We call it the Golden circle for a reason – in just one day you can experience some of the most extraordinary places in Iceland and truly understand what makes this country so unique.
This tour combines the three most beloved stops on the popular Golden Circle route. Plus, we added one of our favorites as an extra stop, the picturesque Kerid volcanic crater.
First, we will be stopping at the site of the first Icelandic parliament, Þingvellir, which was established here in 930 AD, making it one of the oldest ones in Europe. Apart from the history, you will be able to walk from the North-American to the European tectonic plate, through the Mid-Atlantic ridge, which is also located here.
Next, we are visiting the mother of all geysers, Geysir. Even though she is not active these days, her little brother, "Strokkur" will put on a show for you, erupting every 5-8 minutes.
Afterward, we will be arriving at Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. This powerful giant has up to 130 000 liters of water running down every second. If the weather conditions are ideal, you will be able to spot the majestic Langjökull glacier on the horizon.
Time for lunch! Over the centuries, Iceland learned to utilize the power of geothermal energy. This renewable source of energy was used to heat houses and these days this power is harnessed in order to grow vegetables and fruits at the local greenhouses. The Friðheimar Tomato Farm is a prime example of this, after a short tour through the premises, we will be able to enjoy the delicious tomato-based meals they are offering. Please note, that the lunch is not included in the tour price.
The day is still not over, we will end our tour by visiting the Kerid volcanic crater in the Grímsnes area. The caldera of this crate is approximately 55 meters deep and 270 meters wide. In addition, the bottom of the crater is filled with aquamarine blue water, which will make this stop truly remarkable.