The Golden Circle: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir

Visit some of Iceland's most popular attractions all in a day trip from Eyrarbakki

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The Golden Circle is the most popular day trip in Iceland. It takes you to the natural highlights of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir. More than 80% of foreign visitors to Iceland travel the Golden Circle.

Plan approximately 5-7 hours for this trip, depending on how long you’d like to spend at each place, as well as your lunch and dinner plans. If you’re an avid photographer or if the weather is nice, there are several viewpoints at each of the stops that are worth checking out. In total, the tour includes about 2 hours and 45 minutes of driving.

The Golden Circle: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir

Eyrarbakki

Of course, we recommend starting and ending the trip in Eyrarbakki. From here, Thingvellir National Park is only 45 minutes away, Gullfoss Waterfall is an hour, and Kerið is 20 minutes.

The Golden Circle: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir

Þingvellir

Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park is an important historical, cultural, and natural landmark. It is on a UNESCO World Heritage Site for both its natural and cultural significance.

The Golden Circle: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir

Gullfoss

Gullfoss waterfall is a powerful waterfall, one of the most-visited in Iceland. Beautiful winter or summer.

The Golden Circle: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir

Geysir

Geysir Geothermal Area is a significant site. In fact, we get the English word ‘geyser’ from the name of this famous erupting hot-water vent, which was the first to be discovered. The great Geysir no longer erupts, but nearby Strokkur sends plumes of hot water and steam into the air every 5-7 minutes.

The Golden Circle: Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir

Kerið

A volcanic caldera with a lake at the bottom.

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