A number of Iceland’s most beautiful and historically significant locations can be found within a short distance of each other. Among them, you will find Gullfoss – The Golden Falls – where the mighty River Hvítá plunges into a narrow, dark canyon. On sunny days a rainbow glitters in the spray above the raging torrent. Nearby is Geysir, an area of hot springs that gave the English language the term geyser, a surprising phenomenon where a huge fountain of scalding water intermittently spouts from the ground. A short drive across the barren heath leads to Þingvellir, a national park which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geological forces are relentlessly pulling the surface of the earth apart, and the growing gap between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates can clearly be seen. It is also the site of the world’s oldest parliament, a place of great cultural and historical significance for Icelanders.
Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance.
Approximate duration: 8 to 9 hours
7:00 (15 May - 31 Oct)
09:00 (all year)
7 o'clock departure
English: Daily (15 May - 31 Oct)
9 o'clock departure
English: Daily (all year)
German: Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat (all year)
French: Thu & Sun (all year)
Scandinavian: Fri (all year) & Mon (1 May - 15 Sept)
Spanish: Wed & Sat (1 May - 15 Sept)
Pick-up : At hotels and guesthouses 30 minutes before departure.
Tour departure: 09:00
Included: Bus fare, Entrance to Geysir Museum, Admission to Friðheimar cultivation center, guidance.
Not included: Lunch and refreshments
NOTE: Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.