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12-09-2009, 10:01 PM
<img src="/img/t/tour/2309/the-golden-watefall-and-the-spouting-spring.jpg" alt="The Golden watefall and the spouting spring. " />This very popular tour gives you the opportunity to experience Iceland in all its aspects; its history, its geological wonders, its rich cultural heritage and its natural beauty. To understand how Icelanders use of the geothermal heat, a visit to the Hellisheid Geothermal plant is included in this tour.

8:55 am: Pick up from accommodations in Reykjavik

During the tour, we visit:
- Thinvellir National Park, the site of Iceland's first parliament, established in 930, and the first site in the country to become a national park. Thingvellir was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004,
- Geysir geothermal area, where Strokkur spouts its hot water and steam up to 25-30 meters high,
- Gullfoss "Golden Waterfall", Iceland's and Europe's second most powerful waterfall
- Skalholt Church, the site of the first Episcopal see in the country, established in 1056. It had been an important religious, cultural and political center until 1785,
- Kerid crater, one of Iceland most visited craters
- Hellisheidi Geothermal power plant to understand how Icelanders use this natural heat to generate electricity and hot water by utilizing geothermal water and steam.

Back to Reykjavik.

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