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: Apr. - May.
  • 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.

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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Evening Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon
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