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Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls)
Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is a massive waterfall on the river Hvita in western Iceland. The falls are considered one of Iceland's most treasured natural wonders, with a name inspired by the phenomenon when glacial sediment in the water turns the falls golden in the sunlight.

The Basics
Gullfoss' water plunges 105 feet (32 meters) in two steps over a deep, dramatic crevasse in the river valley. As you approach, it's possible to hear the falls before you see the wild, tumbling water, and upon arrival, you can stand at an overlook at the top or walk down the path to the edge of the falls. The site is most often visited on full-day tours from Reykjavik and is almost always included on various Golden Circle route tours. On any popular Golden Circle tour from the city, you're likely to also stop at highlights such as the Kerid volcanic crater, the famous Geysir geothermal area, the Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park. Some tours also include a stop at the Blue Lagoon, the Secret Lagoon, or other hot springs in southwest Iceland.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to wear sturdy shoes if you'd like to climb the steps running parallel to Gullfoss.
  • Bring a waterproof jacket, as the curtain of mist thrown up by the falls is significant.
  • You'll find a gift shop and cafe near the wooden boardwalk leading to the Gullfoss waterfall.
  • Take a Golden Circle express tour to see all the main sights in a short period of time.

How to Get There
The Gullfoss waterfall is 75 miles (120 km) east of the capital city of Reykjavik. It's possible to drive independently; the Golden Circle route does not require a 4x4 vehicle. This easy, popular day trip is often experienced as an introduction to Iceland's natural wonders.

When to Get There
On sunny days, the mist from the falls creates rainbows that make for spectacular photos. Visit in winter to see the falls sparkle with ice.

Discovering an Icelandic Legend
In the first half of the 20th century, the then-owners of the waterfall and surrounding land leased the site to foreign investors who were keen to build a hydroelectric plant. Legend has it that local Sigridur Tomasdottir loved Gullfoss so much that she walked to Reykjavik barefoot in protest of the plant, thus making her point heard and stopping the construction. She is credited with saving the falls, and you can find a memorial stone placed in her honor at Gullfoss waterfall. She and her sisters built the first set of steps to give visitors access to the falls.
Address: Blaskogabyggd, South Region, Iceland
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Private Golden Circle Special day tour

Private Golden Circle Special day tour

Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular day tour route giving you the opportunity to enjoy the nature and rich culture that Iceland has to offer. With the Golden Circle special tour you will also see the magnifice nature of the south coast including Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Step into the ancient viking parliament Althing before visiting erupting geysers and magnificent waterfalls. We recommend a lunch stop at Efstidalur farm restaurant, where all the produce is made on the farm, or Fridheimar greenhouse, with home made tomato soup. Your private guide will make sure you have a memorable experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private Golden Circle tour

Private Golden Circle tour

Iceland’s signature tourist route, the Golden Circle takes in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the Great Geysir, which gave its name to geysers around the world. Skip the self-drive stresses and enjoy the comfort of your own driver/guide on this private door-to-door tour, by luxury Mercedes-Benz minivan, Mercedes E-Class, or Skoda Superb. Opt to visit the volcanic Kerid Crater lake.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$655.00
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Private Golden Circle Tour with a Professional Photographer/Guide

Private Golden Circle Tour with a Professional Photographer/Guide

This is a private tour for up to 4 people. Please contact us directly for bigger groups. Explore the must-see attractions of Iceland's Golden Circle at your leisure with a professional photographer/guide who can assist you in getting the best shots for your photography portfolio or help you capture memorable memories for you and your family or friends. This tour is private to your group and we only use comfortable 4x4 Jeeps to show you the breathtaking beauty of the Golden Circle.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$495.00
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The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle

