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Golden Circle

Golden Circle

Golden Circle

Golden Circle – various travel outfits provide excursions that cover this popular tourist route, consisting of Pingvellir National Park (located in southwestern Iceland – which includes a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and Pingvallavatn – the largest natural lake in Iceland). Pingvellir was once the location of Iceland’s supreme legislative and judicial authority (from its establishment in 930 AD until 1271). Also within the Golden Circle is the Gullfoss Waterfall (“gullfoss” meaning “golden falls”), Haukadalur (a geothermally-active valley, which includes the geysers Geysir and Strokkur), Kerio volcano crater, Hverageroi greenhouse village, Skálholt church, and the Hellisheidarvirkjun geothermal power plant. The tour companies covering this route include: https://daytours.nordicvisitor.com; www.extremeiceland.is; www.icelandexcursions.is; www.icelandhorizon.is; www.re.is; www.tour.is;