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Great Geysir (Great Geyser) Tours

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Great Geysir (Great Geyser)
The world's original geyser, the Great Geysir (Great Geyser) is the source of the English word after which all other geysers are named. Geysir literally means "gusher" in Icelandic, and this natural phenomenon in the Haukadalur geothermal region has been active for more than 10,000 years. Records of hot springs activity in the region date back to 1294.

The Basics
The Great Geysir's activity has become sporadic in the recent past, noticeably increasing with earthquake activity in the region. The nearby Strokkur geyser erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, shooting a plume of hot water 45 to 90 feet (15 to 30 meters) in the air.

Both Geysir and Strokkur are best seen as a stop on a classic Golden Circle tour that covers the natural wonders of southern Iceland, whether with a group and guide or on your own. Other landmarks include Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Seljalandfoss waterfall.

Things to Know
  • A brief stop here is sufficient; wait a few minutes to see Strokkur erupt.
  • You'll find a gift shop across the road.
  • Take a comprehensive Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik to see more of Iceland's top sites.
  • The Geysir area is handicap accessible with wide boardwalks.

How to Get There
The Great Geysir lies on the slope of Laugarfjall Hill, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) outside of Reykjavik. It takes about 90 minutes to reach by car from the city.

When to Get There
Both Geysir and the Strokkur geyser erupt on their own schedule; you won't have to wait around too long to see a spout.
Address: Haukadalsvegur, Geysir, Iceland
Admission: Free
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8 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small GroupMulti-day Tours

8 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 8-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head to West Iceland and Snæfellsnes Peninsula and find some hidden gems and locations to experience, such as Kirkjufell mountain, lava pillars, a white beach and waterfalls. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves.
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  • 8 days
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Golden Circle and Farm Visit with Free Ice CreamDay Trips

Golden Circle and Farm Visit with Free Ice Cream

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Explore Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle on an unforgettable small-group expedition. Visit famous Thingvellir National Park, iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and the exciting geothermal activity at Geysir in Haukadalur Valley. Get a real treat at a working dairy farm, where you meet the cows and taste fresh ice cream. Make the most of your limited time in Iceland.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden circle, Snowmobiling & Ice cave with live commentary and audio guideDay Trips

Golden circle, Snowmobiling & Ice cave with live commentary and audio guide

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Iceland is known for its big glaciers, high waterfalls and erupting geyser, on this tour you will witness it all in one day. You will visit Thingvellir national park, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall, go snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier and explore a man-made glacier ice cave.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
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Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private TourDay Trips

Golden Circle & Northern Lights Private Tour

Spend the day exploring the waterfalls, geysers, and national parks of Iceland’s Golden Circle and at night venture into the wilderness to find the northern lights. Take in the scenery from the comfort of a four-wheel-drive vehicle between stops at Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss, Kerio Crater, and a local farm. Stop for dinner before heading back out to search for the northern lights.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Small Group Golden Circle Day Tour with Kerid Crater and Farm VisitDay Trips

Small Group Golden Circle Day Tour with Kerid Crater and Farm Visit

There are a large number of Golden Circle tours on offer from Reykjavík but most focus on only the main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area. This tour stands out by also including visits to Kerið volcanic crater, Faxi waterfall, and a traditional Icelandic farm.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Combine Iceland´s most popular tours in one day! Start the day by visiting Iceland´s three most famous sites in The Golden Circle tour and relax in the wonder that is The Blue lagoon in the evening. The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal. The tour continues to Gullfoss waterfall and also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park. After an amazing day of nature exploring, you head back to Reykjavik and from there onwards to the Blue lagoon to go soak up in the warm and comfortable Blue Lagoon, one of the wonders of the world. Departure to the Blue Lagoon follows the end of the Golden Circle tour from BSI Terminal. Departure to the Blue Lagoon is at 18:00 & admission is set at 19:00. Returns after visiting the Blue Lagoon are flexible according to our schedule and do not need to be pre-booked in either direction.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small GroupMulti-day Tours

6 Day Minibus Winter Tour | Around Iceland Small Group

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This 6-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital. While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, hiking, and exploring ice caves. The nights are a perfect opportunity to search for the breathtaking aurora, in the starry night sky.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 days
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Golden Circle Private Day Tour - A small operator with a great personal serviceBus Tours

