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Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

1. Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

Enjoy the Southern landscape as you head towards the Urriðafoss Waterfall. Even though the waterfall is not particularly tall, it is one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Iceland and definitely one of the hidden gems of the country. Following that, pamper yourself with visit to the Gamla Laugin thermal pool, which is perfect for avoiding the crowds and mingling with the locals. Formed in 1891, it boasts with the oldest swimming pool in the country and is maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40° Celsius. After a long while of soaking, get ready to enjoy Iceland's nature and culture as you visit the Golden Circle route, the most popular route in Iceland. The thundering Gullfoss Waterfall tops many lists as a powerful and hypnotizing natural phenomenon, and the Geysir Geothermal Area is quite stunning where you can witness the Strokkur Geyser erupt every five minutes. Later, feast on scenic stops at the Thingvellir National Park, a location with outstanding significance both historically and geologically. It is the site of the ancient parliament of the Viking Commonwealth, which was founded in 930 A.D. Moreover, it lies in a rift valley created by the drifting apart of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which gives you the unique chance to walk between two continents. Following that, an easy hike to the Oxararfoss Waterfall rounds off your day.

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From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Private South Coast Tour

From there continue to Seljalandsfoss, the famous waterfall with the path behind it that will give you the opportunity to take stunning photos. Just a 5-minute walk from the Seljalandsfoss in the canyon hides another beautiful waterfall Gljúfrabúi, which you will have time to visit. Then continue to Skogafoss, a mighty waterfall visible from the road. Walk up the staircase that winds up the grassy slope beside the waterfall to catch some spectacular views of the waterfall and Iceland's South Coast. On a sunny day, both waterfalls will be covered by splendid rainbows. You will then visit the cliffs of Dyrholaey and Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach with basalt columns and caves. Vík comes next, this charming fishing village on the coast, famous for its volcanic beaches and sea stacks. From there you will return to Reykjavik.

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