Start the day by meeting your private driver-guide after breakfast at your hotel. Then begin your journey to the idyllic Icelandic countryside, on the classic Golden Circle route. First, you’ll visit the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can walk on a path in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and learn about the first site of Iceland's democracy.
Then you’ll stop for a lunch and a private tour of the charming Friðheimar greenhouse. Enjoy a delicious tomato soup and freshly baked bread to warm you up before continuing on your adventure.
Next on the route is the Haukadalur geothermal area, where you can see Geysir – the original “geyser” – and its more active neighbour Strokkur, which spouts water and steam metres into the air every few minutes. End the day with a visit to the two-tiered, roaring Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most memorable sights, before journeying on to your premium hotel for the night.
If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the northern lights dancing in the night sky at tonight’s accommodation.
Spend the night at Hotel Geysir (Suite).
Driving distance approx. 230 km / 143 mi.
Average Travel & Exploring Duration: 8-9 hours