Best of the Golden Circle

8 hours | Reykjavik | R E K - 1 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Strokkur
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Soak up the magnificence of Iceland's Golden Circle and more during this full-day journey that starts with a scenic drive to Thingvellir National Park. Established in 1930 as a historical, cultural and geological shrine, this breathtaking rift valley features Iceland's largest natural lake and a rich history tied to the formation of Icelandic Parliament in 930 A.D. Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, whose rushing water tumbles over a natural tiered 'staircase' to plunge down a deep ravine. Explore Strokkur, an explosive geyser whose steamy spouts sometimes blast 60 feet skyward. Savor an Icelandic lunch and shop for souvenirs before visiting Hellisheidi, the world's second largest power station, which employs geothermal forces from three volcanic systems dating back 11,000 years.

Special Notes:

The drive between Reykjavik and the Strokkur Geyser is approximately 1 3/4-hours each way.

The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable. Wear sturdy, closed toe footwear with a non-skid sole, and waterproof outerwear.

At Thingvellir National Park, the coach parks on an upper level (aka Hakid) where guests can have a great view of the park. The guide will walk with the group through the tectonic rift. The coach picks up group at the lowel level parking lot. Guests can opt to stay on the upper level and skip walking through the rift, but they are responsible on getting back to the coach on time and go with the driver to pick up rest of the group. Guests thus need to pay special attention to the guide explaining when to be at the bus, and remember the bus number. Guides usually wait 15-20 minutes for missing guests, then continues the tour.

Strokkur Geyser does not spout to any set pattern, and it is difficult to predict when exactly it might spout. Consequently, the area around the geyser is roped off, and it is strictly forbidden to cross over any of the roped areas. If you do cross over the ropes, it may result in serious burns and injury and destroys vegetation.

We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary if necessary.

Any guest with dietary restriction shall send requirements 48 hours prior to call

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to Thingvellir National Park and visit

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:45
  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Free time at site: 60
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 950
  • Steps: 25
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Drive to Geysir hot springs and visit

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:55
  • Time at site: 00:50
  • Free time at site: 50
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 550
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Lunch at Strokkur Geyser

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Free time at site: 60
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 20
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Drive to Gullfoss Waterfall and visit

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:10
  • Time at site: 00:50
  • Free time at site: 50
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 200
  • Steps: 100
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit to Hellisheidi Power Plant

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 01:15
  • Time at site: 00:40
  • Free time at site: 40
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Steps: 25
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:40
  • Air conditioned: No