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Golden Circle Route

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  • Type: Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 5.0 (4.8)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
About these ratings

The Golden Circle is a very popular tourist route that runs 190 miles by the Thingvellir National Park; the Gullfoss (Golden Falls), a 105-foot dual cascading waterfall; and the geothermal Haukadalur Valley, containing the Stokkur geyser that gushes 60-100 feet of water into the air every five minutes; among other attractions.

According to the tourist board, this smattering of attractions is easily accomplished in one day either via your own vehicle or a tour bus, of which many leave Reykjavik daily. Although some recent travelers recommend going at your own pace (in your own car), most travelers highly recommend using a tour company. TripAdvisor travelers like Iceland Excursions and Iceland Horizons. 

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