5. Iceland: Golden Circle - Private Eco Tour
GOLDEN CIRCLE EXPERIENCE | ALL INCLUSIVE PRIVATE ECO-TOUR Discover the most iconic natural and cultural sites of the island with this all inclusive trip to the Golden Circle. Lunch, private transport, and a knowledgeable guide included. Travel at your own pace, take as much time as you wish to really appreciate all the natural beauty this country has to offer. GEOTHERMAL EXHIBITION To begin the tour, you will be picked up in our luxury electric Mercedes vehicle and travel to the geothermal exhibition just out side of the city, included in the tour is an audio guide for ease of exploring the displays. You will learn how the the country produces it 100% renewable energies and how it tackles carbon sequestration. KERIÐ CRATER Next you will travel to Kerid Crater to explore this 6500-year-old volcanic crater in the heart of the Golden Circle. The beautiful crater lake in the centre has been formed by the collapsing of the volcanic chamber, and should not be missed. The contrast of the red volcanic scoria, against the vivid green moss makes for amazing and dramatic pictures. Your guide will explain how the crater was formed along with helping you capture some memories on camera. LUNCH You will continue the journey to Fridheimar Tomato Farm or Farmers Bristo for guided education on how sustainable farming works in Iceland. You will enjoy a tasty tomato or mushroom based menu for lunch, (Included in your experience) before going to the world’s first geyser hot spring that was ever noted in print…and then gave the name to all the rest! GEYSIR Beneath the ground, hot vents superheat the area. Creating a 100ft shooting Geysir will take your breath away as it showers you in warm water. The hot spring erupts every 4 minutes, so you won't need to wait long if you missed it. The area is surrounded by bubbling springs, which you will have the chance to explore with your guide. GULLFOSS Next, you will visit Iceland’s most well-known waterfall, Gullfoss, with a staggering 141 tons of water flowing over its edges per minute – be prepared to get wet! The two tier waterfall flows from the glacier Langjökull running all the way out to the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will explain how and why it's all happening. LAUGARVATN You will Travel to Laugarvatn to taste the local rye-bread and see first hand where the bread is baked. The sands boil and steam around the lake. Creating a unique place to slowly cook the local bread. We bury the bread mixture in the sands slowly cooking the bread. ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK We will complete our Golden Circle tour with a visit to the stunning Thingvellier National Park, the only UNESCO World Heritage site located directly on the dividing tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia. It is here that the first parliament in history was created, the longest running parliament in history! You can journey along the tectonic plates learning about the history, culture and geology of the area.