Best 10-Hour Small-Group Tour of the Golden Circle, Kerid Crater, and Sky Lagoon from Reykjavik
Take a grand adventure to see the Golden Circle and Kerid Crater, then slow down and unwind at Iceland's newest geothermal spa experience, the Sky Lagoon. This 10-hour small-group tour will satisfy travelers looking for excitement and relaxation during their Iceland vacation.
You'll begin your trip in Reykjavik, where your guide will pick you and your fellow travelers up on a minibus. You'll enjoy a comfortable journey ahead, with free Wi-Fi and USB chargers to keep you connected as you travel throughout the day.
You'll arrive at Thingvellir National Park on your first stop, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The result is a stunning landscape and rift valley that allows you to stand between two continents.
Historically, Thingvellir is also significant as the site of Iceland's very first parliament. The old Vikings would visit the site for hundreds of years between the 10th and 18th centuries to hold festivals or settle disputes.
Up next, you'll be witnessing the geothermal wonders of Geysir and the Haukadalur geothermal area. Geysir is both a geyser and the Icelandic word for "gush," and geysers worldwide get their name from this particular one in Iceland.
Geysir has been inactive for several years, but fortunately, you can still see the incredible displays of power from Strokkur right beside it. This geyser shoots out boiling water every few minutes, and it's best to stand back while you enjoy the show.
Your next stop takes you to Iceland's most iconic and beloved waterfall, Gullfoss. The name translates to 'the Golden Falls,' and the powerful mists from these waters can generate huge rainbows on sunny days.
Next, you'll arrive at Kerid Crater, where the iron-rich volcanic rocks give the caldera a strikingly red color. At the crater's base is a beautiful blue lake dotted with rich, green moss, making it a brightly colorful treat for the eyes.
Having seen the natural wonders of the Golden Circle, you'll head back to Reykjavik to finish off your trip with some much-earned relaxation. The Sky Lagoon will provide an incomparable experience to calm your body and soothe your soul.
This new facility features an infinity pool, a swim-up bar, and ocean views. Going through the spa's seven-step ritual will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to head home with some unforgettable memories from your journey around Iceland.
Don't miss this chance to see the best of Iceland's natural beauty with a ticket to ultimate tranquility as the cherry on top. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick-up location.
The tour reaches the Sky Lagoon just before 17:00 / 5 pm and departs at 19:00 / 7 pm, returning to Reykjavik around 19:20 / 7:20 pm.
The tour is operated under all weather conditions, so please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes.
Good hiking boots are recommended.
Please bring your own swimsuit.