The golden circle
Thingvellir national park – Geysir geothermal – Gullfoss waterfall – Fridheimar
This tour is packed with exciting options
What do you look for when you visit a country for the first time? I normally want to hear about the history of the country and meet some of it’s people, see some of the sights and taste something extraordinary. My golden circle tour is like this, a mixture of knowledge about Iceland’s history and it’s people, culture and food. We also get to see some of the special sites that the area offers, Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss & Fridheimar.
At Fridheimar, you can have delicious food that is prepared for you from fresh ingredients from the area and of course experience having lunch inside a fully operational tomato greenhouse.
At the Secret Lagoon (optional), the country’s oldest swimming pool, you can relax in the warm hot spring water before we head back to Reykjavik. Truly, a wonderful and packed day of knowledge, good humor, good food, excellent company and magnificent landscape!
The golden circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland. It is hard to describe the beauty of Icelandic nature but on this tour you get to see Iceland’s largest lake, lake Thingvellir, and the national park of Thingvellir. At Thingvellir, in the year 930, the settlers founded our parliament and named it Althingi. At Thingvellir you can also see how the separation of the tectonic plates affects the landscape. At the park there is also the beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall. Geysir geothermal area is an amazing stop where you can see the spouting hot spring Strokkur. Gullfoss waterfall is the queen of Iceland’s waterfalls, high and mighty. A delicious lunch stop awaits you at Fridheimar tomato farm. If you like, you can then take a dip into the Secret Lagoon or Fontana Spa on our way back to Reykjavik.
Available: All year
Duration: 8 hours
Optional activities: Secret Lagoon or Fontana Spa, Kerid crater.
Tour language: English
Tour category: Private
Visible highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Öxarárfoss, Friðheimar, Secret Lagoon, Fontana spa, Kerid crater.
Pickup time: optional
- 8 hours guided private tour
- English speaking guide
- Lunch & Dinner
- Optional activities
- Car – depending on group size
What to bring:
- Swimsuit and a towel
- Warm clothes
- Hiking boots
- Good waterproof outer layers
Good to know: The weather plays a large role in Iceland. It can happen that the weather conditions affect our schedule.
The Golden Circle & Fridheimar
Depart Reykjavik when you are ready
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Fridheimar Tomato Farm – lunch
Arrive at hotel for the night
Option 1: Secret Lagoon
Option 2: Fontana spa
Option 3: The Blue Lagoon
Your tour starts in Reykjavik. After being picked up, you will head out towards the world famous Golden Circle. The first stop will be Thingvellir National Park, surrounded by beautiful mountains and volcanic fields. It is one of the best locations in the world to witness the effects of the tectonic plates on the area they go under. Iceland’s parliament was founded at Thingvellir in the year 930, making it the oldest working parliament in the world. After your stop at Thingvellir, you head over to Gullfoss waterfall, where you get to admire the mighty and beautiful waterfall. After that you head over to Geysir geothermal area where you wait for Strokkur to spout high into the air. Fridheimar tomato farm has the world’s best tomato soup and freshly baked bread plus the desserts “to die for”. After a beautiful lunch there, you can either relax in the amazing Secret Lagoon (optional) or Fontana spa (optional) before heading to your hotel for the night.