Brace yourself to see some of the most magnificent and jaw-dropping landscapes of Iceland in a single day! Explore the area where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates comes together at the Þingvellir National Park, take in the picturesque Gullfoss waterfall, enjoy the geothermal areas and end the day with a rejuvenating dip in the Blue Lagoon! Also included in the tour is a visit to the volcanic crater lake of Kerid that makes for a great photo op due to its unique landscape. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavik with comfortable travel to the famous attractions.
Please note: The tour only goes to the Blue Lagoon. Admission to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the package.
You will be picked up from your hotel or the pre-scheduled meeting point for the tour. You will first visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of fascinating geology and exceptional natural beauty. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge – the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates – is clearly visible here. As North America moves slowly westward and Eurasia moves equally slowly eastward, Iceland is being pulled apart along this boundary line. Þingvellir is also of great historic interest because it was the site where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was founded in the year 930 AD.
See the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur are Strokkur and Geysir itself. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters and is a truly wondrous sight.
Continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss ('Golden Waterfall'). Walks at the waterfalls edge are particularly magical, allowing you to feel the mist of the glacial water on your face. One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, Gulfoss is one of the highlights of the Golden circle tour and an absolute must-see!
Enjoy a visit to the big volcanic crater called Kerid. The crater is 270 m wide and more than 55 m deep. There is a lake in the bottom of the crater which gives it a little bit of magic. The lake is almost 14 m deep. This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock and is a truly unique Icelandic landscape that you must experience.
The day ends with a visit to the Blue Lagoon, an Iceland tour classic. Enjoy the perfect tranquility at the Blue Lagoon, a world-renowned geothermal spa. Set in a landscape of black basalt, the Blue Lagoon has warm milky-turquoise waters rich in healing minerals. Sooth your senses and feel rejuvenated with a dip in nature’s own aqua spa. Please note that the entrance ticket to the Blue Lagoon is not included.
The tour ends with a drop off to your accommodation or a convenient bus stop in Reykjavik.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Children below 5 years are not allowed on this tour.
Please carry warm, windproof and waterproof clothes.
Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
Guests must pre-book tickets to the Blue Lagoon on the Blue Lagoon website. The tour arrives at the Blue Lagoon around 5pm. If tickets to the Blue Lagoon are not available on their website, then please let us know as soon as possible and not later than 48 hours before your tour departure, as we can in many cases supply comfort tickets to the Blue Lagoon (subject to availability).
Meals are not included, but there will be a stop for lunch.
All departures are guaranteed, weather conditions permitting.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have