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Thingvellir National Park Tours

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Overview
Thingvellir National Park is a remarkable volcanic landscape of gorges, waterfalls, lakes, and more, and is a favorite stop on Iceland’s Golden Circle Tour. The park offers endless recreation opportunities, from hiking and camping to snorkeling, diving, and fishing.

The Basics

Thingvellir is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, and as the plates continue to pull apart, they create new geological wonders. Highlights in the park include the hike to the Oxararfoss Waterfall, the views in Almannagja Gorge, fishing in Thingvallavatn Lake, and snorkeling at Silfra.

Thingvellir is also the birthplace of Iceland’s parliament, and you can visit the remains of the former parliament sites. Visit as part of a Golden Circle Tour or as part of a multi-day tour of Iceland’s natural attractions. To have more flexibility, visit on a hop-on hop-off tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plan to spend a whole day at Thingvellir as there’s much to see and do.
  • You can visit the park for free, but drivers must pay to park vehicles.
  • Thingvellir has a small cafeteria.
  • If you want to fish in the park, you’ll need to get a permit at the service center.
  • If you want to stay longer than one day, book a spot at the on-site campground, which has bathrooms, showers, washing machines, and outdoor grills.
How to Get There
Thingvellir National Park is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) northeast of Reykjavík, just off Route 36. The roads and trailheads inside the park are clearly marked, and there are plenty of scenic stops where you can park and enjoy the views. There is no public transportation to the park, so the easiest way to get to Thingvellir is by renting a car or booking a Golden Circle tour that includes transportation.

When to Get There
Thingvellir is one of the most visited parks in Iceland, and it gets crowded during the summer. In  July and August, visit first thing in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the masses. Fishing season runs from early May through mid-September, and northern lights viewing is best in late fall and winter.

Iceland’s Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour is a popular sightseeing loop from Reykjavik through Iceland’s southern uplands. This 190-mile (300-kilometer) route includes many of Iceland’s most scenic sights, such as Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Haukadalur geysers. You can see the Golden Circle in a day with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or drive yourself and go at your own pace.
Address: 801 Selfoss, Iceland
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Golden Circle & Traditional Icelandic Food Private Tour

Golden Circle & Traditional Icelandic Food Private Tour

This tour includes all the classical stops usually made on the so called Golden Circle Tour and more. Your guide will be a local person who partly grew up in the Golden Circle area and can therefore share with you how it was to grow up there as well as pointing out interesting facts and stories. The tour also offers some traditional dishes and tastes when it comes to local Icelandic food and snack. This tour combines beautiful nature and local food tasting guided by a local certified guide from Reykjavík in a comfortable minivan.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$475.00
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$475.00
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Private Golden Circle Tour Iceland

Private Golden Circle Tour Iceland

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Many of Iceland’s most impressive natural attractions lie on the famous Golden Circle route, and it’s the perfect way to admire the country’s rugged beauty. On this private tour, spin along the Golden Circle route in comfort from your Reykjavik accommodation with your guide. Hit top attractions like Gullfoss waterfall, UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park, and the Haukadalur geothermal area, and personalize your route to hit the sites of most interest.
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  • 7 hours
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$966.22
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$966.22
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4 Days South Coast, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes (with bonus itinerary)

4 Days South Coast, Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes (with bonus itinerary)

In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the beautiful Western Iceland. There, you’ll explore the hidden gem of the West, the peninsula of Snæfellsnes. It is characterized by magnificent and picturesque sites: glacial-carved mountains, endless black beaches, moss topped lava fields, volcanic craters, coastal cliffs topped off by the volcanic glacier Snæfellsjökull and the Center of the Earth. On the second day, you’ll be taken to the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken to with our local favorites to visit a traditional diary farm. On the third and forth day, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,106.36
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$1,106.36
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Lava Tunnel Caving & Golden Circle | Small Group

