See all the amazing sights of the Golden Circle as well as sampling the most delicious traditional Icelandic food! Enjoy an Icelandic meat soup lunch and dairy tasting at Efstidalur, a farm and acclaimed restaurant. Visit the unique Fridheimar Greenhouse and finish off with a visit to at Íslenski Bærinn turf house, where you will taste traditional delicacies before returning to Reykjavik.
The best way to experience the Golden Circle.
Local food and Icelandic Cuisine
- Small Group Experience
- Brennivín & Dried Fish Tasting
- Meat-soup Lunch & Dairy Tasting
- Efstidalur Farm
- Golden Circle Attractions
- Thingvellir National Park
- Geysir Geothermal Area
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Visit to Friðheimar Greenhouse
- Visit to Ingólfsskáli Viking turf house
Included: Pick up in Reykjavík, free WiFi on the minibus, traditional Icelandic meat soup lunch and dairy tasting at Efstidalur Farm, Brennivín and dried fish tasting; tour to Þingvellir (Thingvellir), Gullfoss and Geysir on the Golden Circle, a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse and a food tasting at Ingólfsskáli turf house
Bring with you: Warm layers waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and strong shoes. Dress in layers suitable for the weather - on this tour you will spend time in warm restaurants and also go outside exploring. Remember your camera!
Youth (6-15): 25% off
If cancelled with at least 24hr notice
With so many fabulous tastes to enjoy and iconic sights to see we head swiftly long the famous Golden Circle route. We want you to taste only the best cuisine from top Icelandic suppliers. We will take you to authentic Icelandic restaurants, all of them are favorites of local people.
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Efstidalur is a cattle and horse farm run by generations of an Icelandic family, the farm is surrounded by peaceful countryside and impressive mountain views. The Icelandic food experience here is as authentic as it gets, fabulous meat soup for lunch, and dairy products to sample. As you sit in the restaurant you can see the cows that produced the milk, they are in full view separated from the dining area by a glass screen! After your meal, when there are newly born calves, you can actually go and pat them - this is especially popular with the children.
A rare interactive, tomato greenhouse experience - in Iceland! Tomatoes like you’ve never had before! Friðheimar will prove it is not impossible to grow these fruits in Iceland, despite the long, dark winter! Upon your visit you will see how this is made possible in this cold climate, by creating warm Mediterranean conditions! At Friðheimar you will get to see the processes that goes into maintaining greenhouse horticulture. You will also get to enjoy the special experience of entering a greenhouse with the fresh fragrance of fresh tomato plants and help yourself to tomato soup and homemade bread. Fridheimar also manufactures various delicious jams and chutneys.
Brennivín and dried fish are centuries old Icelandic delights. We will take you to a surprise location to enjoy ice-cold Brennivín and taste dried fish.
The Golden Circle
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir) - is the birthplace of Alþingið, the historic Icelandic Parliament and a treasure trove of geological wonders, including the place where the tectonic plates have moved apart. Fabulous history, great cultural importance, scenery and atmosphere.
Geysir is the geothermal area where you will see an erupting Geysir. Strokkur erupts every few minutes propelling great gushes of scalding water skywards - see if you can second-guess the moment!
Gullfoss is the most popular waterfall in Iceland. Feel the power as the thunderous glacial river plummets through two drops of 21 m and 11 m, the walls of the rugged canyon are 70 m high.
Leaving the tour on a high note, the day trip ends with a tour of the Ingólfsskáli turf house where you will learn about the history of the vikings. This viking themed restaurant, Ingólfsskáli, provides a unique experience, where you will get to sample some of Iceland’s delicacies, like pönnukökur (icelandic pancakes) and kleina (Icelandic pastry) in a restaurant designed in the style of the original turf-roofed longhouses. Ingólfsskáli is an unusual yet impressive glimpse into Iceland’s history, named after Iceland’s first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson. At the foot of Ingólfsfjall mountain in a beautiful scenic landscape, Ingólfsskáli is likely to be a pretty memorable experience! Ingólfsskáli prides itself on quality of food in tradition, like the Icelandic hospitality.
After a day packed with tantalizing tastes and incredible sights we return to Reykjavík at approximately 19:00 - you will be dropped off where we picked you up.
Disclaimer: Note that the legal age to drink alcohol in Iceland is 20 years old. Therefore, participants must have reached age 20 to drink the beer and alcoholic samplers.