Day 1: Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir:
UNESCO World Heritage site with Geological Wonders – The beautiful Golden Falls – Exploding Geysers – Iceland Travel’s Conservation Project
Transfer from pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavík to the tour’s meeting point. Please check your confirmation for your pre-arranged bus stop in Reykjavik. Please be at the pre-arranged bus stop no later than 15 minutes before the pick-up time.
Make sure that your phone number and e-mail are listed with Iceland Travel so we can contact you if needed.
The first day of your tour begins with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament. Here you can see the dramatic continental drift between the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates. An hour’s drive away, the popular Geysir geothermal area awaits. The most active geyser, Strokkur, shoots water high into the air every few minutes, but you’ll also witness several other boiling pools and hot springs.
Next your group will take part in Iceland Travel’s reforestation program, located in Haukadalur valley. You can help your group plant a total of five trees, which not only allows you to leave your mark in Iceland but also for your tour group to reduce your carbon footprint!
Then you will head onwards to Iceland’s most popular waterfall, the impressive two-stage Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”).
Dinner and overnight stay in Hvolsvöllur area.
Approximate travel distance: ca 279 km / 173 miles