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The Golden Circle afternoon tour – in a minibus

The Golden Circle afternoon tour covers some of the most popular highlights of Iceland. Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal hot-spring. Strokkur, the spouting hot-spring in the Geysir area is maybe the main attraction but the other hot-springs are just as breathtaking in their own way. The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is located in the glacial river Hvítá which originates in Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland. Its elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon carved out by the glacia-river for thousands of years. Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonders, located in between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. The Alþingi (assembly) at Þingvellir was Iceland’s supreme legislative and judicial authority from its establishment until 1271. In the final decades of the Commonwealth, there were clashes between chieftain families, which resulted in Iceland coming under the Norwegian crown. Executive power was strengthened under this new order, while legislative and judicial authority at first remained in the hands of the Alþingi, but was gradually transferred to the Norwegian and later the Danish rulers, until in 1662, the King of Denmark became the absolute monarch of Iceland. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004. Around Iceland’s professional guides have extensive experience of the region. They will share not only the must see sites but local knowledge, great stories and personal recommendations. Travel with Around Iceland will make your experience unforgettable and feeling like a local during the tour. Highlights visited: – Geothermal Geysir area where Strokkur shoots up steaming water up to 30 meters in the air every 8-10 minutes – Gullfoss, the majestic waterfall tumbling 32m into the powerfull glacier river Hvítá – Þingvellir National Park, including the rift-valley and the Rock of Law, the site of the first Viking parliament. Included: English speaking guide Pick-up and drop-off @ hotel or guesthouse Group size: max. 19 guests, providing an intimate experience, good personal connection with the guide, more flexibility, more free time and more spontaneous encounters than travelling in larger groups. Around Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.

The Essential Golden Circle – in a minibus

The Essential Golden Circle – in a minibus The Golden Circle has for years been one of the most popular day-tours out of Reykjavík and on this tour we visit the most interesting locations on the circle, the essentials. Kerið is a striking crater-lake filled with milky blue-green water amid stark black and deep red slopes. Geologists now believe it to be a collapsed magma chamber at the end of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 6,000 years ago. In the Geysir geothermal area we get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 25 meters into the air every 5-7 minutes. The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls is located in the glacial river Hvítá which originates in Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland. Its elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon carved out by the glacia-river for thousands of years. Efstidalur dairy farm, owned by the same family since 1850, is a sustainable organic farm with brilliant views of hulking Hekla and nearby mountains. Efstidalur offers amazing ice cream, great coffee and has windows looking into the dairy barn. A great stop for children and adults alike. Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonders, located in between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. The Alþingi (assembly) at Þingvellir was Iceland’s supreme legislative and judicial authority from its establishment until 1271. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004. Travel with Around Iceland and our proffesional guides will make your experience unforgettable and feeling like a local during the tour. Hospitality is in our DNA. Highlights visited: – Volcanic crater Kerið (entrance fee included) – Geothermal Geysir area where Strokkur shoots up steaming water up to 30 meters in the air every 10 minutes – Gullfoss, the majestic waterfall tumbling 32m into the powerfull glacier river Hvítá – Efstidalur dairy farm. – Þingvellir National Park, including the rift-valley and the Rock of Law, the site of the first Viking parliament. Included: English speaking guide Entrance fee to Kerið volcanic crater Pick-up and drop-off @ hotel or guesthouse Around Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients. The duration of the tour is 8-9 hours. Departures: daily Price: 10.900.- isk. Group size: max. 19 guests, providing an intimate experience, good personal connection with the guide, more flexibility, more free time and more spontaneous encounters than travelling in larger groups. Around Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.

