spattering steam vents, visible as you walk towards the big geyser.
Though in actuality this tour could be called the Mossy Green Triangle based on the route and the highlights, the Golden Circle seems to suit it best and has made this route famous. You will arrive back in Reykjavík early in the evening, giving you plenty of time to explore the downtown area, with its museums, cafés and shops, before dinner.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - During the tour we break for refreshments at a local restaurant or café. Food, beverages, gratuities are not included in the excursion.
- We recommend you bring a bottle of water and snacks.
- Dress in layers as even the summer will find some areas as much cooler than others. Comfortable and waterproof shoes are essential.