It’s also possible to Discover Iceland and the Golden Circle on a minibus tour, if you prefer. We believe there’s great value to this tour, since you’ll get to see the main highlights, but also a good number of other stops. Read on!
We begin with the intensely red pseudo craters of Rauðhólar and here you’ll learn about volcanoes and eruptions. Then we’ll take you to the ocean, to a desolate place, the black sandy beach around a river delta. This is a time to enjoy open spaces and solitude.
Now we have a beautiful drive toward some of the main highlights of this tour, and there’ll be some surprises too. But something we can tell you is that you’ll get to taste the well known Icelandic “harðfiskur” (you might have seen this listed as a ‘must-do’ in Iceland). Hardfiskur is stockfish, and it will likely be cod. You’ll also get to taste Icelandic malt extract, which is very healthy. This is included in the tour.
Then we go on to the Canyon Brúarhlöð and its interesting rocks in the glacial waters. Have a good look at that river, because just 9 km upstream is the mighty Gullfoss Falls, which will be our next stop. Next will be the Geyser Strokkur, which erupts every 5-8 minutes.
After that we have one unusual stop before taking the last highlight of the tour: we’ll take a short hike to a secret waterfall. It can be muddy if it has been raining, and if it’s winter, there can be quite some snow. It would be very good if you can have good footwear and suitable clothing.
Our last stop is Thingvellir National Park, a location very dear to Icelanders due to the contribution it’s given to our history. It’s also a tremendously important place, geologically speaking, since here it’s possible to see the tectonic plates of two continents, splitting apart. And then, we return to Reykjavik and drop you off at your hotel, hoping you’ve enjoyed our minibus tour just like kids :)
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Would you like to see the off-road version? This is our Golden Circle Glacier – super jeep tour.