Golden Circle & Local Food Tour - AA-GCFT

A Delicious Adventure With Icelandic Food, Craft Beer, Culture and Sights

Sample the most delicious traditional Icelandic food, enjoy an Icelandic meat soup lunch and dairy tasting at Efstidalur, a farm and acclaimed restaurant. Taste the craft beer brewed by Ölverk, and the amazing pizza at the Ölverk Restaurant. Boil an egg in an Icelandic hot spring at Hveragarðurinn Geothermal Garden. Taste the delicious Icelandic yogurt a.k.a. Skyr at Skyrgerðin, try Brennivín, the famous Icelandic ‘fire water’ and dried fish. Enjoy Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and Geysir on the Golden Circle.

The best way to experience the Golden Circle.
Local food and Icelandic Craft Beers.

Duration: ~ 9 hours

Pick-up: 09:00

Group maximum: 19 persons

Available: All year

Age limit: 6 years old

Difficulty: Very easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Small Group Experience
  • Brennivín & Dried Fish Tasting
  • Ölverk Pizza Tasting
  • Local Craft Beer Tasting
  • Meat-soup Lunch & Dairy Tasting
  • Efstidalur Farm
  • Hveragarðurinn Geothermal Garden
  • Boil an Egg in a Hot Spring
  • Golden Circle Attractions
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Taste the Famous Skyr at Skyrgerðin

Free WiFi

Included: Pick up in Reykjavík, free WiFi on the minibus, traditional Icelandic meat soup lunch and dairy tasting at Efstidalur Farm, Ölverk beer and pizza tasting; Brennivín and dried fish tasting; tour to Þingvellir (Thingvellir), Gullfoss and Geysir on the Golden Circle and a visit to Hveragarðurinn Geothermal Garden in Hveragerði where you get to boil an egg in a sizzling hot spring.    

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!

17 990 per adult

Youth (25% off): 6-15

100% Refund Guarantee
If cancelled with at least  24hr notice

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Tour Description

beear & pizza tasting Iceland

Beer & pizza - the perfect combo!

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.

Read more about the tour highlights:


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.  

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At Efstidalur farm... see the cows in the background?

Ölverk Brewery

Ölverk Brewery and Pizza Restaurant is a real local favorite - you get to taste their own craft beer and the pizza in this cozy restaurant. The brewery is geothermally powered, one of only a few in the world, which makes it extra special and delicious!

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Yumm... we love geothermally brewed beer!

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.

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Þingvellir National Park, one of the Golden Circle attractions...

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.

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Gullfoss - in English it's "the Golden Waterfall"

Hveragardurinn Geothermal Garden

Outdoor cooking at Hveragarðurinn Geothermal Garden in the picturesque town of Hveragerði. Boiling an egg in a hot spring is such a unique experience - witness the power which flows from Iceland´s geothermal heart in action! You will see and learn about different kinds of hot springs in this surreal garden.    

Skyrgerdin ( e. Skyr Factory)

Taste the famous Icelandic Skyr at Skyrgerdin in Hveragerdi, the geothermally active area with steam rising from the ground. The house was built in 1930 and was originally the home to a skyr factory. Now, you will find a hotel and restaurant business with delicious variations of skyr and non-skyr products available on the menu. Skyr is an Icelandic cultured dairy product, high in protein and nutritious. It resembles yogurt but slightly thicker texture. A must-try when visiting Iceland and can even be bought in stores around the world!

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.

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Tasting the "delicious" hákarl (e. fermented shark)

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.

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