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Explore the natural beauty of Iceland´s most treasured sights on the Golden circle. This beautiful region is never short of fantastic scenery. Discover the geothermal energy of Haukadalur, where the geyser Strokkur is very dependable and erupts every 5 to 10 minutes. Only a few minutes away from the geothermal area you will find Gullfoss waterfall which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. Witness the mighty Hvítá glacial river as it plunges into a deep gorge. We like to bring our friends to a local dairy farm to taste refreshing homemade ice cream while admiring the cows on the farm. We also like to suggest a light lunch at Friðheimar greenhouse, where every item on the menu has tomatoes. An absolutely delightful restaurant and staff.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$1,263.52
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Golden Circle Glacier Super Jeep Tour / guided private tour

Golden Circle Glacier Super Jeep Tour / guided private tour

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The Golden Circle route takes travellers to some of Iceland’s most impressive natural features, but there are plenty of remote areas the big coaches can’t reach. On this private tour, spin to top Golden Circle attractions including Gullfoss waterfall and the Strokkur geyser, and reach far-flung sites including the Langjökull glacier that the tourist busses can’t access. With round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel included, see the best of Iceland with ease.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$1,646.48
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Golden Circle Private Tour

Golden Circle Private Tour

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Private custom tour with an experienced guide along the most popular destinations in Iceland the Golden Circle
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$640.00
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Private Golden Circle with extra G

Private Golden Circle with extra G

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Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Field, and Thingvellir National Park. These sites are renowned across the world and are all as spectacular as they are unique, no wonder that Golden Circle is on top of almost every visitor’s list to do. Challenge starts with choosing company to travel with. Make sure you add extra G to your tour. With G spot Iceland you will have the opportunity to see all wonders of Golden Circle in genuinely small groups of max 4 people per guide. We'll drive you in a comfortable jeep with some extra spots and opportunity to explore unique 9000 years old lava cave. We'll take you for a delicious tomato soup with home baked style bread in a warm greenhouse where we would relax between tomatoes and bumble bees. Adventure is waiting out there... Let's do it together.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$299.78
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Private G tour by jeep

Private G tour by jeep

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Take your faith in your own hands. Use G spot Iceland guides experience and create exciting tour that suits you most. You can choose from wide range of options: adventure, adventure or adventure…. Despite your choice we would be looking for an adventure ! Hikes, 4x4 off roading, caving, fishing, bathing in hot springs, troll & elves hunt expeditions - it's up to you. Trip will be personalised and configured according to your interests, expectations, fit and experience. You'll decide on the final plan and considering many different factors including weather we will do our best to make it happen. This way you will get chance to explore Iceland the way you want in comfortable conditions with knowledgeable G spot guide that would tell you all about places of visit as well as about Iceland itself. Just choose from places we have listed, your own or contact us for tailored offer. And remember Iceland is beautiful as much as dangerous that said our priority will always be your safety.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$1,107.87
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The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour

The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour

At Thingvellir can you see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. At Geysir geothermal area is Strokkur the biggest geyser. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing a column of water up to 30 to meters in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Gullfoss created by the river Hvítá is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. On the tour, we also stop at the picturesque Faxi waterfall. But there is more. After enjoying the Golden Circle can you relax in a unique and most popular attraction in Iceland the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa located in a beautiful lava field. (!!! PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY TO THE BLUE LAGOON IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE AND MUST BE PRE-BOOKED!!! ) CO2 OFFSETTING: 4 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. We neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service.
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  • 9 hours
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$1,189.19
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The Golden Circle & South Coast Tour

The Golden Circle & South Coast Tour

In this tour, you will combine two Iceland´s most popular day tour route, The Golden Circle and South Coast. This tour allows you to visit some of Iceland´s most stunning sights, like the historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (Golden waterfall). At Thingvellir can you see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. At Geysir geothermal area is Strokkur the biggest geyser. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing a column of water up to 20 to meters in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Gullfoss (Golden waterfall) created by the river Hvítá is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. You will visit the majestic Skógafoss at Skógar and the Beautiful Seljalandsfoss a waterfall that you can walk behind and through to the other side. The black sand beach Reynisfjara where Atlantic ocean hammers the coastline with all its power.
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  • 9 hours
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The Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour

