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The Tourist Loop

The highest-profile and most convenient overview of Icelandic scenery and geology is the Golden Circle, which takes motorists from the bustle of Reykjavik through some spectacular countryside and back again. On the way are some of the iconic sights in Iceland: the thunderous falls of Gullfoss, the geyser basin of Haukadalur, and the rift-valley wonders of Thingvellir National Park, site of Iceland's first parliament and host to cataracts, gorges, lakes, and other lovely natural features. You've got lots of options for this attraction-packed daytrip. Join a guided tour or rent a car for self-directed sightseeing. It's also easy to use the route as a springboard for farther-afield adventures.

Utrip Tips

*Take as much time or as little as you'd like, the entire circle takes about 6-8 hours to drive.

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