Day 1 – Reykjavík – Þingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir
Your knowledgeable and friendly driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík at 08.30 am. Your first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Viking Parliament and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we get a good view of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, an area where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are slowly drifting apart. Next up, you go on a short drive to the Geysir geothermal area, home to countless hot springs. There, you will witness the mighty Strokkur geyser spew boiling hot water up to 20 meters in the air every 5-10 minutes. After another short ride, you arrive at the famous Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. The thunderous gush of water cascades down about 32 meters in two giant steps and drops into a deep gorge. Afterwards, you are driven through the farmlands of the south to a country hotel that sits in the rural Fljótshlíð, which is away from any light source – a perfect spot for viewing the Northern Lights. You will spend the night in a cozy country hotel.
Driving: 4-5 hrs