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    Iceland: Golden Circle Trail

    Iceland is fast becoming a popular destination for visitors around the world due to It's stunning nature, inspiring art, intriguing culture and unique cuisine. The Iceland Ring Road which circles the country is the ultimate road trip, but takes some time to complete, so instead the smaller Golden Circle Route is the perfection option to complete in a few days. Auto Europe has picked its top five stops on the Golden Circle Tour to get you ready for the ultimate Icelandic adventure.

    1. Thingvellir National Park

    The Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir in Icelandic) is a site of historical, cultural and geological importance and is situated in a valley. One of the most beautiful stops on the drive; it is home to deep fissures in the ground which were caused by separation of tectonic plates. Be sure to take your swimmers as one fissure is filled with glacial water perfect for swimming or scuba diving.

    Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

    2. Laugarvatn Fontana

    Laugarvatn Fontana is a geothermal paradise, located on the Laugarvatn Lake. Dating back to the 1920's it is one of three natural springs in the area, and allows visitors to relax while enjoying Iceland's natural beauty.
     

    3. Gullfoss Waterfall

    The 30 metre high Gullfoss Waterfall is an Iconic Iceland attraction, one that leaves those who view it breathless. View the forces and beauty of untouched nature from the wooden waterfall jutting over the rugged canyon edge.

    Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

     

    4. Kerid Crater Lake

    Situated in the volcanic region of Iceland, the Kerid Crater Lake is a remnant of a volcano that has collapsed and is now filled with water instead of magma! The water is a striking colour, particularly when mixed with the earthy tones of the crater. Visitors can hike down to see the crater close up to really get an idea of its scale.

    Kerid Crater Lake, Iceland

     

    5. Reykjadalur

    Reykjadalur means 'steam valley' in Icelandic, and this place definitely holds up to its name. Once again the bright blue crystal clear water will appear out of nowhere and you can take a soak after hiking through the area. The hike will take around 3 hours there and back, offering the perfect opportunity to marvel the natural beauty that is Iceland.

    A self-drive tour of Iceland is the perfect choice for discovering this Island nation. From the major city of Reykjavik to smaller Icelandic destinations Auto Europe has your Iceland car hire covered. Auto Europe compares suppliers to ensure you get the best Iceland car rental. Use our easy to use Iceland online booking engine or call us on 1300 656 601 today to book.

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