Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon | Personalised day tour with a local guide

The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist route in Iceland, something anyone must experience when they visit Iceland. The Golden Circle is a 300 km route to the 3 most popular natural attractions in Iceland. The Golden Circle consists of Geysir hot spring area, the waterfall Gullfoss and Thingvellir national park.

Geysir is a geyser that gives its name to hot springs all over the world. But although Geysir itself is not active anymore the area features spectacular hot springs such as the powerful Strokkur (spouting a vast amount of water every 10 minutes, regularly about 15-20 meters into the air), Smidur and Litli-Strokkur.

Gullfoss waterfall "The Golden Waterfall", is the second part of the Golden Circle, and one of the most beautiful and powerful waterfalls in Iceland, plummeting 32 meters into the river gorge of the popular rafting river Hvita. It is Iocated about 10 km from Geysir.

Thingvellir national park is the largest attraction of the Golden Circle is Thingvellir National Park. The Icelandic parliament was founded there in 930 and remained until the year 1798. Today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important places to visit in Iceland, not just for its historical and cultural values, but for also its magnificent landscape. Thingvellir is surrounded by a beautiful mountain and volcano range and is the site of a rift valley, where the tectonic plates meet, marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Of particular note at Thingvellir are the magnificent Almannagja gorge, and the beautiful lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland.

But the Golden Circle in not only these famous places, you will experience the beautiful Icelandic nature, visit small villages, greenhouse and the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, open 1891. Bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to try the swimming pool. If you want to see something specific in the area then it is easy for the driver to change the schedule he lives in the area and therefore knows "everything" there.

In winter time the weather can change this programme, like everything in Iceland. This tour is a day tour, takes 7-10 hours and is suitable for everyone. This is private and personal tour with local driver and is operated for 4 to 14 persons.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Þingvellir, Reykholt, Flúðir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Friðheimar
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:30

Included:
  • Pickup and drop off at hotel,

  • Guiding service with local guide that lives in the Golden Circle

  • Entrance to the swimming pool

  • Meals


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes (depends of weather), swimsuit and towel if you want to go swimming


Good to know:

Minimum number of passengers for each scheduled tour is 4 persons. Private tours available but that cost extra, contact brubisk@simnet.is and we will give you the price.



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