Take a private day tour that brings you close to some of Iceland's most beautiful natural sites. The Golden Circle is Iceland's prime tourist route, and there is no more personal way to see it than on a private tour.
You'll begin with a visit to the National Park Þingvellir, where the Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, was founded by Vikings in the year 930 AD. The park is very interesting with geographical and historical significance. Here you can see the effect of the shift of tectonic plates that run through Iceland, which have opened large holes and cracks in the crust.
A FOOD EXPERIENCE
The next stop is at Friðheimar eco-area, where you will learn about growing organic vegetables using geothermal heat and grab lunch. The theme of Friðheimar cuisine is tomatoes, in many different forms. And that’s not surprising, as four different varieties of tomato are cultivated in the greenhouses where lunch is served among the plants. A rare food experience. Come and enjoy it!
After that, you will head to the geothermal area Geysir, where we will see eruptions every five to ten minutes from the geyser Strokkur, and many other bubbling springs. Strokkur erupts to heights of up to 25 meters every few minutes, but the area's namesake, the Great Geysir, has been largely dormant since 1916.
After Geysir, you will continue to the colossal waterfall Gullfoss, which many consider the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. Formed by the river Hvítá, the waterfall is 32 meters (105 feet) high across two cascading tiers.
Finally, you will visit a volcanic crater lake called Kerið. The crater was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar.
This colorful natural marvel is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. Kerið lies in Iceland's Western Volcanic Zone, which runs through the Reykjanes peninsula and the glacier Langjökull.
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