Golden Circle in one of the most popular tourist routes in Iceland. The Circle is about 300 KM long and consists of three sights that no one should miss when visiting Iceland – Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National park. All three spots are located in the south of Iceland, close to each other wich makes it convenient to visit them all on the same day. In the last years, it has become more and more popular to add activities, such as snowmobiling, to the Golden Circle tour. The proximity to Langjökull glacier makes this an easy and convenient choice for those that want to make the most of their day out.
Þingvellir (e. parliament grounds) National park has a place in most Icelanders hearts; our parliament was established at Þingvellir in 930 AD and the nation has been gathering there for various celebrations throughout the years. Þingvellir National Park became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004 because of its historic significance.
Gullfoss ( e. the golden waterfall) is located in Hvítá river that runs from Langjökull Glacier. The majestic waterfall is one of the most frequently visited sights in Iceland attracting thousands of guests all year around.
The roaring glacier water rushes down into a 32-meter deep crevice leaving a golden hue of spray in the air. Gullfoss waterfall and the area surrounding it was officially preserved by the authorities in 1974.
Geysir hot spring located in Haukadalur valley is the spring that gives all other spouting hot springs their names. Although Geysir has been quiet in the past years, the hot spring area in Haukadalur has a new attraction in Strokkur, wich sends a column of boiling water into the air every 5-10 minutes.