Your taste of Iceland adventure starts with a 9 AM Reykjavik pick up. Get ready to meet your local guide and follow him on your quest to drink in the local culture, cuisine as well as some of the country's most stunning attractions.
From the capital you will head towards the first attraction of the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, namely Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage site, best known for its geological and historical wonders. Stroll around the stunning park and see one of the world's oldest parliaments and walk between the Eurasian and North American plates before continuing on to Geysir hot spring area.
Geysir is home to the big Geysir which all other geysers draw their name from. Experience Strokkur geyser spout waters up to 40 meters into the air as you visit the Haukadalur hot spring area. Here the true power of mother nature is inevitable. Definitely an experience you will not forget.
After Geysir it is time to visit the golden waterfall of Gullfoss. This iconic waterfall is among the most visited attractions in Iceland and that for a good reason. The stunning setting of the fall is simply magical. Located in the canyon of Hvita River, Gullfoss falls in two stages through the rugged canyon creating the perfect photo stop so make sure to bring your camera along.
Now on to the food stops included in the tour:
On the way you will stop by the charming family farm of Efstidalur to taste their delicious meat soup and homemade ice cream. The meat soup is a traditional Icelandic dish loved by Icelanders for many generations. As you sit and enjoy your meal you will get a glimpse of the farm life such as the cows that produced the milk used for the farm's delicious ice cream.
Fridheimar tomato greenhouse is also among the stops you will be making along the way. At Fridheimar they grow tomatoes all year round. Here you will get the opportunity to taste Fridheimar's famous tomato soup and homemade bread and gain insight into the greenhouse horticulture as you partake in a tour of the greenhouse.
The tour then concludes with the local's favorite delicacies, ponnukokur (icelandic pancakes) as they're called and kleina (twisted doughnut) at Ingolfsskali. Ingolfsskali is a stunning viking themed restaurant designed in in the styel of the original turf-roofed Icelandic longhouse. Here you will also get the opportunity to get a tour of the turf house and learn all about the history of the vikings.
Before you head back to Reykjavik at around 6 PM where your tour concludes you will also get the opportunity to taste Brennivin and dried fish a tradition that goes way back in Icelandic culture.