Meet your luxury minibus in front of Hallgrímskirkja in central Reykjavik, and travel first to Thingvellir National Park.
On route to Thingvellir, view Iceland’s stark, rock-strewn landscapes, and hear about the National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. As well as being home to Iceland’s largest natural lake, Thingvallavatn, the park marks where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet above ground.
View this continental drift at the Almannagjá gorge, and see the ancient site of Althing, where the world’s first parliament was held in 930 AD and continued to convene until 1798.
Journey onward to the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, whose name translates as ‘Golden Falls.’ Admire the double falls, whose waters plunge 105 feet (32 meters), and then travel to the Geysir geothermal area. Walk around the bubbling pools and stop at Strokkur, a geyser that spouts every six minutes or so. Wait for Strokkur to erupt, and marvel at the water plume as it shoots up to 20 meters above the ground.
Afterward, make a final stop at the Blue Lagoon and take a walk around the black volcanic rocks, the geothermal plant, and the old Blue Lagoon before returning to Reykjavik.