Lava Tunnel Caving & Golden Circle | Small Group

Combining caving and the Golden Circle tour in Iceland gives you a unique experience of the Icelandic nature. You will see the wonders of the Icelandic nature while driving through the country site and explore the underworld wonders of the Icelandic lava fields by visiting the cave, Leiðarendi.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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SuperSaver: Golden Circle Afternoon Tour and Northern Lights Adventure by Minibus from Reykjavik

SuperSaver: Golden Circle Afternoon Tour and Northern Lights Adventure by Minibus from Reykjavik

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Make the most of your time in Iceland on this guided tour from Reykjavik that combines three of the country's most spectacular sites with a northern lights tour. During the day, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park, marvel at the teeming waterfall of Gullfoss, and watch Geysir spout steaming hot water into the air. After being dropped off back at your hotel, there is time to rest before you are picked back up to go hunting for the northern lights.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.67
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3-Day Golden Circle and Glacier Lagoon Small-Group tour from Reykjavik

3-Day Golden Circle and Glacier Lagoon Small-Group tour from Reykjavik

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Explore the south coast of Iceland on a 3-day, 2-night adventure. Discover the icy wonderland of the Glacier Lagoon, try glacier walking and ice caving, and do it all with the companionship of your small group and the expertise of professional guides. Visit the highlights of Southern Iceland’s beautiful Golden Circle, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, and Geysir. 2 nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, and transportation are included.
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  • 3 days
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$950.88
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$950.88

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

Glaciers and Aurora: Around Iceland in Winter

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Explore Iceland’s ring road on an intimate small group tour. Maximize your chances of seeing the elusive Northern Lights, and experience Icelandic winter landscapes. Join a 9-night journey through the countryside, from the South Coast to Goðafoss waterfall in the North and around the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Explore villages, glaciers, lava formations, and waterfalls for full immersion in this mysterious landscape. Enjoy 9 nights’ accommodation at local farms, ensuring you meet local people and animals and eat authentic cuisine.
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  • 10 days
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$3,785.63
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$3,785.63
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Golden Circle Blue Lagoon & The wonders of Reykjanes

Golden Circle Blue Lagoon & The wonders of Reykjanes

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We combine two of the most popular attractions in the same tour. Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon or The Wonders for Reykjanes. After the Golden Circle we drive to the Blue Lagoon, where those who want have the opportunity to relax for 2 hours while the rest of the group drive around the Reykjanes peninsula. 11 hour day tour from Reykjavik for a good price!
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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$133.34
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Colden Circle - Puffin Travel style Private tour

Colden Circle - Puffin Travel style Private tour

This tour is private, max 5 passengers. Operated by Puffin Travel Iceland. We will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation in the greater capital area. Vehicles: Land Rover Defender super modified jeep and Land Rover Discovery more luxury. Guides/drivers: Gulla or Villi Duration 7 hours. We tailor all our tours - The itinerary is always open - it is all up to you. Don't hesitate to contact us fx. if you want to tailor your tour or if you have special request's just contact us.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$525.26
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$525.26
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Afternoon Golden Circle | Small Group

Afternoon Golden Circle | Small Group

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The Golden Circle is one of the most popular sightseeing tour in Iceland – which doesn’t come as a surprise considering you are visiting the most renowned attractions in the country when you drive along the Golden Circle route. The tour mainly consists of 3 distinctly unique locations; Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir known as Strokkur and the waterfall called Gullfoss. Thingvellir is the first stop which showcases where the Icelandic Parliament began in 930AD and is still running to this day. The second stop is the only erupting Geysir in Iceland, Strokkur. In 1963 after decades of it not erupting locals under advice from the Geysir Committee helped to clear a blockage and it has been erupting ever since. The third and final stop is Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) which was created at the end of the last Ice Age. Gullfoss is known to be the largest waterfall in terms of volume of water with the average around 1400 m³/s in summer and 80 m³/s in winter.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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3 Days Tour - Golden Circle, Southcoast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

