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The Grand Golden Circle Tour in Iceland

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 15:42

National park of Thingvellir

This is the very first stop for the journey and National Park of Thingvellir. It is not just a geological wonder site, located on the intersection of Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The place is also charged with a lot of history and if you have your Grand Golden Circle Tour arranged by gotojoyiceland.com then you are going to visit this as your first site. This was the first parliament site in the world and from the beginning of 930 AD to 1798. It tells stories for political and geographical struggles, it comprises as well as depicts ongoing evolution. Thingvelliraccepted on the list o World heritage of UNESCO for the cultural values it possesses.

Gullfoss

This one is the third stop of the trip and the waterfall of Gullfoss or the golden falls. It holds the second position in being Europe’s waterfall that is also the most powerful. Any tour organizer will always include this on their Grand Golden Circle Tour itinerary. The water from the fall drops down in two distinct stages of twenty-one meters and eleven meters into a big crevice making it appear as if the entire water. The falls can be enjoyed from several scenic points.

Geysir

The trip organizers take a second stop at Geysir where you can see the erupting geysers right in front of your eyes. This Great Geysir stopped eruption in the 2000s but strokkur which is considered its baby brother, goes-off every now and then. The height of the water reaches an average height of twenty to fifteen meters in the air. At geyser, there are nice restaurants where you can get good things to eat.

Faxi

Fourth stop during the trip would be at Faxi that is another waterfall located on Tunguflot River and beautifully plunges down for more than seven meters. It is quite impressive to view. Faxifoss was named after Vatnsleysa farm that meant “water shortage. This waterfall is full of salmon fish.

Kerið

This is last and fifth stop of this trip and is a picturesque crater lake located Grimnes area of South Iceland. This caldera is made of volcanic rocks that are red in color and also the black volcanic rocks. It is quite a recognizable spot and you shall be picked from any of the Reykjavik guest houses or hotels. This spot on the tour of Golden circle is available till November end from the month of May.