THE TOP TEN TOUR is a day tour from Reykjavik that includes the most important places and the most exciting activities in Iceland. The tour covers the famous Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal field, Gullfoss waterfall), the highlands of Iceland with exciting rough road driving on Kjolur mountain road, a boat tour on Hvitarvatn glacier lake and a glacier hike on Langjokull glacier.
All in one, in one extraordinary day!
Adults: 29,900 ISK per person
Children (8-15 years): 50% discount
Available: every day from Jun 15th - Sep 10th
Duration: Approximately 11 hours
Difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy
Pick up: At your accommodation in Reykjavik at 8:30
Minimum age: 8 years old
Included: Guide, transport, boat ride and crampons for glacier hike
Note: Bring warm clothing, rain gear and good hiking boots. Hiking boots can be rented for 1,000 ISK. We can also provide raincoats and extra clothing, just ask us when you book the tour
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Golden Circle - Highlands of Iceland - Glacier Hiking - Glacier lake sailing
Thingvellir, the heart of Iceland, was declared a national park in 1930. A law was passed designating Þingvellir as “a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged. Thingvellir were nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 2, 2004. The nomination states that the site is of outstanding universal value and should be preserved as a cultural site and for its natural environment.
More information about Thingvellir National Park here.
Geysir geothermal field has hundreds of hot springs of all types, most of them with boiling water – and a few of them are geysers. The best known hot springs in the area are Great Geysir, Strokkur, Blesi, Konungshver, Seidir, Litli-Geysir, Oþerrishola, Thykkvuhverir, Smidur and Sodi. Strokkur is erupting every 5 minutes and leading the attention in the area at the moment. Geysir, one of the most famous hot springs of the world, sometimes known as The Great Geysir, was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. The English word geyser (a spouting hot spring) derives from Geysir.
More information about Geysir geothermal field here.
Gullfoss (the Golden waterfall) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The waterfall is in the white river Hvita that comes from the glacier lake Hvitarvatn and gets most of it‘s water from Langjokull glaicer which is the second biggest glacier in Iceland. The waterfall is 32 meter high but plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m). The crevice, about 20 m wide, and 2.5 km in length, is at right angles to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running through the waterfall is about 140 cubic meters per second during summers and about 80 cubic meters per second during the winters.
Kjolur is a highland road (F-35) that connects the south and north of Iceland. The highest part of the Kjolur road, Blafellshals, reaches 550 meters over sea level and from there is a fantastic view to all directions. North of Blafellshals lies the 8th biggest lake in Iceland, Hvitarvatn glacier lake, which is 29,6 square kilometers, 84 meters deep and 421 meters over sea level. From the lake there is for example a fantastic view up to the glaciers Sudurjokull and Nordurjokull but they are outlet glaciers from Langjokull glacier.
On our comfortable boat it takes around half an hour to cross the highland lake and we land the boat straight in front of Nordurjokull glacier that rises up in the sky in front of us. We can see the melting water from the glacier and this venue is one of the most amazing sites in Iceland. This is where the river Hvita which forms Gullfoss originates.
Walk on Ice
On crampons those who want can hike with our glacier-guide on the glacier for about an hour. The view from Langjokull glacier is amazing. This is an easy walk on a glacier. You can also walk around the coast next to the glacier if you don't want to do the glacier hiking.
After the hike we take the crampons off and put the life-vest on. We board the boat again to visit fantastic view points on the lake on our way. Karlsdráttur is a beautiful place and a real nature reserve. Protected by the glacier and the lake, it's very difficult to access the site unless from a boat. Due to preservations reason we only explore this beautiful place from the boat.
The Green lagoon is made by a landslide the fell into the lake. We will be back in Reykjavik at around 20:30 in the evening after experiencing the unique wonders of Iceland.