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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Full-Day Trip

1. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Private Full-Day Trip

Travel the Golden Circle of Iceland by Jeep and see some of the nation’s most spectacular phenomenon. Depart from Reykjavik and drive to Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s ancient parliament was situated. Hike through the area to experience the dramatic mid-Atlantic ridge, before heading eastbound on the mountain road to Lyngdalsheiði. Your reward will be sublime views of the lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn. As you drive to Haukadalur, look out for the famous Strokkur Geyser, which erupts every 5 to 7 minutes, spewing boiling water into the air to heights of 80 to 100 feet (25 to 30 meters). Explore the hot springs, before heading up to the magnificent cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, plummeting into the white Hvita River along with glacial water. Drive to the start of the Kjölur mountain road. You will be approaching Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjökull, where you can take optional activities, such as snowmobile rides, depending on weather conditions and the time of year. In the afternoon, make your way through the agricultural headland of southwest Iceland, through small settlements. Visit the hot springs town of Hveragerði if there’s time, before reaching Hellisheiði Plateau, one final wonder of Mother Nature on the way back to Reykjavik.

Golden Circle: Private Day Trip

2. Golden Circle: Private Day Trip

Our first stop is Hveragerði, a town surrounded by geothermal areas where people work in the energy industry with new technologies. Next stop is Kerið, one of several volcanic craters in the Western Zolcanic Zone. We will also visit Skálholt church, a historical site which offers a peaceful backdrop as our guide informs you about the history of the area. Next, you will visit the Geysir area in Haukadal where you can see the geysers, hot springs, steam vents, and creepy blue algae. Churn in particular is one of the largest and most powerful geysers and erupts almost every 5 minutes. Our last stop takes us to Thingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament was established - the first of its kind in the world in AD1000. At Thingvellir, you will see how the earth is ever so slowly pulled apart by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and you will be able to stand where Viking settlers stood for centuries ruling the law of the land. Enjoy visiting all of these sights from the comfort of our vehicle, with a knowledgable guide and at your own pace with a private tour.

Private Thorsmörk & Eyjafjallajökull Day Tour from Reykjavík

3. Private Thorsmörk & Eyjafjallajökull Day Tour from Reykjavík

Explore the volcanoes of Thorsmörk and Eyjafjallajökull in southern Iceland and discover the recent lava activity of 2010. Yes, it’s that volcano! After a pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik, Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Hella or Hvolsvöllur. Travel southeast through the mountain pass and Hellisheiði Plateau towards the town of Hveragerdi. A geothermal hot bed, the surrounding hills are full of active steam vents, and the town is known for its greenhouses heated by water from volcanic hot springs. You will soon find yourself in the town Selfoss, which was settled by Þórir Ásason, Iceland’s first known settler, who is said to have spent the winter of 873-74 under Mt. Ingólfsfell, west of the Ölfusá River. Your next waypoint is the charming town of Hella, situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers in Iceland. Pass through the Saga Centre, dedicated to Njál’s saga, and learn that South Iceland is rich in saga history. Next, turn off the ring road towards Thorsmork. You’ll get a brief glimpse of the impressive Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which you can explore on your way back. It is possible to walk up into the recess behind the thundering torrent of water. Named after the Norse god Thor, Thorsmörk richly deserves its reputation as the “Valley of the Gods.” Soon the road ends, and the highland tracks begin. As you will be traveling by super Jeeps, there’s no need to fret. These mighty monsters munch their way through fjords and flowing rivers that would impossible in a normal vehicle. Stop at the base of Gigjökull Glacier, before hiking along trails and into river canyons. Explore the magnificent canyon of Stakkaholtsgjá, and appreciate the incredible mix of glaciers, rocks, and wooded areas, the last a bit of a rarity in Iceland!

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It was a memorable day. A driver at the top. Magnificent landscapes. We will keep an excellent memory and images in our eyes.