Golden circle with a local
                  -for those who have their own rental car

Golden circle with a local is a private day tour for people who want to experience the wonders of the Golden Circle in a different way. People who want to experience all the other little things around the circle that are just as interesting and exciting as Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hotspring. 

This option is perfect for those who already have a rental car and are staying overnight around the Golden Circle. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and join you in your rental car for the day.

Herdís Friðriksdóttir has lived in Reykholt on the Golden Circle for the past 12 years. She is a certified guide and has a commercial drivers licence. She runs the tour operator Understand Iceland that specializes in educational tours around Iceland. Herdís knows the inside and out of the area and will plan the trip according to the interests of the guest.  

Tour the Golden Circle with a local who knows all the secret places and the local people who build the community in the Golden Circle. Meet people who grow flowers and vegetables in greenhouses, the farmers, the people who run a permaculture farm and drive an eco village. Eat in the local restaurants and try the home made icecream! Hear the folklore and local stories, see other natural wonders not yet discovered by tourists, bake bread in the hotspring and eat it while overlooking mountains and glaciers. Discover the world beyond the Golden Circle.

The trip is planned around each visiting group, depending on their interests, depending on the time of the year, and depending on what is going on in the community.

Are you a foodie? Let's find all the special local food, beer and delicious desserts!

Are you a nature lover? Lets go on a short hike in various places far away from the crowds!

Are you interested in history, culture and folklore? I will take you to the elf rock, tell you stories of trolls and bring the stories of the area alive while visiting the most visited places on the Golden circle.

Are you interested in gardening? Let's find the eco villages, the greenhouses and the people that grow flowers and food in the area. 

Are you interested in natural hot pools and spas? I will take you bathing in them!

Are you interested in all of it? Then lets go and see what happens!

This trip is perfect for individuals or groups of people who are staying in the area, have already rented a vehicle and want a local guide for a part of their stay. Herdís can act as a driver guide if wanted. 

For more information please send us an email. 


Driver guide for a full day

Lunch in a greenhouse

Ice-cream in a barn

All admission and service fees

Not included:
Transport, it is required that guests have already secured themselves a rental car.


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