Golden Circle Private Day Tour - A small operator with a great personal service

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Take in the natural wonders along Iceland’s Golden Circle on a private tour that can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. Take your time exploring the geological wonders at Thingvellir National Park, watching the periodic eruptions of a hot pool named Strokkur at Geysir Hot Springs, and admiring Gullfoss—one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Iceland.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes Multi-day Tours

7-Day Complete Iceland: South Coast, Golden Circle, Akureyri & Snaefellsnes

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Many visitors to Iceland only take 1- or 2-day trips from the capital. This 7-day experience from Reykjavik offers the opportunity to get a less rushed and more in-depth experience of the country. Travel around the entire island, from the south coast to the East Fjords, to Akureyri, the capital of the north, and Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west, without the hassle of driving or arranging accommodation.
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  • 7 days
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8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast Nature and Wildlife

8-Day Iceland Ring Road Tour: Reykjavik, Akureyri, Golden Circle & South Coast

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For an in-depth experience of Iceland, one that is richer than taking quick day trips, this guided tour from Reykjavík spends eight days journeying around the Ring Road. See the country's best attractions, including waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and whale watching while soaking up its culture and heritage. Forget the hassle of driving and arranging hotels: This tour handles all logistics, including seven nights' accommodation with breakfast.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Golden Circle Private TourNature and Wildlife

Golden Circle Private Tour

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Private custom tour with an experienced guide along the most popular destinations in Iceland the Golden Circle
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Premium Golden Circle Tour in JeepDay Trips

Premium Golden Circle Tour in Jeep

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Privately guided tour in very comfortable Jeep, allows you to find all the hidden gems in Iceland and stop more often. To make your Golden Circle experience, even more special, we enhanced it by adding more exciting stops, like sheep corrals, amazing red pumice hills, and mine. You will also have a chance to meet Icelandic horses.
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  • 8 hours
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Golden Circle and South Iceland Private Full-Day TourDay Trips

Golden Circle and South Iceland Private Full-Day Tour

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See some of Iceland’s most popular natural wonders, and historical sites in a day. Drive down the Golden Circle to Thingvellir National Park, the location where Iceland’s parliament was founded. See the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir geothermal area that erupts every few minutes. Head towards the coast for a stop at the black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and visit the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Golden Circle and Green Energy Minibus Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle and Green Energy Minibus Tour from Reykjavik

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Visit Iceland’s Golden Circle sights and learn how its geothermal activity is used to generate energy on this day tour from Reykjavik. Discover how some of the country’s sustainable power is produced at the Hellisheiðarvirkjun geothermal plant, and see the three Golden Circle landmarks of Thingvellir National Park, Geyser, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, take in other scenic wonders, including Faxi waterfall. Air-conditioned transport and a break for lunch (own expense) included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Golden Circle Gourmet Food Tasting TourDay Trips

Private Golden Circle Gourmet Food Tasting Tour

Paris, Rome, New York. Everyone knows these are centers of amazing eating. But Reykjavik? You better believe it. And you will after this exciting and fulfilling full-day tour through some of the area’s best food ways and byways. With an expert guide, leave the Icelandic capital to visit a farm where you’ll munch on locally produced treats while watching the farm in action. Visit a greenhouse that grows tomatoes using power from geothermal activity and a classic turf farm where you’ll get to eat dried fish, smoked lamb, and pancakes with rhubarb jelly.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Jeep Tour - Midnight Sun, Golden Circle and Secret LagoonDay Trips

Private Jeep Tour - Midnight Sun, Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

We will start our tour with a stop at Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s first parliament was assembled in 930 AD. Here you will also see the canyon created by the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates spreading apart. The tour will continue to Haukadalur Valley, where the famous geyser Stokkur can be found. Be ready to feel the power of nature as you see Stokkur erupting just before your eyes every 10 minutes. The golden waterfall Gullfoss will be our next stop. There we will have a walk alongside the cascade and feel its drops on your face as the wind blows. You will be amazed by the beauty of this spectacular Icelandic waterfall. Before heading back to Reykjavik, you will have the chance to experience Iceland the way locals do, by bathing in one of Iceland’s oldest geothermal pools, the Secret Lagoon and relax while you enjoy the beautiful colors of the Icelandic Midnight Sun.
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  • 10 hours
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Snorkeling in Silfra & Golden Circle | Free Photos Day Trips

