Golden Circle in Depth | Group Day Tour

Golden Circle in Depth | Group Day Tour
The Secret Lagoon is a geothermally heated pool and spa and makes for an excellent alternative to the more-esteemed Blue Lagoon Spa.
Gullfoss is considered the Queen of Icelandic waterfalls.
Thankfully, there are two main observation platforms at Gullfoss waterfall, meaning you can get photographs from lots of different angles.
Located in the Grimnes area, Kerið is a volcanic crater lake and a favourite spot among photographers and nature enthusiasts.
The North American tectonic plate, as seen from Þingvellir National Park.
Strokkur hot spring, just moments before erupting; an incredible visual display!

Come aboard for this fantastic and in-depth Golden Circle tour exploring three of Iceland's major attractions, as well as some great added extras! This is a comprehensive tour and thus provides a remarkable insight into Icelandic history and geology.

First things first, you'll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the national park of Thingvellir(Þingvellir). There, early Icelanders established our parliament, Althingi(Alþingi), which currently is the world's oldest working parliament, in the year 930 AD. It is also where you can see how the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates affect the landscape of the rift valley. For these reasons and more, Thingvellir(Þingvellir) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Thingvellir(Þingvellir), you'll be taken through the small village of Laugarvatn to get to the amazing Haukadalur geothermal area, home of Geysir, the world‘s most famous hot spring. Amidst the steaming fumaroles, volcanic vents and bubbling hot pools, you will witness the hot spring Strokkur erupt boiling water 10-25 m into the air; a truly impressive sight. Steamboat in the US erupts the highest, after him in second place is our old Geysir, the third place goes to Old Faithful in the US and the fourth place goes to Strokkur.

From Geysir, you'll head out to Gullfoss, the undisputed Queen of all Icelandic waterfalls. You could say that this waterfall is one of Iceland‘s most renown landmarks, given its immense popularity, aesthetic beauty, proximity to the capital and for its gorgeous surrounding nature. The daughter of the former owner of the waterfall, Sigridur Tomasdottir, fought for the preservation of the waterfall when people wanted to harness its power to make electricity. She is often referred to as the country's first natural environmentalist.

For lunch, there are a few options. We would like to recommend the famous tomato farm, Fridheimar. We love that restaurant. After lunch we head to the Secret Lagoon. It is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. The pool's warm water comes from the local hot springs which are situated in the area. The Secret Lagoon is unique and absolutely the best place to stop at and soak in the hot spring water. You will need a swimsuit and a towel, but both can be rented at the lagoon. Please note that the entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon is included.

Skálholt is one of the places where you have to stop to reflect on the events that occurred at this beautiful historic site. For over 700 years it was an Episcopal see, a school, and seat of learning and administration. It is also where the last Catholic bishop in the Nordic World, Jón Arason, was executed on November 7th, 1550.

So what's the delay? Hurry now and you too can experience this in-depth Golden Circle tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Dec.
  • Duration: 8,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Skálholt, Secret Lagoon
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30

Pickup is arranged based on places of stay and starts approximately 30 min before departure from Reykjavík. 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.
  • Pick-up and drop-off in the capital area.

  • Driver/Guide

  • Spa Entrance Fee

  • Food and beverages

What to bring:
  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Your Camera

Good to know:

All departures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate. The minimum for this tour is 4 persons.

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