This classic Reykjavik trip is your ticket to the ‘big three’ – Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir. Collectively they’re known as ‘The Golden Circle’ and they give you a taster of Iceland’s scenic might. Your first stop is the national park. Thingvellir ranks at the top of Iceland’s tourist attractions and in 2004 it was given a coveted spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The park’s surrounded by mountains and covers a huge lava plain of green moss and wild flowers. Next up, it’s Gullfoss’ turn to shine. Also known as the ‘Golden Waterfall’, it’s the most famous of the country’s falls. Here, the river Hvita drops 96 feet in two falls, creating an awesome spectacle. After time here, you’ll head for Geysir, where hissing springs await. The active geyser, “Strokkur” spouts water every few minutes and it’s an incredible sight to see. This is also where you’ll enjoy your lunch.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.