Locations in the Golden Circle

Find interesting locations in the Golden Circle. Use the Filters on the left side of this page and the map here below to help you find what you are looking for. The Golden Circle is the most popular route in Iceland. Here you can find everything from the most popular locations to the best hidden gems.

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Gullfoss
Gullfoss waterfall is one of the top attractions in Iceland. Located in the Golden Circle it is a must visit for every traveler.
Þingvellir
Thingvellir National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Iceland and a part of the most travelled route, the Golden Circle.
Geysir
Geysir geothermal area is the most popular geyser in the world. All other geysers are named after this Geysir.
Faxi Waterfall
Faxi Waterfall is located on the Golden Circle, a famous route in Iceland. A smaller version of Gullfoss, this is a wide river waterfall. It flows from Tungufljot River that is fed by glaciers and other streams from the highlands in Iceland’s interiors. This is one tier fall and adds beauty to the scenic landscape of the Golden Circle. It is around 15 km from Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss. If you plan the Golden Circle self driving tour, consider adding Faxi Waterfall to it.
Hrunalaug
If you enjoy stand-alone secluded places more than the ones which are popular and beautiful but very crowded than Hrunalaug is your ideal place to be. One of the many secret hot springs of Iceland, Hrunalaug hot spring is a small, hidden hot spring pool that is not known to many people. This is why, you can expect to be alone or in the company of only a few people. Hrunalaug is situated only a few meters away from the Secret lagoon of Iceland, the less crowded variant of the Blue Lagoon.
Háifoss
Basic Information A waterfall with a world-class panoramic view, laying eyes on Háifoss will feel like redemption from all materialistic things of life. The picturesque...
Þjóðveldisbærinn Stöng
Previous Next Þjóðveldisbærinn (Commonwealth Farm) is a replica of Viking-era farmstead in Iceland. It is located in Thjorsardalur valley near Road 32 in Arnessysle County....
Þórufoss
Previous Next Originating from 25 km Laxá í Kjós river, The Thorufoss has the largest of the many rapids and cascades that run towards Hvalfjörður...
Hjálparfoss
Hjálparfoss waterfall is located in the extended version of the Golden Circle, on your way to the highlands. Hjálparfoss translates to the helpful waterfall.
Gjáin
Previous Next Basic Information One may think that at a place like Iceland where powerful huge waterfalls, blazing volcanoes, and vibrant blue-white glaciers are at...
Fossabrekkur
Basic Information In some secluded places in Iceland, you can find a small spot such as a small oasis.  Fossabrekkur is one of these places...
Þjórsárdalur
Previous Next Basic Information Iceland is a place that is known for its mysterious, brutal yet serene and exquisite nature that attracts travelers, globetrotters, adventure...
Öxarárfoss
Basic Information Situated within the Þingvellir National Park in Southwest Iceland, the Öxarárfoss waterfall is one of the best-known waterfalls of Iceland. Like every other...
Tröllafoss
Basic Information Iceland has always been a fascinating place that attracts the globetrotters and adventure seekers across the world. The fact that Iceland is a...
Kerið Crater
Previous Next Basic Information Think no other place than Iceland if you truly want to see the magnificent power of nature and want to spend...
Helgufoss
Helgufoss is one of the country’s most picturesque and serene waterfalls located very close to the capital city of Reykjavik.
Secret Lagoon
Secret Lagoon is a place treasured by the Icelandic population. Secret Lagoon is filled by naturally occurring hot springs located at Hverahólmi. The lagoon is an exquisite terrain surrounded by lush green lands and majestic mountains. Tourists find it easily accessible, considering it is located within the range of the Golden Circle route.
Silfra fissure
Previous Next Basic Information Located in Þingvellir National Park The gap formed between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.  One of the top five diving...
Almannagjá
Previous Next Basic Information Almannagjá is a beautiful narrow valley situated in Þingvellir National Park. The awe-inspiring gorge marks the tip of the tectonic plate...
Brúarhlöð
Brúarhlöð Canyon is one of the hidden gems of the Golden Circle. This canyon is used for river rafting and is popular for local sightseeing.
Brúarfoss
Previous Next Basic Information Hidden Waterfall Hard to reach.  7 kilometers easy hike from the parking lot to the waterfall.  Read more about the hiking...
Slakki petting zoo
Basic Information Iceland is one of the most beautiful travel destinations that you need to visit at least once in your lifetime. Iceland represents nature...
Langjökull
Previous Next Basic Information The second-largest Icelandic glacier, Langjökull, is located in west Iceland. The name Langjökull means “long glacier”, and it is truly a...
Marteinslaug hot spring
Marteinslaug hot spring is a secret that is known by locals or only a few lucky travelers who took the less-traveled gravel road even though it is located close to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, Geysir.
Friðheimar Tomato Farm
Friðheimar Tomato Farm is a unique restaurant in the Golden Circle, Iceland. The menu offers fresh organic tomato soup.

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