Day Tours/Activities

Golden Circle and Friðheimar Greenhouse

Enjoy the Golden Circle & Waterfalls tour, Iceland´s most famous traveling route. Visit the beautiful national park Þingvellir, the magnificent erupting Geysir and the ever impressive waterfall Gullfoss.

  • Trees planted 1
  • Available all year
  • Duration 9 hours
  • Location Golden circle
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1, max. 14
  • Age limit No age limit

What you'll experience.

Enjoy the Golden Circle and Friðheimar Greenhouse tour, Iceland´s most famous traveling route.

Experience the best of Iceland’s nature and culture on a full-day Golden Circle and Friðheimar Greenhouse tour from Reykjavik. On this small-group tour, our knowledgeable guide will share stories and connect with all passengers as we travel through the beautiful surroundings in a minibus. With a maximum group size of 19 people, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience as you explore the Golden Circle, Iceland’s most popular route. Located not far from the capital, this route offers a diverse range of natural landscapes and a rich history to discover. This tour is perfect for families and offers breathtaking scenery throughout.

The tour

Begin your Golden Circle and Friðheimar Greenhouse tour journey at Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s parliament, The Althing, was founded in 930 A.D. The Althing is also known as the oldest continuingly run parliament in the world. There you will also witness where the tectonic plates are tearing Iceland apart. Additionally, we’ll visit Oxarárfoss waterfall that graces the Þingvellir area.

Next, we’ll stop at Laugarvatn geothermal area. The area is a popular swimming spot with warm patches along the shoreline year-round. This area is also known for its famous “Rúgbrauð” or baked rye bread. The rye bread is prepared in a pot buried in the sand for 24 hours, using the heat of the geothermal waters to cook it. You will then visit Efstidalur dairy farm, where you’ll have the opportunity to try their delicious, homemade organic ice cream.

From there, you will continue to the stunning Geysir geothermal area. There you will see the spouting geyser Strokkur erupt every five-ten minutes. It hurls boiling hot water up to 40 meters into the air. Next up is the mesmerizing Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss drops around 32 meters into a rugged canyon in few settings. It is a natural phenomenon that tops many lists.

During the tour you will also visit Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse. The greenhouse is a productive tomato farm where you’ll learn about the processes of greenhouse horticulture. There you will witness how they grow eco-friendly, delicious tomatoes using geothermal force, glacial water, and bumblebees. Friðheimar is also home to Icelandic horses, so you’ll have the chance to pet and take photos with them.

Included in the price is a visit to the Kerið volcanic crater, one of several crater lakes in the area. Kerið is the most visually striking of these craters.

Please note

EastWest want to assure you that they are well-prepared and ready to give you a fantastic, rewarding and safe holiday. Therefore, they have put together new procedures:

  • Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our vehicles.
  • Please do not travel if you feel unwell or are symptomatic before the trip.
  • We kindly ask you to use the same seats all day, as much spread out over the minibus as possible.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • We clean and disinfect all shared contact surfaces in the vehicle several times per day, mostly those that are frequently touched such as door handles, arm rests, buttons for windows and locks, seatbelts… However, wearing gloves is an effective way to minimise the risk of infection.
  • Where and when possible, we keep the door opened to promote air flow through the vehicle.

f you want more information about the Golden Circle and Friðheimar Greenhouse tour or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

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This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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Included in final tour price.


  • Wool blankets to keep warm
  • Free WiFi
  • Professional, local guide

    Not included

    • Lunch & snacks (bus will stop so your can get food)

      What to bring.

      • Warm clothes
      • Good sturdy shoes
      • Camera


      • Gullfoss waterfall
      • Geysir hot spring
      • Thingvellir national park
      • Öxararfoss and Faxi waterfalls
      • Efstidalur dairy farm
      • Laugavatn hot spring area
      • Horse visit

      Tour operator

      This tour is operated by our friends at East West. Their belief is that to create memorable experiences it is necessary to let go of time and give into nature. They therefore emphasize on making frequent stops so their guests can take in all that Iceland has to offer.

      East West certifications:

      15.990 ISK
      Per person

      15.990 ISK
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