Private Golden Circle
Private Golden Circle
Visit the three most important sights in the famous Golden Circle area Gullfoss, the golden falls, the Thingvellir National Park where you can explore the rift valley between the European and North American tectonic plates and the Geysir area where you will see bubbling hot springs and the geysir Strokkur which erupts approximately every 5-10 minutes.
This private tour is the ideal way to experience the classic Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik where you can see some of Iceland's most famous highlights! The Golden Circle is a tourist route in southern Iceland, covering approximately 300km (186 miles) looping from Reykjavik into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. Within the three locations of the Golden Circle are some of the clearest examples of Iceland's fascinating geological forces, magnificent landscapes, and rich culture.
The incredible Gullfoss was almost lost in the early 20th century when British developers sought to harness its incredible power for geothermal energy. Though approved for the lease, they met an unlikely adversary, the daughter of the farmer who owned it. This resilient woman refused to see the waterfall, to which she and her sisters paved the first path, destroyed. She, therefore, walked over 200km (124 miles) to Reykjavik and back multiple times to meet with a lawyer in order to help change the decision. The "Golden Waterfall" Gullfoss, is one of the most beautiful and powerful waterfalls in Iceland, plummeting 32mt (105 feet) in two tiers into the river gorge of the popular rafting river Hvita.
The next attraction of the Golden Circle is Thingvellir National Park. The Icelandic parliament was founded here in 930 and remained until the year 1798 before moving to Reykjavik, making it the original site of what is now the world's longest ongoing parliament. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important places to visit in Iceland. Not just for its historical and cultural values, this area is ideal for its magnificent landscape and dramatic geology.
The Geysir Geothermal Area is a hot spring haven in Haukadalur Valley. As could be guessed, it is home to a famous geyser, the name of which has named all others, Geysir itself.
This private Reykjavik tour takes you to some of Iceland's incredible natural attractions that will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. If you want to make the most of your time in Reykjavik, book this private tour now.
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