This Colden Circle Day tour takes you to Iceland’s most beautiful natural sites and some of the most significant historical places, like Thingvellir, The National Park, Gullfoss, the famous waterfall and Geysir, the hotspring area with Strokkur the steaming geyser. Given time, depending on the departure of your cruise ship we will also visit some additional places, but of course our main concern at the end of the tour will be bringing you back to your ship on time.
After pickup at the Reykjavík Harbour, Skarfabakki, you will start your tour by visiting Thingvellir, the beautiful national park that was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004. It was here that Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, was established in the 10th century.
Then you will enjoy the view of the countryside while your tour continues to the magnificent waterfall of Gullfoss. Witness the forces of untouched nature as the water falls down 32 meters in two stages into the craggy canyon. Gullfoss literally means Golden Waterfall, and is extremely beautiful.
The last major stop will be the Geysir area which includes several hot springs as well as Strokkur, the geysier which spouts large amounts of water into the air every 10-minutes or so, often at heights of 10 to 20 meters above the ground.
Given time and opportunity, depending on the departure of your cruise ship we might visit some additional places like Skálholt, the old episcopal see and it‘s ruins, and Rauðhólar (Red Hill), the rootless cone phenomena which can only be found in Iceland and on Mars.
- 7 hour professional English, Danish local guided tour
- Pickup and drop-off at Reykjavík Harbour
- Small-group tour in Minibus (max 19 passengers)
- Free WiFi on board
- Sample of Icelandic music
- Life commentary on board