Sightseeing Tour

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Combo Tour (Northern Lights add-on) | IS-AA0501

Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir and natural hot springs

About Tour

See the iconic Golden Circle and relax in the geothermally heated waters of the Secret Lagoon in Iceland!

Highlights

  • The Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Secret Lagoon
  • Northern Light Hunt (optional)

Join us for a day in the Golden Circle, followed by a soak in Iceland’s oldest swimming pool! As night falls, you have the option of adding on an unforgettable Northern Lights hunt.

We’ll pick you up around 9:00 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.

Northern Lights add-on: From September - April you can add a northern lights add-on, and go searching for the Aurora Borealis in the evening.

Practical information:

We recommend bringing warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, along with sturdy shoes. Headwear, gloves, a scarf and warm layers will enhance your enjoyment of the tour. 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.

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  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Free Wifi

4.8

Availability All year
Duration 9 / 13 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Minimum age 6
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No
Group maximum 19

From

11 990 ISK

Per Adult

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What's Included

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)

Not Included

  • Meals

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Information

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 Þingvellir, Geysir 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 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.

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 that you will ever take!

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 into the emerald valley below. Gullfoss is undeniably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and the perfect way to finish our epic Golden Circle Tour.

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 plumes of steam and a small erupting geyser while you bathe in its warm waters. We’ll sort out entrance and transport, so you can just kick back and enjoy Iceland’s wonderful hot spring culture.

Add on an evening filled with magic and prepare to be swept away by the beauty of the Northern Lights. After the Secret Lagoon, you’ll be dropped off in Reykjavik for a few hours to relax and catch a bite. Once darkness falls, we’ll hit the road once more on an unforgettable hunt for the Aurora Borealis.

Your expert aurora guide will drive out to secret viewpoints to enjoy the dark skies and dancing lights with as little light pollution as possible. Glimpsing the Northern Lights above Iceland’s wild moors is an experience you’ll not soon forget!

The guide will take complimentary photos of you and the Aurora, so you can take souvenirs of your adventure home!

  • Pick-up begins at 09:00 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 – thank you in advance for your patience.
  • Check out our list of designated pick-up points here

Disclaimer

CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS

Day Tours:

  • More than 24 hours’ written notice, full refund
  • Less than 24 hours’ written notice, no refund

Reviews

4.8
Based on 8 reviews

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Combo Tour (Northern Lights add-on)

1- of 8 reviews

Wonderful Tour for a glimpse of Iceland

Reviewed on March 28, 2019 by Kristine From our post-trip system

My husband and I decided to book with Arctic Adventures because we simply did not want to be in a huge bus with a ton of people. We really enjoyed our small group and the very personable tour guides we had. We liked the balance of information and guidance and time to explore on our own. Hope to visit Iceland again and go on a longer distance tour. Thank you!

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.

Great way to see more than just the Golden Circle

Reviewed on March 11, 2019 by Danielle Bonich From our post-trip system

Travelling Iceland with limited time was made a lot easier by the 'double' type tours. This one was great, as we got to enjoy a geothermal spring as well as the Golden Circle. It was a fantastic tour and we loved our time there! There was a good amount of time for everything, any more would have been a bit too much, any less and we'd have not quite had enough time at each location. It really was well planned and organised. AA tour guide was lovely and had a lot of information to share, would highly recommend.

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 - Frequently asked questions

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

YES! A valid international driver’s license is a must. Those without a driver’s license will have to travel in the passenger's seat.

No – the Northern Lights can only be seen between late August and April; however, it is not guaranteed even then – part of their magic is their elusiveness, but we will always do our best to make sure that you see them. We have booked nights in country inns to maximize your chances of seeing the aurora borealis.

Yes, and we’ll give it to you. Once you arrive at the location, we’ll provide everyone with an overall suit, gloves, warm headwear, and a helmet. Make sure you’re wearing warm first and middle layers under the suit. One thing to note is that you have to be able to fit into our overalls. The biggest size we have is 5XL.

Unfortunately, due to safety precautions, we don’t recommend our snowmobile tours for women that are more than 3 months pregnant. 

Unfortunately, no. You are welcome to bring your own packed lunch or buy it at a cafe at the meeting point. Please note, that some meeting points might not have a cafe.

Your safety is very important to us, however, the natural forces that operate in Iceland are a bit unpredictable. To bring you back safe and sound, we reserve the right to change the itinerary or routes based on the weather forecast or due to other unforeseen circumstances.

You will not be able to take pictures while on the move, however, when we stop, you can use whatever device you have to take pictures or video. If you’re bringing a Go Pro, make sure you have all the fittings necessary if you want to mount it on a helmet.

Bring additional warm clothes in case you find yourself a bit chilly during the tour. Also, good hiking shoes are essential, if you don’t have them, you can rent them when booking the tour. UV sunglasses or a skiing mask is also necessary. And last but not least - bring your camera to catch those spectacular views! Also, if you feel like you’ll be getting hungry during the tour, pack your own lunch.

 You should be ready for the pickup at location and time indicated on your booking. Please note, the pickup might last up to 30 minutes, until everyone is assembled.

Unfortunately, due to safety precautions, we don’t tolerate the consumption of alcoholic beverages before or during our tours. You can relax with an alcoholic beverage after the tour.

Yes. We recommend bringing a backpack with some warm clothes, lunch, and a thermos with tea/coffee on the tour. 

The snowmobile is designed to be shared by two people. If you’re traveling alone or with an odd number of people, you should purchase a single ride supplement.

Yes. You can email us at snowmobile@snowmobile.is for more details.

Yes. All snowmobile tours are guided by a certified glacier expert.

No. Everything we provide on the tour is included in the price. However, if you need to rent hiking shoes, you should do so during the booking process and pay any additional fees then. We won’t be able to rent them to you at the location.

Yes. There are restrooms at the base camp or in the cafes close to the glacier. You’re more than welcome to use them, however, during the tour there will be no bathroom breaks.

No. You don’t need any previous experience. Our expert guides will teach you how to drive a snowmobile.

If you want to drive a snowmobile, you have to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver’s license. Otherwise, all children above the age of 8 and those without a valid driver’s license will have to travel in the passenger's seat.