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The Golden Circle, Iceland
The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route in South Iceland, covering about 300 km encircling Reykjavík, the central part of the country and back. This area contains most tours and travel related activities and covers major attractions of Iceland: a spouting hot spring - Geysir, a roaring waterfall - Gullfoss and Thingvellir National park.

The Golden Circle begins with Geysir - the oldest geyser known to mankind. Although Geysir has been inactive recently, it is capable of hurling boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. The emergence of such hot springs is mostly connected with earthquakes that took place long ago in the area and caused significant changes in the landscape. The second stop is Gullfoss also called the Golden Falls waterfall. As one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, so that it appears that a mighty river simply vanishes into the earth. The remarkable phenomenon is located in southwest Iceland where the Hvítá river turns sharply to the right and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges into a 32 m (105 ft) deep crevice.

The Golden Circle ends in the historical and geological wonder - Thingvellir National Park, it is the “crossroad” where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.

The road to the three major sites is accompanied by a beautiful Icelandic countryside: flat or framed by distant hills and other inspiring and scenic views.

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Private tour | Winter

Iclandic landscape
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Reykjavik

Explore the best of this out-of-this-world country with one of the most outstanding private tours of Iceland. Catch fantastic Northern Lights, visit remarkable waterfalls, unwind in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal waters. Moreover, this Iceland travel package can be crafted to your liking.

Private tour | Spring, Summer, Adventure

Iceland Escape
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Reykjavik

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of one of the world's most unique countries with one of the best guided tours of Iceland. From geysers and volcanoes to roaring waterfalls and the icy magic of incomparable landscapes under the crystal clear northern sky, this Icelandic vacation is one you'll certainly remember.

E.g., Jun 24 2019