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Golden Circle There is a reason why the Golden Circle has for a long time been one of the most popular attractions among visitors to Iceland. You will witness one of the most popular wonders of South Iceland. The historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (Golden waterfall). CO2 OFFSETTING: 3 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. The Kolviður Fund we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without no extra costs for our customers. The carbon neutralization is done by planting trees in collaboration with The Kolviður Fund, founded by the Icelandic Forestry Association. All our tours and service are calculated by the distance traveled in accordance with the offset agreement to find out a number of trees we plant to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint.
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  • 7 hours
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Golden circle photo infused tour

Golden circle photo infused tour

Photographer or not you will enjoy a private tour that tailor made for your needs and if you want I can take your photographs during the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Northern Lights in Iceland - 5 Nights - 6 Days. Coach tours

Northern Lights in Iceland - 5 Nights - 6 Days. Coach tours

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Iceland is brimming with natural wonders and one of the most sought-after experiences is seeing the Northern Lights, only possible during the winter months. With this tour, take in all the highlights of South Iceland, including Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, and the Golden Circle. Plus, journey along the South Coast; stop at waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches; and time your Northern Lights tour to ensure the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
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  • 6 days
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Classic Iceland | Coach Tour: 6 Nights - 7 Days

Classic Iceland | Coach Tour: 6 Nights - 7 Days

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This in-depth 7 day tour takes you across the beautiful country of Iceland along with its many sites. You will see the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park on the Golden Circle route. The raw beauty of South Iceland will be in all its glory when you see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon and the Black Sand Beach. Snæfellsnes National Park. Relax in the Blue Lagoon. In this tour you will visit almost all of Iceland within 7 days. ● Includes 6 Nights in hotels with breakfast ● Hotels, transfers and sightseeing tours are booked. Just fly in and enjoy Iceland, hassle-free ● Travel in a group and meet like minded travellers along the way ● Visit almost all the regions of Iceland on your tour
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  • 7 days
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$2,204.00
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$2,204.00
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Classic Iceland with Northern Lights | Coach Tour: 6 Nights - 7 Days

Classic Iceland with Northern Lights | Coach Tour: 6 Nights - 7 Days

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This in-depth 7 day tour takes you across the beautiful country of Iceland along with its many sites. You will see the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park on the Golden Circle route. The raw beauty of South Iceland will be in all its glory when you see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, Diamond Beach, Glacier Lagoon and the Black Sand Beach. Enter a Glacier Cave. Relax in the Blue Lagoon. Chase Northern Lights. In this tour you will visit almost all of Iceland within 7 days ● Includes 6 Nights in hotels with breakfast ● Hotels, transfers and sightseeing tours are booked. Just fly in and enjoy Iceland, hassle-free ● Chase Northern Lights ● Travel in a group and meet like minded travellers along the way ● Visit almost all the regions of Iceland on your tour
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  • 7 days
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$2,501.17
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Iceland in a Nutshell 5 Nights - 6 Days Coach Tours

Iceland in a Nutshell 5 Nights - 6 Days Coach Tours

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This in-depth 6 day tour takes you across the beautiful country of Iceland along with its many sites. You will see the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park on the Golden Circle route. The raw beauty of South Iceland will be in all its glory when you see Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss and the Black Sand Beach. Chase Northern Lights. Relax in the Blue Lagoon. In this tour you will visit all the highlights of Iceland within 6 days. ● Includes 5 Nights in hotels with breakfast ● Hotels, transfers and sightseeing tours are booked. Just fly in and enjoy Iceland, hassle-free ● Chase Northern Lights ● Travel in a group and meet like minded travelers along the way ● Visit almost all highlights of Iceland on your tour
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  • 6 days
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Grand Iceland Coach Tour: 9 Nights - 10 Day

