Golden Circle and Fridheimar Iceland
Availability: All year
Pick-up: ca 0,5hr before departure from Reykjavik
Clothes: Remember to wear outdoor clothes that suit the weather
Age limit: No limit
Included: Guided bus tour to the Golden Circle & Fridheimar in Iceland. Guided in English
Guided bus tour to the Golden Circle and Fridheimar in Iceland
The Golden Circle allows you to visit some of Iceland's most magnificent sights: the Geysir geothermal area, the Gullfoss waterfall and the UNESCO area Þingvellir National Park. On the trip you will also learn about the country's plant growth, which does not get much daylight most of the year.
Geysir Geothermal area is located in southern Iceland, near Laugarvatn lake. The area is named after the largest and most dominant geyser, Geysir, which has also given its name to all geysers in the world. The main attraction here is the active geyser Strokkur, which shoots up a column of water up to 30 meters into the air.
Gullfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland. The waterfall is part of the glacier river Hvítá and falls into a 62-meter-deep (203ft) mountain gorge. In the first part of the twentieth century, there were ideas on how to use the waterfall to generate electricity, but fortunately it never came to anything, so it has been kept natural.
The UNESCO area of Þingvellir National Park is both geologically and historically significant. Þingvellir was the location of the oldest parliament in the world, Alþingi, but it is also the place where you can see the mid-Atlantic ridge above the ground. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates each year pull a few inches apart.
The Friðheimar Greenhouse and Cultivation Center is one of Iceland's largest greenhouses. On the trip, we will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes, using the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance. Friðheimar uses pure Icelandic water and gets help from about 600 bumble bees to pollinate the tomatoes.
This tour is only with pick-up
ca 0,5hr before departure from Reykjavik