If you want to see the beauty of Iceland, then look no further than this phenomenal Golden Circle Tour. An all-day experience via coach that’s a must for budding adventurers, be sure to pack your finest explorer gear as well as swimwear. Covering 300-kilometres, The Golden Circle loops from Reykjavik and the southern uplands.
The first stop on your tour will be Þingvellir National Park. One of Iceland’s most historic and popular sights, here you can walk between two tectonic plates. High cliffs, lush greenery and snow in the colder months… whatever time of year you decide to visit, it’s sure to be a beautiful one.
Once you’ve finished taking in the scenery and having a little explore, you’ll then head to Lake Laugavatn, Home of the Fontana Geothermal Baths, this is where you’ll need your swimsuit and towel as you take to the detoxifying waters and enjoy a good soak. There are also natural steam rooms, too. Alternatively, you have a café at Fontana Spa if you’d prefer to grab a cup of coffee or a light meal.
Your tour then concludes with a visit to another two of Iceland’s most loved natural attractions, Gulfoss Waterfall and the hot springs of Strokkur. Both are impressive with Gulfoss letting nature get to work as water transcends from 32-metres over a cliff edge to the river below while the springs can often erupt 40-metres in the sky. Make sure to have your camera at the ready as it’s sure to be a spectacular sight that occurs every 5 to 10 minutes.
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Being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Þingvellir National Park is a natural marvel and bound to be like nowhere you’ve ever visited before. Jagged rocks that dart out in every direction, a lake with freshwater fish and the chance to hike, dive and horseback ride… you could easily spend a whole day just here.