The Golden Circle is probably the most popular tourist excursion in Iceland, and something you’ll definitely want to experience. This circular route is about 300 kilometres (190 miles) and can be explored in under eight hours. There are three main stops on the route: Gullfoss waterfall
, Þingvellir National Park
, and the geothermal valley of Haukadalur, which contains Strokkur and Geysir.
The Golden Circle combines Iceland’s natural beauty with historic sites and geothermal wonders.
If you want to take more time, there are also hotels and campsites en route.
You’ll find a list of tour operators offering different variations of this tour below.