Full-day Tour of the Golden Circle, Kerid Crater and Local Farm from Reykjavik
Duration: Whole day (8 hours) Difficulty: Easy
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
- Learn about volcanoes at the Kerid crater
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.
Kerid volcanic crater
This stunning volcanic crater holds a lake in the middle which may have formed from an eruption 3,000 years ago. The more likely theory is that the volcanic cone collapsed into its own magma chamber after the eruption finished. Kerid crater is the perfect location to learn more about Icelandic geological history and observe a mind-blowing natural wonder.
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.
Entrance to the Kerio crater is not included in the tour. Entrance is 3 EUR.
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