Small group Golden Circle tour with Kerið crater and Friðheimar farm

Discover Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle in a small group tour, featuring breathtaking sights like Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park. Enjoy unique experiences at Fridheimar Farm and the colorful Kerið Crater.

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Experience Iceland’s Natural Marvels in a Personalized Small Group Journey

Experience the majestic beauty of Iceland with our Golden Circle and Waterfalls tour. This journey takes you through some of the country's most iconic landscapes, including the stunning Thingvellir National Park, where you can see the remarkable Öxarárfoss waterfall and learn about Iceland’s historical roots.

Marvel at the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, known for its spectacular cascade into a deep canyon, and explore the Geysir geothermal area, where hot springs and erupting geysers showcase Iceland’s volcanic activity.

The tour also offers a glimpse into Icelandic farm life with a visit to Fridheimar Farm, famous for its greenhouse-grown tomatoes, and the charming Efstidalur dairy farm, where fresh local produce can be enjoyed.

Another highlight is the Kerið Crater, a striking volcanic crater with vibrant blue waters surrounded by red slopes. This tour provides a beautiful mix of natural wonders and cultural insights, offering a comprehensive look at the heart of Iceland.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • See the stunning Öxarárfoss waterfall
  • Witness the powerful Gullfoss waterfall
  • Visit the geothermal wonders of Geysir
  • Experience Fridheimar Farm’s unique tomato greenhouse
  • Taste local products at Efstidalur dairy farm
  • Marvel at the vibrant blue waters of Kerið Crater

What’s Covered

  • Professional driver and local guide
  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All taxes and service fees
  • WiFi available on the bus
  • Admission to Kerið Crater

What’s Extra

  • Lunch at Fridheimar Farm (not included)

Tour Itinerary

Starting Point: Skarfabakki Harbour

Begin your adventure at Skarfabakki Harbour, where you'll meet your friendly guide and fellow travelers. Our comfortable bus, equipped with free WiFi, ensures a relaxing start as you head into Iceland's scenic landscapes.

Thingvellir National Park

Explore Thingvellir National Park, a site of great historical and geological significance. Here, you’ll walk through the valley where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. This is also where Iceland's first parliament, Alþingi, was established in 930 AD. The park is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site but also offers stunning views and rich history.

Duration: 45 minutes

Öxarárfoss Waterfall

Visit Öxarárfoss, a charming waterfall within Thingvellir. It's a perfect spot for photos and a short walk to enjoy the scenic beauty. The waterfall flows into the Almannagjá ravine, adding a picturesque element to the park's rugged landscape.

Duration: 15 minutes

Gullfoss Waterfall

Experience the awe-inspiring Gullfoss, meaning "Golden Falls" in Icelandic. This mighty waterfall plunges into a deep canyon, creating powerful spray and rainbows on sunny days. It's one of Iceland’s most photographed natural attractions and a symbol of the country's raw beauty.

Duration: 45 minutes

Geysir Geothermal Area

Explore the geothermal area of Geysir, home to hot springs and the famous Strokkur geyser. Strokkur erupts every few minutes, sending a fountain of hot water up to 30 meters into the air. This area gives a fascinating glimpse into Iceland's volcanic activity.

Duration: 45 minutes

Fridheimar Farm (Optional Lunch Stop)

Visit Fridheimar Farm, renowned for its innovative greenhouse tomato cultivation. You can enjoy a meal surrounded by lush tomato plants (lunch at your own expense). The farm uses geothermal energy to grow tomatoes year-round, offering a unique dining experience.

Duration: 60 minutes 

Kerið Crater

Discover the striking Kerið Crater, a volcanic crater lake with vivid blue waters and red volcanic rock slopes. The crater is about 3,000 years old and offers a unique geological view. You can walk around the rim and down to the lake to explore this fascinating natural wonder.

Duration: 30 minutes

Efstidalur Dairy Farm

Visit Efstidalur, a traditional Icelandic dairy farm. Here, you can taste fresh dairy products like homemade ice cream and yogurt. The farm provides a glimpse into rural Icelandic life and the chance to enjoy delicious local treats.

Duration: 30 minutes

Return to Skarfabakki Harbour

Relax on the drive back to Skarfabakki Harbour, reflecting on the day's incredible sights and experiences. This scenic return journey is a peaceful end to your adventure.

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Essentials to Know Before Booking

  • The tour runs from 9 AM to 6 PM, giving you a full day to enjoy.
  • Small group size ensures a more personal and comfortable experience.
  • Includes pick-up and drop-off from any location within the greater Reykjavik area.
  • You can opt for a private tour for a tailored experience.
  • The schedule and attractions might change due to weather or road conditions, particularly in winter.
  • Iceland’s weather is highly unpredictable; dress in layers to stay warm and comfortable.
  • For safety reasons, EastWest may delay or cancel tours in case of hazardous conditions.
  • Please be ready for pick-up 30 minutes before the tour starts from your Reykjavik location.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the tour available throughout the year?

Yes, the Golden Circle and Waterfalls tour is available all year. We operate in all seasons, adapting to the changing weather and daylight conditions to provide a memorable experience every time.

Can children join the tour?

Yes, children are welcome on our tours. We offer family-friendly experiences, and our guides can adjust the tour to accommodate young travelers. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements for children.

How many people are in a small group tour?

Our small group tours typically accommodate between 8 to 19 participants. This allows for a more intimate experience, giving you plenty of opportunities to interact with the guide and fellow travelers.

What is the tour cancellation policy?

We understand that plans can change. You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before the tour starts time for a full refund. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the departure time are non-refundable.

Is the tour suitable for people with mobility issues?

The tour involves moderate walking at various stops, sometimes on uneven ground. If you have mobility issues, please inform us in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements. We strive to make our tours accessible, but certain sites may have limitations.

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All our tours are handpicked from the best tour operators in Iceland, featuring key attractions like the Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. The Golden Circle tour also highlights the significance of hot springs, including the famous Geysir hot spring. Additionally, Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its cultural and historical value.
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We went with Arctic Adventures. Our guide was Andre and he made our trip fantastic. Mini bus was great, places great. Secret lagoon was very hot, careful if kids are getting in. All the other stops were fun and a hood 8 hours spent.

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