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Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through...

Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.

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A must see experience!

The Golden Circle is NOT to be missed. You'll see fissures, volcanoes, geysirs, glaciers, tomato green house, and Icelandic horses as well as fabulous Gull Foss falls.

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NJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Golden Circle is NOT to be missed. You'll see fissures, volcanoes, geysirs, glaciers, tomato green house, and Icelandic horses as well as fabulous Gull Foss falls.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't need long on each thing so hire a car before you go, pick it up at the airport, drive yourself around the golden circle following your phone map/sat nav. it's perfect as you don't have to wait around for a coach full etc...do things when you want to. less busier too. up to Gulfoss, then back down to... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We done the golden circle route as part of a day tour, for people that don't have long in Iceland (like us) and want to see some of its beauty this is a great option. We had many different stops along the way, but be aware this route is busy and travelled by many tour companies and also individuals! All... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived Keflavik airport around 2340hrs and went to collect our rental car. Note: It's better to rent a 4wd than a 2wd. Started our journey around 0100hrs and stopped by the city to get some food and supplies. Went on to drive till we reached Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park and decided to camp out till sunrise. Woke up can't... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When i say nothing special i mean it comparing to the other sites i have visited in Iceland(did the whole ring road).Maybe the most popular since it's close to Reykjavik but seen far nicer things that this 3 included.Especially Pingvellir national park which is more historical site rather then part of amazing nature Iceland has to offer.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To avoid all the tour buses and self drives, who head to Thingvellir National park first, head in the opposite direction towards Gullfoss Waterfall. Not only will you get to see it in a more relaxed way but the drive out from Gulfoss to the Geysir was beautiful and you will have time to take pictures of the snowcapped mountains... More 

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Chester, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Guide to Iceland tour. Our native guide, with the unpronounceable Icelandic name, was fantastic. Not only did he show us the major sites of the Golden Circle but he also provided us with a few extra side trips as a reward for our group being on time. He answered all of our questions beautifully. In fact he... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of al the beauties the best way to enjoy this Golden Circle is to rent a car and spend the whole day until the sunsets as you have countless of stops you make. If you go to Golden Circle tours, it is unnnecessarily expensive and you never have time to spend as you want. Also do not stick to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience with trips. We had Snow man for our guide and he was great. He brought us to so many amazing places and since the visibility was so amazing he told us about all of the volcanos and the other amazing natural resources in the area. Great job worth the money

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The golden Circle includes the Geysir, Gullfoss waterfall and the Thingvellir national park, which is the most important historical side in Iceland, as the Vikings established the world's first parliament there 3000 years ago. The national park is also on the boundary of the euroasian and the northamerican tectonic plate. The golden circle can be easily done by an own... More 

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