Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour

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  • 9 hr

At Thingvellir can you see where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Þingvellir was also the setting of the world´s oldest parliament. At Geysir geothermal area is Strokkur the biggest geyser. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes throwing a column of water up to 30 to meters in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Gullfoss created by the river Hvítá is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Iceland. On the tour, we also stop at the picturesque Faxi waterfall. But there is more. After enjoying the Golden Circle can you relax in a unique and most popular attraction in Iceland the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa located in a beautiful lava field. (!!! PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY TO THE BLUE LAGOON IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE AND MUST BE PRE-BOOKED!!! ) CO2 OFFSETTING: 4 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. We neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Thingvellir National Park

At Thingvellir National Park, Iceland gave birth to its first parliament and was the first democratic national parliament in the world. It’s called Althing (Alþing). Therefore it’s Iceland’s most significant and historical and geological places. The parliament was founded in the year 930 AD and is the oldest parliament in the world that’s still fully operating. Althing was held outdoors at Thingvellir until the year 1844 when the Icelandic Parliament was moved to Iceland’s capital Reykjavik and has been operated there ever since. At Thingvellir, you can clearly see where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and also how spectacularly these plates have been drifting apart. At the slow and non-violent speed the plates drift apart at the rate of 2 cm (0.79 in) per year. This process is steadily forming the island’s markable landscape over millions of years. After your visit to this markable place, you’ll leave with a sense of history as you explore more of the Icelandic nature since the area is a high concentration of volcanic activity and many newly lava fields can be found in many places as well as several lava tubes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Geysir

You are in for a treat since The Great Geysir is the oldest documented geyser in all of Europe. Many other languages have adopted the geyser word (géiser, Geysir, gejzir, etc.). But the word Geysir comes from the Icelandic verb “geysa” which means “to gush”. Is it also the first printed described Geysir in all modern Europe. The highly active Hot Spring Area of Geysir and the boiling mud pits are great for shooting photos. The old and The Great Geysir can hurl boiling water up to an average height of 70m (229ft). Even though The Great Geysir isn’t as active as it used to be, it has a brother called Strokkur which spouts boiling water 30m (100ft) up in the air every few minutes. There is also a newly opened exhibits and informative presentation Geysir Center which is open all year round.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss

The next stop on this amazing tour is the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Which is without a doubt one of Iceland’s amazing and famous waterfalls. The name translates directly to the Golden Falls. It comes from the glacial river Hvítá. The Gullfoss Waterfall drops amazingly down two huge steps 11m (36ft) and 22m (71ft) and then distributes into a 2,5 km (1.6 mi) long crevasse. The crevasse was formed at the end of the Ice Age by catastrophic flood waves. Each year it is lengthened by 25cm (9.8ft) because of the constant water erosion. The waterfall created immense power which you will witness and experience firsthand when walking alongside it. You will enjoy the mist of glacial water on your face and if the sun is up you’ll most likely witness a beautiful rainbow as you can see in the photo above. On the tour, we also stop at the picturesque Faxi waterfall. But there is more. We also offer a number of optional stops, including Efstadal dairy farm, Fridheimar Tomato Farm, The Secret Lagoon and more. But the Secret Lagoon is one of the best-kept secrets as a tourist attraction in Iceland.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Blue Lagoon

Discover the waters of the Blue Lagoon. A journey through a spa of the volcanic earth harmonizes with nature. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland´s most popular attractions and does not need any introduction. A unique and relaxing geothermal spa located in a beautiful lava field only 45 minutes from Reykjavik. The Blue Lagoon is a must-visit place for all guests of Iceland. Please note that entry to the Blue Lagoon is NOT included in the tour price and must be pre-booked. In 2012 the Blue Lagoon was listed as one of the world’s 25 wonders by the National Geographic magazine. Can you imagine the scene? You laying in the milky white warm bath located in the raw and rugged lava field while maybe having the chance of seeing the Northern lights in the sky (over wintertime)? That is a travel story everyone loves to bring back to their friends and family. Here are some facts about the Blue Lagoon: • It's man-made • The steaming hot water is first used as a geothermal power plant and then directed into the lagoon • The temperature of the lagoon is 37-40°C (98- 104°F) • The water comes from the depth of 2000 meters (6561 ft) • The lava filed it’s located in is 800-year-old • In the lagoon, you will find an in- water cave, warm waterfall and an in-water bar where you can purchase drinks while in the lagoon. • They're nothing less than 9 million liters (2,377,548 gallons) of water in the lagoon. • Every 40 hours the total supply of the lagoon's water has been renewed. • The beautiful blue color comes from the silica. The lagoon's water is a combination of freshwater and seawater and really rich in silica and minerals. • In the summertime, you’ll get an extra color to the mixture or the color green which comes from algae. • The healing water has helped a lot of people with psoriasis or other skin ailments. • At the Blue Lagoon, you can choose from 3 packages. Basic, comfort, and luxury • It’s not recommended to bring children younger than 2 years old.

Duration: 2 hour
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