Those wanting to travel with ease and comfort to Iceland’s best sights should not miss this winter package. This trip includes all your accommodation, transportation, and visits to incredible natural attractions with a knowledgeable guide. You only need to show up and get ready to have the time of your life in Iceland.
Today, you’ll spend your day admiring Iceland’s most visited natural attractions, aptly named the Golden Circle. From Reykjavík, you’ll be whisked away on a minibus to the first site of the day; the historic Þingvellir National Park where Iceland’s parliament was founded over a thousand years ago.
The park is neither located on the Eurasian tectonic plate, nor the North-American one, but in a rift valley between. As the continents drift apart, they tear up the landscape around, causing cracks and fissures in the region.
Those with a sense of adventure can choose to go on a snorkelling tour in Silfra, a fissure located on the boundaries of the two continents. The crystal clear waters of Silfra provides an unparalleled experience as the visibility in the water can reach up to 100 metres.
Next up is Geysir geothermal area, home of the erupting hot spring Strokkur. Strokkur spews geothermal water every few minutes, creating a high water column that reaches 15-20 metres in the air. Be sure to bring a camera because a selfie in front of the great Strokkur is a must.
The Golden Circle takes its name from the Golden Waterfall – Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls and your next destination today. In wintertime, it looks even more breathtaking as the white water thunders through blocks of ice and snow.
During the booking process, you can add on a tour to Langjökull glacier, which feeds the waterfall Gullfoss. There, you’ll hop on a snowmobile and race across the white expanse of the glacier.
Animal-lovers can also rejoice as today you can book a horse riding tour through the Icelandic countryside. Icelandic horses are renowned for being both friendly and gentle, and so this excursion is suitable for both beginners and expert riders.
A final option of excursion today is to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip to Fagradalsfjall, the volcano currently erupting on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. Conducted in the evening under the safe eye of an experienced guide, you will trek through strange, barren landscapes to the glowing lava field for an unparalleled view of the molten rivers, fiery craters and spectacular ravines. This adventure lasts for five hours, and each moment of it promises to stay with you for life.
After this amazing trip, you’ll return to the city to unwind and spend another night at your Reykjavík accommodation.
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