The South Coast – in a minibus

This tour covers a variety of rivers, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers along Iceland’s southern coast. As you work your way east from Reykjavík, Route 1 (the Ring Road) emerges into austere volcanic foothills punctuated by surreal steam vents, around Hveragerði, then swoops through a flat, wide coastal plain, full of verdant horse farms and greenhouses, before the landscape suddenly begins to grow wonderfully jagged, after Hella and Hvolsvöllur. Mountains thrust upwards on the inland side, some of them volcanoes wreathed by mist (Eyjafjallajökull, site of the 2010 eruption), and the first of the awesome glaciers appears, as enormous rivers such as the Þjórsá cut their way to the black-sand beaches rimming the Atlantic. The majestic Seljalandsfoss is the first stop on of the day, a waterfall where it’s possible to walk behind, a very unique experience in itself. From Seljalandsfoss we keep heading east along the south coast making our way towards the black volcanic beach of Reynisfjara. Vík is a village on the black sandy beach of the south coast and an excellent lunch stop. From Vík we start to head back to the city with a few interesting stops on the way. The first is by the roots of Sólheimsjökull glacier. Sólheimajökull is an outlet-glacier from Mýrdalsjökull-glacier, the 4th largest in Iceland. Outlet glaciers are channels of ice that flow out of ice sheets, ice caps or icefields, but are constrained on the sides with exposed bedrock. Sólheimajökull is a textbook example of this but because of the warmer climate, the glacier has been receding dramatically for the past decade. We walk from the parking lot to the edge of the glacier so please bring your good, solid shoes on this tour. On the way to Reykjavík from Sólheimajökull glacier, we stop by the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall and hear about its hidden treasure reflecting in the rainbow before calling it a day. Around Iceland’s professional guides have extensive experience of the region. They will share not only the must see sites but local knowledge, great stories and personal recommendations. Travel with Around Iceland will make your experience unforgettable and feeling like a local during the tour. Highlights visited: – Seljalandsfoss where it´s possible to walk behind the waterfall – Skógafoss the 60 meter high impressive waterfall – Sólheimjökull – an opportunity of an easy walk to the edge of the glacier – Reynisfjara – a black sand beach with fantastic view of the ocean – Vík – a charming village in the south, with a stop at one of the oldest wool factorys in Iceland with a chance of shopping Included: English speaking guide Pick-up and drop-off @ hotel or guesthouse Group size: max. 19 guests, providing an intimate experience, good personal connection with the guide, more flexibility, more free time and more spontaneous encounters than travelling in larger groups. Around Iceland reserves the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients.

Whalewatching, Whales of Iceland Exhibition & The Golden Circle afternoon tour – in a minibus

This tour combines some of the most popular attractions in Iceland. After exploring the wonders of the whales, it is ideal to enjoy the stunning sites of the Golden Circle. Included in the price is a ticket to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition that you can visit anytime during your stay in Reykjavík and the entrance fee to Kerið Volcanic crater. The tour starts at Reykjavik Sailors harbor Vesturbugt in downtown Reykjavik where you will embark upon your whale watching tour at 08:45. After exploring the wonders of the whales in Faxaflói bay, you return to the harbor around 12:30. At 13:00 you’ll be picked up by the Hópbílar/Around Iceland minibus in front of Reykjavik Sailors ticket office for the Golden Circle afternoon tour. The Golden Circle tour covers some of the most popular highlights of Iceland. Kerið is a striking crater-lake filled with milky blue-green water amid stark black and deep red slopes. Geologists now believe it to be a collapsed magma chamber at the end of a volcanic eruption that occurred more than 6,000 years ago. In the Geysir geothermal area we get the chance to observe the boiling hot spring Strokkur spout steaming water up to 25 meters into the air every 5-7 minutes. The iconic waterfall of Gullfoss, or Golden Falls is located in the glacial river Hvítá which originates in Langjökull glacier, the second largest in Iceland. Its elegant and majestic form is like no other, where the torrential river water plummets in two steps down into a 32 meters deep canyon carved out by the glacia-river for thousands of years. Þingvellir National Park is not only a site of geological wonders, located in between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but also a place charged with history, as the site of the national parliament since 930. The Alþingi (assembly) at Þingvellir was Iceland’s supreme legislative and judicial authority from its establishment until 1271. Þingvellir tells stories of geographical and political struggles, compromises and ongoing evolution. Þingvellir was accepted on the UNESCO World Heritage list for its cultural values in 2004. Travel with Around Iceland and our proffesional guides will make your experience unforgettable and feeling like a local during the tour. After the Golden Circle tour, you will be returned to your hotel. HOSPITALITY IS IN OUR DNA Included: English speaking guide Free wifi on board the boat and the bus Use of overalls on boat Entrance fee to Kerið volcanic crater Entrance to The Whales of Iceland Exhibition Drop-off @ hotel or guesthouse Around Iceland and Reykjavik Sailors reserve the right to delay, alter or cancel any tour due to weather or any other unsafe conditions for the safety of our clients. Duration: 10 hours Departures: daily Group size: max. 19 guests, providing a very good experience, good personal connection with the guide, more flexibility, more free time and more spontaneous encounters than travelling in larger groups.