We spent the summer of 2016 touring Iceland. Now we're writing a guidebook to tell you exactly what you want to know:

How to take the whole family abroad and survive the process unscathed.



Live From Iceland!

Friday, July 1 update: Heiðmerkur and Engi greenhouses, Iceland Riverjet, Faxi, Hotel Geysir, and Geysir

One last day in the Golden Circle area! I’d been seeing this sign around Laugarás, but I didn’t know what it was:

self service greenhouse

You can almost make out the Icelandic … kind of. The middle line is “fresh vegetables” (grænt means green). The last line is the part I didn’t get … But sjálf is self. So it’s a self service greenhouse. Read more

Preparation, Things to Do

Golden Circle Add-ons


Kerið” by Shaun Versey is licensed under CC BY 2.0

So you’ve read our post about whether you can skip the Golden Circle, and you’ve decided the answer is, “No way, I’m not skipping that!” The next question is how to actually do the tour. If you have a rental car, you can cover the Golden Circle with your own personal list of stops and timetable. If you are doing an organized tour, we’ll list some tour companies that offer stops at some of the places listed below.

[Update: See our Golden Circle tour with Kids!]

For the organized tours, you’ll have to choose the level of service you want. We’ll look at three categories: Large bus tours, small bus tours, and personal tours. Note that our advice here will generally mirror that found in the post about how to get from the airport to Reykjavik.

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