Iceland's Golden Circle in Depth

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Experience the highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle on a five-day loop from Reykjavik. When we say you’ll see the hotspots, we mean it – whether you’re soaking in the steamy geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon or marvelling at the eruptions of the Strokkur Geysir. But this is the land of not only fire, but ice too – and where better to experience the latt...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • See the sights that make Iceland’s famous Golden Circle so celebrated, from Gulfoss Waterfall to Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
    • There are few things more quintessentially Icelandic than soaking in a geothermal pool – experience it for yourself during a visit to the lesser-known Secret Lagoon.
    • Get a taste for Iceland’s local flavours with a visit to a workshop where they use native ingredients to make herbal teas, jams and salts, all created by a family of sustainability champions.
    • Stand in the spray of Iceland’s most iconic south coast cascades – from the thundering Skogafoss to the enchanting Seljalandsfoss.
    • Explore one of Europe’s largest ice caps on an adventurous walk over the alien landscape of Solheimajokull Glacier.

What's this trip about?

    Experience the highlights of Iceland’s Golden Circle on a five-day loop from Reykjavik. When we say you’ll see the hotspots, we mean it – whether you’re soaking in the steamy geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon or marvelling at the eruptions of the Strokkur Geysir. But this is the land of not only fire, but ice too – and where better to experience the latter than Solheimajokull Glacier, and the south coast's series of pristine waterfalls?

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityReykjavik
End CityReykjavik

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Iceland

Attractions

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Geysir
  • Solheimajokull Glacier

Trip includes

    • Reykjanes Peninsula - Herbal tea and salt workshop visit
    • Reykjanes Peninsula - Gunnuhver hot springs
    • Reykjanes Peninsula - Bridge between Continents
    • Reykjanes Peninsula - Strandarkirkja
    • Golden Circle - Strokkur Geysir
    • Fludir - Secret Lagoon
    • Golden Circle - Gullfoss Waterfall
    • South Coast - Kvernufoss Waterfall Hike
    • South Coast - Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
    • South Coast - Skogafoss Waterfall visit
    • South Coast - Solheimajokull Glacier Hike
    • Reykjavik - Leader-led walking tour
    • Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park

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Day 1 Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland! Your adventure begins in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital and an eclectic place full of charm. At 6 pm you’ll meet your local leader and travel companions at an important welcome meeting at your hotel. If you arrive in Reykjavik with tim...

Day 2 Reykjanes Peninsula - Hveragerdi

Wake up and take a moment to breathe in the fresh Icelandic air before heading out towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Stop at family-run workshop where they use native Icelandic ingredients to make herbal teas, jams and salts. Tour their production area and learn more a...

Day 3 Hveragerdi / Golden Circle

Today is all about exploring Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Head to the geyser geothermal area to check out Strokkur and watch as the geyser swells with blue water before erupting and shooting some 20-30 metres in the air. Marvel at the immense beauty and sheer power...

Day 4 Hveragerdi / South Coast

Start the day by visiting the magical Seljalandsfoss waterfall and take a walk behind its cascade for a different perspective, followed by the powerful Skogafoss waterfall, one of Iceland's biggest at a width of 25 metres and a drop of 60 metres. From here embark on a...

Day 5 Thingvellir National Park - Reykjavik

It’s time to head back to Reykjavik. En route, stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Parliament Plains, the site of Iceland’s first parliament. Thingvellir also contains the Silfra fissure, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly pullin...

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