Collect your rental car in the morning and head into the countryside, beginning with visits to some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on the popular “Golden Circle” route. Start at Þingvellir National Park, where you can walk in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates! Here you can also learn about the establishment of the first parliament in the world.
Continue next to the two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area with its spouting hot springs and the Kerið implosion crater. At Geysir, we recommend a visit to the multimedia show, where your family can virtually experience such wonders as being in an ice cave and seeing the northern lights. Before returning to Reykjavik, you can also visit the Slakki family petting zoo at Laugarás, where the kids can make friends with some friendly Icelandic farm animals (open during summer).
Driving distance approx. 206 km / 128 mi.