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Join us for a day in the Golden Circle, followed by a soak in Iceland’s oldest swimming pool!

We’ll pick you up around 8:00 am at your selected pickup point in Reykjavik and make the scenic journey to Þingvellir National Park, the first stop of the Golden Circle in Iceland.

The Secret Lagoon: Remember to bring your bathing suit, because we are going to visit a geothermal bathing pool, surrounded by hot springs. The pool stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round.

Highlights

  • The Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Secret Lagoon

Included

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a Minibus
  • A Guided Tour of the Golden Circle Sightseeing
  • Entrance Fee to the Secret Lagoon
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • A scarf and warm layers
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit & towel (for the Secret Lagoon)

Tour Snapshot

Availability All year
Duration 9 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No
Group maximum 19

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Itinerary

This full day of sightseeing combines Iceland's iconic Golden Circle Route with a relaxing after-soak in Iceland's oldest swimming pool. You'll be accompanied by one of our friendly guides, who will take you back to a time when Iceland was young, to the birthplace of today's democracy, and bring you face to face with the raw power of nature.

See ÞingvellirGeysir, and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, and follow up with a languid soak amidst the gorgeous natural scenery of the Secret Lagoon. Escape Reykjavik for the iconic landmarks of the Golden Circle and enjoy the country's legendary hot spring culture.

Thingvellir Park Landscape

Thingvellir National Park is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its unique history and geology. It is set on the famous Mid-Atlantic Ridge that marks the border between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. We’ll see this craggy, ever-expanding gap – the only land border between America and Europe! Iceland’s first parliament, Althingi, was held in these dramatic surroundings for centuries from its inception in 930 C.E. Stand on the spot where the Lawspeaker stood and look down on the flooded fissures and church below.

geysir geothermal hot spring in iceland

The next stop on the Golden Circle is the Geysir geothermal area, where you can walk amidst the bubbling hot springs, boiling fumaroles, and erupting geysers. You’ll see the Great Geysir, a now-dormant feature that gives the area and all geysers their name, along with Strokkur, which regularly tosses boiling water and steam up to 40 meters into the air. Geyser eruptions are one of nature’s greatest shows and make for some of the best photos you will ever take!

Gullfoss waterfall on sunset aerial view

Rated as one of the ten best waterfalls in the world, Gullfoss or the Golden Falls is the crown jewel of the Golden Circle Route. Its frothy white waters flow from Langjökull Glacier and turn golden as they cascade down the emerald valley below. Gullfoss is undeniably one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland and the perfect way to finish our epic Golden Circle Tour.

secret lagoon sunset view with people bathing

The Secret Lagoon in the geothermal village of Fludir is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland. Its warm waters remain at a constant 38-40 degrees throughout the year, making it the ideal getaway to enjoy a relaxing soak amid stunning natural scenery. Expect to see moss-covered lava fields, wispy steam plumes, and a small erupting geyser while you bathe in its warm waters. We’ll sort out the entrance and transport, so you can kick back and enjoy Iceland’s incredible hot spring culture.

  • Pick-up begins at 08:00 am – we can pick you up from one of our designated pick-up points in the city.

  • The pick-up process can last up to thirty minutes – we greatly appreciate your patience.

Check out our list of designated pick-up points here.

We recommend bringing warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, along with sturdy shoes. Headwear, gloves, a scarf, and warm layers will enhance your tour enjoyment. You’ll need a bathing suit and towel for the Secret Lagoon.

Meals are not included on this tour. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase food on the Golden Circle tour, or you may bring a packed lunch or a snack. If you add on an evening of Northern Lights, there will be time between the Secret Lagoon and the Aurora Hunt to make your own dinner plans in Reykjavik.

Reviews

4.7
Based on 6 reviews

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Combo Tour

1- of 6 reviews

A good day out

Reviewed on March 18, 2019 by Mary & David Ashbridge From our post-trip system

The Golden Circle trip was a good day out and gave a good introduction to the landscape in Iceland. The bus was comfortable, the driver good and the day was well planned with sufficient time at each location. The not so secret, Secret Lagoon was a good way to end the day. One minor point that would improve trips would be to pick up from the bus stops in the centre of town before picking up from hotels (where people can wait in the lobby and see the bus arriving) as waiting for half an hour or so in freezing temperatures is not fun. Our nearest bus stop was No.2 and there is no protection from any wind/rain/sleet or snow. Thank you.

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon!

Reviewed on March 08, 2019 by Elena From our post-trip system

Amazing experience and amazing guide! I really enjoyed the fact that we were a small group, it made things easier with everyone being on schedule. We had enough time at the secret lagoon too! With the money!

Too crowded but nice

Reviewed on March 03, 2019 by Marie-Eve Henrichon From our post-trip system

Hi, Our guide was hard to understand. The bus was very comfortable. The places we visited at the Golden Circle were very crowded and we had a little bit to rush. I really liked the Secret Lagoon however. Thank you! Marie-Eve

Pascale

Reviewed on March 02, 2019 by Ksenia From our post-trip system

Pascale made our trip awesome: knowledgeable, witty, energetic, well-organised, and experiensed, she kept us on schedule, and entertained.

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Reviewed on February 19, 2019 by Alex Suttie From our post-trip system

Golden Circle and Secret LagoonThe tour was excellent with a good tour guide. All of the places visited were worth visiting. My only suggestion is that a slightly longer stop is required at the original Icelandic government site as it was not possible to walk the route between the drop off and pick up locations and to see the frozen waterfall in the time allowed. Otherwise excellent.

Fantastic Trip

Reviewed on February 19, 2019 by Vanessa Thirsk From our post-trip system

Nice sized group, lovely bus with great facilities. Informative and entertaining guide. Plenty of time at each stop to enjoy the trip. Loved the Secret lagoon

FAQ

The pickup time is stated on your voucher and therefore we recommend you to review your voucher carefully. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated as you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the right pick up time that you chose when booking the tour.

Wait for your guide at your assigned pick up location.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Alcohol is prohibited on all of our tours before and during activities. If we find the participant to be intoxicated, we will prohibit them from taking part in the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished then you are more than welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do have a tour into Langjökull Ice Cave that has no minimum age and it is a fantastic option for the whole family. As a Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, enjoyable tour for a family traveling with young children, these guys have an enormous success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

If you want to explore parts of Icelandic Highlands than we have our magnificent Landmannalaugar Safari tour that also offers you to bathe in natural hot springs. Almost all of our jeep tours are suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. Then we also have a relaxing experience that we highly recommend, our Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Yes, we have specially trained and certified guide on all of our tours, expect on our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are English guided.

We have four different categories that help participants to get a better understanding of what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. All of our tours are rated to make it easier for you to find a tour that suits you.

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