Day 2 - Golden Circle
The tour program starts at 8:45, when you meet with your guide for a short city tour of Reykjavík. Next, the famous Golden Circle, starting off with Þingvellir National Park, the site of the first Viking parliament, and the mid-Atlantic ridge. Þingvellir (or Thingvellir) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a wonderful nature reserve, and an interesting geological site. Geysir, your next stop on the Golden Circle, is covered in hot springs, the most famous being 'Strokkur', the smaller but just as mighty brother of the dormant Geysir. The double waterfall, Gullfoss, completes the Golden Circle, with thundering, cascading glacial water crashing down in the Hvítá river. The final stop before heading to your accommodation is Kerið, meaning 'the Crater', an ancient volcano with a beautiful crater lake inside its amphitheater shaped bowl.
In the evening you are welcomed outside to look out for the Northern Lights.
Accommodation: Hotel Eyjafjallajökull. Breakfast included.
Driving distance: 270 km / 168 miles