The Golden Circle & Friðheimar Day Excursion

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Golden Circle Iceland

This best-selling tour of Iceland's most famous landmarks includes a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse. The classic Golden Circle with a sustainable twist!

Fridheimar Greenhouse

The tour starts with a visit to Fridheimar greenhouse where we learn about the magical methods of managing pests by using biological controls. We also learn how to grow delicious tomatoes in a eco-friendly way with the aid of geothermal heat which Iceland has in abundance.

Geysir

After Fridheimar, we stop at Geysir geothermal area. The Strokkur geysir shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. 

Gullfoss Waterfall

The visit continues with Gullfoss waterfall, created by the Hvítá river, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep. 

Thingvellir National Park

We also visit the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park. Here the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What´s Included

Remember to dress according to weather

  • Warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended
  • We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days 

What to bring

  • Remember to dress according to weather
  • Warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and sturdy shoes are recommended
  • We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and wearing warm socks for colder days 

Additional information

Guidance:

  • English: Daily
  • German: Thursday
  • Scandinavian: Friday

Itinerary

Excursion
Friðheimar
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Friðheimar

Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre is one of Iceland’s biggest greenhouses. We will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes with the aid of geothermal heat which Iceland has in abundance. Friðheimar uses pure Icelandic cold water for irrigation and gets help from about 600 bumblebees to pollinate the tomatoes.

Friðheimar is a proud winner of the 2017 Innovation Awards granted by the Icelandic Travel Industry Association

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Geysir
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Geysir

Geysir geothermal area is in South Iceland, near Laugarvatn Lake. The area is named after the biggest, and now mostly dormant, geyser Geysir and all geysers in the world owe their name to it. The biggest attraction today is the active Strokkur, which shoots up a column of water up to 30 metres (98 ft.) into the air every few minutes. 

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Gullfoss
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Gullfoss

Gullfoss is one of the most
famous waterfalls in Iceland and rightly so. The three-step waterfall is a part
of the glacial river Hvítá and falls into a 62-metre (203 ft.) deep canyon.
  

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Þingvellir
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Þingvellir

The UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park is geologically and
historically significant. Apart from being the location of the oldest
parliament in the world, Alþingi, which was formed in 930. it is also a place
where you can see the Mid-Atlantic ridge above ground. The Eurasian and
North-American tectonic plates pull the country apart by a couple of
centimetres per year.