Join us for a unique Golden Circle tour with a visit to the geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant! Intimate and comfortable experience guaranteed, as there are maximum 18 people travelling with you in a minibus.
On this 8-hour guided green energy tour you will be taken to the pearls of the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Faxi waterfall.
In addition to this essential Icelandic experience you will visit the largest power plant in Iceland, “Hellisheiði”, where you will learn what makes Iceland a world leader in the use of geothermal energy. You will examine this issue in a clear and fascinating manner: not only through professional guiding but also due to modern, interactive multimedia technology used: earthquake simulator, wall displays, visual explanations, turbines presentations and much more. Join us now!
Pickup starts at 8:00am from your Reykjavik hotel then departs from the Harpa Concert Hall in downtown Reykjavík at 8:30am. The first stop will be the geothermal power plant, Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will be shown around their exhibition and learn about earthquakes, eruptions and geothermal energy.
Then head to Faxi waterfall and its fresh water. If you are lucky you can see salmon traveling up or down the fish ladder. The next stop will be Geysir hot spring area where the geyser Strokkur spouts water up to 65 feet (20 meters) up in the air. From Geysir it takes less than 10 minutes to Gullfoss waterfall where melt water from the glacier Langjökull flows down a deep canyon forming the waterfall. The lunch stop can be either at Geysir or Gullfoss (at own expense).
The last stop of the day is at Thingvellir National Park where the old Viking parliament was situated and where the two tectonic plates that Iceland lies on are slowly drifting apart.
Return to Reykjavík will be around 5:00pm and your guide will drop you off as close to your hotel as possible.