Golden Circle Route, South Region

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Golden Circle Route links three of Iceland's most impressive natural wonders: Gullfoss, Pingvellir, and Haukadalur. Starting from Reykjavik, the popular tourist route takes you 300 km (186 mi) through central Iceland and back to the capital. Join a tour, or organize the adventure on your own. Marvel at the power of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls; brush up on Icelandic history and culture in Thingvellir (site of the former parliament); and catch the eruptions of active geysers in the geothermal valley of Haukadalur. If you have time, make extra stops at Kerio volcano crater, Hverageroi greenhouse village, and Skalholt church. The Golden Circle route makes a great day trip. A visit to Golden Circle Route represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Geysir trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • This trip was well worth it and we had the prefect day of sunshine with plenty of snow around so that we could enjoy the trip along with the scenery. It was a packed day as we had to fit daylight in J...  more »
  • Fantastic day out singing all geysers and hotsprings snow and much more. Travel to the glaciers and over some very rough terrain the guys of the was excellent  more »
  • We started at the Pingvellir National Park , don’t hesitate to walk in all the areas possible. The walking is reasonably easy and their are many fascinating unique landscapes. By the bridge over the r...  more »

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Where to stay in Geysir

Geysir's accommodations mostly consist of bed and breakfasts and mid-range hotels, which can help arrange tours to see the legendary geyser. Most visitors find it easier to stay in Reykjavik and take a day trip to admire the area's geothermal attractions.
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