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Understand Iceland

Discover the world beyond the Golden Circle.

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 the main attractions like Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hotspring as well as all the other little things around the Golden circle that are just as interesting and exciting.

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 artists, 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.

Our guides know the inside and out of the area and will plan the trip according to the interests of the guest.

The trip is suitable for couples or families that are already in the Golden Circle area with a rental car. Our guide will join you and take you to places of your interests, depending on the time of the year, and 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 to soak in hot water.

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

For more information visit: www.understandiceland.is

Email: understandiceland@understandiceland.is


Understand Iceland is a small, family owned travel agency licenced through the Icelandic Board. It is based in Reykholt on the Golden Circle in South Iceland.

Understand Iceland specializes in study abroad tours for universities in the United States who seek different experiences and wish to explore Iceland as well as relating it to their curriculum and studies.

  • We organize field trips around Iceland, with a primary focus on interpreting the extreme nature of Iceland.
  • We create tours to explore the most amazing scenery in Iceland with it´s stunning volcanoes, lavafields, black beaches and glaciers.
  • We create connections to academic departments and research institutes in Iceland allowing students to interact with local experts in different disciplines and explore Iceland through visits, lectures and exercises in the field.
  • We are passionate about every tour we create and proud of our personalized service. Topics include a range of diverse themes from geology, geography, biology, sustainability, tourism management, and nature conservation to history, archaeology and culture.

Understand Iceland

Daltún 801 Selfoss

GPS Points N64° 10' 52.571" W20° 26' 21.781"
Telephone

+354 696-6764

Opening period All year
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South Iceland

Towns & Villages

The south of Iceland has several towns and villages, each with its own style, charm and points of interest. Selfoss is the largest town and has a variety of shops, services, many restaurants and fast food places. Most towns are close to the main route, making them accessible and enjoyable.

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Map Höfn Kirkjubæjarklaustur Vík Vestmannaeyjar Hvolsvöllur Flúðir Laugarvatn Reykholt Laugarás Borg Brautarholt Hveragerði Árnes Selfoss Hella Stokkseyri Eyrarbakki Þykkvibær Þórlákshöfn