This route is definitely worth a ride if you came to Iceland, especially for the first time
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This route is definitely worth a ride if you are in Iceland, especially for the first time. When you dream about Iceland, geysers, waterfalls, and national parks definitely come to your mind. On the Golden Circle route lie Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir
The historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir national park is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Thingvellir is also home to the site of the world’s oldest parliament – Althing – which was founded in the year 930 AD. Thingvellir has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2004.
Gullfoss waterfall tumbles and plunges into a 32-meter-deep crevice. The waterfall derives from the river Hvítá and offers an exceptional scenery and views showing the true beauty of Iceland’s untamed nature.
The Geysir geothermal area is home to the geyser Strokkur, which shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces.