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Iceland looks like a completely different world, built on impressive formations and sculpted by the forces of nature. The picture perfect stops are incomparable and that is what makes The Golden Circle a quintessential Icelandic excursion.
Experience the stunning natural hot springs, admire the age old Pingvellir National Park and soak in the mists at Gullfoss waterfall. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off and bask in the surreal beauty of the unexplored lagoon. The Secret Lagoon offers an intimate and tranquil experience at an affordable price! It is less touristy and is a soothing and secluded natural hot spring, far from the crowds. With no availability issues and at a budget-friendly price, focus on absorbing all the soothing benefits of one of Iceland's oldest natural geothermal pools.
This guided tour presents a wide variety of what Iceland has to offer and is a great introductory tour for anyone who wants to see a whole lot in one day.
9 hoursStart time
Pick up from Reykjavik hotel.
Please advise your hotel or Guesthouse at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.
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Same as the start point
The tour begins from your Reykjavík accommodation and the ride towards The Golden Circle begins with an expert English speaking guide.
The first stop is the Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart fromoffering a fantastic view, it is also the site of Iceland's first parliament. Pingvellir is where the Eurasian and North America tectonic plates slowly separate, forming huge rocky rifts in the ground creating an impressively broad valley. Learn as the guide indulges you in local folklore, geographical and historical significance of these formations.
The next stop is the infamous Geyser where geothermal hot springs make for dramatic eruptions. The spouting Strokkur erupts high into the sky about every 10 minutes and is a spectacular sight. Take this opportunity to walk alongside natural hot springs and be sure to stay within the restricted safe area!
You will also be visiting the beautiful Faxi waterfall in located in the Golden Circle area.
The Golden Circle wraps up at the Gullfoss waterfall site where you can feel the mist of glacial water on your face at Iceland's largest waterfall. The waterfall plunges into an enormously deep ravine creating a breathtaking site as the rivers worth of water spills into the abyss every second.
After the drive around the Golden Circle, unwind in the natural hot pool called Secret Lagoon. This blue lagoon presents a perfect opportunity to be one with nature in this outstanding pool, surrounded by a magical landscape.
Enjoy a soothing dip even when it’s freezing outside. The picturesque surroundings and the steam rising in the air gives the Secret Lagoon a surreal feel. There are several geothermal spots nearby and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes. During the winter season, the Northern Lights often give a great light show above. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of relaxing in the warm water and watching a lightshow above!
Post a nice hot bath, head back to Reykjavik over the Hellisheiði Pass where the tour comes to a close.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. Children rates are based on maximum 2 children per 2 adults. Children below 6 years are not allowed.
We did this tour end of Jan 2018. We were Collected 9am bus stop 8 Reykjavik by ‘Sven’ our driver guide in a comfortable mini bus. 10 of us on the tour. During the tour we...Miss fox, United Kingdom, 03/Feb/2018
Definitely the best tour ever, lots of information from guide, new and exciting things to see, hot lagoon was a real treat. Just brilliant...Alan Reeve, United Kingdom, 23/Jan/2018
This tour is incredible just for the scenery. The places you visit are stunning and ending in the Secret Lagoon is just perfect. our guide was also very knowledgeable about the...Narelle Jones, United Kingdom, 22/Jan/2018
Could have better communication.
Great tour but the air con on the bus wasn’t working and it was sunny (for Iceland) which made the bus very uncomfortable not helped by inconsiderate tourists who didn’t return to the pick up on time, and a very rocky ride for those of us sitting at the back of the bus!