Iceland's Golden Circle 

Journey

Iceland's 

Golden Circle   Journey

 

This 4-day Journey allows you to explore Iceland's most popular regions, without missing out on any of them. 

Four days is more than enough time to have a holiday where you can immerse yourself in Icelandic culture and nature. The Golden Circle Journey takes you to incredible destinations, including a National Park, a glaciers, black sand beaches and a great waterfall. This Journey is enough time in Iceland to get a true taste of the country that will no doubt leave you eager for more.

 

Day 1: The Land of Volcanoes

Selfoss – Hungurfit – 302 km

Historic,Scenic Ride from Selfoss to Geysir,Gullfoss and MT.Hekla

This ride takes us past the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Stadion through Þingvellir National Park,where the oldest continually running parliament in the world first assembled in 930 AD.From there to Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss waterfall.Then we head east to volcano Hekla.

Trip highlights:

  • Town of Selfoss

  • Úlfjótsvatn Lake

  • Nesjavellir Power Stadion

  • Þingvellir

  • Geysir

  • Gullfoss Waterfall

  • Sultartangi Power Stadion

  • MT.Hekla

Day 2 In between Glaciers

 Hungurfit – Skaftárdalur – 171 km

The Fjallabak region takes its name from the numerous wild and rugged mountains with deeply incised valleys. Riding there is like being in the Lord of the Rings story. The hot pools at Landmannalaugar, where we will bathe are one of many manifestations of geothermal activity in the area. From the hot pools, the track takes us to Tungnaá River toward Vatnajökull Glacier and Langisjór Lake. Then, it’s back down by the Skaftá River to a volcanic fissure stretching from Mýrdalsjökull Glacier almost to Vatnajökull and over to Eldgjá, a canyon about 60 km long, 600 m wide and up to 150 m deep. It was formed in the year 934 during one of the largest volcanic eruptions in Iceland in historical times.

Trip highlights:

  • Glaciers

  • Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area

  • Langisjór Lake

  • Eldgjá, a canyon and volcano

 4 DAYS

 4 NIGHTS

DISTANCE

460 MILES

MIX SURFACES

FROM US $4,100

 

KTM 690R motorcycle for 4 days.

 

Expert local guide / lead rider for the duration of the tour.

 

4 nights of accommodations are included in the cost on a shared basis.

 

 

Support vehicle for luggage transport during the tour.

4 Breakfast, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners are included in the price.

Airport transfers are included in the overall cost of the tour.

 

 

Fuel used during the tour is included in the price.

 

 

Flights to/from Reykjavik/Keflavik

and appropriate visas are not included in any of the pricing.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Hotel in Reykjavík the night before and after the trip is NOT included.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR JOURNEY

Day 3 Row of Craters

Skaftárdalur – Skaftárdalur – 134 km

From the farm Skaftárdalur, we ride east toward Laki, a series of craters that were formed in one of the world’s largest mixed eruptions in recorded history. In 1783, lava flowed across the flat land destroying a large number of farms, stopping just outside the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. The total area of the resulting lava field is 565 km². We will go over a small section of it on our way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Trip highlights:

  • Lakagígar

  • Fagrifoss Waterfall

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur

  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Day 4: Black Sand Beach

Skaftárdalur – Selfoss  – 200 km

From the farm in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, we head closer to the coastline toward the small village Vík. On the way, we visit Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks situated under Mt. Reynisfjall by the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach; then the majestic Skógarfoss Waterfall and few more sites. Next, we visit Seljavallalaug, the old mountain swimming pool, where we bathe deep in the glacial valley. We will end the trip there staying overnight in a nice hotel in Selfoss. For dinner, we’ll go to a nice restaurant and tell stories into the night…

Trip highlights:

  • Hjörleifshöfði, Þakgil secret mountain trail.

  • Reynisfjara  black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns.

  • Seljavallalaug.

  • Skógarfoss.

 

Things to remember:

  • The weather on Iceland can differ from day to day and rain is not unusual. Make sure that your clothes really are waterproof. Waterproof socks are a recommendation,  since we often ride through water.

  • The temperature can vary from 5 to 15 Celsius degrees, so you need to be well prepared.

  • Remember that a travel insurance is required in case you get ill or injure yourself. Most home insurances also include travel insurance. Check it with your insurance company. A European insurance card is also recommended (if European), it is provided free of charge at the state.

  • Also remember to bring your own bathing/swimming suit for the natural swimming pools and hot tubs.