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Approximately 8 Hours
Meals not included
From Reykjavík, you will drive over the Mosfellsheidi Heath to beautiful Thingvellir National Park -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a primary site of Iceland's geological and historical heritage.
Walk through a massive geological fault to the place where the Icelandic Althing -- Europe's oldest national legislative assembly -- was established in AD 930. Astonishingly, the Althing convened here in grandiose surroundings every summer for nearly eight centuries. It eventually moved to Reykjavík.
Continue over the Lyngdalsheidi Heath and into the fertile farmlands of the south to visit the enormous, spectacular, roaring Gullfoss. Many people feel that this is Iceland's most beautiful waterfall -- what do you think?
Nearby, you'll also stop at the Geysir Geothermal Area, with many hot springs. The most active geyser spouts every few minutes, erupting in an eye-popping display of boiling water and cooling spray. This is a glimpse of the raw power of nature.
Continue your scenic journey with a brief stop at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. Those interested can visit the Geothermal Energy Exhibition -- a state-of-the-art look at how geothermal energy is harnessed sustainably in Iceland.
Pass through the city center en route back to the pier.
This tour is by private wheelchair-accessible vehicle -- a sprinter van that fits one guest in a wheelchair plus additional guests depending on the size of the vehicle. Many sites have gravel paths with wooden steps and platforms and uneven terrain but are accessible with a companion to assist. The water at the hot springs is boiling. Parents traveling with children under the age of 3 must rent a child's car seat from the tour operator; please see the Shore Excursions team on board. You cannot use your child's car seat from home in Iceland.