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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Highlights
  • 8-hour Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour from Reykjavik
  • Enter Thingvellir National Park and walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
  • See the Geysir geothermal area and Strokkur geyser, and stop at the Gullfoss waterfall
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
From US$130.74
Overview
Tour the Golden Circle and enjoy the popular Icelandic pursuit of bathing in hot springs on this 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. View the Golden Circle’s famous trio of sights: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon, a scenic pool of natural hot springs. Lagoon admission and towel rental, air-conditioned transport, and hotel transfers in Reykjavik are included.
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Reykjavik accommodation, leave the city by air-conditioned minivan or coach, and admire Iceland’s countryside as you head toward the Golden Circle.

On route, listen as your guide sheds light on the country’s geology and history, and admire your first views of Thingvellir National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

Stop at the park's famous tectonic rift, where the continental plates of America and Eurasia face each other over a narrow valley. Walk between the plates, and hear how they are gradually drifting apart by an average of about 0.9 inches (2.5 centimeters) per year.

Next, continue past Laugarvatn to the Geysir geothermal area. Break for lunch (own expense) here, and follow the walkways around the hot springs, steam vents, and geysers.

Watch the giant Strokkur geyser erupt, spouting water up to 65.6 feet (20 meters) high, and then travel to the Gullfoss waterfall. Formed from meltwater from the Langjökull glacier, this double-tiered fall plunges into a canyon and is astonishingly beautiful.

After taking photos here, visit the nearby Secret Lagoon at Fludir. Fed by natural hot springs seeping up from the earth, this scenic geothermal pool is clouded in steam, giving it a fairy tale-like appearance.

On arrival, use the changing facilities to don your bathing suit. Then, wade into the waters — they stay at a warm 100-104° Fahrenheit (38-40 Celsius) — and enjoy a relaxing soak, admiring the lovely countryside views as you swim.

When it’s time, hop out, change into your dry clothes, and meet back up with your guide and vehicle. Then, relax as you ride across the heathland of the Hellisheiði lava plateau back to Reykjavik, where your tour finishes with drop-off at or near to your hotel.

Please note: guests will need to bring their own bathing suit to swim in the Secret Lagoon, although towel rental is included. You are also advised to dress warmly as Iceland’s weather can change suddenly.
Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Day Trip In Iceland

Full day with ‘Gummi Bear’ driving (who was great). Everything was great, and the tour guide (didn’t catch her name) was good too. Would whole heartedly recommend. We did it with a 15 year old, and he was fine. Wrap up warm!!!!

Thank Traveler310601
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Traveler310601 for booking with us and for taking time to write about your experience - glad you had a good time on the tour.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome guide and a good "personal" focus even though we were a large group

Normally we rent a car, but as this was our first time in Reykjavik and we had a limited amount of time we decided to book some package tours. We were picked up at the bus stop near our hotel and welcomed aboard. Our guide,...More

1  Thank Josephine E
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Josephine E for booking with us and for taking time to write about your experience

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A day well spent.

Maria our guide was awesome. She made extra stops to make our experience even more great. She was so friendly, informative and had a great energy to her. The sights were very cool indeed!

Thank serenaevansbookings
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you serenaevansbookings for booking with us and for taking time to write about your experience

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Annie made this a wonderful time

I arrived to Iceland with zero sleep and I was exhausted. I wasn't really looking forward to doing this tour, because I was so exhausted. In the end, I am so glad I did. My favorite part was the driving. Annie did a great job...More

Thank TeeJohnny
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you TeeJohnny for booking with us - I absolutely agree with you our Annie is just lovely :)

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile
Blissful visit

Full trip was wonderful from start to finish. Anna and Damien were amazing hosts, with Anna providing interesting and humorous commentary on the journey between each point of interest. A well crafted tour, seeing the amazing Icelandic geography from the National Park where the tectonic...More

Thank jonmarkfletcher
Connector818278, Director of Sales at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Jon F for booking with us and for taking time to share your experiences.

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gracesummerbeach
15 June 2018|
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Response from sammyg44 | Reviewed this property |
They pick up at a number of bus stops around the city. I’m sure there would be one close by.
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