Golden Circle Iceland and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Island provides an excellent day trip with some of nature’s most wondrous sights, from bubbling geysers and thundering waterfalls to geological marvels draped in thousands of years of history.

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Discover the captivating beauty of Iceland with our Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik. Begin your day tour by witnessing the awe-inspiring power of the geysers at the Geysir Geothermal Springs, followed by a visit to the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall which is a true spectacle of nature. The journey continues through the historic Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can see the rift valley created by the drifting apart of two tectonic plates. Throughout the trip, your expert tour operators will share interesting facts about each location, making this tour not just a visual treat but also an enriching experience.

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Iceland Secret Lagoon

The highlight of the tour is a relaxing dip in the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, the Secret Lagoon. Tucked away like a hidden gem in the Golden Circle area, this wonderful pool offers warm water year-round, surrounded by several hot springs and a small geyser that erupts every few minutes. The brand-new facilities include comfortable changing rooms and showers. In winter, you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights while soaking in the pool. After a busy day exploring, unwind at the eating area or browse the gift shop for a memento to take home.

Don't miss this opportunity to swim in the same pool where locals have taken their first swimming lessons since the late 19th century. This tour truly encapsulates the natural beauty of Iceland and its rich history. Don't wait, book your Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour today and make unforgettable memories in this remarkable country.

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What To Expect

  • Witness the stunning Geysir Geothermal Springs
  • Marvel at the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Explore the historic Thingvellir National Park
  • Relax in the oldest natural pool, the Secret Lagoon
  • Discover the unique geothermal and geological features of Iceland

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour Itinerary

 Secret Lagoon Tour

Morning Pick-Up

Your day begins with a pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable minibus. The tour accommodates a small group of up to 18 people, ensuring a more personalized experience throughout the day. Your friendly, English-speaking guide will meet you and provide an overview of the day's itinerary.

Stop 1: Geysir Geothermal Area

Our first stop is the famous Geysir Geothermal Area, renowned for its hot springs and boiling water geysers. Here you'll witness the dynamic geological activity underfoot, with steam rising from the ground and the famed Strokkur geyser erupting regularly. This is a prime example of the geothermal energy that powers much of Iceland.

Stop 2: Gullfoss Waterfall

Next, we venture along the Golden Circle Route to the breathtaking Gullfoss Waterfall. Known as the "Golden Falls", this powerful waterfall is a sight to behold. During summer, when the sun shines onto Gullfoss, you can see a golden hue shimmering on the cascading water, which gives the waterfall its name. A lunch break is scheduled at the nearby Gullfoss Café, where you can sample some local cuisine.

Afternoon Exploration

Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park

Stop 3: Þingvellir National Park

Post lunch, we continue to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the Golden Circle Route. This historic site is where the world's first parliament was established by the Vikings. It's also a geological wonder, situated right on the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Walking paths guide you through this remarkable landscape.

Stop 4: Secret Lagoon

Last but definitely not least, we'll take a left turn off the Golden Circle Route to the Secret Lagoon. This geothermally heated pool, known as the oldest pool in Iceland, offers a unique opportunity to unwind and soak in the hot water. Changing facilities are available for your convenience. If we're lucky, we may even see the Northern Lights!

Evening Drop-Off

After a full day of sightseeing and relaxation, the minibus will return you to your hotel. As you reflect on the day's adventures, don't forget to share your experiences with others and encourage them to embark on this remarkable Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour.

Please note: Admission tickets to the Secret Lagoon and guidance on the Golden Circle sightseeing tour are included in the package.

Things You Need to Know

  • The tour duration is approximately 8 hours
  • Hotel pickup is available in a comfortable minibus
  • The tour accommodates a small group of up to 18 people for a more personalized experience
  • English-speaking tour guidance is provided
  • Lunch break is scheduled at Gullfoss Café

What's Included:

  • A Minibus for pick-up
  • A Guide for Golden Circle Sightseeing
  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon
  • Lunch break at at Gullfoss Café

Not Included:

  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Towel and swimsuit rental (available on-site)
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Frequently Asked Question

Can we swim in cold water during the Golden Circle Tour?

The Secret Lagoon's water is geothermally heated, so it's warm year-round. However, if you're interested in swimming in cold water, Þingvellir National Park offers the unique opportunity to snorkel or dive in the Silfra fissure, where the water is famously clear and cold.

Are there steam rooms at the Secret Lagoon?

While the Secret Lagoon itself does not have steam rooms, the geothermally heated water and the steam rising from the hot springs create a naturally warm and relaxing atmosphere akin to a steam room.

What is the Secret Lagoon in Iceland?

The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring located near the small village of Flúðir. It's known as the oldest pool in Iceland. The large pool is filled with geothermally heated water, surrounded by several hot springs and a small geyser that erupts every few minutes. There's also a walking path around the whole place for guests who want to explore the area.

What should I wear on the tour?

Given Iceland's unpredictable weather, it's recommended to bring waterproof and warm clothes. Headwear, gloves, and solid shoes are also advised. Don't forget to pack a swimsuit and towel for the visit to the Secret Lagoon.

What type of vehicle is used for transportation during the tour?

A comfortable minibus is used for transportation during the tour. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included in the tour package.

What is the group size for this tour?

The tour accommodates a small group of up to 18 people for a more personalized experience. This ensures that every participant gets enough attention from the guide and can enjoy the tour without feeling crowded.

How long does the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik last?

The tour duration is approximately 8 hours, including travel time. This allows ample time for sightseeing at each stop and a relaxing dip in the Secret Lagoon.

Is the tour conducted in English?

Yes, the tour is guided in English to ensure that the majority of international travelers can fully enjoy and understand the tour.

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