Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Sky Lagoon | Premium Tour

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Duration

11 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

12 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Operator
Tour starts

Reykjavik

Duration

11 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

Small Groups

Available

All year

Minimum age

12 years

Pick up / Self Drive

Pick up

Languages

English

Days

Day Tour

Departures

Reykjavik

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Embark on an adventure through Iceland’s natural wonders and unique attractions with the Premium Golden Circle, Friðheimar & Sky Lagoon tour

Highlights

About Tour

Experience Iceland’s natural beauty and unique attractions with our premium Golden Circle & Sky Lagoon tour. This tour offers a luxurious way to see some of the most iconic and popular destinations in Iceland while also indulging in a relaxing dip at Iceland’s newest spa, the Sky Lagoon.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, where you’ll witness the ancient Viking parliament and the separation of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates that created a stunning rift valley. After visiting Thingvellir we will head on to see the powerful geysers at the Geysir Geothermal Area, the Kerið Volcanic Crater, and the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, all iconic stops that showcase the impact of tectonic activity and glacial erosion on the region’s landscape.

For an added touch of luxury, we’ll stop at Friðheimar Farm where you’ll have a chance to see the unique gait of the Icelandic horse and tour the geothermal greenhouse while tasting delicious tomatoes grown there. Afterward, we’ll make a stop at an Icelandic bakery with an Earthquake exhibition.

After returning to the capital, we’ll make one last stop at the Sky Lagoon where you can rest and reflect on the day’s beauty while soaking in the geothermal pools.  Your Pure Pass entrance ticket is included in your booking. Take the 7-Step Ritual, featuring Sauna, hot-pot, Steam bath, cold pot and more. 

This tour by minibus provides a comfortable and personal experience. Join a small group of other travelers and enjoy everything this magnificent route has to offer.


Sky Lagoon Iceland

Included

  • Pick-up & Drop-off from Reykjavik
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Sky Lagoon Pure Pass ticket.
  • Earthquake exhibition.
  • Guided tour at Friðheimar tomato farm.
  • Tomato tasting at the greenhouse.
  • Horse show at the horse farm.
  • Coffee /tea at stables.
  • Reserved table at Friðheimar for optimal lunch.
  • Entrance fee to Kerið Crater. 
  • Free WiFi on board your minibus. 

What to bring

  • Warm & waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended
  • Gloves & Headwear
  • Camera (optional)

Good to know

  • All stops on the tour are easily accessible to all.
  • Lunch at Friðheimar Tomato farm is not included, but highly recommended.
  • Meals are not included in the tour.
  • The tour will end at the Sky Lagoon.
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 10,5 hours. Please be aware that the tour could run long due to bad weather or road conditions.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% if the tour is cancelled 48 hours or less before departure.
  • You will be visiting all top attractions in the Golden Circle on this tour.
  • You do not have to print your ticket for this tour, it is enough to have an e-ticket.

Highlights

Itinerary

Your tour begins with hassle-free pick-up for the Golden Circle & Sky Lagoon tour. Enjoy direct pickup from multiple designated locations throughout the capital region. Our goal is to complete pickups promptly to maximize your time for exploring the sights and landmarks of the Golden Circle. Pick up is included in your ticket. 

Kerið Volcanic Crater

Kerið Crater in Golden Circle in Iceland

Explore the ancient beauty of the Kerið volcanic crater, estimated to be around 6500 years old. Immerse yourself around the spectacular caldera, measuring 170 meters in diameter and 55 meters deep. See the stunning aquamarine blue lake at the base of the crater. Take in the grand scale of Kerið by viewing it from the rim or by descending to water level via a wooden staircase. To preserve the natural wonder, there is a small entrance fee which is included in your tour package. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this unique geological formation.

Friðheimar Tomato Farm

Friðheimar tomato farm

Discover Iceland’s unique equestrian culture and sustainable agriculture practices at Friðheimar tomato farm. Get up close and personal with the Icelandic horse during an interactive horse show where you’ll witness the five signature gaits this small but mighty breed is renowned for. Learn about the farm’s innovative use of geothermal energy in horticulture as you explore the greenhouse where powerful sun lamps are used to grow a variety of vegetables that would not be able to flourish in Iceland’s harsh climate. Learn from your guide about the processes involved in this sustainable method of farming, and then taste the delicious fruits of their labors. After your tour of Friðheimar Tomato farm, enjoy a leisurely lunch (not included in tour price) at a reserved table. This tour is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and nature of Iceland.

Gullfoss waterfall

Golden Circle Tours, Gullfoss waterfall in Golden Circle Iceland Tour Packages

Experience the raw power and beauty of Iceland’s most popular waterfall, Gullfoss. Translating to “Golden Falls,” the origin of the name remains a mystery. Some say it’s named after a wealthy farmer named Gýgur who threw his gold into the falls, while others attribute the name to the golden hue of the falls in sunlight.

Fed by meltwater from Langjökull glacier, the Hvitá river gives life to the spectacular Gullfoss, which is at its most powerful during the summer when temperatures are higher, and up to 140 cubic meters of water flow per second. View the falls from various viewpoints or take a trail leading along the waterfall. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the natural wonder of Gullfoss.

Geysir geothermal area

Golden Circle Tours, Geysir Geothermal Area - Golden Circle Iceland Tour

Experience one of Iceland’s most iconic natural wonders at Geysir in Haukadalur valley. The very term “geyser” is derived from the Icelandic word “Geysir”. While the original Geysir no longer erupts regularly, it is believed to have been damaged by human intervention when locals threw soap into the chasm to increase the frequency of eruptions. However, fear not as the nearby Strokkur Geysir erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, providing a spectacular show for visitors. Watch as the surface water bubbles and boils, building tension before each eruption. You’ll have ample time to enjoy multiple eruptions during your visit.

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park - Golden Circle Iceland Tour

Discover Iceland’s rich geological, historical, and cultural heritage at UNESCO World Heritage site, Thingvellir National Park. This unique park sits in the rift valley that marks the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, where continental drift is clearly visible, with the plates drifting apart by up to 2cm annually creating a dramatic landscape. Take a leisurely stroll through the Almannagjá canyon, that sits between the two plates and walk between two continents. Thingvellir was also home to the Icelandic Althingi, the oldest continuous parliament in the world, where the descendants of the first settlers formed a general assembly to settle disputes and make laws. The parliament was in operation here until 1798, after which it was moved to Reykjavik. It’s a must-see historical site during your visit to Iceland.

Sky Lagoon

Sky Lagoon Iceland

Experience the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation at the new Sky Lagoon geothermal spa, located at the tip of a tranquil peninsula just outside of central Reykjavik. As a popular alternative to the Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon offers a more intimate and exclusive spa experience with its lower capacity. Enhance your spa experience with the 7-step Ritual Experience included in your Pure Pass ticket. The ritual guides you through a journey of the various pools, saunas, and steam rooms offered at Sky Lagoon, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the healing benefits of geothermal energy. Following your spa visit, a short trip back to the city center where you’ll be dropped off at your preferred location. 

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