We will start by driving to Þingvellir National park, a place of great historical importance and natural significance in Iceland. This is where Iceland was born as a nation; the Icelandic Parliament, also known as alþingi, was originally founded here in 930AD. During the Viking era, beneath the backdrop of stunning mountains and canyons, trials and court were held here, as well as the occasional execution!.
In addition to that, the entire valley is actively being pulled apart up to 3cm a year thanks to the tectonic plates, resulting in fissures and cracks dotting the landscape—This is one of the few places in the world where you can actually stand between the North American and Eurasian plates.
Next up is a stop at Haukadalur(Hawkvalley) geothermal area. The English word Geyser comes from the great Geysir situated here. Geysir has grown quieter in its old age; it has been erupting since at least the 14th century, but still puts on a show every few months. His neighbour Strokkur, however, erupts every 5 minutes or so, shooting jets of water some 30 meters into the air.
Just down the road from Geysir and Strokkur is Gullfoss(golden waterfall) waterfall. Gullfoss has a height of 32m, with the waterflow rushing an average of 140m3/s in to the canyon below.
This tour can be combined with caving, river rafting, horse riding and a host of other activities.
What you need to bring: warm waterproof clothing, good shoes.
Included: pick up and drop off, private guide, light refreshments and snacks.
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