The Golden Circle Tour is where we visit the country´s three iconic natural treasures: Þingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian plates have been pulling apart; the erupting geyser that sends water and steam spouting skywards; and the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall where a glacial river thunders 32 meters into a canyon. When night falls we set off hunting for the magical and elusive Northern Lights.
One of the key points to keep in mind is the visibility of Northern Lights being completely dependent on the weather forecast as well as the solar activity. Since the solar activity is maximum in the winter months, October-January are the ultimate best times to spot the amazing lights dancing on the night sky of Iceland.
Since our tour is in winter months so it is advised that you dress in something warm and waterproof. Always make sure that you are carrying an extra pair of socks and gloves. Make sure to wear heavy duty hiking shoes, a head cover, some ear muffins, some gloves and lots of layers so it’s easier to get light if the weather feels warm.
The total travelling time is around 10 hours including the stay at all above locations.
• We’ll start off in Reykjavik and depart for Þingvellir taking a 45-60 minute ride and reach Þingvellir National Park to admire the view while learning about Icelandic history.
• The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs to experience steaming hot water erupting from famous Strokkur Geyser.
• The last stop is Gullfoss Waterfall which cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
• From there, we’ll head back towards Reykjavik to our Reykjavik Terminal from where you can catch a SmartBus to get to your hotel.
• Later in the evening, we’ll head out to hunt for Northern Lights in Reykjavik.
- 10 Languages in bus audio guide
- Experienced local guide
- Free Wi-Fi and USB charger
- Free use of camera tripod (the stock of tripod is limited, if you own bring yours please)
- Free use of astronomical telescope, for moon and stargazing
- Photo memory of you and the northern lights (when aurora can be seen)