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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

Explore the Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Learn facinating information from your audio guide as you visit sites like Þingvellir National Park, Strokkur geyser, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Ride on the ice fields of Langjökull Glacier on a snowmobile tour. Depart Reykjavík early to catch the morning sun in a new bus equipped with computer tablets in each seat. Use the GPS-sensitive, in-bus audio guide, available in 10 languages, to learn more about the sights you will see, and stay connected with the on-board USB chargers and free Wi-Fi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of the longest-running parliament in the world. Discover where the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart to create a rift valley, clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake. Continue to Geysir Hot Springs to discover the home of the original geyser. Experience the trembling ground and see the super-heated water erupt skywards from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes. Then, take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Hear the thundering roar of the glacial Hvítá River as it cascades down 32 meters on 2 levels into a narrow canyon. Marvel at the pristine nature of the central highlands aboard a custom-made super truck. They can drive across the rough, snowy terrain thanks to their enormous tires. Drive to the snowmobile base camp at the foot of Langjökull Glacier. Then, ride across the eternally-frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Volcanic Cater

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour with Kerid Volcanic Cater

Travel through the famed Golden Circle route on this tour from Reykjavik to Thingvellir National Park, the Geyser geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, and the lake at the Kerid volcanic crater. Uncover the natural beauty of Iceland with some unexpected stops along the way.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation and sit back and relax as you take in the stunning serenity of the Icelandic countryside on the the way to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Thingvellir National Park. Discover the historical l importance of this park. After seeing some of the crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains in Thingvellir. Continue to the Geyser geothermal Area in the Haukadalur valley to see one of the oldest geysers in the world.  Head to Gullfoss waterfall which flows from Langjökull, the second-largest glacier in the country. Capture pictures of waterfall from a viewpoint before driving to the Kerid volcanic crater lake. Admire the contrast of the blue lake with the dark lava rocks around it.  Take a walk along the crater before returning to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Icelandic Golden Circle Tour

3. Icelandic Golden Circle Tour

Walk in the beautiful Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO Heritage site, which boasts dramatic scenery in any weather. You'll get a close-up look at how the tectonic plates drifted apart and where the first settlers of Iceland founded the world´s oldest parliament (Althingi) in the year 930.  The tour continues on to the geysers area with the famous Geysir which all other geysers are named after. Here you can see the lively geyser Strokkur erupt roughly every 5-10 minutes and reach a height up to 25 meters. This area is full of interesting geothermal activity. From there you head up to Gullfoss waterfall, which many Icelander's refer to as the queen of all waterfalls. The Golden Circle is without a doubt one of Iceland's most popular tour routes and one its greatest highlights, and for good reason.

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Fabulous day out. Despite a mix up in the pick-up location, I received a call and was picked up from a different location with no further issues. Quite a lot of time on the coach so judge coffee and toilet breaks accordingly. The order in which the activities took place was Þingvellir NP, geyser, snow mobiling, gullfoss. The guide on the coach was very knowledgeable and has clearly been doing this a while - great balance between pointing out sights and not over-doing the commentary. I've no idea why the prep for this activity said to bring headphones - simply no need. The Golden Circle is a must do for any traveller to Iceland, and the snow mobiling was the cherry on the cake. Loved it. A note on clothing: it's all provided, but it's still totally freezing and I did have trouble with the throttle as my thumb went numb a few times despite the dedicated heating for it and I was not alone. Bring sunglasses. Still, no pleasure without a little pain. Highly recommend it

Brilliant tour. Glorious weather making each stop just magical. The snowmobiling was great funny if just a tad scary. So glad we did it. Combining the 2 tours was perfect.. golden circle is stunning.

Amazing activity! Golden circle is great but snowmobile is just incredible, I strongly recommend taking an extra snowmobile. It'll cost 15.400 ISK for both but worth every penny in my opinion!

Great fun - highlight of my trip. Instructor David, the driver Jose and staff all around made it a fantastic experience. Would highly recommend!

Brilliant experience I would advise everyone to do it! The whole day was brilliant start to finish. Fabulous end with snowmobiling!