Beat the crowds on this small group Golden Circle tour that marches to the beat of its own drum.
Not all Golden Circle tours are created equal!
A typical Golden Circle tour will start at Reykjavík and then from there head to Thingvellir national park, onward to Gullfoss and then finally Geysir. The problem with this though is that, if everyone is going the same way, won't these spots get crowded?
What if you did it backwards?
This is a Golden Circle tour with a difference. A tour that seeks to put the experience of its guests first and foremost. A tour that makes sure that the people travelling get the very best experience that they can. To that effect This tour not only travels the Golden Circle route "bacwards" but also sets out at different times to all the other tour companies to try and make sure that these spots of immense natural beauty are as quiet as possible.
This tour starts at 8:30 am, where we drive out of Reykjavik and head straight to warm up and soak in the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon, Iceland's oldest natural swimming pool. We will be there early, when it is quietest, allowing us to truly relax and soak in the magic of this wonderful geothermal pool. A great way to start the day!
Afterwards, we will warm up by enjoying a unique lunch inside the tomato greenhouse farm Friðheimar where they produce over one tonne of tomatoes each day. Having lunch amongst all the tomato plants in the greenhouse is something you will never forget. We will be able to try their famous tomato soup or grilled tortilla pizza, homemade bread, as well as hot beverages. Lunch is included in the price of this tour.
Next we get to witness the force of Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most powerful waterfalls. On sunny days, rainbows appear in the mist of this golden hued waterfall. From there, it is only a short drive to see the wonders of the geothermal area of Geysir, the original exploding geyser, and its surrounding steam vents.
After all this we drive onto the famous Þingvellir National Park. This National Park holds historical and geological significance and Þingvellir is the site of the first known parliament in the world, where many of Iceland’s most important decisions were made. It is also a place of incredible beauty, sitting in the rift valley of the separating North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. From there, it’s a short drive back into town, reaching Reykjavik in time for dinner.
Lunch at the delightful Friðheimar Tomato farm
soak in the natural warmth of the Secret Lagoon.
Entrance fee into the Secret Lagoon, lunch at Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse (one main per person from a set menu and coffee or tea), pickup and drop-offs in Reykjavík, transportation in our comfortable mini bus with wifi with a small group (max of 12 people) and one of our wonderful English speaking guides for the duration of the day.
Be sure to bring your towel and swimsuit for the Secret Lagoon or you can rent towels from Secret Lagoon for 700 ISK each.
Please note that lunch at Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse is a set menu with a choice of their famous tomato soup with homemade bread, grilled tortilla pizza, ravioli pasta and coffee or tea. Desserts and other drinks purchase extra, but are not included in the tour price.
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