While visiting Reykjavik, the Golden Circle must definitely be in your list. The Golden Circle is a popular travel route and consists of a road that takes you through several amazing sights. So, with every single tour taking you through the Golden Circle, where do you need to stop to make sure you can officially cross it off your list?

Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park 

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Thingvellir National Park is the equivalent of stepping into another world. The views at this park are outstanding. Here you have amazing waterfalls, Geysers, and Silfra.

Silfra

shearly reyes standing in the silfra fissure

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The Silfra fissure is the crack between two continental tectonic plates – yes, as in the thing they taught you about in science class. Here you can quite literally step foot on Europe and North America, while seeing the country of Iceland being split apart little by little.

Pro Tip: If you are looking for an adventure, you can also dive or snorkel the Silfra Fissure.

Great Geysir and Strokkur Geysir

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Great Geysir and Strokkur are two of the most popular Geysers in Iceland. While Great Geyser has remained dormant since 1935, just 100 meters away lays Strokkur Geysir, and this one is just magnificent. Wait 10 minutes and you will see this geysir erupt boiling water that can reach up to 30 meters!

Gullfoss Waterfall

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Pronounced “Guckfoss,” this waterfall is on my top ten list for the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen. Watching this waterfall send gallons of water into the abyss is absolutely unbelievable, while standing on the deck allows you to see the entire waterfall in all of its glory.

What to do next?

So did you think that sightseeing was all we would do? Do you KNOW us?

No, we of course had to take it to the next level and snowmobile on a Glacier! To find out more about our whole tour and learn why I should never be allowed on a motorized vehicle ever again, click here!