SPICY GOLDEN TOUR

THE ULTIMATE GOLDEN CIRCLE

THE TOUR

A great way to Discover Iceland and the Golden Circle is to go on a minibus. We believe there’s great value to this tour, since you’ll get to see the main highlights, but also a good number of other stops. 

We begin with the lava tube Cave Raufarhólshellir (in deep winter, there could be too much snow at the entrance). There’s no speleology trip here though, just looking at the magnificent portal of the cave and learning about volcanoes and eruptions. Then we’ll take you to the ocean, to a desolate place, the black sandy beach around a river delta. This is a time to enjoy open spaces and solitude.

Now we have a beautiful drive toward some of the main highlights of this tour, and there’ll be some surprises too. But something we can tell you is that you’ll get to taste the well known Icelandic “harðfiskur” (you might have seen this listed as a ‘must-do’ in Iceland). Hardfiskur is stockfish, and it will likely be cod. You’ll also get to taste Icelandic malt extract, which is very healthy. This is included in the tour.

Then we go on to the Canyon Brúarhlöð and its interesting rocks in the glacial waters. Have a good look at that river, because just 9 km upstream is the mighty Gullfoss Falls, which will be our next stop. Next will be the Geyser Strokkur, which erupts every 5-8 minutes. Then we have one unusual stop before taking the last highlight of the tour: we’ll take a short hike to Waterfall Brúarfoss. It can be muddy if it has been raining, and if it’s winter, there can be quite some snow. It would be very good if you can have good footwear and suitable clothing.

Our last stop is Thingvellir National Park, a location very dear to Icelanders due to the contribution it’s given to our history. It’s also a tremendously important place, geologically speaking, since here it’s possible to see the tectonic plates of two continents, splitting apart. And then, we return to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel, hoping you’ve enjoyed the tour just like kids :)

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SPICY GOLDEN CIRCLE

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Falls
  • Geyser Strokkur
  • Pseudo craters Rauðhólar
  • Black Sands
  • Canyon Brúarhlöð
  • Waterfall Brúarfoss
  • Free wi-fi
  • Taste harðfiskur and malt
  • Secret stops :)

QUICK FACTS

  • Transport: by minibus (max 19 persons)
  • Season: all year
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Hotel pick up: 9:30 – 10:00
  • Excluded: food (we make stops for lunch)