The Golden Circle
All year around
8:00 – 8:30 AM
Everything is included, except lunch which can be bought on the way
What to bring
Warm clothes according to weather and a camera
Thingvellir National Park
The Golden Circle’s stunning nature – Tour program
8 AM – REYKJAVÍK
Pick up at your hotel or airbnb around 8.00 AM, or meet us at Harpa Opera House at 8.20 AM.
STROKKUR AND THE GEYSER AREA
You probably did not know that the English name “geyser”, derives from the one and only in the Haukadalur area. The geyser Geysir itself erupts boiling water up to 70 meters but is almost inactive. Strokkur, only a few meters apart from Geyser, erupts on average every 4 minutes.
GULLFOSS, GOLDEN WATERFALL AND FAXI
Near Geysir is the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. Enjoy the view from above and walk down the path to get close to the powerful waterfall. Close by is Faxi, waterfall, which we also visit.
At Friðheimar, tomatoes are cultivated in a greenhouse. A lunch in the restaurant, in the greenhouse, is a very rare food experience, not to be missed. The main ingredients are of course, tomatoes are grown there. They serve the best tomato soup in the world.
THINGVELLIR AND ÖXARÁRFOSS
Thingvellir is characterized by a tectonic rift valley and marks the rifting of the Eurasian and North American plates from each other. In 930 the Icelandic Parliament, the first democracy in the world, was established at Thingvellir. Thingvellir became a World Heritage Site in 2004. Öxarárfoss is a waterfall at Thingvellir.
5-6 PM – REYKJAVÍK
We arrive in Reykjavík.