The Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon | Sightseeing & Hot-Spring Bathing

The Golden Circle & the Secret Lagoon | Sightseeing & Hot-Spring Bathing
The Secret Lagoon is Iceland's oldest communal swimming pool.
The Secret Lagoon is surrounded by steaming, natural hot springs.
The Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park is one of Iceland's most sought out sites, attracting divers from across the world.
Þingvellir National Park is a place of both historical and geological importance.
Gullfoss means 'the Waterfall of Gold'. The waterfalls endless power can not only be seen but also felt.
The Secret Lagoon's water temperatures is a soothing 36-40°C (96-104°F).
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Join an unforgettable excursion where the mesmerising Golden Circle Tour is topped off with a dip in the Secret Lagoon.

The first stop of the Golden Circle tour is the Þingvellir National Park which is renowned for both its geological and historical significance. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the continental rift that separates the European and American tectonic plates and is home to Þingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. It is also the place where Iceland's first parliament was founded over a thousand years ago.

After exploring the national shrine of Þingvellir, you will visit the Geysir geothermal area where you walk among bubbling mud pots and boiling streams while the iconic Strokkur geyser shoots fuming water 40 meters into the air. Stay back or you might get wet!

The last stop of the Golden Circle is Gullfoss, the Waterfall of Gold, whose seemingly endless power can not only be seen but also felt. On the paved path that takes you to the cascade, you can feel the vibration of the water flooding by and taste the spray as huge gouts of mist spout into the air by the eternal churning of glacial water.

Your day comes to a perfect end with a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a secluded hot spring that is located in a stunning setting in the midst of the Southern countryside. The pool is lined with natural rock, with soothing water temperatures of 36-40°C (96-104°F). 

Enjoy two of the most treasured activities in Iceland, strolling the countryside and relaxing in a natural hot spring. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Secret Lagoon, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30. 10:00,

Please be ready at your pick up location at the tour starting time. Pick up can take up to 30 minutes - please relax and wait for our driver to pick you up.

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.

  • Round trip excursion

  • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik

  • Professional guiding in English

  • Admission fee to the Secret Lagoon

  • Bath towel

  • Unforgettable experience!

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Swimsuit

  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing

  • Good shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

It is possible to rent swimsuit in Secret Lagoon for 700 ISK.

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We had an amazing day
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Excellent. Our tour guide Maria was friendly right from the beginning. The bus was clean. Maria gave us some options along the way and let the group choose our path at certain points. I am sure all options would have been great but the ones we chose were exceptional. She had great information along the way and was very helpful in all the stages along the way. Maria was smashing!
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This tour was wonderful! The views and experiences were stunning, our tour guide Maria was amazing! The day was just included! I would do more tours with guidetoiceland in a heartbeat!!
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For our honeymoon my wife Julie and I took the Golden Circle Tour and it was incredible. We had a small tour group which we loved and we made quick friends with other members of our party from around the world. The sights and sounds of the tour were dramatic, delightful, fulfilling, wondrous, unforgettable, and life changing in how we saw this incredible Icelandic world. We had plenty of time on our stops and saw things that words could not do justice to, we just hope our camera does. Our guide Maria was insightful, knowledgeable, funny (we loved her stories), and so helpful if we had any questions, and she gave us great tips on our travels. Simply loved her!!! We would love to take any tour she leads! So thankful for taking this guided tour!!!
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The Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon was superb. The visit to the first Parliament site showed the changes that had happened with movement of the earth and the scenery was eye catching. We saw some eruptions at Geysir to satisfy camera buffs and Gullfoss was spectacular. To be able to finish the day at the geothermal pool at the Secret Lagoon was a welcome treat. Our guide was excellent and informative. My only criticism is I paid for a small group tour and we were put in a large bus. This was very disappointing and false advertising. If more people book, you need to put on another small vehicle or tell people it is booked out. It was difficult to hear the guide at the back of the large bus and another traveller told me he had great difficulty hearing. Apart from the bus, the tour delivered a great introduction to Iceland.
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We’ve a wonderful trip in Reykjavik with our guide Maria. She is happy, knowledgeable, great driver & willing to show & share the beauty of Iceland . With her , we have the most memorable & Happiness of our whole trip cruising from British Isles & 5 ports of Iceland. She’s honest & trustworthy. I forgot & left a bag of jacket , even late, she hand-delivered to us. Thanks Maria for everything. We definitely will be back & wish you may show us more of your beautiful friendly Iceland. A must to visit the Golden Circle in Reykjavik. Great tour!
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It was well worth the price! I've seen breathtaking natural beauty and soaked myself in the Secret Lagoon. Very knowledgeable and fun guide (Sven). Highly recommend this tour!
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Both guide, Maria & driver, Gummi Bear were great. Very informative & helpful. We were so lucky with the weather, saw everything in lovely sunshine, between the snow showers! The Secret Lagoon was a lovely end to the trip. And change in drop off at end meant that we were able to get to our show as well. Many thanks.
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This tour was great! It was a small group, with enough time at each stop. We also got extra time at the Secret Lagoon.
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The tour is great and they give you just the right amount of time to experience each sight/stop. Warming up in the Secret Lagoon afterwards was so relaxing, and the tour guide was informative and personable.
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