We hired a car and drove the route. We stopped at the main attractions and it only took us about 5 hours. Well worth it.
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The Golden Circle was my least favorite part of our 14 day adventure in Iceland. The waterfall was beautiful, but the geyser was over-rated. The large one stopped several years ago. Both places were very crowed and full of tour buses which, while is certainly...More
Arrived in Iceland via cruise ship. We booked with Extreme Iceland over the internet and with our pick up time we were collected by Arctic Adventures small 16 seat tour bus. After doing a circle tour of the pick up points in Reykjavik we set...More
The Geyser and Gullfoss falls were spectacular! This should not be missed. We arrived early and enjoyed these and the crater later on, without a large crowd of people. We rented a car, which worked well, so we could go at our own pace and...More
Recently back from a week in Iceland and we decided to take on the golden circle before we headed on our real Icelandic road trip. Yes it's full of tourists and gift shops but who cares? It's truly breath taking on (especially if you get...More
This is a full on day. The Thingvellir UNESCO world heritage site is both historically significant, but also the geological fault separating the Eurasian and North American plated is clear. Walking along the fault you'd swear it was man made and totally understand why scenes...More
A day drive from the port by bus. First we came to see the geiser.great. then we went to the falls. We had wonderful lunch at the Geiser's restaurant: onion soup and salmon.well prepared. The third part f the route was the tectonic separation of...More
Did a self driven tour of the golden circle and enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls and scenery but there were so many tourists at each site (& tour busses)! But it was enjoyable...especially finishing up with a soak at the Secret Lagoon.
Being so touristy and all, I have kinda expected the Golden Circle to be overrated, but it's not. In fact, it's simply amazing and it is definitely the first thing to do in Iceland if you have a day in Reykjavik (even if this means...More
We are so glad we rented a car here in Iceland as we could see all these sites without being stuck with a horde of other people. I really enjoyed the route as a first taste of Iceland's nature, I've never seen active geysers before,...More