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Golden Circle Route

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Address: Iceland
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Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through...

Ideal for short-stay visitors, this scenic driving route through southwestern Iceland features excellent scenery and major sites.

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It is smaller then I thought of going to be. If you were at Yellowstone, you can skip it, that is way better. The only better thing here this geysir erupt every 10 minute or so... read more

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Surrey, Canada
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It is smaller then I thought of going to be. If you were at Yellowstone, you can skip it, that is way better. The only better thing here this geysir erupt every 10 minute or so, not hourly. But only last a few seconds so don't look away. Water flowing is hot. Otherwise it is a nice drive.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was worth it. We went in winter so there wasn't as much day light through the day but was perfectly timed. So many good locations as there's so much to see in Iceland this was a easy way to see alot in one day definitely recommend

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove on our own and followed the golden circle route, Pingvellir Park, Geysir and Gulfoss. All within 1-1.5 hrs easy drive from Reyjkavik. Breathtaking views everywhere. I would recommend to anyone.

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The techtonic plates, guysers and gulfloss were great.... you can't go to Iceland without seeing these at least once.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must tour. You will see all the major sights of South Iceland. The national park, Gullfoss, Geyser and Kerid crater are all amazing sights and should be unmissable.

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Malmo, Sweden
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Excellent trip when you visiting Iceland , there is a lot of places to visit , Gullfoss was so beautiful and powerfull and my favourite was the secret lagoon with hot bath.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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Don't see the need for a tour of these attractions! The national park, geysers and Gullfoss waterfall are an easy drive to from Reykjavik . Very nice day! Beautiful country! Don't miss stopping at the greenhouse restaurant for fresh tomato soup and amazing breads!

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We drove the Golden Circle route as a detour between Vatnajokull Nat Park and Snaefellsnes,because I wanted to see Gullfoss. Magnificent sight, certainly doesn't disappoint. But the rest of the route is very ordinary, landscape-wise.Yes, you have the whoosh of the quite small Strokkur geyser which amuses for 10 minutes, good fun, then you move on. The Pingvellir World Heritage... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the golden circle on our first visit to Iceland as it is an easy drive from Reykjavik with lots of interesting sights to see highlights being lake laugarvatn ,geysir and gullfoss and the rift of the tectonic plates at pingvellir national park was quite special also

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My top tip for visiting the Golden Circle would be to hire a car and not be beholden to tours, driving is easy. The Gullfoss Waterfalls are spectacular, like a mini Niagara Falls! I found the Geysers just incredible, the bubble before they erupt just has to be seen. The cafe opposite the Geysers is also well worth a visit... More 

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