Family Activities:

Golden Circle Route


Iceland’s main roads are few, but one of the most popular to travel is the Golden Circle, which takes visitors to some of the country’s most popular sites and makes it one of the most popular things to do in Iceland.

While many opt to take a tour bus around the circle, consider renting a car and doing the drive yourself. Your family will be able to stop and pet the Icelandic ponies in fields along the way to Thingvellir National Park, Selfoss Geyser and Gullfoss waterfalls. Roads are well maintained, even in the winter. For those nervous about wintery conditions, Iceland has a road app that displays conditions around the island and will tell you if roads are slippery, snowed under, or closed.