What is the Golden Circle?The Golden Circle is a route in southern Iceland and perfect to experience some of the most stunning sights in Iceland in a single day. This route includes the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Geysir/Haukadalur is a geothermal area in south Iceland where you can see more than 40 geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles. Strokkur is one of the most famous geysers and erupts once every 6-10 minutes with water reaching up to 40m.
Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland and is aobout 32 meters wide and crevice 32 meters deep.
Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir is located about 40km from Reykjavik and is a site of historical, cultural and geological significance. The park lies in a rift Valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the boundary between the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian.
Þingvellir was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site based on cultural criteria.