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Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik

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Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik

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Hit the most important landmarks in Iceland during this Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. With a local guide, visit the Gullfoss waterfall, the most impressive cascade in Iceland. Stop at the legendary Geysir geothermal area and explore Thingvelllir (Þingvellir) National Park's mossy expanses and deep fissures. Visit the Friðheimar greenhouse, where geothermal energy is harnessed to grow hothouse vegetables in the middle of the Scandinavian winter. Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik is included; transportation is by climate-controlled coach.
  • Explore the natural landmarks of southern Iceland on the Golden Circle tour
  • Visit Geysir, Gullfoss, and Thingvellir National Park
  • Stop by the Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre
  • Travel in a climate-controlled coach
  • Learn about the history, ecology, and geology of the area from your local guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Bus fare
Free Wi-Fi
Admission to Friðheimar greenhouse
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Umferðarmiðstöðin BSÍ , Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point is at BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide and group in central Reykjavik, board the climate-controlled coach, and embark on the Golden Circle tour of Iceland's most remarkable natural landmarks. Along the way, learn about the history, ecology, and geology of the area from your local guide. 

Stop at the Geysir geothermal area, home to the Strokkur geyser, which erupts with a 98-foot (30-meter) column of boiling water every few minutes. Continue to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls, where the Hvítá River cascades into a 105-foot (32-meter) crevasse. 

In Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir), see the fields of verdant moss and the gash in the earth where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are pulling apart. 

Visit the Friðheimar greenhouse, where organic produce is grown using the power of the earth's geothermal heat. Learn about the growing process and taste some of the fruits of the farmers' labor.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Reykjavik Excursions
Meeting point for the tour.
Stop At:  
Fridheimar
Visit to Friðheimar greenhouse where we learn about the magic methods of managing pests by using biological controls and to grow delicious tomatoes in a eco friendly way with the aid of geothermal heat which Iceland has in abundance.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strokkur
Geysir geothermal area is where the Strokkur geyser 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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gullfoss
Visit to Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
The Golden Circle tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year.
Duration: 55 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Remember to dress warmly
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Reykjavik Excursions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik.
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What is the social distancing policy during Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle Day Trip with Fridheimar Greenhouse visit from Reykjavik.

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1st class service from booking to...
Steven D
, Apr 2018
1st class service from booking to doing excursion. Our guide for the day was very informative and helpful. Highly recommended.
star-1
I booked this tour because of the...
Emil_d
, Feb 2018
I booked this tour because of the reviews. Surprisingly, our tour was not what I expected. Eric who was our guide was by far the laziest guide I’ve ever had so far. I’ve been travelling for years everywhere. He just tells us minimally where to go, does not talk about the site, and go with us to see.
star-5
This was an amazing tour in spite of...
ELynn_G
, Feb 2018
This was an amazing tour in spite of the windy and snowy weather conditions. The tour operator modified the itinerary and route but one of the mountain passes still closed. Therefore she took us around the Reykjanes western peninsula back to Reykjavik along the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery was totally awesome. The lava fields were similar to the moon scape, Well worth it in spite of the weather conditions.
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The Golden Circle day tour is a must...
Patricia G
, Aug 2017
The Golden Circle day tour is a must for a first-time visitor to Iceland. The geysers, the meeting of the tectonic plates and the beautiful waterfall, Gullfoss are the highlights. You also get to visit a sustainable farm where tomatoes are grown ten feet tall in hothouses. All energy is renewable. I was really impressed with the staff when my traveling companion left her purse at one stop and they got it to her before the end of the day. Nothing was missing from the purse or the tour.
star-4
Great Tour ! Wish they had spent...
Shiv
, Jul 2017
Great Tour ! Wish they had spent more time T the lovely Falls rather than at the Tomato farm which seems to be a tourist trap. Overall the trip was good.
star-5
Amazing tour, plenty of stops along...
Amanda D
, Mar 2017
Amazing tour, plenty of stops along the way and more than enough time at each location. Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Busses are equipped with USB ports so you can charge your phones which i needed to do as I took way too many photos and drained my battery
star-5
Our tour guide was amazing! Very...
Stephanie_F
, Mar 2017
Our tour guide was amazing! Very knowledgeable and have a lot of information! Loved that we stopped at the tomato farm.
star-4
The tour started off very...
Barbara M
, Feb 2017
The tour started off very dramatically with us being stranded on the motorway in a snowstorm as a lorry had jackknifed in front of us however once the lorry was moved we made our way to the geyser which performed quite spectacularly. The snowfall had made scenery beautiful and dramatic and the waterfall at Gullfoss was well worth the visit. It was a pity that we did not get to visit the Frioheimar greenhouse cultivation center due to the delay but the National park made up for that. All in all this was a tour not to be missed
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Pickup Abholung zum BSI in Reykjavik...
kerstinho
, Jul 2017
Pickup Abholung zum BSI in Reykjavik hat gut geklappt. Ein voller Doppeldeckerdeckerbus wartete auf uns. Wir ,6 Personen , hatten extra eine deutschsprachige Tour gebucht. Der Geschichte erzählte auf der Tour fast nur Englisch. Nach Nachfrage von uns wurde dann vom englischen Text 30 auf deutsch wieder gegeben. Leider keine Geschichte des Landes oder zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten die wir besucht haben auf deutsch Tomatenfarm nur Englisch .der Halt bei den Geysiren leider enttäuschend. Bevor alle Reisenden aus dem Bus waren war die Reiseleiterin verschwunden. Also selber durchkämpfen. Pingvellir kaum Erklärung Laufen von Parkplatz 1 zu Parkplatz 2. Das war der gesamte Eindruck von Pingvellir. Schade.. Da es auch anders geht haben wir am nächsten Tag bei einer 16 stuendigen Tour entlang der Südküste in Englisch /deutsch erleben dürfen mit einem anderen Anbieter.
star-4
Der Ausflug war sehr schön, wenn...
Katharina_B
, Jan 2017
Der Ausflug war sehr schön, wenn auch im Kreise von vielen Hunderten anderen Touristen. Leider wurden wir im Bus dann mit Englisch sprechenden Touristen zusammengelegt, was dann zu einer Reduzierung des deutschen Textes führte.

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