About Tour - Golden Circle, Kerið Crater & Friðheimar Farm
Embark on an extended edition of the Golden Circle tour, enriched with captivating attractions from lesser-explored, yet magnificently beautiful places like Kerið Crater and Friðheimar Tomato Farm. These locations bear unique significance in the western region, making them essential stops for every visitor. Prepare to be enchanted by UNESCO World Heritage sites, golden cascades, thriving greenhouses, rustic stables, and geothermal wonders. Ready your daypack, step aboard, and venture forth on one of the country’s most remarkable journeys.
- Local English speaking guide
- 8 hours of a guided small group tour
- Entrance fees to Þingvellir National Park
- Entrance fee to Kerið Crater
- Tomato tasting at Friðheimar Tomato Farm
- Coffee / tea at the stables
- Reserved table at Friðheimar for optional lunch.
What to bring
- Dress according to weather.
- Good shoes.
Good to know
- There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food.
- The tour includes a reserved table for optional lunch at Fridheimar greenhouse restaurant.
- Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
- You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages if you like.
You’ll commence your journey by boarding a minibus from your preferred pick-up location. With several stops conveniently scattered across the capital city, you can opt for the one that suits you best. Accommodating up to 18 individuals, the minibus ensures a comfortable experience.
This distinctive tour follows a reverse route to steer clear of crowds, commencing at the captivating Kerið Crater. This exquisite site boasts a perfectly symmetrical oval shape, where once an imposing volcano stood ablaze. Over time, the volcanic activity subsided, causing the cone to collapse in its place. This intriguing process gave birth to the crater we see today. Now adorned with serene azure and verdant waters, the crater stands as a testament to nature’s transformation.
The vibrant hues of multi-colored lava rocks encircle the crater, crafting a breathtaking landscape that adds to its allure.
Friðheimar Tomato Farm
Next on your itinerary is the renowned Friðheimar Tomato Farm, celebrated for its impressive greenhouses and indigenous Icelandic horse breed. Here, you’ll delve into the world of these unique greenhouses and meet the exquisite Icelandic horses residing on the premises.
As you visit the stables, you’ll have the privilege of interacting with these magnificent creatures. A refreshing tea or coffee break will provide the perfect opportunity to relax amidst the charming surroundings. Immerse yourself in discovering the intricacies of the horses’ special gait – the Tolt. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to savor the delectable taste of fresh tomatoes straight from the greenhouse.
Prepare for an enlightening presentation about the horses within the stables, accompanied by an engaging show that showcases the diverse gaits these horses possess. It’s a truly captivating experience that combines knowledge, nature, and a touch of culinary delight.
Your subsequent destination is the Gullfoss Waterfall, often referred to as the Golden Waterfall. This natural wonder is fueled by the majestic Hvítá River, which originates from the Langjökull glacier. Cascading gracefully, the waterfall stands at a remarkable height of 32 meters, descending in two distinct stages into a profound 70-meter-deep gorge.
From the summit, you’ll be treated to a truly enchanting panorama. The sight is nothing short of exquisite, with the distant Langjökull glacier completing the stunning tableau.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Your minibus will make a halt at the Geysir Geothermal Area next. Within this expanse, approximately a hundred small geothermal features abound, but the area is most renowned for its prominent geysers: Geysir and Strokkur. Although Geysir currently slumbers and won’t put on a display, the dynamic Strokkur reliably erupts every 5-10 minutes, propelling water an impressive 20 meters into the sky.
For your safety and convenience, well-constructed pathways meander through the geothermal wonderland, providing a secure route for exploration.
Þingvellir National Park
Concluding your journey, you’ll arrive at Þingvellir National Park, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site and the sole one of its kind within the country. This historic location houses the nation’s inaugural parliamentary building, where assemblies convened from 930 to 1798. While the official proceedings have since transitioned to the capital, the original site remains accessible for exploration by visitors.
The park encompasses a diverse array of captivating sights, among them the iconic ridge formed by the gradual movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. This awe-inspiring natural phenomenon is just one of the many marvels awaiting your gaze within the park.
The tour will last about 8 hours and you will be accompanied by a guide at all times. The tour will also have a table reserved at the Friðheimar Tomato Farm which is famous for its incredibly delicious dishes made with homegrown tomatoes and other herbs. So, prepare yourself for one of the most wholesome tours around the country and get ready to update your itinerary.
For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location, we won’t be responsible if you miss your tour.
Due to regulations of Reykjavik City, tour companies are allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the bus stop.
Find the closest designated pick up location using the map below:
You will receive a full refund if the tour gets cancelled due to weather.
Free cancellation up to 1 day before the tour. If you cancel within 1 day notice, a 100% fee will be charged.
However, we always ask you to cancel the tour as soon as possible so we can adjust the schedule for the day depending on how many people will be joining the tour.
Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks on the tour.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. This tour is listed as easy so if you do not feel uncomfortable with sitting in a minibus for the rive, this tour should be ideal for you.
Yes! And we highly recommend it. A table at Friðheimar Tomato Farm will be reserved for the tour.