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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

1. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

Encounter heroes, villains, and magic with this self-guided tour of Iceland starting at Reykjavik. Using the app as an audio guide you’ll visit beautiful natural locations such as a waterfall, geothermal baths, and an erupting geyser – all seeped in the country’s vibrant history of might and magic. Start at the capital city of Reykjavik and drive out into the island’s rural splendor, while learning about the original inhabitants of Iceland and how they confronted the Vikings’ arrival. Become familiar with famous mythological figures like Odin, Thor, and Loki. The first major landmark you’ll reach is Helgufoss, a short hike leading to a sparkling waterfall. At the same time, learning about Icelandic culture – from Nobel Prize winners to poetry to dancing, and more!  Next, you’ll travel to Vinaskógur, known as the “friendship forest”, where many world leaders and dignitaries have visited to plant a tree. From there it’s on to Thingvellir National Park, featuring gorgeous hikes, great fishing, and snorkeling opportunities – and the enormous waterfall Oxararfoss. Continuing on, you’ll learn about the Aurora Borealis, the facts, and the fiction it has inspired. The geothermal baths provide a welcome, peaceful soak if you need a break from the drive. Next up are some of Iceland’s top attractions: a huge geyser that you’re almost guaranteed to see erupt, Gullfoss, a towering waterfall reaching over 100 feet in height, and the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest natural pool, followed by a unique greenhouse restaurant! Your route takes you next to Skálhol, an important religious center dating all the way back to the year 1106 and then past the unique Sólheimar Ecovillage. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Kerid Crater and learn about the wild volcanic history of Iceland. The tour concludes beyond this crater, just outside Reykjavik.

Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

2. Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

Get ready to enjoy Iceland's nature and culture as you explore the Golden Circle, the most popular route in Iceland. Marvel at the thundering Gullfoss Waterfalls, the Geysir Geothermal Area, Thingvellir National Park, and the Secret Lagoon. After pickup in Reykjavik, set off on your tour in a minibus. Make your way first to the Gullfoss Waterfalls, and admire this powerful and hypnotizing natural phenomenon. Continue to the stunning Geysir Geothermal Area and witness the Strokkur Geyser erupt every few minutes. Next, feast your eyes on Thingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient parliament of the Viking Commonwealth, founded in 930 A.D. Enjoy the unique chance to walk between two continents in a rift valley created by the drifting apart of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Afterward, stop for lunch (not included) at Friðheimar tomato farm where green geothermal energy is used to harvest tomatoes. Following this, prepare to pamper yourself with a visit to the "Gamla Laugin" thermal pool. This thermal pool, now renamed Secret Lagoon, is perfect for avoiding the crowds and mingling with the locals. Formed in 1891, it boasts the oldest swimming pool in Iceland and is maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40° Celsius.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

3. Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

Get back to nature and discover the icons of the Golden Circle on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Enter historic Þingvellir National Park, where the national parliament was founded in 930 A.D. Discover where the tectonic plates of two continents are in constant movement.  Make a quick stop at Laugarvatn village and at Efstidalur farm to get a glimpse of the local life of the area. Then, head to the Strokkur geyser which erupts every five minutes at Geysir geothermal area. Feel the power of Gullfoss waterfalls where the water coming from the Langjökull glacier flows incessantly in all its glory. Stop for lunch at the Friðheimar tomato farm. After lunch, admire the astonishing Kerið crater which is over three thousand years old. Hear amazing stories from the centuries, and discover a variety of geothermal landscapes along the way. 

From Reykjavik: Friðheimar Tomato Farm & Sky Lagoon Transfer

4. From Reykjavik: Friðheimar Tomato Farm & Sky Lagoon Transfer

Experience some highlights of the Golden Circle on this day tour and Sky Lagoon transfer leaving from Reykjavik. Go on a geothermal journey through volcanic landscapes and unique natural wonders. Visit the famous Friðheimar Tomato Farm to stop for lunch. Start the tour in Þingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and be immersed in the beauty and peaceful atmosphere of the park. Admire the surrounding mountains and the landscape covered with moss. See the Silfra Fissure and the Oxararfoss Waterfall. Walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, visit the Geyser in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley, and witness impressive geyser activity up to 30 meters in the air every few minutes and see fumaroles and clay pots. Stop at the Golden Falls or Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most powerful waterfalls, originating from the Langjökull glacier that pours into a deep fissure created by tectonic pressure. Make another stop for a meal at the Friðheimar Tomato Farm. Choose between world-famous tomato soup, ravioli pasta, or a grilled tortilla pizza, and enjoy all you can eat of delicious homemade bread, with included water, tea, and coffee. Meet and greet the Icelandic horses on your way out, as they love attention. Finish the tour and head back to the city, and stop for some photo opportunities along the way if you have time before being dropped off at the incredible Sky Lagoon. Enjoy the included 7-step ritual and a towel at the lagoon. Spend as much time as you like at the lagoon, it is recommended to spend at least two hours. Catch a taxi or a bus back to downtown Reykjavik in time for dinner.

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What people are saying about Öxarárfoss

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Rarely when we travel do we take actual tours, but this time with limited time in Iceland, we felt these tours would be the way to go. We booked two tours on two separate days with Get Your Guide, East West Tours, and they worked out perfectly. We definitely saw more than we would have done by driving ourselves, and we were given adequate time to do what we wanted at each place. Each location was certainly worthwhile, and beauty abounded everywhere! Our guide, LeRoy, was affable, knowledgeable and quite entertaining! Thanks for helping make our visit easier and memorable.

Fantastik sites to visit and our guide "the Raven" and loads of stories and facts to tell. We got a great insight into Iceland, history, music, undergrund bread baking etc. Highly recommend EastWest as a touroperator

I am stil on my self driving tour….the Hotels are awesome and the plan is easy to follow. And with the car having wifi installed, it was easy to navigate, etc.

The sites visited were very interesting especially the geyser and our guide was very knowledgeable and entertained us during the car ride

Great trip - intensive but well worth it. Björn is an excellent guide