Iceland is emerging as a hot tourist destination and one of its most popular tours is called the Golden Circle. This blog post will explain just what the Golden Circle actually is. Read on.
First, the Golden Circle is actually a loop that leaves from Reykjavik. Further, it’s a day tour that runs all year round and lasts approximately 8 hours. The classic Golden Circle tour takes people to three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and Geysir. Some tours may offer other stops but, the core of the Golden Circle are those three.
If you are interested in taking this tour, you’ll have three general options:
By bus - Seats many. This is the cheapest option but also the least intimate. Runs on a fairly tight schedule. Minimal interaction with the tour guide due to the higher volume of people.
By van - Seats generally 12 people. A slightly more intimate experience.
By super jeep - Seats 5. Much more intimate and personal experience. Lots of interaction with the tour guide; a great way to learn more about what you are seeing. Includes some off-roading so it is more adventurous and you’ll get to see more of this part of Iceland.