To take a private tour with us on the golden circle is an unforgettable memory of your travels in Iceland. We cover all the major attractions of southwest Iceland, starting with a drive to the national park of Thingvellir, where the first settlers of our great country established our parliament in the year 930. Althingi, our parliament is the oldest working parliament in the world. At Thingvellir, we invite you to walk through the ravine of Almannagja. When walking through the ravine, people have said that you are walking between the two continental plates. We do not want to ruin a good experience by babbling some extremely accurate geographical facts but we will if you want. Thingvellir is considered one of the best places in Iceland to see the effects of the separation of the two continental plates and how the rift valley appears.
From Thingvellir, we take you through a small village on the bank of lake Laugarvatn. The lake is known for its high level of seismic activity.
We drive on to Geysir, the world’s most famous hot spring. Currently, Strokkur (Geysir’s smaller brother) is the only one that is erupting but does so in a spectacular way every few minutes.
After our stop at Geysir, we continue to the waterfall of all waterfalls, Gullfoss. Gullfoss is often referred to as the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls.
From Gullfoss, we go to the wonderful Secret Lagoon. It is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, getting its hot water from the local hot springs which are situated in the pool area. The Secret Lagoon is unique and absolutely the best place to stop at before we head to lunch. You will need a swimsuit and a towel, but both can be rented at the lagoon. The entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon is included.
From the Secret Lagoon we head to Skalholt, one of Iceland’s most historical places. Skalholt was an episcopal see, a school, a seat of learning and administration for more than 700 years and a place of pilgrimage in medieval times.
The tour is in a small group ( 19 pax max)
The bus has free wi-fi on board
Duration: 8 hours.
Included: Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area. Admission to the Secret Lagoon
Not included: Food & beverages
Attention: Prices are per person. All departures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate. The minimum for this tour is 6 persons.
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