Golden Circle Gastronomy
This tour lets you explore Icelandic food from farm to table and also visit some of the most popular natural landmarks in Iceland.
We start with some stunning nature and a trip to magnificent Þingvellir National Park, a site of renowned beauty, panoramas and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004, this is where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was formed in 930 AD. It‘s also where you can see the meeting of the European and North America continents.
It’s then on to the cozy farm of Efstidalur farm which offers a warm welcome and introduction to the workings of a modern, Icelandic farm. You’ll literally get to see the farm at work through the farm café window that looks on to the cows munching hay. Look forward to tasting some treats, too – their freshly made colorful ice cream, Icelandic’s wonder food - skyr, feta cheese, mysa – a traditional dairy soft drink favored by the Vikings and carpaccio and bruschetta. And that’s just for starters. Be sure to leave room for their home made soup and bread, their roast beef and fresh trout from the river Útey.
After whetting your appetite we then visit Gullfoss waterfall. This thundering waterfall can be experienced up close, if you walk down to the rocks or you can climb to the viewing platform above. We then visit the hot spring and bubbling hot pots area around Geysir and the sprouting Strokkur, which frequently gushes water up to 30 meters in the air.
After these national landmarks, we stop at Friðheimar, a little piece of the Mediterranean in the middle of Iceland, thanks to a series of greenhouses that produce tomatoes all year round. Here, you receive an introduction to the operation of growing tomatoes and taste some of their delicious foods all in the warmth of their greenhouses: a selection of bruschetta, some of their home grown vegetables and raise a glass and taste their mouthwatering tomato schnapps.
Last but not least we visit Islenski bærin, one of Iceland‘s best preserved turfed farms. In connection with the age old tradition of turf houses, here you can also taste some of the most traditionally Icelandic food. The menu is not always the same but some of the delicatessen are dry fish and seaweed, flat bread and smoked lamb, pancakes with whipped cream and rhubarb jelly and fresh honey and herbal tea.
Fully fed both by Icelandic nature and Icelandic delicacies we then drive back to Reykjavik.
Tour departure: 09:30
Duration: 8,5-9 hours
Every Saturday during winter
Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during summer
Minimum 4 passengers are required to operate the tour
Max 25 passengers