Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon | Small Group Tour

Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon | Small Group Tour
Strokkur geyser erupting agains the sun.
Strokkur churns and swells as it prepares to erupt.
The viewing platform over Þingvellir National Park allows for inspiring views throughout the year.
Þingvellir National Park has a few charming, historic buildings, and sometimes performances are held in the church.
The Secret Lagoon of Flúðir is becoming less of a secret, so make sure you get in quick.
The Secret Lagoon, steaming in the evening.
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Combine the classic Icelandic experiences of sightseeing around the Golden Circle and bathing in geothermally heated waters at the Secret Lagoon. This tour should not be missed by those seeking an authentic Icelandic adventure.

You will be picked up in Reykjavík in a minibus in the morning, and start the sightseeing component of the excursion. Your first destination is Þingvellir, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

The continental movement means that the park is filled with lava fields and torn with ravines, making for some beautiful landscapes. As you walk through the area, you’ll no doubt be awed by the geology. The history here is also fascinating; Þingvellir was the original site of what is now the longest-running parliament ever, formed in 930 AD.

After a pleasant amble, you’ll return to the minibus and head to the geothermal Haukadalur valley. This hilly area is dotted with hot springs and fumaroles, but what it is most renowned for is its geysers. The largest, Geysir, gave all others in the world their name, while Strokkur is very active, shooting water up into the sky every five to ten minutes.

Finally, you will head to the majestic waterfall Gullfoss. The sheer power of the falls is mesmerising, and its history is inspiring; only because of the incredible endurance and energy of a 19th Century Icelandic farmer was it not turned into a hydroelectric dam. There is information on the story of this inspirational woman on the site.

Once you have thoroughly enjoyed all three sites of the Golden Circle, you will no doubt want to relax. Thankfully, the Secret Lagoon in the village of Flúðir is next on the agenda.

The lagoon is Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, filled with water trickling in from an adjacent geothermal area, which, as an added bonus, has another geyser. Its location could not be more serene, and you will no doubt ease away any tension built up over your holiday in its healing waters.

Once you are fully recharged, you will hop back into your minivan and return to Reykjavík.

Don’t miss out on this tour for a perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Dec.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Strokkur, Laugarvatn, Flúðir, Haukadalur, Secret Lagoon
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00

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.

Included:
  • Pick-up & drop-off at hotels or designated bus stops in Reykjavik downtown.

  • Travelling in small group (19 passengers max)

  • Experienced Driver Guide.

  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon

  • Swim suit, towels.

  • Food & Drinks (but we do make stops where you can purchase it)


What to bring:
  • Wind and waterproof clothes

  • Swim suit and a towel

  • Camera

  • Good shoes



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