The Golden Circle Iceland – In a Nutshell

The Golden Circle Iceland – In a Nutshell

The Golden Circle Iceland – A road trip through fairy places

A trip to Iceland can’t be complete without a road trip. One of the most popular one to be completed in a day is the golden circle.

In a nutshell below are the main attractions that you should expect to see during your road trip and a map to follow to make the work easier:

The Golden Circle Iceland – Map of the main attractions

  • Thingvellir national park and Silfra
  • Geysers at Haukadalur (Strokkur Geyser)
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Kerid Crater Lake

Optional places that you could add to your list if you still have enough time, energy, day light or a mix of these. I would suggest to keep the plan flexible and allow extra time as you will be very willing to stop on your road trip for less famous scenic spots.

  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Reynisfjara shore (black beach)

1) Thingvellir national park and Silfra

Thingvellir national park and Silfra
Thingvellir national park and Silfra
Thingvellir national park and Silfra

2) Geysers at Haukadalur (Strokkur Geyser)

Geysers at Haukadalur (Strokkur Geyser)
Geysers at Haukadalur (Strokkur Geyser)
Geysers at Haukadalur (Strokkur Geyser)

3) Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall
Gullfoss waterfall
Gullfoss waterfall

4) Kerid Crater Lake

Kerid Crater Lake
Kerid Crater Lake
Kerid Crater Lake

5) Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

6) Reynisfjara shore (Black Beach)

Reynisfjara shore (Black Beach)

Approx. distances by Car:

  • Reykjavik – Thingvellir: 40 minutes
  • Thingvellir – Strokkur Geyser: 1 hour
  • Strokkur Geyser – GullFoss: 10 minutes
  • GullFoss – Kerid: 50 minutes
  • Kerid – Seljalandsfoss: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Seljalandsfoss – Black Beach: 50 minutes

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