You will be picked up by bus from your hotel in Reykjavik for this Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle tour. You’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking guide that will help tease out the mysteries of the stirring Icelandic landscape.
Drive out of the capital to the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the mid-Atlantic ridge rises from the ocean. More than half of the peninsula is covered with lava flows, some of which are only a few hundred years old. You will see lava cones and craters of all shapes and sizes, which bespeak the mercurial volcanic activity of the area.
Head for the lighthouse on the westernmost tip of the peninsula, an area rich with bird life in the summer.
Make a relaxing trip to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa where you can bathe in soothing blue-green waters as steam rises in spectral wisps from the surface(payable direct).
Leave the Blue Lagoon refreshed and renewed and set off for a sightseeing tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle, where natural and man-made wonders abound.
Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park. It was here that the country’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD, making it the oldest known Parliament in the world. It is also a unique tectonic and volcanic environment where continental drift has engraved the landscape with cracks, faults, and fissures.
Drive to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring. Only a few feet away is the Stokkur Geyser, which hurls boiling water towards the sky every 5-10 minutes.
Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, where the wide Hvita River plunges furiously over a natural staircase of stones. When one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, giving the appearance of a raging river that simply vanishes into the earth.While returning, we stop at Hveragerði village with its numerous greenhouses before travelling over the mountain heath Hellisheiði back to the Reykjavik.
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