Have you ever wished to be at two places at the same time? In this one-day tour, we will make your wish come true! First, we meet in Reykjavik, then hop into the lux jeep and take a drive directly to the Þingvellir, the place where North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. So, technically your wish will be granted :).
Þingvellir is not only famous by this exquisite geological phenomenon, but it also has a great cultural heritage and it is a national park. After Þingvellir, you will have a chance to see one of the most popular sights in Iceland, the Great Geysir.
Though the Geysir itself is rarely active nowadays, there are plethora of hot springs and geysers, including the powerful Strokkur, Smiður and Litli-Strokkur, from which Strokkur is probably the country’s most famous hot spring, shooting vast jets of boiling water from 20 metres up to 40 metres high.
You surely won’t be missing this incredible miracle of nature, as Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, so get your cameras ready ;).
When we are done with the geysers, the next stop is the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, which literally means “golden falls”. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon whose walls reach up to 70 metres in height. On a sunny day, a shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls.
If you want to see as much of Iceland in a short period of time then this tour is perfect for you and especially if you are planning a short weekend in Iceland since this private tour combines the most visited destination in Iceland into one great combo tour.
You can add a couple of extras for this tour during the checkout process. Choose between the following Add-ons:
Secret Lagoon: “Gamla Laugin” recently named Secret Lagoon is the best place to avoid the crowds. It was formed in 1891 and is, therefore, one of the oldest pools in the country. It has a constant temperature of 38/40 °C, thanks to the hot waters from surrounding geothermal activity.
Blue Lagoon: The warm milky-blue water of this lagoon is rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in it is healthy for your skin. So, you will not only be enjoying the pleasant temperatures (which are between 37°C and 39°C) and recreation of this swimming area, but you will also be nurturing your skin in this amazing mineral concentration. Here you can choose between 3 different packages.
Snowmobiling: We will meet the Mountaineers of Iceland Team at the Gulfoss Cafe. There you will head into a super truck to drive through a Mars-like landscape until you reach the glacier. Once arrived at the mountain hut you will get dressed up and the guides introduce you to the snowmobiles. After a short safety briefing, you ride off into the wondrous winter wonderland.