On this tour we decided to combine the geothermal area of Grindavik where the Blue Lagoon is the biggest highlight and the Golden Circle route. The Golden Circle is probably the most popular route of tourism in Iceland’s south country side. In this route you will visit the National Park of Þingvellir, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall.
How is our tour?
This day tour is going to start from Reykavik, which is also the capital region, passing through Nesjavellir road. This offers a chance to view a remarkable volcano formed naturally. We are also going to make a stop in Nesjavellir geothermal region; here, the capital becomes increasingly hot.
From there, we are going proceed to Þhingvellir National Park which is situated on two tectonic plates. The Western one is the American plate while the Eastern one is EuroAsian. Þhingvellir National park is commemorated and remembered; it is huge and has its own lake.
Facts about Þhingvellir
The significant feature here however, is an ancient parliament and church. It is worth noting that in the English language, Thingvellir means assembly plains. We shall continue with the tour and go to the town of Laugarvatn and then to Geysir.
Facts about Geysir
A lot of tourists are unaware of the term Geysir which is actually Icelandic. Therefore, Yellowstone acquires its name from Iceland’s natural phenomena. In actual fact, the genuine Geysir, which is ancient is no longer active; however, visitors and locals noticed that activation could be enhanced, to make it vibrant again. A few meters from Geysir is Strokkur, which is active; it blows up every 8 minutes (more or less). A percentage of 99 of tourists visit this attraction.
Our visitors will take a break in the Geysir area for some coffee or brunch and thereafter, we will proceed to Gullfoss waterfall.
This will be our eastern point of this day tour. Therefore, on the way back, we are going to make a stop in Kerið crater which is open for visitors 24 hours each day.
The next stop we make will be in Hveragerði town and from there, we will drive to South West Icelandic coast to the Reykanes peninsula. This is a large area and Blue lagoon, which is our destination, is at the edge of Grindavík town.
Facts about the Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is an exceptional area in the world, offering natural wonders. Located against a lovely lava valley, the warm, creamy blue waters invite us to take a dip in this world-popular geothermal pool.
When the outside is 5°C, making it chilly, this 30°C dip can offer a wonderful treat. Also, lathering on the silica mud which is rich in minerals is believed to work wonders on the skin!
This is going to be our last stay on this tour except when travelers desire to experience and view elves and dwarfs in Hafnarfjörður!
Our tourists will choose whether to stop or not in areas related to Icelandic legends, since spirits and beings are not proven to exist.