ARRIVAL – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Fly to Iceland and collect your rental car on arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Drive along the coast up to the town of Hveragerði, where you will be staying your first night. First stop on the Golden Circle route is Thingvellir, where the world’s oldest parliament was established around 930 AD. Thingvellir is on the World Heritage List, first published by UNESCO in 1972. Continuing on to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot springs area, you will have the chance to visit one of the most remarkable tourist attractions in Iceland. On the way, back you might want to stop at Skálholt. Skálholt was home to the head of the Icelandic Church from 1056 AD. The Church had its headquarters here for nearly 750 years. The geothermal pool of Secret Lagoon you find nearby Skálholt. You can also make a stop at the ancient volcanic crater of Kerid, which is thought to be around 3,000 years old.