Golden Circle add-ons

One weekend Kata and I took our families for a Sunday drive, and realized that this would be an excellent add on to the Golden Circle.
Usually people go from Reykjavik to Thingvellir and from there to Geysir and then Gullfoss, but on the way there are many more things to do : )

We went to the petting zoo Slakki in Laugarás, near Skálholt, it is great for kids, there you can touch and hold all the animals, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, chicks, and more, they even have a baby seal they rescued, so cute!
There is also included in the price mini golf – they have a small coffee shop where you can get coffee and waffles and also some food.

Next we went to Mika – in Reykholt, because we had heard about the delicious home made chocolate they do there, we bought a box and were not disappointed.  If you are interested you can to the River Jet from there.

We had lunch at Garðheimar. Garðheimar is a tomato plantation and also has a horse show. We loved the Tomato soup and for those not driving a very good Bloody Mary, they also sell all kinds of tomato based foods. Afterwards you can walk around the tomato plants and also cucumber plants.

Afterwards we drove to Efstidalur for some Ice cream – apparently the do lunch also, but this was a sunday afternoon and it was very busy but the Ice cream was well worth the wait!

We also recommend that you check out the Secret lagoon in Flúðir,

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