Golden Circle Day Tour

Golden Circle Day Tour


This tour starts in Reykjavik taking you and your camera around Golden Circle where you will capture the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park.

Included:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private photo guide
  • Transportation by 4x4 jeep
Not Included:
  • Food and drinks


Prices are per tour not per person – up to 4 passengers. Please note we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote, the tour is private to your group. If more than 4 passengers contact us for quote.

990 US$

Sign Me Up!

Summary of the tour

Enjoy a photo tour to Iceland´s most popular route the Golden circle. This tour starts in Reykjavik taking you and your camera into Southern Iceland where you will capture the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. Spectacular natural wonders await us on this trip. At Thingvellir the “Althingi” or the Icelandic parliament was stablished for the first time in 930. We will clearly see the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates. We will photograph the cracks and faults that traverse the Thingvellir region and capture the beauty and tranquility of lake Thingvallavatn. The small but charming Oxararfoss waterfall makes a grand scene among majestic cliffs and cracks. Next we will visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall that can be photographed from various points of view offering different trails around the area. Gullfoss produces massive amount of water when flowing down its three-step staircase spraying mist in all directions making the scenery and photographs more impressive. We will visit the multi colored Geysir area where sulfuric earth boils with geothermal water. The exploding geyser Strokkur tests your photography skills when spouting into the air up to 40 meters on a regular basis. Our last stop will be the colorful volcanic crater Kerid offering the opportunity to photograph dramatic and high contrast colors. Souvenir shops and restaurants are along our route giving us the chance to buy gifts and stop for refreshments. A highly recommend photo tour with great natural wonders and photographic sceneries where you will be guided with your professional photo tour guide.

Highlights of the tour

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the national shrine of Iceland which holds the oldest existing parliament in the world where the first assembly in 930 AD was convened and continued to take place until the 1798. Thus, most of the major events in history of Iceland have taken place in this national park. Together with its historical significance, Thingvellir has exceptional geology and landscape features. In fact, here we will clearly see the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates. We will photograph the cracks and the faults that traverse the Thingvellir region and capture the beauty and tranquility of the lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest rift valley lake. Peningagjá or The Money Chasm is also a charming photography subject where people throw coins from the bridge that lies across the deep fissure filled with crystal clear spring water. We will also shoot the small but charming Oxararfoss waterfall which makes a grand scene among the majestic cliffs and cracks.

Gullfoss Waterfall

The magnificent Gullfoss or "The Golden Waterfall" is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a breathtaking scene of the forces and beauty of an untouched nature. This falls is called golden because on sunny days, the water when flowing down to its three-step staircase, truly looks golden. The water plummets an 11 m high chute down to another 22 m fall and then into the 2,5 km long canyon below. A shimmering rainbow can also be seen over this falls in the middle of a sunny day while sunrise and sunsets can create changing light and long exposure opportunities. The falls also produces massive amount of water spraying mist in all directions so make sure to protect your equipment by bringing plenty of lens wipes and camera sleeves. However, the water sprays make the scenery very impressive in photographs as it shows the power of Gulfoss. This dramatic falls can be photographed from various points of view offering different trails around the area. A wide angle lens is best to capture the vastness of this falls.

Geysir Area

The multi colored geyser area in Southwest Iceland is composed of more than a dozen hot geothermal water blow holes. However, the Great Geysir, or Stori-Geysir, has been dormant since 1916 when it suddenly halted to erupt except once in 1935, and as briefly, it went back to sleep. While Geysir itself is hardly eruptive anymore, its mighty neighbour Strokkur spouts water to a height of 15-30 meters every 8-10 minutes. Its eruption used to reach 60 meters in 1815 until another earthquake blocked the conduit. However, in 1963, locals cleaned out the blocked conduit through the bottom of the basin, and the geyser has been regularly erupting ever since. This geyser will challenge your photographic skills and patience when you try to catch the height of the eruption after it bubbles which signals the upcoming eruption. There are also some belching sulphurous puddles of bizarre colours, seething steam vents and primitive plants that can be an interesting photography subjects.

Kerið Crater

Kerið Crater is a 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep colourful volcanic crater in Grimsnes in South Iceland. Traces of volcanism are not very obvious in this region because most of the eruption sites are low-lying and many of the craters are already concealed by vegetation. However, three craters in the Grímsnes area are easily recognizable: Kerið, Seyðishólar and Kerhóll. Kerið was formed about 6,500 years ago, half the age of most of the surrounding volcanic features. It was said that this was originally a cone volcano that erupted and and exhausted its magma reserve then as the magma was drained, the weight of the cone collapsed into an empty magma chamber. It is now filled with water which varies between 7 to 14 meters deep, forming a lake whose steep circular slopes resemble an ancient Greek amphitheater. In fact, concerts by different artists like Bjork have already been held on this crater on a floating raft by the lake. However, we will this crater and its dramatic and high contrast colours of red volcanic rocks, blue waters and green slopes of moss.

Duration : 10-12 Hours.
Price : 990$ (USD) – Prices are per tour not per person – up to 4 passengers.
Please note we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 4 passenger quote, the tour is private to your group. If more than 4 passengers contact us for quote.

Contact Us
Subscribe to our Newsletter
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Photo Gallery