Of course, you want to see the famous delights of the Golden Circle. But why not combine them with a quad biking adventure you’ll never forget? Two fantastic experiences in one – and more time and money to spend elsewhere.
The beloved Golden Circle tour combines three of Iceland's most popular sights and in this case, we are adding a few of our favorite stops as well.
Our first stop is the Þingvellir National Park, an area with significant historical importance. The first Icelandic parliament was founded here in 930 AD, making it one of the longest-running political establishments in Europe. Furthermore, because of the location, it is possible to walk from the North-American to the European tectonic plate.
Let us head to the mother of all geysers, the mighty Geysir. Unfortunately, it is rarely active these days, but her little brother Strokkur is active every 5-8 minutes, so get your cameras ready in order to catch the action.
We are also visiting Gullfoss, the "golden waterfall". In the summertime, up to 130 000 liters of water are running down the depths every second. Witnessing the true power of Mother Nature will be quite a spectacle.
As we promised above, we would like to show you one of our favorites as well. Kerid is a volcanic crater that is located in the Grímsnes area, The caldera itself is 55 meters deep and 270 meters wide. Furthermore, at the bottom of the crater, we will find a lake with aquamarine blue waters.
Let us end the day with something truly special. After the Golden Circle, you will be driven to the ATV basecamp. Here you will the chance to drive on a scenic route by Lake Hafravatn and the various terrains will guarantee your fun and excitement. The highest point of this journey will be on the top of Hafrafell Mountain. From here you will be able to enjoy the view of the Hengill mountain range, which is Iceland's third most active volcanic system. In addition, you will be able to see the Faxaflói bay and the whole capital region, Bláfjöll mountain range, and Esja, the mountain towering over Reykjavik.