golden circle



When you look at a map of Iceland, you can’t help but think “It looks so small.” But once you set foot on Iceland, the enormity of it strikes you. Yes, it’s roughly the size of the US state of Ohio, and yes, you could conceivably drive the 832 miles (1332 kms) around the Ring Road in two very long […]

What to Do with Two Days in Iceland


The Golden Circle is the name given to the tourist track that starts from Reykjavik and ventures to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Dozens of tour companies, like Reykjavik Excursions and Grey Line Iceland, offer bus tours to go see these beautiful natural wonders. The tours vary in duration from 6-9 hours and may or may not include lunch […]

Exploring the Golden Circle



Þingvellir National Park, located in the southwest of Iceland not too far from Reykjavik, is another stop on the Golden Circle Route. It’s the first stop that most tourist will make after leaving Reykjavik, and is about an hour away from the capital. Þingvellir is a site of great historical and geological significance in Iceland. It is the site of […]

Þingvellir: Where History and Nature Collide


Just a few kilometers past Geysir, along Iceland’s Golden Circle route in the southwest of the country, lies Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions, visited for the enormity of the falls and the immense beauty of the surrounding area. The falls are formed where the Hvítá river comes around a bend, plunges down several levels […]

The Awesome Power of Gullfoss Waterfall


Geysir, located along the Golden Circle in southwest Iceland, is the geyser from which all geysers take their name. Only here’s the ironic thing – Geysir rarely erupts any more, so most visitors to Geysir are actually coming to see the nearby smaller geysir, Strokkur erupt. Geysir was the first recorded geysir, and earliest records date its existence back to […]

Geysir: Iceland’s Famous Geyser