The Golden Circle includes the greatest tourist attractions in Iceland.
The first destination is Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament, Althingi, was founded in the year 930 AD. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004 and lies within the belt of volcanic activity. There you can see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Besides its historical and cultural importance the park displays a unique geology and natural landscapes.
From Thingvellir we head towards the amazing hot spring area where you will see Geysir and Strokkur. The Geysir geothermal area is where the geyser Strokkur shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces.
Just 10 minutes away from Geysir is Iceland’s most famous and iconic waterfall, Gullfoss ("Golden Falls"). The average amount of water running down the waterfall is 140 cubic metres per second, falling down 32 meters (105 ft). Water flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages.
The tour continues to Kerid which is a volcanic crater lake located in the Grimsnes area. The crater Kerid was formed about 6,500 years ago. Kerid is oval, about 270 m long 170 m wide and 55 m deep. After we seen The Crater we head back to Reykjavík FOR A HOTEL DROP OFF IN THE EARLY EVENING.
Recommended is that you wear suitable clothes and walking shoes depending on weather conditions.