The Golden Circle and a visit to a Giant's grave

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Tour Number

Activity Level

510524


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Swedish (basic), Norwegian (basic), Icelandic (fluent), Danish (conversational), English (fluent)

Iceland's must see!


We'll drive to Kerið, a crater formed about 6. 000 years ago. Then to the Great Geyser Geothermal Area, the site of bubbling mud pools and a soaring geyser (Strokkur) that erupts every few minutes. Where the river Hvítá drops 96 feet in 2 falls we'll find Gullfoss (Golden Falls) an impressive, photogenic spectacle. Taking you away from the busy tourist attractions, we'll head into the woods of Haukadalsskógur, where the troll giant Bergthor of Bláfell is buried. On this idyllic spot we will take a drink of Icelandic mountain water from nearby fresh water stream. After filling our stomach with nice refreshment in a close by restaurant, we drive alongside the largest lake in Iceland, across ancient lava fields to Thingvellir National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, separating the Eurasian and North American plates, is above sea-level. By this we'll have concluded our Golden Circle and head back home, satisfied after a lovely day of travelling.

Itinerary

09:00 Departure
09:45 Kerið the Crater
11:00 Geysir Geothermal area
11:45 Gullfoss, The Golden Waterfall
12:30 Haukadalsskógur, visit the Giant's grave
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Drive to Thingvellir National Park
15:15 Visiting Thingvellir, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
16:15 Drive home
17:00 Arrival

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

The weather might affect the duration time. Also notice that in wintertime we will not be able to visit the Giant's grave or go down to the river nearby, due to snow.

Transportation

I drive a new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. A well equipped and eco-friendly vehicle.
I can of course, if needed, organize tours for bigger groups which includes renting a bigger vehicle/bus. I do have a licence to drive them.

What’s Included

Other: - Transportation, gas, taxes and guidance.
- Pickup and drop off at accommodation in the Reykjavik area (or KEF airport).
- Use of Crampons if necessary
- Blankets if needed
- A nice surprise from my magical "Gucci-bag"

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 Icelandic kronas - This would be covering food and beverages. Bear in mind that in Iceland Credit Cards are welcome.

What’s Extra

Other: Food, beverages and personal purchase

Don't forget:
- Warm and waterproof clothes, just to be on the safe side
- Good shoes (hiking or walking shoes)
- Camera
- Smile and a happy face.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed glacier guide, so if wanting to go for a "glacier-walk" I would have to hire that kind of service upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Erla was a fabulous guide! Friendly, knowledgeable and provided so many little treats and extra! She provided a day in Iceland we will never forget! It is because of her love for her country that we would come back! Hope to see her Again!
Judy Canter

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    510524


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Swedish (basic), Norwegian (basic), Icelandic (fluent), Danish (conversational), English (fluent)

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