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!

Tour 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.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Free Wifi

4.8

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

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 28/03/2019 by Kristine

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 18/03/2019 by Mary & David Ashbridge

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 11/03/2019 by Danielle Bonich

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 08/03/2019 by Elena

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 03/03/2019 by Marie-Eve Henrichon

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 02/03/2019 by Ksenia

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 19/02/2019 by Alex Suttie

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 19/02/2019 by Vanessa Thirsk

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