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Golden Circle Route

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Golden Circle Route

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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle, Kerid Volcanic Crater, and Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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This day trip to the Golden Circle from Reykjavik is a stress-free way to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful attractions. Don’t worry about mapping out an itinerary: Let your guide and driver take you to Kerid crater, the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss waterfall, and more. Plus, your guide explains local history and geology that you wouldn’t learn traveling on your own.
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Vadim wrote a review May 2020
Murmansk, Russia17,510 contributions1,983 helpful votes
Finding a travel Agency in Reykjavik that does not offer the Golden Circle Route tour will be a great success. This is undoubtedly the most popular tourist route in Iceland. Therefore, the tour resembles a trip from the Egyptian Hurghada to Luxor. Buses are almost a caravan. Only jeeps with soldiers are missing. There are no soldiers in Iceland due to the absence of terrorists, but there are a lot of jeeps. Not everyone chooses bus tours with a strict visiting schedule. But this pleasure is significantly more expensive compared to 46 dollars on the bus. In less than a day you will visit the crater lake Kerid, Gullfoss waterfall, hot springs with a Geyser that is no longer a geyser and Strokkur, which is a bigger geyser! The cherry on the cake is one of Iceland's three UNESCO sites Tingvellir national Park. Along the way, you can pet the barefooted horses, view the Euro-American tectonic fault from the bus window, and have a snack in a cafe if you have time. This will take 9-10 hours depending on the discipline of the group, the guide, and the condition of the road and bus. All attractions are free except lake Kerid, which is the first, but not the most impressive site. The second stop is the main hit of the tour-Gullfoss, which is translated from the Icelandic "Golden waterfall" is located in the river Hvita. Although Gulfoss gave the name of the tour itself, no one knows why the waterfall is Golden. Gulfoss of course can not compete with Niagara, Iguazu and even more angel, but it has an unusual structure. The total height of the water fall is more than 30 meters, with two cascades: 21 and 11 meters. But the cascades are turned to each other almost at right angles. If you're lucky, you can see a rainbow. Third stopping point valley Haukadalur. The geothermal field in Haukadalur is a natural wonder of hot springs and boiling mud pools. "The great Geyser", which gave the name to this spectacular phenomenon around the world. it erupts very rarely, but the Strokkur geyser throws out a water table that reaches 30 meters in height every 5-7 minutes, causing genuine delight of the gathered tourists. The last stop is Tingvellir national Park. Tingvellir has great historical and symbolic significance for Icelanders. For a long time it was the meeting place of the Althing, the national Parliament. In addition, the fault between the American and Eurasian lithospheric plates runs through its territory. Tourists from bus tours take a short 20-minute route, and those who arrived by car on their own can go on a long hike through the Park and then stop here for the night. The circle is closed: lake-waterfall-geysers-geological fault. Iceland in miniature.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Tissa.travels wrote a review Apr 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,060 contributions711 helpful votes
This is the most visited part of Iceland, and gives a nice insight of what is to come if you're doing a full ring road trip. The golden circle route includes Þingvellir National Park, the geysers Geysir (dormant) and Strokkur, and the Gullfoss waterfall. Kerið volcanic crater is also worth a stop. The scenery on the drive there is lovely as well. There is a lot of traffic compared to other places in Iceland, but it's a must see.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Yetti wrote a review Apr 2020
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Iceland has so much to offer. Fabulous scenery and history. A must for any traveller. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of experience: March 2020
JD519 wrote a review Mar 2020
Windsor, Canada849 contributions95 helpful votes
Beautiful. It was a long day and a long tour but we got to see so much of the natural beauties that make up Iceland. Our trip would not have been the same without seeing all this. The highlight for me was the active geyser which was SO cool and unbelievable to see. The national park hike was also neat and a beautiful experience. Could not have come home without doing this.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Garett wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We just got back last week and the Golden Circle was the highlight (along with the blue lagoon and snorkeling). Please, if you can, do this route by yourself in a rental car. We saw tons of tour busses but I promise you you’ll enjoy it 99% more if you’re on your own schedule and able to do your own thing. Look up all the stops and others stops along it that busses don’t stop and and pick and choose what you want. For us, we went to the geyser for like 10 minutes then left (you can only be impressed for so long by the hole blowing hot water) but Gulfoss on the other hand was incredible. Being able to pick and choose where we went and how much time we spent there was great freedom that I loved. Do your research and map out the drive, but take my advise and drive the route yourself and save the money- I promise it’s worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020