Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon or the Wonders of Reykjanes

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Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age:
4 years old

Discover the incredible highlights of the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon on the same tour. No bus changes needed; just an 11-hour tour packed with amazing sights and a friendly atmosphere. This tour is always operated on a small bus, guaranteeing no more than 19 people on board. Also provided are Icelandic snacks and music, wifi and an expert, local guide ready to answer any questions.

Your journey begins after a pickup where you are whisked away to Þingvellir National park. There, the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are pulling apart, and the history of the country is hewed into every stone.

You will then drive up to the one and only Gullfoss, the king of all waterfalls before you go to the Geysir area to see the hot spring Strokkur shoot water up to 40-metres into the air. You will then have a lunch stop in the Geysir area.

After lunch, your journey continues onwards to the Reykjanes Peninsula. Some people say that the landscape up there is similar to that of the moon, so much so that in the 1960s, American astronauts travelled to Reykjanes to practice for the moon landing. Later in the day, you will be taken to the Blue Lagoon, which National Geographic listed as one of the most impressive wonders in the world.

It is worth noting; if you would like to go to the Blue Lagoon, you will need to purchase a ticket before the tour. You will need purchase admission for yourself and all members of your party in the 3 PM - 4 PM slot. The bus tour does not include the entry ticket to the blue lagoon. Sessions at the Blue Lagoon regularly sell out, so booking well in advance is highly recommended.

The stop at the lagoon is about 2-3 hours. Those who do not wish to stay there will continue to see the sights of the Reykjanes area. The first stop of this is Brimketill, the lava rockpool that lies near the cliffs by the Atlantic Ocean.

Then you will head to Gunnuhver, a mud pool named after a ghost from Icelandic folklore that is believed to have died there. Next, you will make a stop on the area around Reykjanesviti lighthouse, a spot full a lively birdlife and magnificent landscapes.

Your last stop on this leg of the tour is the Bridge between continents, the same ridge you saw on your first stop in the national park in the morning. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Europe and North America.

After a short stop there you will head back to the Blue Lagoon to pick up those that have finished their soak, and you should return to Reykjavík in the evening.

Book now! This is a great way to do both the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon in one day, or for those that love unique landscape the Golden Circle and the magnificent Reykjanes area. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

11 hour English guided tour (if you choose not to go to the Blue Lagoon)
Sample of Icelandic music
Free WiFi on board
Taste of traditional Icelandic food
8 hour English guided tour (if you choose to go to the Blue Lagoon instead of seeing the Reykjanes Peninsula)

Activities

Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing

Attractions

Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle
Geysir
Gullfoss
Þingvellir
Strokkur
Reykjanes
Gunnuhver
Reykjanesviti Lighthouse
Brimketill lava rock pool
Bridge Between Continents

What to bring

Bathing suit & towel if you are going to the Blue Lagoon
Warm & waterproof clothes
Good, outdoor shoes

Good to know

Lunch is not provided but there will be a lunch break. You'll be able to buy lunch in restaurants in the area if you haven't brought your own.

A ticket to the Blue Lagoon is not included with this tour. If you would like to go to the Blue Lagoon, you will need to purchase entry prior to this tour. When booking this entry, select the timeslot from 3pm-4pm. The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular attractions and as a result, entry regularly sells out. It is recommended that you book well in advance to avoid missing out.

Those who do not go to the Blue Lagoon will be taken to the Reykjanes area for sightseeing.

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