3 Days Tour - Golden Circle, Southcoast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The Golden Circle consists of three equally stunning locations in southwest Iceland: Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These sites are renowned across the world and are all as spectacular as they are unique. The South Coast of Iceland is famed for its wealth of landmarks and dramatically diverse scenery. Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss are two impressive waterfalls while the black sand beach Reynisfjara is renowned for its fascinating geology, with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey rock arch.  Marvel at a landscape comprising of crystal clear water and floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Black Sand Beach.   • Small group tour • Highly rated and recommended by guests
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  • 3 days
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$833.16
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$833.16
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Northern Lights Hunt and Glacier Lagoon

Northern Lights Hunt and Glacier Lagoon

This tour will take you to some of the most magnificent spots in the country; in addition to that, we will also hunt for the amazing Northern Lights. Highlights include the famous Geysir hot spring area, beautiful waterfalls, the unique Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and much more. The tour is designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the breathtaking Northern Lights. However, despite our long experience in leading groups, please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that is very hard to predict, hence sightings cannot be guaranteed.
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  • 5 days
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$881.46
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Private Golden Circle Tour with a Professional Photographer/Guide

Private Golden Circle Tour with a Professional Photographer/Guide

This is a private tour for up to 4 people. Please contact us directly for bigger groups. Explore the must-see attractions of Iceland's Golden Circle at your leisure with a professional photographer/guide who can assist you in getting the best shots for your photography portfolio or help you capture memorable memories for you and your family or friends. This tour is private to your group and we only use comfortable 4x4 Jeeps to show you the breathtaking beauty of the Golden Circle.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$495.00
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$495.00
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Golden Secret Circle Aurora hunt and Visit Greenhouse.

Golden Secret Circle Aurora hunt and Visit Greenhouse.

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Iceland’s Golden Circle links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, from bubbling mud pools to cascading waterfalls, but their remote locations make exploring a challenge. On this tour, spin through the Icelandic countryside with round-trip travel from your Reykjavik hotel included. Hit top attractions including the UNESCO–listed Thingvellir National Park, and spot the famous Northern Lights dancing in the dark skies.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,459.46
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$1,459.46
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Private Golden Circle

Private Golden Circle

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Discover the popular Icelandic sightseeing route known as the Golden Circle on this private guided tour. The itinerary includes the Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and the Gullfoss Waterfall, plus a visit to a tomato farm with food and drinks made from organically grown tomatoes and the Faxi waterfall.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$452.81
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$452.81
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The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle

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Explore the natural beauty of Iceland´s most treasured sights on the Golden circle. This beautiful region is never short of fantastic scenery. Discover the geothermal energy of Haukadalur, where the geyser Strokkur is very dependable and erupts every 5 to 10 minutes. Only a few minutes away from the geothermal area you will find Gullfoss waterfall which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. Witness the mighty Hvítá glacial river as it plunges into a deep gorge. We like to bring our friends to a local dairy farm to taste refreshing homemade ice cream while admiring the cows on the farm. We also like to suggest a light lunch at Friðheimar greenhouse, where every item on the menu has tomatoes. An absolutely delightful restaurant and staff.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$1,263.52
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$1,263.52
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Private Golden Circle with extra G

Private Golden Circle with extra G

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Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Field, and Thingvellir National Park. These sites are renowned across the world and are all as spectacular as they are unique, no wonder that Golden Circle is on top of almost every visitor’s list to do. Challenge starts with choosing company to travel with. Make sure you add extra G to your tour. With G spot Iceland you will have the opportunity to see all wonders of Golden Circle in genuinely small groups of max 4 people per guide. We'll drive you in a comfortable jeep with some extra spots and opportunity to explore unique 9000 years old lava cave. We'll take you for a delicious tomato soup with home baked style bread in a warm greenhouse where we would relax between tomatoes and bumble bees. Adventure is waiting out there... Let's do it together.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$292.34
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$292.34
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7 Day Private Tour Around Westfjords & Snæfellsnes Peninsula

