Discover the stunning natural wonders of Iceland’s Golden Circle, then unwind at Reykjavik’s newest geothermal spa, the Sky Lagoon. Travelers will enjoy seeing geysers and waterfalls, walking between continents, and relaxing to their hearts’ content on this grand Icelandic adventure.
You’ll start your day off by being picked up in Reykjavik. Then you’ll begin your morning with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge slices through the beautiful landscape. Here, the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart, generating a spectacular rift valley that allows you to stand on two different continents at once.
Thingvellir also has a special place in Icelandic history. The annual parliament of Iceland began here in 930 AD and was held there until the late 18th century. It now stands as a proud UNESCO World Heritage site.
Your next stop will be at the Haukadalur valley geothermal area, where you can witness some impressive geyser activity. One of them, Geysir, which is also the Icelandic word for “gush,” lends its name to geysers worldwide. However, this one has been inactive for quite some time. Fortunately, Strokkur is very active, shooting superheated water up to 30 meters in the air every few minutes.
Rounding out the Golden Circle is a trip to the Gullfoss waterfalls. These falls get their water from Langjokull, the second-largest glacier in Iceland. The mists from these waterfalls project countless rainbows on sunny days and make for some incredible photographs.
You’ll want to unwind after such an eventful adventure at the end of your day. So for your last stop, you’ll enjoy unparalleled bliss at the Sky Lagoon back in Reykjavik. The geothermal spa offers a 250-foot oceanside infinity pool with a beautiful view and has a unique seven-step ritual designed to bring utmost relaxation. There are few places as indulgent or invigorating as this magical new facility.
Once there, you can swim up to the cave bar for some cocktails, have a bite at the Sky Café, or simply lie down in the calming warm waters while taking in the scenery.
This one-of-a-kind experience is the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Treat yourself to an adventure like no other and give yourself the best pampering Iceland can offer. Check availability by choosing a date.