The Golden Circle, Iceland
The Golden Circle includes some Iceland’s most stunning sights. You guide will escort you to see the famous ‘Strokkur’ Geysir shoot a column of water up to 30 metres into the air every 4-8 minutes! You’ll also visit the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created where the river Hvítá tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m deep. This full day also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Þingvellir National Park where you can make a unique walk between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates which are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year.
Additionally you will visit the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, where students will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes which are cultivated all year round using the latest technology, in an environmentally-friendly way: green energy, pure water and organic pest controls combine to produce fresh, healthful tomatoes.
You can also choose to add a tour of Hellisheidi Power Plant or the Secret Lagoon (below)
Hellisheidi Power Plant (can be added to the Golden Circle Day)
The largest geothermal plant in the world, with the purpose of meeting increasing demand for electricity and hot water for space heating in the industrial and domestic sectors. Groups can take a tour and visit the Energy exhibition with its multimedia displays.
The Secret Lagoon (can be added to the Golden Circle Day)
What better way to start off your day that a relaxing soak outdoors in the warm waters of Iceland’s oldest swimming pool formed by the areas hot springs. There are new changing facilities, a café and viewing decking. This is much smaller than the Blue Lagoon but much cheaper and far less crowded.