Natural Wonders
29 June 2017

The Golden Triangle in Iceland - or was it a circle?

 We get asked a lot about the Golden Triangle in Iceland. We’d be evil if we told you that it’s a thing. It’s not. You probably meant to search for the Golden Circle! It’s Iceland’s most popular route and consists of three stops:

·       Þingvellir National Park. With beautiful scenery, a lake, lava fields, a waterfall and the famous Almannagjá gorge. Þingvellir is a national treasure, full of magic and history.

·       Gullfoss waterfall. A very impressive waterfall. It’s wide and has a water flow of 140 cubic meters (4,900 cu ft.) per second in the summer. 

·       Geysir geothermal area. A unique natural wonder. Not only is Strokkur (the biggest, active geyser in the area) beautiful. The whole area is very interesting as well.

Golden triangle in Iceland

Why is the Golden Triangle not a thing in Iceland?

Good question. People are so used to the old Golden Circle route that it has become a classic. We have a few suggestions for the Golden Triangle and who knows, maybe you can start a trend. It could be something like:

The Geothermal Golden Triangle:

·       Hellisheiði Geothermal power plant – the Blue Lagoon – Hveragerði Geothermal Park

Or:

The Historical Golden Triangle:

·       The Settlement Center Exhibition in Borgarnes – Leif Eiriksson’s farm, Eiríksstaðir – Snæfellsjökull’s Visitor Center

These would make excellent day tours. The historical one might be a little long, but you’d get to see a big part of Snæfellsnes as well. Leif Eiríksson’s farm is an absolute blast, especially if you have children with you on the trip. Since it’s a living museum, you´ll experience how the Vikings lived in the old days. You´ll see a long-fire and be entertained by actors in Viking costumes.

So, when you rent a car from us, be a little adventurous and make up your own Golden Triangle in Iceland. We’d love to hear about it.

 

Photo by: Christophe Levet