Discover the exciting natural treasures of Iceland’s Golden Circle, then take a relaxing dip in the hot springs of the Secret Lagoon in this nine-hour private tour. This tour takes you through stunning rift valleys, waterfalls, geysers, and geothermal baths, perfect for satisfying your taste for adventure.
Your day begins with your guide picking you up in Reykjavik. The tour offers a unique, personalized experience, so you’ll enjoy the comforts of private transportation while also staying away from big crowds when seeing the sights.
The Golden Circle will take you through Iceland’s most iconic destinations, such as Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss waterfall, and the geysers at Haukadalur valley. Your tour guide will happily answer your questions about all of these locations during your trip.
Your first stop will be at Thingvellir National Park, where you have the unique opportunity to stand on two continents at once. Here, the Eurasian and American tectonic plates pull apart and create the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
As you descend into the rift valley of Thingvellir, the cliff faces that flank you are quite literally the edges of the tectonic plates that divide Iceland in two. Walking in between them is an otherworldly experience that’s tough to match, particularly considering the area's natural beauty.
After exploring Thingvellir, you’ll arrive at the geothermal hotbed that is the Haukadalur valley. The namesake of all geysers, Geysir, is located here, but it’s inactive for some time and might not erupt again soon.
Fortunately, the geyser Strokkur continues to go off regularly. Erupting once every five to ten minutes, Strokkur is one of the most active and powerful geysers in the area, sometimes shooting boiling water up as high as 131 feet (40 meters).
Your last stop on the Golden Circle is at one of Iceland’s most iconic treasures, the Gullfoss waterfall. Its name translates to ‘Golden Falls,’ and its waters come from the Langjokull glacier that feeds into the Hvita river before it cascades mightily down the Gullfossgjufur canyon.
After a day of traveling and seeing the beauty of Iceland, you have the option to unwind at the Secret Lagoon. Located near Gullfoss, this is a less-crowded alternative to other hot springs, giving you a more tranquil and relaxing experience before you head back to Reykjavik.
This Golden Circle tour will introduce you to the best of Iceland’s natural beauty, with stunning sights and a relaxing hot spring bath, all with the benefits of comfort and privacy. Check availability now by choosing a date.