Golden Circle

Learn more about one of the top attractions in Iceland

The „Golden Circle“ – an overview

19.07.2022
UNDRA

Gullni hringurinn (“The Golden Ring” or “Golden Circle”) is one of the top attractions in Iceland. This South West Iceland itinerary, which can be started from Reykjavík, includes several of the island’s most-known sightseeing spots. It can be taken as a day trip.

Three of the main attractions on this route are:

  • Þingvellir National Park with the Drekkingarhylur and the Öxarárfoss waterfall
  • Haukadalur geothermal area with Geysir “Strokkur” erupting about every 10 minutes
  • The Gullfoss Waterfall (“Golden Waterfall”)

The volcanic crater Kerið, the hot springs around Laugarvatn and the former bishopric Skálholt are also frequently visited on the route.

 

From the Ring Road in Southwest Iceland you can start the tour of the Golden Circle:

 

The Þingvellir National Park:

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The geothermal area Haukadalur with Strokkur:

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The waterfall Gullfoss:

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… Would you like to learn out more about the individual attractions of the Golden Circle? Then follow UNDRA on an exciting journey through Iceland here in the UNDRA Journal!

 

Images: Adobe Stock, UNDRA

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