Going for Gold?

The Golden Circle is the name given to a route passing through the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, including the big three of Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park.  The 300km circuit makes it an ideal day trip from Reykjavík, and a number of companies offer guided bus tours of the route, with a few extra destinations thrown in for good measure.  I don’t usually join guided tours, preferring to discover things for myself, but a full-day trip with Reykjavík Excursions was 9800ISK (about £48), around the same cost as the scheduled bus to the sites, so I thought why not give it a go? Continue reading