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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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The falls were still partially frozen when I visited them but to stand next to such a force of nature is a site not to be missed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

The falls were still partially frozen when I visited them but to stand next to such a force of nature is a site not to be missed.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Gateway to Iceland had lots of great reviews as a tour operator and so I went with them and I am glad I did. They delivered what they promised which was a small intimate tour with a superb guide. Being picked up in a 10 seater minibus as opposed to a 50 seater coach made for a nicer experience and... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

The guide was amazing, lots of toilet and drink/lunch stops. It was great to see everything in one trip

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Ashton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We did this trip with a private tour guide so could spend as much or as little time at each place as we wanted and stop off to take photos at places not scheduled into the coach tours. The waterfalls and geysers were nice and interesting. As it was March and therefore still winter, there wasn't much vegetation about so... More 

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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

I was there with my husband last year. We opted to rent a car on our own and use the onboard navigation. We passed many tour buses and did our own schedule. It was a highlight of our European trip! Stunning in every way!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Its a whole day out in the countryside with a good guide you get both a geography and history tour. Its a pity they do not stop for a tea break more often

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Episkopi, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

We did this trip with Bus Travel Iceland (who I discovered through a Trip Advisor review). As well as visiting the traditional Golden Circle sights of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir, we also made several other short stops to view a crater, smaller waterfall and to feed the horses! The sights were spectacular and our tour guide, Ragner (the best I... More 

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

All the sites seem to be under-stated and not-in-your-face and just added to the natural beauty of the place. Gullfoss, the waterfalls, were stunning; Geysir, is an area of hot water springs including an awesome, regular and up-close 15-20m geyser which erupts approximately every 5 minutes. The local visitor centre has a restaurant and food centre which, considering this is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

A friend (native Icelander) drove me on this tour in early March. It was very cold but lovely. If I was a geologist I would have loved it even more. Each of the 3 stops (at the geysir, national park and waterfall) are worth the stop, view and pictures. I left wanting to know more and read about the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Very popular tour therefore very busy but still worth the trip. Doesn't feel like a tourist trap as no one is looking to wring out any money.

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