Full-day Tour of the Golden Circle and Local Farm from Reykjavik
Duration: 8 hours Easy Great for Families
Why we love this tour
With visits to Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, geothermal area, this minibus expedition shows you the unforgettably gorgeous scenes of Iceland. It's a 300 km long loop of discovery through the southern uplands.
- Visit the beautiful Thingvellir National Park
- Enjoy the misty Gullfoss waterfall
- Witness the active Geysir geothermal area
- Visit Efstidalur farm, also known as the “Ice cream farm”
- See the swimming salmon at the Faxi waterfall
The Golden Circle is a 300 km (186 mi) loop around Iceland's most famous and incredible sites. Join a small group for an expedition to the famous Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and more. This bestseller minibus tour even includes a stop at a traditional Icelandic farm to get your dose of Iceland culture and free ice cream.
Thingvellir National Park
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site to see the fissure in the earth's crust where the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates are moving away from each other. Few places in the world offer a better and clearer view of this massive geographic activity. The biggest natural lake in Iceland is also located at Thingvellir National Park and hosts a great variety of fish and bird life. Thingvellir is also an important place for Icelandic national history as this is where Icelanders founded their parliament in 930 A.D. and where the chieftains had their annual meeting every summer. The name “Thingvellir” translates to “Parliament Plains”.
The melting water from Iceland's second biggest glacier, Langjokull, falls into a deep canyon forming the majestic “Golden Falls”. On a sunny day, you can see the glacier Langjokull in the distance and enjoy a rainbow in the spraying mist of the waterfall, a picture perfect moment waiting to happen!
Geysir geothermal area
The Geysir geothermal area hosts hundreds of colorful hot springs and two geysers, erupting hot springs. One in particular, “The Great Geysir,” is where all the geysers in the world get their name. Today, however, it erupts very seldom. Another geyser called “Strokkur” erupts every 5 minutes up to 40 m (131 ft). Be prepared for a show!
Traditional Dairy Farm
Visit the Efstidalur farm owned by the same family since 1850. This family-run business sticks to traditional Icelandic farming culture and focuses on cows and cattle breeding. Enjoy their tasty farm-to-table dairy products, see the stunning mountain view and pet the friendly animals. As you get to know the animals and wander the farm, enjoy a free a delicious ice cream treat.
Faxi waterfall may be smaller than the other ones on the trip, yet just it's just as stunning. As it's in the Tungufljot river, a famous salmon river, there is a salmon staircase built to extend the salmon areas of the river. During the summer months, fishermen are often seen trying their luck at the waterfall as the fish jump up the staircase.
Need to know before you go
Groups are limited to 19 people.
There is no age limit for this tour. Everyone is welcome.
Departure times are 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Please enter your accommodation in the booking form and the exact pickup time will be confirmed.
What to bring? Warm clothes (first layer), waterproof clothing (second layer), hiking boots (available for rent when booking), and a smile.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement.
There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Please enter your accommodation in the booking form
Provided byTroll Expeditions
Reviews for this provider
29 Jun 2023
I attempted to contact your company twice via email before my tour due to inability to travel to Iceland to cancel and be reimbursed but never heard back. I am very disappointed in your customer service. I was frustrated to receive this email today.
18 Jun 2023
The booking was not in the systemen of Troll expedities and your email send us to the wrong location.
23 Feb 2023
We went in February and had the best weather we could have wished for. The tour was well organised and the preparation went very smoothly. Our guide was very friendly and always happy to answer any questions we had. The hike was amazing. Even though some of our group were worried that it might be too difficult, it worked quite well (all of us were used to walking the dog/ going on daily walks). The view from the glacier was absolutely stunning and we could stop to take pictures. Unfortunately, the „Blue Ice Cave“ was incredibly disappointing. It was maybe 5 metres long/„deep“ and only four people could enter at a time. Each group of four probably spent up to 10 min in the tiny „cave“ (to take pictures as there wasn‘t anything else to do/see there. The pictures on the website are completely misleading. Organisation of the tour: 5 stars Guide: 5 stars Glacier hike: 5 stars Ice „Cave“: 1 star
21 Jun 2022
11 Oct 2021
Wonderful and exciting. Guide Sven was very experienced and knowledgeable. Dark humor. Loved it.
14 Aug 2019
We didn’t know what to expect. This tour was worth it. We learned a good amount about the glaciers and, sadly, about how they are disappearing. The hiking was easy and the views were fabulous.
2 Jan 2019
It was the most fantastic time in Iceland. I would like to recommend this activites to others. Thank you very much.
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