7 Day Private Tour Around Westfjords & Snæfellsnes Peninsula

This seven days journey will amaze you by the true colours of Iceland, you will see and learn why is Iceland such a magical and unique place, loved by the tourists and its locals. Ravishing nature, rich cultural heritage, mesmerizing energy, are just some of the thrills that your guide will share with you on this remarkable adventure. Bathing in the natural pools, visiting hot spots like Snaefellsnes peninsula, Kirkjufell mountain, Látrabjarg cliffs, Rauðasandur beach and Dynjandi waterfall, various small villages with rich history as well as otherworldly Strandir area, famous fjords and National Park Thingvellir are some of the most popular and interesting places you will experience on this amazing tour.
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  • 7 days
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$5,433.68
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$5,433.68
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Golden circle private tour

Golden circle private tour

The Golden Circle classic tour includes three main stops. The waterfall Gullfoss, one of Europe´s most powerful waterfall, which is a two-tiered falls, with a total drop of 32 meters. The spouting geysers at Geysir. Her we find the world’s second-tallest spouting geyser called Strokkur. Strokkur is also one of the world’s most active geysers, spouting every 3-7 minutes. Then we also visit the National park of Þingvellir. Which is, without doubt, the most historic location in Iceland. There we also find one of the best locations in the world to see a continental divide in action. The park also features one of the world´s clearest lakes, with its unusual formation and strange biological evolution.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,243.25
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$1,243.25
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Golden Circle Tour

Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle is a day tour in the south of Iceland which covers around 300km, looping from the capital, Reykjavík, into central Iceland and back. You'll travel from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park, a location of historical significance and a national park due to its unique geology and natural features. Together with Þingvellir and the geysers of Haukadalur, Gullfoss forms the Golden Circle
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.68
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$136.68
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3 day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights

3 day Blue Ice Cave, South Coast, Golden Circle and Northern Lights

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In this tour, you’ll get the chance to see the famous Geysir and the geothermal area, Gullfoss the powerful waterfall, Thingvellir National Park in the Golden Circle. You’ll also be taken to with our local favorites to visit a traditional diary farm where you’ll try ice cream, free of charge. On the second and third day, you’ll be taken to the famous South Coast. Along the shore, you’ll get to see the famous black sand beach, Reynisfjara, our stunning glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón in Vatnajökull National Park, where you’ll also get the change to explore Europe’s largest glacier and enter a blue ice cave in it. If nature allows, even the magnificent Northern Lights.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$642.38
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$642.38
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Bi-monthly Gay Golden Circle

Bi-monthly Gay Golden Circle

The BI-MONTHLY GAY GOLDEN CIRCLE & SECRET LAGOON is a fabulous day out with fellow LGBTQI+ people, a wonderful guide, spectacular landscapes followed by a couple of drinks and getting to know each other better for those who want at the end of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.03
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$152.03

6-days Aurora Borealis in Iceland - Roundtrip in 4x4 bus with small groups

6-days Aurora Borealis in Iceland - Roundtrip in 4x4 bus with small groups

Discover Iceland's beautiful scenery from all sides and be guided by one of the most experienced and local guides in Iceland. You visit the main sights, the beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and drive with a 4x4 highland bus in a small group. In the evening it is possible to see the beautiful Northern Lights Aurora Borealis from our wonderful accommodations.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,473.71
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$2,473.71

Golden Circle & Geothermal Bath Private Tour

Golden Circle & Geothermal Bath Private Tour

This Golden Circle tour offers Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal area, Þingvellir National Park, Kerid Crater, Faxi Waterfall and Fontana Geothermal Baths. After exploring Waterfalls, Crater and Hot springs you can unwind and relax in the Hot Tubs and Steam Rooms at Fontana Spa. After a relaxing stop you will see the Þingvellir National Park a World Heritage site with the amazing rift valley which lies between the two tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$393.00
Price varies by group size
From
$393.00
Price varies by group size
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