What is Iceland’s Golden Circle sightseeing route and why is it so popular? Where should you stop when driving the Golden Circle? Read on and learn about Iceland’s most popular route and the top detours along the way.
Hear anyone talk about excursions in Iceland, and it is more than likely that they will bring up the Golden Circle. It features near the top of almost every list of things to do in the country and is listed as a sightseeing tour on nearly every tour provider’s website.
The Golden Circle consists of three equally stunning locations in southwest Iceland: Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These sites are renowned across the world and are all as spectacular as they are unique. None of them is further than a two hour’s drive from Reykjavík, and thus all three can be visited within a day.
5.1 – Fontana Geothermal Baths
5.3 – Secret Lagoon in Fludir
5.7 – Solheimar Eco-Village
5.8 – Thjorsardalur Valley
5.9 – Skalholt