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Golden Circle: Platinum | Secret Lagoon & Tomato Farm

26,990 ISK
(US$187 / €189 / £162)

The Golden Circle: Platinum tour is a day journey of all our handpicked websites of this well-known space of Iceland. This celebrated space is wealthy with historical past and boasts highly effective waterfalls, geothermal scorching swimming pools, erupting geysers, separating continental plates, in addition to scrumptious meals. All on Reykjavik’s doorstep!

Loosen up and bathe within the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest geothermal pool. Find out about 12 months spherical meals manufacturing in usually chilly and darkish Iceland, consuming lunch amongst the tomato vines of Friðheimar Farm tomato greenhouse. Be hypnotised by the surging move of the majestical Gullfoss waterfall. Be shocked by the sudden eruption of the geysers at Geysir geothermal space. Finish the day strolling by the serene and historic grounds of Þingvellir Nationwide Park, scarred by the separating continental plates.

The right mixture of historical past, sightseeing and journey in a day from Reykjavik. Learn extra and ebook beneath!

The Secret Lagoon – Iceland’s oldest swimming pool

The Golden Circle: Platinum tour begins by heading straight out of Reykjavík, driving over Hellisheiði mountain go and heading south earlier than driving inland to the Golden Circle space. Our first cease shall be to heat up and soak within the pure scorching springs of the Secret Lagoon. That is Iceland’s oldest pure swimming pool, courting again to the nineteenth Century. The partitions of the lagoon had been positioned round a small effervescent geyser over 100 years in the past and have remained in place ever since.

In distinction, the trendy altering rooms and relaxation space make this genuine bathing expertise snug for everybody. We deliberately arrive on the scorching pool early, when it’s quietest in true Hidden Iceland type. This enables us to actually loosen up and bathe within the magic of this glorious geothermal pool. A good way to start out the day!

Friðheimar Tomato Farm Greenhouse & Icelandic Horses

Subsequent, we drive to the close by village of Reykholt. Right here we get pleasure from a singular lunch contained in the tomato greenhouse farm, Friðheimar. This geothermally heated greenhouse produces over one tonne of tomatoes every day, even in winter. Having lunch amongst all of the tomato vegetation within the greenhouse is one thing we’re positive you’ll always remember.

You may select both their well-known tomato soup or ravioli pasta or grilled tortilla pizza. Scrumptious home made bread can also be included no matter your selection (the tacky olive bread is a secret favorite of our guides). Lunch is included within the value of this tour (one foremost meal and water, tea or espresso). Friðheimar can also be a famend horse breeding farm, and also you’ll get the prospect to say hey to those beautiful and distinctive horses earlier than or after lunch.

Gullfoss Waterfall

After lunch, we get to witness the pressure of Gullfoss, certainly one of Iceland’s strongest waterfalls. A 100ft, two tiered waterfall pouring right into a deep fissure created from tectonic plate motion. Virtually all of the water originates from the distant Langjökull ice cap which you’ll be able to see on a transparent day. On sunny days, rainbows seem within the mist of this golden hued waterfall.

Past the sheer magnificence, there are numerous legends relating to the title however on a excessive move day it’s laborious to not discover the distinctive color of the golden, sediment wealthy, glacial water. In summer season you possibly can stroll all the way down to the very fringe of this large and really feel the spray. Within the icy winter you possibly can benefit from the view of the half frozen waterfall from above.

Geysir, the unique erupting geyser

From there, it is just a brief drive to see the wonders of the geothermal space of Geysir, the unique exploding geyser, and its surrounding steam vents. Probably the most lively geyser within the space, Strokkur, erupts each 6-10 minutes and is barely completely different each time. Strokkur is understood to erupt between 6ft and 60ft. Be sure to stick round for just a few eruptions earlier than trying out the memento outlets.

Þingvellir Nationwide Park

Lastly, in spite of everything this we drive onto the well-known Þingvellir Nationwide Park. The Nationwide Park holds each a historic and geological significance. Þingvellir is the positioning of the longest surviving parliament on the earth, the place lots of Iceland’s most essential choices had been made. The Althing Meeting dates way back to 930AD.

Moreover, it is usually a spot of unimaginable magnificence, sitting within the rift valley of the separating North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It’s for these causes that the nationwide park was recognised as Iceland’s first UNESCO World Heritage Website in 2004. To complete the day we’ll discover this space having fun with straightforward walks and nice views. From there, it’s only a quick drive again into city, reaching Reykjavik in meal time.

Golden Circle: Platinum Tour Highlights

All 12 months

8:30 AM

9 hours


Max 12

8 years previous

Grownup | 26,990 ISK
Age 8-12 | 22,990 ISK

Grownup | Approx. $187
Age 8-12 | Approx. $157

Approx. €189 / £162
Approx. €159 / £139

Included: Entrance price into the Secret Lagoon, Lunch (one foremost meal with Tea/Espresso) from Friðheimar, pickup and drop-offs in Reykjavik and transportation with a small group and an English talking information. Additionally included is Climbing Boots, Rain Jacket and Rain Pants if these are wanted (these should be chosen within the reserving course of, in any other case they can’t be assured).
Excluded: Towel and bathing swimsuit rent for the Secret Lagoon and meals except in any other case specified. You may lease these at Secret Lagoon if wanted for 700 ISK every.

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Good to know 

Please notice that included on the tour for lunch at Friðheimar is a foremost course from their set-lunch menu. Selfmade bread and scorching drinks are additionally included. Drinks, desserts and different menu choices are additionally obtainable, simply deliver alongside extra cash to buy additional objects.

As with all our journeys, make sure you deliver alongside waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic climate. Waterproof jackets and pants can be found to rent. Ensure to order within the reserving course of or contact us instantly.

All excursions are charged in Icelandic Krona (ISK). Different currencies proven on the web site are solely indicative and are topic to forex fluctuations.

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