Grand Iceland Coach Tour: 9 Nights - 10 Day

This in-depth 10 day tour takes you across the beautiful country of Iceland along with its many sites. You will see the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park on the Golden Circle route. The raw beauty of South Iceland will be in all its glory when you see Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss and the Black Sand Beach. Enter a Glacier Cave. Ride the waves alongside Wales. Visit all of North Iceland, the Lake Myvatn area and the Nature Baths. Relax in the Blue Lagoon. In this tour you will visit almost all of Iceland within 10 days. ● Includes 9 Nights in hotels with breakfast ● Hotels, transfers and sightseeing tours are booked. Just fly in and enjoy Iceland, hassle-free ● Travel in a group and meet like minded travelers along the way ● Visit almost all the regions of Iceland on your tour
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  • 10 days
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$3,473.16
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Golden Circle Tour

Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle is a day tour in the south of Iceland which covers around 300km, looping from the capital, Reykjavík, into central Iceland and back. You'll travel from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park, a location of historical significance and a national park due to its unique geology and natural features. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms the Golden Circle
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  • 7 hours
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$144.80
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6-days Aurora Borealis in Iceland - Roundtrip in 4x4 bus with small groups

6-days Aurora Borealis in Iceland - Roundtrip in 4x4 bus with small groups

Discover Iceland's beautiful scenery from all sides and be guided by one of the most experienced and local guides in Iceland. You visit the main sights, the beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and drive with a 4x4 highland bus in a small group. In the evening it is possible to see the beautiful Northern Lights Aurora Borealis from our wonderful accommodations.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,536.65
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$2,536.65

Golden Circle Premium Private tour

Golden Circle Premium Private tour

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This tour is about you and your people only visiting the best known tourist attractions in Iceland. We tailor made the tour and timing to your interest. Visit Thingvellir , Haukadalur - Geysir and Gullfoss / Golden waterfalls and more. We pick at the time you want and we drop of where you want. We use comfortable Land Rover Discovery 4 ideal for 1-4 passengers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$406.39
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$406.39
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Iceland Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik: Golden Circle Experience and the Eyjafjallajökull Adventure

Iceland Helicopter Tour from Reykjavik: Golden Circle Experience and the Eyjafjallajökull Adventure

Soar over Iceland’s famous waterfalls, glaciers, and geysers on a helicopter tour that combines two of the country’s most popular aerial excursions. Ideal for busy travelers who want to see as much as possible, this helicopter tour lets you see all the island highlights even if your time in Reykjavik is limited. Plus, choosing a two-in-one adventure ensures you don’t have to make difficult decisions or miss out.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$1,802.71
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Group Golden Circle Daytrip (2 - 7 Person)

Group Golden Circle Daytrip (2 - 7 Person)

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Our most popular tour. Our first stop takes Hveragerði, town sent in geothermal areas, where people work with energy. Next stop on the Kerið, the volcanic crater. Skálholt church historical sites, the is next stop place which is peaceful and informative. Next, you will visit the Geysir area in Haukadal where you can see the geysers, hot springs, steam vents and creepy blue algae. Churn 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 first in the world in 1000. 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 the ruling law of the land.
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  • 7 hours
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$291.82
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$291.82
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Colden Circle - Puffin Travel style Private tour

Colden Circle - Puffin Travel style Private tour

This tour is private, max 5 passengers. Operated by Puffin Travel Iceland. We will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in the greater capital area. Vehicles: Land Rover Defender super modified jeep and Land Rover Discovery more luxury. Guides/drivers: Gulla or Villi Duration 7 hours. We tailor all our tours - The itinerary is always open - it is all up to you. Don't hesitate to contact us fx. if you want to tailor your tour or if you have special request's just contact us.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$538.62
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$538.62
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Golden circle private tour

Golden circle private tour

The Golden Circle classic tour includes three main stops. The waterfall Gullfoss, one of Europe´s most powerful waterfall, which is a two-tiered falls, with a total drop of 32 meters. The spouting geysers at Geysir. Her we find the world’s second-tallest spouting geyser called Strokkur. Strokkur is also one of the world’s most active geysers, spouting every 3-7 minutes. Then we also visit the National park of Þingvellir. Which is, without doubt, the most historic location in Iceland. There we also find one of the best locations in the world to see a continental divide in action. The park also features one of the world´s clearest lakes, with its unusual formation and strange biological evolution.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$1,243.25
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$1,243.25
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