Evening Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon

Evening Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon
Reykjavík's skyline in the evening.
Þingvellir National Park is full of colour throughout summer.
Waterfalls make Iceland famous, particularly Gullfoss.
Þingvellir National Park is located in a valley between the tectonic plates.
The spray of Strokkur geyser moves with the wind, so be careful to avoid getting wet.
Strokkur geyser blasts off in Haukadalur Valley.
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Escape the crowds and see Iceland’s most popular sites with this evening tour of the Golden Circle, topped off with a trip to the Secret Lagoon. With a maximum of sixteen per tour, this excursion promises to be personal, comfortable and relaxing.

You will be picked up in the afternoon, and start the day by sightseeing around three of Iceland’s most famous sites. The first of these is Þingvellir National Park, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland.

Its name translates to ‘fields of Parliament’, as it was here, in 930 AD, that early Icelandic settlers established what would become the world’s longest-running, ongoing representative parliament; the institution continues today in Reykjavík.

Þingvellir is also located directly between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, and nowhere else in the world can you see their edges so clearly. The way in which they pull apart has provided the area with some incredible geology.

After your time at Þingvellir, you will head to Haukadalur Valley, to see the Geysir Geothermal Area. All geysers in the world were named after the largest one here, the Great Geysir itself. Although Geysir rarely goes off anymore, Strokkur, its neighbour, erupts every ten minutes or so, to heights of up to 40 metres. 

Just a few minute’s drive away from Geysir is Gullfoss, Iceland’s most iconic waterfall. Cascading in two steps into a dramatic, beautiful valley, the falls are always mesmerising and the late afternoon sun often bestows upon it a golden hue.

Once you have enjoyed the final site of the Golden Circle, you will head to the nearby settlement of Flúðir, home to the Secret Lagoon. This is Iceland’s oldest swimming pool and is warmed by the geothermal area that surrounds it. Before getting into the pool, you may wish to follow the walkway through this area; Flúðir has a little geyser of its own worth visiting.

Regardless of when you take this tour, the Secret Lagoon is sure to be a magical experience. Whether beneath the midnight sun, or a dark sky awaiting the Northern Lights, you are sure to be refreshed, relaxed and in high spirits when you finally return to Reykjavík.

Enjoy the Golden Circle without the crowds, and reenergize in the Secret Lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Reykjavík, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Þingvallavatn, Flúðir, Haukadalur, Secret Lagoon
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 12:30. 14:30,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Entry fee to the Secret Lagoon INCLUDED

  • Fully guided tour

  • Qualified Guide

  • Lunch and dinner

What to bring:
  • Good shoes and clothes according to weather and time of year

  • Swimsuit and towel

  • Camera

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We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The guide was friendly and informative and stopped at a couple of places not on the agenda so we could get some good photos. The National Park was absolutely stunning and Gullfoss and the geysers were also incredible but the highlight was probably the Secret Lagoon. It has a really relaxed atmosphere and the kids were welcome there with noodles at the side of the pool for weak swimmers. The later start suited us well as we'd been out to see the Northern Lights the night before so had had a late night. My only minor criticism is that the minibus was a bit old and rattly but apart from that this was one of the most memorable and awesome days ever.
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We loved this tour, we deliberately looked for a tour later in the day with a small group and this really paid off as places were quieter. Magnus our guide was very helpful and we really enjoyed all the interesting stories about the Icelandic people and places along the way. The scenery and sights we visited were amazing and we drove back to Reykjavik watching a fabulous sunset. A perfect day. I highly recommend.
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The tour stops were beautiful and the secret lagoon was much smaller and intimate than the blue lagoon. Weather was a bit bad which made the drive back a little worrisome but it guide was great, informative and funny
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If I could rate 0 I would. The guide put greed before the safety of our family. We booked a tour so we wouldn’t be in danger on the unpredictable Icelandic winter roads. The guide sent us out assuring us it would be ok (we had 2 young kids with us too) and we got stuck in the snow. We thought we would be spending a night or two in the mini bus with no supplies. We were stuck in the bus in one of the worst storms the search and rescue team had seen for over 11 hours before the could get us off the high road. We haven’t even had an apology. We didn’t pressure the guide to take us and even e-mailed to say we knew the roads were bad so were happy to spend the day in the city. I would book with a different tour company. Once we were stuck communications was very poor and Magnus even left us alone in the bus for a while with no explanation of where he was going (he went and sat in the rescue teams truck.) Very poor especially with young children on board. The ICE-SAR team were amazing and kept us informed and reassured throughout the ordeal. We were lucky the storm eased for a while once at the Red Cross shelter so we managed to get a lift back to the city with a different tour operator rather than camp out at the emergency shelter.
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