Private Golden Circle Tour with 5+ attractions from Reykjavik

From

kr.149000

Min Age

1 year

Duration

8 hours

Overview

The Golden Circle tour is one of the most popular tours in Iceland, and for good reason. This tour takes you to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the country, including Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. These locations are not only beautiful but also have significant historical and geological importance. You will be fascinated by the breathtaking scenery and learn about the unique features of Iceland’s landscape.

One of the highlights of the Golden Circle tour is the Laugarvatn Geothermal Bakery. This bakery uses the natural geothermal heat from the surrounding area to bake their bread. The result is bread with a unique taste and texture that you won’t find anywhere else. You will have the opportunity to taste this bread and even buy some to take home. The bakery also has a small café where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while admiring the beautiful scenery.

Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake is another stop on the Golden Circle tour. This crater lake is one of the most picturesque spots in Iceland. The lake’s bright blue color contrasts beautifully with the red volcanic rock that surrounds it. You will have the opportunity to take a walk around the lake and take in the stunning views. This is a great spot for taking photos and enjoying the peacefulness of nature.

The final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the town of Hveragerdi. This town is known for its geothermal activity, which is why it’s often called the “hot spring town.” Here, you will visit the Geothermal Park, where you can take a footbath in the hot springs, bake bread using the geothermal heat, and even boil eggs in the hot springs. This is a fun and unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. You can also explore the town’s greenhouses, which are used to grow a variety of plants, including colorful flowers. This is a perfect way to end the tour, as you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Tour Highlights

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Laugarvatn geothermal bakery
  • Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake
  • Hveragerdi

Included/Exclude

  • Wifi on board
  • National Park entrance fee
  • All fees and taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Explore Hidden gems
  • Break for food/meal
  • Additional stops
  • Food & drinks
  • Tip or gratuity

Tour Plan

Thingvellir National Park

Wandering across the incredible landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, you can make out massive cracks in the Earth’s surface. Though Clear lakes and volcanic terrains are some of the attractions here.

Geysir Geothermal Area

Geysir Geothermal Area is a treat for those who always dreamed of witnessing a live hot spring. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, this spot is the oldest known geyser in the world. Geysir Geothermal Park is a treat for anyone who has ever wanted to see a real hot spring in action. The Haukadalur Valley is home to the world’s oldest known geyser. For lunch, we’ll be stopping at the Geysir-area eatery known as Geysir Glimma.

Private Golden Circle Tour with 5+ attractions from Reykjavik

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall originates from Langjökull, which is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. There are multiple viewpoints to enjoy the view of this elegant waterfall. What else could travelers ask for in their tour? The second largest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull, is the source of the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall. This beautiful waterfall may be seen from a variety of different viewpoints.

Gullfoss waterfall

Laugarvatn geothermal bakery

Laugarvatn Geothermal Bakery is a unique bakery located in Iceland that uses geothermal heat to bake its bread. The bakery is situated on the banks of Lake Laugarvatn, and it is powered by the natural heat that is generated by the earth’s core. This means that the bread produced by the bakery is not only delicious but also environmentally friendly, as it does not require any external source of energy to be produced. The bread is made using traditional techniques, and the ingredients used are sourced locally, ensuring that the bread is fresh and of the highest quality. Visitors to the bakery can also witness the baking process firsthand, as the bakery is designed to allow visitors to see the bread being baked in the ovens.

Laugarvatn geothermal bakery

Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake

Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake is a 3000-years old volcanic lake with a unique appeal. You’ll see blue-colored lake water surrounded by dark lava rocks. A simple walk along the crater would bring you amazing views of this unique volcanic lake.

Hveragerdi

Located in Iceland, Hveragerdi is known for its geothermal activity and flourishing greenhouses, making it a cheap and sustainable energy source. The town is also famous for its colorful flowers, earning it the nickname of the “flower town of Iceland”. However, visitors need to be aware of the potential dangers of the hot springs and earthquakes due to the Mid-Atlantic rift. The Geothermal Park offers visitors activities such as footbaths, bread baking, and boiling eggs in hot springs.

Hveragerdi

Please note

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • It’s a private tour and the driver will call when he arrives at the pickup point.

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm clothes
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7

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Private balcony

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Full size window

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Desk area

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Closet space

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Room-controlled thermostat

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Room safe

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42″ flat-screen TV

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Mini bar*

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