We will take you to the most popular sights in Iceland, the “Golden Circle”. On the Golden Circle tour, you will see Gullfoss waterfall, the geothermal area of Geysir, and visit Thingvellir National Park. We will also visit a geothermal power plant and a greenhouse where we will learn about greenhouse horticulture.
We will visit the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant. There we will go to a geothermal energy exhibition, explore the facilities, and attend a short informative lecture.
Next, we explore “Golden Circle” - a popular traveling route in Iceland. We start the Golden Circle tour off with a hike at the UNESCO world heritage site Thingvellir National Park. At Thingvellir National park the continental drift between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate is very visible and it is possible to walk between the two. Thingvellir is also known for its historical importance as Althing, which is considered to be the world's first parliament, was founded there in the year 930.
Next, we travel to Fridheimar Greenhouse. At Fridheimar we will gain some insight into greenhouse horticulture as we will take a tour of the greenhouse, as well as enjoy a taste of the crop when we eat lunch in the greenhouse between multiple tomato plants.
We continue on with our Golden Circle tour when we journey to the Geysir geothermal field. There you will see Geysir, the geyser which gave all other geysers in the world their name. We also walk around the other incredible hot springs, and we get to see Strokkur, a geyser that erupts every five minutes, projects steaming water to a height of about 60-100 feet. We complete our Golden Circle tour when we visit Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Falls), a beautiful and impressive landmark. We can walk so close to the edge of the waterfall that we should be able to feel the mist of the glacial water on our faces.