Re: food, there are few options along the Golden Circle. There's a food stand in Thingvellir National Park that looked pretty disgusting. There are about 4 or 5 places in the village of Laugarvatn, but that's about it.
If it helps you, here's our Golden Cirlcle Itinerary. Maybe it helps you in your planning:
When we do the Golden Circle in May we are also going to see Hagavatn and Thingvallavatn, both lakes and I'm pretty sure not crowded by the bus tours.
Actually I ate a delicious sandwich at the cafeteria at Thingvellir. They have the usual pre-made sandwiches, sweets and drinks. It's probably the easiest option. Another one is the cafe at the Geysir area but it's much busier there.
You can see my trip pics and log at http://users.xplornet.com/~mayer/trips/iceland/index.htmlEdited: 12 March 2011, 00:53
The seven main stops on the Golden circle are:
Þingvellir, where two continents meet, and where the nation of Iceland ,,was born" in 930. There is a cafe at Þingvellir, nothing spec.
Geysir area, good fast food restaurant, (Hamburgers, sandwiches, fries and ,,meal of the day").
Gullfoss waterfall, very good restaurant there.
Faxi waterfall, no restaurant.
Skálholt the southern bishopric, restaurant there.
Kerið volcano, no restaurant there.
Hellisheiðarvirkjun power plant, cafe there.
There are of course many other opportunities for stops, ,,Kodak moments", but these are the main stops, and plenty opportunities for good food.
Thanks for this list of the seven stops plus places to eat- VERY helpful for my trip planning!
Anybody have a map or the addresses for the "Big 3" stops? Kind of helps in the planning if you know where you are going.