The Golden Circle Express is ideal for those with a little less time, as in just 7.5-hours you'll see the famous erupting geyser and hot springs, experience the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall and walk in the footsteps of Vikings through the lava canyon where the American and Eurasian continents have dramatically pulled apart in Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park.
Step on board a comfortable new coach, equipped with WiFi-connected computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use the GPS Sensitive Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. There is also a local guide on board, who will happily answer any questions you might have about Iceland. In each seat you will also find a USB Charger, should you need to top up your phone or camera battery along the way.
The first stop is in Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing and the founding place of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also where the huge tectonic plates of America and Eurasia drift a part and the rift valley is there before your eyes on the shores of Iceland’s biggest lake.
The next stop is at Geysir Hot Springs, the home of the original geyser and Iceland’s most famous natural attraction. Here the ground shakes and steaming hot water erupts magnificently into the sky from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes.
Our final stop is at Gullfoss Waterfall, where you can go for an easy walk down to the edge of the waterfall, an unforgettable sight to behold. Here the powerful glacial river flows down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
We will make a minimum 30 minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. In Geysir & Gullfoss there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.
If you only have time to do one tour in Iceland, then this should be the one.