THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
If you have only one day available here in Iceland, the Golden Circle is for you. This unavoidable tour will allow you to discover the most important natural, historical and cultural sites of Iceland in just one day.
Geysir and Strokkur geothermal field
It is one of the smallest high temperature areas in Iceland. Particularly well-known for its hot springs and geysers, it is located in the Haukadalur valley. In the middle of a green vegetation and flowers, you will have the good luck to attend a rare geothermal event. The most famous are Geysir and Strokkur. Geysir has been inactive for several years but is now active since the earthquake in 2000. Strokkur is one of the most powerful and spectacular geyser: it erupts every 4 to 8 minutes to reach an average height of 20 to 25 meters .
Located at the northeast of Geysir, Gullfoss is not the highest waterfall in Iceland but is probably one of the most impressive! Considered as the most famous waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss is certainly also the most beautiful.
High of 32 meters, this powerful waterfall, getting its water from the glacier, is named Langjokull which means the "Golden Fall" in Icelandic because of the golden rainbow which appears above the gorges when the weather is clear .
Inescapable waterfall in Iceland, it is not to be missed and might leave you speechless.
Þingvellir National Park
This site, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, presents an interest from both historical and geological points of view. Situated by the largest lake in the country (þingvallavatn), it is pleasant to take a walk. This vast green plain around the lake allows to have beautiful walks. You will enjoy the scenery, the atmosphere and have your feet between two continents. Within the park you will discover Almannagjá rift, huge rift caused by the drift of the two continents, which marks the Eastern border of the North American plate.