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Gullni hringurinn – Golden Circle

Gullni hringurinn – Golden Circle
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Iceland, the mystic and remote island high up north, is geographically situated in the North Atlantic and about 103,000 km² (10.3 ha) large. Regardless of the season, it's worth coming here throughout the year as each season creates its very own special atmosphere. Upon your visit, you may become a witness of how new land is created and share the fascination for this special island as many... Read more

last update on Jul 25, 2019
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Geyser Strokkur is part of the Golden Circle
© Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson Geyser Strokkur is part of the Golden Circle

Without a doubt, one of the most popular routes to travel in Iceland is the Gullni hringurinn or the Golden Circle. It leads through the southwestern and southern parts of Iceland and is the perfect route for a day trip, starting in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. You only need nine hours to do the entire tour and visit the most known sights in this part of Iceland.

Sights along the Golden Circle

The sights to be visited are:

  • Þingvellir (Thingvellir) as well as the eponymous national park
  • the geothermal area Haukadalur with the Great Geyser, which all geysers in Iceland are named after
  • Geyser Strokkur
  • hot spring Blesi
  • Gullfoss waterfall, which can be translated as golden circle, where the name of the tour is actually derived from

 

Often the following sights are also integrated in the route: the volcanic crater Keri, the hot springs around Laugarvatn and the former seat of the bishop.

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How to get there

A view on the autumnal Thingvellir National Park
© Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson A view on the autumnal Thingvellir National Park

By car or coach

Most tours offered start at the Gullni hringurinn in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city, located in the southwest of the country. Even if you wish to do the tour on your own, it's recommended to start in the southwest of Iceland. Þingvellir is the next sight and is around 31 mi (50 km) eastwards of Reykjavik. Keeping on the same direction, you get to the geothermal area Haukadalur with the famous geysers. If you head further 6 mi (10 km) eastwards, you sooner or later arrive at Gullfoss waterfall.

By bicycle

You may also do the Golden Circle tour by bicycle. Either you participate in one of the guided tours or you explore the fascinating route on your own. 

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