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Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

1. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Iceland Self-Driving Audio Tour

Encounter heroes, villains, and magic with this self-guided tour of Iceland starting at Reykjavik. Using the app as an audio guide you’ll visit beautiful natural locations such as a waterfall, geothermal baths, and an erupting geyser – all seeped in the country’s vibrant history of might and magic. Start at the capital city of Reykjavik and drive out into the island’s rural splendor, while learning about the original inhabitants of Iceland and how they confronted the Vikings’ arrival. Become familiar with famous mythological figures like Odin, Thor, and Loki. The first major landmark you’ll reach is Helgufoss, a short hike leading to a sparkling waterfall. At the same time, learning about Icelandic culture – from Nobel Prize winners to poetry to dancing, and more!  Next, you’ll travel to Vinaskógur, known as the “friendship forest”, where many world leaders and dignitaries have visited to plant a tree. From there it’s on to Thingvellir National Park, featuring gorgeous hikes, great fishing, and snorkeling opportunities – and the enormous waterfall Oxararfoss. Continuing on, you’ll learn about the Aurora Borealis, the facts, and the fiction it has inspired. The geothermal baths provide a welcome, peaceful soak if you need a break from the drive. Next up are some of Iceland’s top attractions: a huge geyser that you’re almost guaranteed to see erupt, Gullfoss, a towering waterfall reaching over 100 feet in height, and the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest natural pool, followed by a unique greenhouse restaurant! Your route takes you next to Skálhol, an important religious center dating all the way back to the year 1106 and then past the unique Sólheimar Ecovillage. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Kerid Crater and learn about the wild volcanic history of Iceland. The tour concludes beyond this crater, just outside Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

2. Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Waterfalls Small Group Tour

Get back to nature and discover the icons of the Golden Circle on a full-day tour from Reykjavik. Enter historic Þingvellir National Park, where the national parliament was founded in 930 A.D. Discover where the tectonic plates of two continents are in constant movement.  Make a quick stop at Laugarvatn village and at Efstidalur farm to get a glimpse of the local life of the area. Then, head to the Strokkur geyser which erupts every five minutes at Geysir geothermal area. Feel the power of Gullfoss waterfalls where the water coming from the Langjökull glacier flows incessantly in all its glory. Stop for lunch at the Friðheimar tomato farm. After lunch, admire the astonishing Kerið crater which is over three thousand years old. Hear amazing stories from the centuries, and discover a variety of geothermal landscapes along the way. 

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What people are saying about Laugarvatn

Rarely when we travel do we take actual tours, but this time with limited time in Iceland, we felt these tours would be the way to go. We booked two tours on two separate days with Get Your Guide, East West Tours, and they worked out perfectly. We definitely saw more than we would have done by driving ourselves, and we were given adequate time to do what we wanted at each place. Each location was certainly worthwhile, and beauty abounded everywhere! Our guide, LeRoy, was affable, knowledgeable and quite entertaining! Thanks for helping make our visit easier and memorable.

I’m not usually a tour person but I had 2 days in Reykjavik by myself without a car and this was the absolute perfect way to do some sightseeing. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable and I loved every stop we made, and the added tomato greenhouse and dairy bonus! It was definitely worth a few extra bucks to be in a small van rather than huge tour bus. I had an amazing time and would definitely recommend this tour!

Visited all the highlights plus a lot of bonus side stops, awesome!

Visited Thingvellir (drove through park with stops at waterfall, lookout) Geysir (excellent gift shop), Gullfoss, and Efstidalur ice cream, Laugarvatn Fontana beach (boiling sand), and tomato farm lunch. Great day! Got back to Reykjavik before 5pm. Great tour guide!

Fantastik sites to visit and our guide "the Raven" and loads of stories and facts to tell. We got a great insight into Iceland, history, music, undergrund bread baking etc. Highly recommend EastWest as a touroperator

The sites visited were very interesting especially the geyser and our guide was very knowledgeable and entertained us during the car ride