The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular day trip, for good reason.
You see the one and only original Geysir and having Gullfoss waterfall in front of you is worth a day trip on its own. Þingvellir is a National Park, nature reserve,
Unesco World Heritage site, and split by the Mid-Atlantic Rift. By using our super jeeps, we can also add the extraordinary Langjökull glacier to your list of impressions. We start the day in Þingvellir, where the Parliament of Iceland was founded in
930 AD. There, you get a view from “the edge of America” over the Mid-Atlantic continental divide. Continuing, we pass the geothermal heated Laugarvatn lake before arrivingat the Great Geysir hot spring area, peppered with small and large boiling water springs. The most spectacular one, Strokkur, blasts boiling water up
to 30m skywards, every 5 to 7 minutes. After some quality time at Geysir, a short drive takes us to Iceland’s most visited waterfall, Gullfoss, where glacier meltwater thunders in two stages into a 70m deep basalt canyon. We then maneuver a gravel track snaking up mountains towards Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull. There, a snowmobile ride is optional if pre-booked. (dependent on weather, conditions, and time of year) In the afternoon, we descend again and traverse the South Iceland agricultural heartland on our way home to Reykjavik.