|The Golden Circle is one of Iceland‘s most popular day tours. You can observe the beauty of Iceland´s nature and learn about the country´s history, dating back to the settlement era.
We begin the day by driving to Skalholt where the first bishop, Isleifur Gissurarson, was ordained in 1056. Skalholt was the bishopric of South Iceland and a cultural and educational centre for 700 years. From Skalholt we drive to to the waterfall Faxi and then to one of the world´s most active geothermal fields, the Geothermal field at Haukadalur, where plenty of boiling springs and hot mud pots are to be found. The Great Geyser is what this geological phenomenon is named by. Strokkur, another famous geyser nearby, erupts every few minutes, shooting a tower of water and steam 30 meters into the air. Following, we will visit The Golden Falls, one of the most impressive cascades in Europe. There we can view the history of Sigridur Tomasdottir from Brattholt. It is suspected that Sigridur managed to prevent the harnessing of the waterfall, which had been planned for electricity generating purposes. The last destination on this trip is Thingvellir, where we will review the nation´s history. At Thingvellir, Althingi – the national parliament – was founded around 930, and continued to convene there until 1798. Many major historical events in the Icelandic history have taken place at Thingvellir. Today, Thingvellir is a national park, which is meant to remain in public ownership and be protected by Althingi forever. From Thingvellir we go to the eruption crater Kerid. The crater Kerid was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar. It is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. From there we return back to yur hotel.
Season: All year round
Children 0 – 12 = 50% discount.
Jeep day tours from Stracta Hotel, Hella:
| The Golden Circle
Jeep day tourThe Golden Circle
| The South Coast
Jeep day tourThe South Coast
| The South Coast to Thakgil
Jeep day tourThe South Coast to Thakgil
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Jeep day tourLandmannalaugar
| Landmannalaugar – Fjallabak
Jeep day tourLandmannalaugar - Fjallabak