There really is no need to introduce the Golden Circle tour, it´s safe to say it’s already on most people’s radar when they visit Iceland. And for a good reason!
The tour combines beautiful landscapes, history and powerful natural wonders. And the tour is simply for everyone, whether you are young or old, active or easy going, nature or history lover. Let our exceptionally skilled local guides take you on a journey to some of the best experiences the south of Iceland has to offer. All in our modern comfortable minibuses, along rugged volcanic mountains, glacial rivers and beautiful farmland. Your trip to Iceland won’t be completed without a visit to the simply breathtaking sites of the Golden Circle.
We start the tour from the Aurora Reykjavik Museum at 9am.
-Service stop at the town of Hveragerði
-Visit to the Volcanic crater Kerið
-Visit and lunch at Friðheimar Tomato farm (Lunch not included)
-Visit to Geysir geothermal area
-Visit to Gullfoss waterfall
-Visit to Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site that celebrates both the history and the unique landscape of the island. The Park is one of only two places in the world where you can see the amazing transforming power of diverging tectonic plates. There you have the actual opportunity to walk into the rifts formed as the plates are slowly tearing the island apart from the middle.
Historically speaking Þingvellir is one of the most sacred places in Iceland. It is where the old viking parliament, Alþingi, was held. The name of the area literally takes its name from this, Þingvellir translates to The parliament fields. Once there you’ll be able to peer into Iceland’s early history and get a better understanding of the foundation the nation was built upon.
Gullfoss waterfall is one of those places that should be on everybody’s bucket list. It is one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls and truly a sight to be seen. Summer, Autumn, Winter and spring, it is ever changing but always beautiful in different ways. In summer more often than not it is adorned with a vivid rainbow, as the sun shines through the thick mist. The area takes on an orange and golden hue in autumn as the vegetation turns. In Winter an armor of ice builds on the sides of the canyon, seemingly trying to dam the river. And in Spring, as the snow starts melting, the waterfall puts on a display in the awesome power that only glacier rivers are capable of.
Geysir Geothermal area is one of the defining features of Iceland, and one of the first things that comes to mind when most people think of Iceland. The area takes its name from the first spouting hot springs known to Europeans, Geysir, which means gusher. Now every spouting hot spring in the world takes its name from it. Even though the great Geysir has now gone into retirement, it’s younger brother Strokkur has taken over and puts on a show every 5 to 7 minutes.
Friðheimar tomato farm is perhaps the one of the newest additions to the famous golden circle route but it is fast becoming one of the best known and the most popular. There we learn all there is to know about how best to grow and produce vegetables in this cold and barren land. With sheer stubbornness and true Icelandic ingenuity, they have harnessed the everlasting geothermal heat in their favor and by using sustainable power sources to run daylight lamps we are able to ignore the seasons and grow crops steadily throughout the year.
Inside the warm and comfortable greenhouse they have an excellent restaurant where we can enjoy some of the best wares the farm produces, everything from their famous tomato soup with homemade bread to the freshest bloody mary you will ever try in your life.
Kerið volcanic crater is one of those often overlooked gems. Perhaps due to the uncountable number of craters the island has to offer. Many of whom are even still being formed. But with its deep caldera, pure blue pond at the bottom and bright red coloring of the rocks and paths it stands apart in its own particular beauty, not to mention the amazing view from the crest of the rim on clear days.
But perhaps the best part is the ease of access. Where most craters stand in the middle of rough inaccessible lava fields, kerið stands right next to the road and to get to the actual crater there is only a short 5 minute walk.
No, we require all tours to be paid upon booking.← Frequently Asked Questions
Our day tours departing from Reykjavik City Center depart from Aurora Reykjavik Museum at Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavik. Our day tours depart at 9AM. Our Northern Lights tour starts at 8:30PM at the Museum. We recommend you show up at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time. The museum offers coffee and snacks for the road, and you can also use the toilet before departing. Admission ticket for the Museum is included in the price (2.000 ISK). We recommend you check out the museum when we arrive back after the tour.← Frequently Asked Questions
We leave our departure location at the scheduled departure time. If you are not there we will unfortunately leave you behind. No refunds are available if you do not show up on your booked tour.← Frequently Asked Questions
If we cancel the tour, you will receive an email and offered to reschedule. If rescheduling does not work out, we refund the booking.← Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, please bring your ticket, you can either have it on your phone/tablet or print it out. Make sure the QR barcode is visible and readable.← Frequently Asked Questions
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Friðheimar Tomato Farm
Geysir Geothermal Area
Strokkur Hot Spring
Þingvellir National Park
The Rift Between the Eurasian and American Continents
Kerið Volcano Crater
Meeting point: Tour departs from Aurora Reykjavik Museum, please be ready 15 minutes before departure
Water bottle and refreshments