Golden Circle for Kids – the Absolute Must-Do Tour in Iceland

golden circle for kids private tourGolden Circle is maybe the most popular tour to do in Iceland. Our family version of this day tour is made especially for families with toddlers and kids. We know where to find Horses, Sheep, Arctic Foxes, the best Local Pools and best Ice Cream.

See Golden Circle From a Kids’ Perspective

The whole day will focus on seeing Iceland from a kids’ perspective. Of course, we will also go to the 3 famous icons of the Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir. And then we will add activities that fit your family.

Get That Quality Family Time 

So let us do the driving and navigation, whilst you rest and enjoy some quality time with your whole family. We will stop when you like, for as long as you like, and return when you like. This is how we like to travel with our own kids. 

We can, of course, adjust our Golden Circle for Kids to all age groups. If you have any questions about this tour send us a line at goecco@goecco.com or call +354 850 9090. We are here to help! 

Golden Circle For Kids, Toddlers and Parents

When you book our Golden Circle for Kids Tour we will customize it to your kids’ age and ad activities that suit their age. We know all the local farms, mini-zoos, swimming pools, you name it! We can eat tomato soup or tomato ice cream amongst tomato plants in a greenhouse, we can meet local horses, we can go swimming, we can go fishing, birdwatching, or just find a local playground.  

We are also flexible with the departure time of the day, so if your kids are jet-lagged we can start earlier or later. You know your kids best!

Thingvellir

We will visit the famous and beautiful Thingvellir National Park and UNESCO Heritage site. The scenery here is amazing no matter the weather!  We’ll get a close look at how the tectonic plates work as we follow the footsteps of Game of Thrones into the rift valley between the North American and the Eurasian plate. Thingvellir is also where the first settlers of Iceland founded the world’s oldest parliament Althingi in the year 930. So this place has a special meaning to all Icelanders. 

Gullfoss

We’ll visit Iceland’s most beautiful and breath-taking waterfall: Gullfoss carved out of the lava fields. It’s the largest fall in Europe and some of our guests even say that it’s more amazing than the Niagara Falls! Judge for yourself whilst you enjoy the mist of glacial water on your face. 

Geysir

Then we continue to the geysers area with the Geysir after which all other geysers are named. Here we’ll see the lively geyser Strokkur erupt every 5-10 minutes reaching a height of up to 30 meters. And we’ll also have a look at the other geothermal features around it: mud pools, fumaroles, algal deposits, and other mini-geysers. It’s a unique place for kids to see and hear how Mother Earth is alive! 

These stops can be done in random order so we can explore, rest or do activities in between. This Golden Circle for Kids is all about being flexible and spontaneous – Just the way kids are! 

Golden Circle For Kids – What’s Inlcluded:

  • Transport
  • Private Guide

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Add some of these activities to your tour extra special. Pick and choose what suits your family! 
NOTE: Depending on the length of activity the basic tour price might change.

Slakki Petting-zoo:

Kids – 600 ISK per person.

Adults – 1.200 ISK per person.

Horseback riding:

At Laxnes Horse Farm in Mosfellsbær. Duration 1,5-2 hours. Price 11.900 ISK per person.

At Eldhestar in Hverdagerði. “Countryside Charm, 1,5 hour”. Price 8.000 ISK per person (6.400 for children).

Snowmobiling on Langjökull:

Price for single : 49.900 ISK
Price for double: 25.500 IS

Note: If children (younger than 18 years) on the tour book as double-rider. Children under the age of 6 cannot join.

Fontana Spa:

Price: Adults, 17, and over: 3.800 ISK Youth, 13-16 years: 2.000 ISK Children 0-12 years: FREE

Secret Lagoon:

Price: Adults: 2.800 ISK Children, 14, and younger: FREE (only with parents)

Friðheimar:

Price for soup buffet, coffee & water:
Adult: 2.390 ISK
Children under 12 years: 1.195 ISK
Younger than 6 years: FREE

River Jet:

Price: Adult: 14.900 ISK Children 8-15 years: 8.900 ISK

Snorkelling in Silfra:

Price: 15.990 ISK

Lobster Feast:

 Menu “Langoustine Feast” (lobster soup, langoustine and creme brûlée).

Price: Without wine pairing: 10.990 ISK. With wine pairing: 18.490 ISK.

Photographs from our Golden Circle For Toddlers & Kids. 

Don’t take our word for it, here are few Tripadvisor comments on the Iceland tours.

 

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“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

Iceland wonderland private tour

We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes!

Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


 

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“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

5 of 5 stars
Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer.

We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day.

Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

ETB8285, New York City, New York

 


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“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

The only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one….

Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.

 

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