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Photographing Iceland by Martin Schulz

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TOUR 4

THE EXTENDED GOLDEN CIRCLE AND THE HIDDEN WATERFALLS

The Icelanders call the area around three of the best-known attractions in the south the Golden Circle. The three most popular locations: Geysir, Gullfoss (a huge two-tier waterfall), and Þingvellir (the site of Iceland’s ancient national parliament) make up a round-trip that you can book with a number of tour operators. The tour described here includes three additional wonderful waterfalls in the area around Selfoss.

TOUR 4 BASICS

Overall time required: 2–3 days

Travel time: About 1 hour to Selfoss from Reykjavík

Lodging: There are plenty of hotels and a campsite in Selfoss, as well as shops and gas stations. You can stay in Reykjavík, too, although this means more expensive lodging ...

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