Snorkeling in Silfra & Golden Circle | Free Photos

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Why not start your day snorkeling in one of the top dive sites on this planet, Silfra fissure, and then drive the famous 300 kilometer Golden Circle sightseeing route in southern Iceland? Silfra’s clarity is unlike anything else and a must-see on your trip in Iceland. No experience required but all participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in water. Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík included. After the snorkeling we will take you on the Golden Circle tour, which is the most popular tourist route in Iceland. We will start at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir, where Althing was established around 930, but Thingvellir is where the two continents, Europe and America, meet. During the Golden Circle tour we will also visit the geothermal active valley Haukadalur where among others, the hot spring geysers Geysir and Strokkur are located and also we’ll be checking out the waterfall Gullfoss. Join us on this unforgettable adventure!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
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Private Golden Circle Classic Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Private Golden Circle Classic Tour from Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle—with its famous Geysir, waterfalls, and tectonic landscape—is one of the most popular tourist circuits in Iceland. Though nearly every tour company in Reykjavík offers a Golden Circle excursion, the tours themselves often leave travelers without flexibility or close attention from their guide. With this private tour, travel to the region’s main attractions at your own pace and while having a say in creating your itinerary.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Golden Circle & Black Beach ATV tour Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio GuideDay Trips

Golden Circle & Black Beach ATV tour Live Guide and Touch-Screen Audio Guide

Follow Iceland’s Golden Circle route and explore the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park on this day tour from Reykjavik. Travel with a guide into the Thingvellir National Park and discover the geothermal lakes, soaring peaks, and rugged landscapes for which the region is famous. Take in top attractions including the hot springs at Geysir and Gullfoss waterfall, and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery you find. Shoot across a black volcanic beach of Iceland's South Coast, on an ATV adventure fit for all true lovers of excitement and nature. With your on-board audio guide, gain insight into Iceland’s colourful history and fascinating geology. Tour includes round-trip travel from Reykjavík Terminal.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden circle and Whale watching in ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden circle and Whale watching in Reykjavik

This fulsome Reykjavik day trip showcases several of Iceland's most-loved natural highlights in a single day. At Þingvellir, stand where the Eurasian and American continental shelves pull apart, and where the history of a united Icelandic nation begins. Continue on the Golden Circle tourist route to experience the natural beauty of the Strokkur Geyser and the Gullfoss Waterfall before heading out for an early-evening whale-watching expedition. Avoid the hassle of renting a car and driving between each site; this bus tour makes it easy to get around, with the added bonus of your guide's commentary along the way.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden Circle & Friðheimar Farm - Private TourDay Trips

Golden Circle & Friðheimar Farm - Private Tour

We begin our journey by driving to one of Iceland's most legendary sites, the national park of Þingvellir. This is the original home of the Althing, the world's oldest extant parliament, and this is where the North-American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Next up is Haukadalur, home to hot springs that include the legendary Geysir (from which all geysers derive their name) and the still-active Strokkur. We will have lunch in Haukadalur, including some local delicacies. From there, it is only a 10 minute drive to Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), one of Europe's most powerful waterfalls and considered by some to be the highpoint of this tour. Our next stop is Friðheimar, an Icelandic greenhouse where you can see (and perhaps taste) for yourself how Icelanders use renewable energy to grow vegetables. On our way back home, we stop to take a look at the scenic volcanic crater Kerið and get a chance to see many examples of lcoal horses and farms.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar greenhouse (lunch included)Day Trips

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar greenhouse (lunch included)

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Combine a tour of Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route—the Golden Circle—with a visit to the Secret Lagoon. Explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, visit the original ‘Geysir’ geyser, and enjoy stunning views of the Gullfoss Waterfall. After lunch (own expense) at Fridheimar restaurant, head to the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Golden Circle & South Iceland Private Day TourDay Trips

Golden Circle & South Iceland Private Day Tour

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See all the main sights in just one day on this private two-in-one tour! Two of the most popular sightseeing routes in Iceland can now be done in one day, by taking part in this ultimate Golden Circle and South Coast tour. First you will visit the Golden Circle, which includes Thingvellir National Park and the historic assembly fields, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt from up close. Then the tour continues towards the coast, all the way to the famous black sand beach in Reynisfjara, and to two more waterfalls - Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. The private tour allows you more flexibility and is ideal for small groups and families.
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Classic Golden Circle by minibus from ReykjavíkDay Trips

Classic Golden Circle by minibus from Reykjavík

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This tour is the most popular attraction in Iceland and by no surprise. A perfect day tour as it is around 8 hours, showing great sights and you really get the feel of Icelandic nature. Breathtaking scenery the whole time which consists of the three iconic sights: Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall and the geyser which bares the name Geysir. A must do tour if you come to Iceland.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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