Iconic Golden Circle Day Tour with Fridheimar and Icelandic Horses
The Golden Circle is the most renowned and liked day trip in Iceland, encompassing three must-see natural wonders – Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These stunning sites exemplify the effects of both tectonic movements and glacial erosion on the surrounding landscape, making them unique stops that no visitor should miss. Our small group Iconic Golden Circle Day Tour with Fridheimar and Icelandic Horses tour includes a visit to the extensive Friðheimar Farm, where we will see an Icelandic horse show at the stables, tour the greenhouse, and taste delicious tomatoes. We will also visit the Kerið Volcanic Crater. All stops on the tour are easily accessible to all. To ensure a comfortable and personalized experience, we take a minibus. Join us and relish the magnificent sights along this incredible route. Find more
This type of tour is highly recommended for those who want to see the best of Iceland’s natural wonders in a convenient and comfortable way, as well as in a smaller group setting.
Find more about Iconic Golden Circle Day Tour with Fridheimar and Icelandic Horses below:
- Kerið Volcanic Crater
- Friðheimar Farm
- Icelandic Horse Show
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir Geothermal Area
- Thingvellir National Park
- Professional guide
- Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík
- Entrance fees to Kerid
- Guided tour at Friðheimar farm
- Tomato tasting at the greenhouse
- Horse Show at the farm
- Coffee/tea at stables
- Reserved table at Fridheimar for optional lunch
- Free WiFi
- Food and drinks
Kerið Volcanic Crater
Kerið Volcanic Crater is a natural wonder located in the south of Iceland, and it’s one of the must-see stops on our small group tour of the Golden Circle. The crater was formed about 6,500 years ago during a volcanic eruption and has since filled with bright blue-green water, surrounded by steep red slopes. Visitors can walk along the rim of the crater, gazing down into the lake and taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding volcanic landscape. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this unique geological formation, which exemplifies Iceland’s rare natural beauty.
Friðheimar Farm is our delightful second destination on the Golden Circle small group tour. The farm is renowned for both its greenhouse and horse stables. You will begin by meeting the unique Icelandic horses at the farm’s famous stables. These horses are known for their small stature, strength, and good spirits, and their five unique gaits for which they are renowned will be demonstrated by your hosts. Next, you will visit the greenhouse, which is powered by geothermal energy and features a variety of tomato species that thrive under powerful sun lamps. You will have a guided tour of the greenhouse and learn how Icelanders utilize geothermal energy in horticulture. Afterward, you’ll have time to savor the fruits of these labors and relish a leisurely lunch at your reserved table; please note that lunch is not included in your tour price.
Gullfoss waterfall is the third destination on our Golden Circle small group tour, and it’s a breathtaking spectacle you won’t want to miss. The waterfall boasts an impressive two-tiered drop of 32 meters into the Hvítá river canyon, creating a magnificent display of natural beauty. As you approach, you’ll hear the thundering sound of the water before glimpsing the mist rising above the canyon walls. You’ll have plenty of time to snap photos and admire the view before continuing on to our next destination. It’s no wonder that Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most beloved waterfalls and a top attraction on the Golden Circle tour.
Geysir geothermal area
Geysir geothermal area is the fourth exciting destination on our small group Golden Circle tour. This remarkable site features a variety of geothermal wonders, including hot springs, mud pools, and fumaroles. The area is also home to the famous Geysir, after which all other geysers take their name. The Geysir erupts every few minutes, shooting boiling water up to 70 meters into the air. Visitors can also stroll around the geothermal area’s otherworldly landscape, marveling at this unique example of the incredible power of Iceland’s volcanic landscape. A visit to Geysir geothermal area is sure to be an unforgettable experience that brings you closer to the natural wonders of Iceland.
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park as the last destination on our small group Golden Circle tour. Thingvellir is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Iceland. It’s a place where you can stand between two continents, North America and Eurasia, as they slowly drift apart. But that’s just one aspect of its awe-inspiring beauty: Thingvellir is also the site of Iceland’s first parliament, established over a thousand years ago in AD 930, and it’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can explore the stunning Öxarárfoss waterfall, visit the old parliament building, and even dive into the glacier-fed Silfra fissure for an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Thingvellir National Park is a perfect finale to our Golden Circle tour, providing a perfect end to our journey.
What do I need to bring
- Iceland’s unpredictable weather makes warm, water-resistant, and windproof clothing a practical choice.
- Make sure to wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking and exploring Iceland’s diverse terrain.
- Electronic tickets are the norm for Iceland’s popular attractions and tours, so there’s no need to worry about printing anything out ahead of time.
- Tour is 9 hours long but weather can affect the tour length.
- English guide available