There is a reason why the Golden Circle has for a long time been one of the most popular attractions among visitors to Iceland.
An amazing private roundtrip from Husafell. There is a reason why the Golden Circle has for a long time been one of the most popular attractions among visitors to Iceland. You will witness one of the most famous wonders of South Iceland. The historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (golden waterfall).
At Thingvellir National Park, Iceland gave birth to its first parliament and was the first democratic national parliament in the world. It’s called Althing (Alþing). Therefore, it’s Iceland’s most important and historical and geological place. The parliament was founded in the year 930 AD and is the oldest parliament in the world still fully operating.
At Thingvellir, you can see where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and how spectacularly these plates have drifted apart. At the slow and non-violent speed, the plates drift apart at the rate of 2 cm (0.79 in) per year.
You are in for a treat since The Great Geysir is the oldest documented geyser in all of Europe. Many other languages have adopted the geyser word (géiser, Geysir, gejzir, etc.). But the word Geysir comes from the Icelandic verb “geysa,” which means “to gush.” It is also the first printed described Geysir in all modern Europe.
The highly active Hot Spring Area of Geysir and the boiling mud pits are great for shooting photos. The old and The Great Geysir can hurl boiling water up to an average height of 70m (229ft). Even though The Great Geysir isn’t as active as it used to be, it has a brother called Strokkur, which spouts boiling water 30m (100ft) up in the air every few minutes.
The next stop on this fantastic tour is the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, which is undoubtedly one of Iceland’s unique and famous waterfalls. The name translates directly to the Golden Falls. It comes from the glacial river Hvítá. The Gullfoss Waterfall drops amazingly down two giant steps, 11m (36ft) and 22m (71ft), and then distributes into a 2,5 km (1.6 mi) long crevasse. The crevasse was formed at the end of the Ice Age by catastrophic flood waves. Each year it is lengthened by 25cm (9.8ft) because of the constant water erosion.
There is more. We also offer several optional stops, including Efstadal dairy farm, Fridheimar Tomato Farm, The Secret Lagoon, and more.
The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring and is located in a small village called Fludir in The Golden Circle area. It has been kept natural and unique for the visitors to experience the true authentic feeling while relaxing the hot spring. There is steam all around the pool rising up into the air which gives the place an extra magical touch. Next to the pool is a small Geysir that erupts every 5 minutes which is an amazing thing to witness and enjoy while you float around in the hot spring.
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(Please note that entry to the Secret Lagoon is NOT included in the tour price)
If the tour is cancelled within 12 hours before the tour then you need to pay 100% for the tour.