1 Day Golden Circle

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What you’ll do

Stop 1: Þingvellir National Park

  • Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a place of great historical and geological significance.

  • Walk between the tectonic plates along the Silfra Fissure.

  • Visit Almannagjá gorge and the Þingvellir Church.

Stop 2: Geysir Geothermal Area

  • Witness the powerful geysers, especially Strokkur, which erupts every 5-10 minutes.

  • Explore the various hot springs and bubbling pools in the area.

Stop 3: Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Marvel at the impressive two-tiered waterfall Gullfoss.

  • Take a short hike to get different perspectives of the falls.

Stop 4: Friðheimar Greenhouse

  • Enjoy lunch at Friðheimar, a greenhouse that specializes in growing tomatoes.

  • Learn about Iceland's unique approach to agriculture.

Stop 5: Faxi Waterfall

  • Make a brief stop at Faxi, a smaller but beautiful waterfall.

  • Relax and take in the scenery.

Optional Stop: Secret Lagoon

  • If time allows, consider visiting the Secret Lagoon, a natural hot spring. It's a great way to unwind.

This itinerary covers some of the most iconic natural wonders in Iceland. However, keep in mind that the actual time spent at each location can vary based on your preferences and the time of year. Also, be sure to check road conditions and weather forecasts, as they can impact your travel plans in Iceland.

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Þingvellir
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Historical assembly spot in Iceland
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Park

47 km (29.2 mi)

38 min

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Geysir
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Hot Springs and Geysers
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Gullfoss
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Stunning Icelandic Golden Falls
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Friðheimar
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Tomato paradise in Iceland
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Restaurant

19 km (11.8 mi)

16 min

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Faxi
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Waterfall at the golden circle route
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Waterfall

8 km (5 mi)

8 min

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Secret Lagoon
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Escape to Iceland's Secret Lagoon
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Hot spring

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