Iceland is one of the world leaders when it comes to utilising its abundance of geothermal energy, and during this insightful tour you’ll learn how this seemingly desolate island in the North Atlantic has managed to trick nature, and grow flowers and vegetables all year round.
A scenic journey of around 1½ hours takes you to one of Iceland's most successful family-run greenhouse enterprises; Friðheimar. The family also breed Icelandic horses and you’ll be treated to a wonderfully entertaining horse show, offering an insight into the magnificent Icelandic horse, a breed that has been intertwined with the culture and history of the Icelandic nation since the time of settlement. You’ll then have the opportunity to visit the stables for a closer look at the horses.
Afterwards, the family will lead you on a visit inside some of the greenhouses, during which they’ll share with you, their story of how their joint passion for horses and horticulture became entwined to thrive into the enterprising establishment that it is today. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by the Friðheimar chef, where the secret behind their famous tomato soup will be revealed! You’ll then be served a hearty bowl of the delicious soup for lunch.
After bidding a fond farewell, re-board your coach and drive to Thingvellir National Park. Pause for photos at a viewpoint overlooking the valley, before continuing past Icelands largest natural lake, Thingvallavatn, and back to Reykjavik.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 20 minutes of walking required on this tour, over rough ground and uneven pathways, as well as a few steps to negotiate.