Europe & Baltic
From Reykjavík you will drive with private vehicle and driver/guide over the Mosfellsheidi heath to beautiful Thingvellir National Park, a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage. Accompanied by a local English speaking driver/guide you will walk through the geological fault known as Almannagja - the place where Europe’s oldest national legislative assembly, the Icelandic Althing, was established in the year 930AD, and where it convened in grandiose surroundings every summer for nearly eight centuries. After your walk in Thingvellir, the tour continues over the Lyngdalsheidi heath into the fertile farmlands of the south, to visit the most beautiful waterfall of the country, Gullfoss. Nearby, you’ll also stop at the Geysir geothermal area with its multitude of hot springs, where the most active one, Strokkur, spouts every few minutes. A two-course luncheon with coffee and confect will be served at a restaurant in the Geysir area. Returning through the Grimsnes region a stop is made by Kerid crater, an extinct volcanic crater on the way back to Reykjavik you will pass Hveragerdi village, where geothermal water has been used to build up an extensive greenhouse industry. Your last stop is at the Pearl which is a glass dome built on hot water tanks that store water for the greater Reykjavik area as well as from the viewing deck you will find panoramic views of the city. Return to pier by passing through Reykjavik’s city center.
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