The Golden Circle

By Editor | Travel Guide

Jan 09

One of the most popular destinations in the southern part of Iceland is the Golden Circle. It covers about 300 km loop starting from Reykjavik down to Central Iceland. There are three famous primary stops on the route. These include the national park  (Þingvellir), the golden waterfalls (Gullfoss waterfall), and the Haukadalur. The latter is a geothermally active valley comprised of the two geysers: Geysir and Strokkur. If you’re in the Golden Circle you shouldn’t miss other famous stops including the volcano crater (Kerið), the church (Skálholt), the geothermal plant (Hellisheidarvirkjun), and the greenhouse village (Hveragerði).

First timers in Iceland particularly in the Golden Circle don’t have to fret as tour agencies are offering different tour package options. Whether you are traveling alone or in a group, there’s definitely an option that suits you. Some of these tour package options include the following:

Super Jeep Tour with Snowmobiling

Snow Mobiling

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The Golden Circle tour that comes with the Super Jeep Tour and Snowmobiling is great for those who seek adventure other than the typical sightseeing. By signing up in this kind of tour package, you will get in touch with one of the natural wonders of Iceland and gets the chance to go snowmobiling in Langjokull.

Golden Circle Tour in Minibus

If you’re a deep lover of history, then the Golden Circle Tour in Minibus is the one for you. You will be taken on a historical tour, on how Iceland attained its freedom and its geological development.

Golden Circle Express and the Blue Lagoon

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Among the popular tourist destinations in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon. This tour package comes with a tour in Blue Lagoon and opportunities to enjoy its amenities including its massage and spa centers. Other than the Blue Lagoon, this package also comes with a tour on waterfalls and geysers.

The Classic Golden Circle Tour

While there are several varieties for the Golden Circle tours, nothing beats the classic one.  The tour comes with a visit on Iceland’s historical sites and its best natural features. It starts with Nesjavellir, a geothermal area that can be found in Lake Thingvallavatn.

Private Tour to the Golden Circle

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If you want to explore and enjoy the features of the Golden Circle then you might want to opt for a private tour to the Golden Circle. This package will take you to the beautiful landscapes and sceneries including the Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir.

Indeed, the Golden Circle is one of the places that you should check out when in Iceland. No matter how old you are or where you came from, you will definitely find something in the loop that will suit you.

Have fun and enjoy!

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