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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

  • 8-hour Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour from Reykjavik
  • Enter Thingvellir National Park and walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates
  • See the Geysir geothermal area and Strokkur geyser, and stop at the Gullfoss waterfall
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
From US$ 132.71
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik
US$ 132.71
Tour the Golden Circle and enjoy the popular Icelandic pursuit of bathing in hot springs on this 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. View the Golden Circle’s famous trio of sights: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon, a scenic pool of natural hot springs. Lagoon admission and towel rental, air-conditioned transport, and hotel transfers in Reykjavik are included.
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Reykjavik accommodation, leave the city by air-conditioned minivan or coach, and admire Iceland’s countryside as you head toward the Golden Circle.

On route, listen as your guide sheds light on the country’s geology and history, and admire your first views of Thingvellir National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

Stop at the park's famous tectonic rift, where the continental plates of America and Eurasia face each other over a narrow valley. Walk between the plates, and hear how they are gradually drifting apart by an average of about 0.9 inches (2.5 centimeters) per year.

Next, continue past Laugarvatn to the Geysir geothermal area. Break for lunch (own expense) here, and follow the walkways around the hot springs, steam vents, and geysers.

Watch the giant Strokkur geyser erupt, spouting water up to 65.6 feet (20 meters) high, and then travel to the Gullfoss waterfall. Formed from meltwater from the Langjökull glacier, this double-tiered fall plunges into a canyon and is astonishingly beautiful.

After taking photos here, visit the nearby Secret Lagoon at Fludir. Fed by natural hot springs seeping up from the earth, this scenic geothermal pool is clouded in steam, giving it a fairy tale-like appearance.

On arrival, use the changing facilities to don your bathing suit. Then, wade into the waters — they stay at a warm 100-104° Fahrenheit (38-40 Celsius) — and enjoy a relaxing soak, admiring the lovely countryside views as you swim.

When it’s time, hop out, change into your dry clothes, and meet back up with your guide and vehicle. Then, relax as you ride across the heathland of the Hellisheiði lava plateau back to Reykjavik, where your tour finishes with drop-off at or near to your hotel.

Please note: guests will need to bring their own bathing suit to swim in the Secret Lagoon, although towel rental is included. You are also advised to dress warmly as Iceland’s weather can change suddenly.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Booked via Guide to Iceland

We booked via the Guide to Iceland website. The tour was well organised, stopping at all the major stops in and around the Golden Circle. The reason why we decided this tour over all the others was the addition of the hot springs at the...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Golden circle and Secret Lagoon tour with Sterna travel

Our guide Artis was excellent - she provided so much additional information on the tour and gave us a real insight into icelandic culture and history. We learnt a lot on the tour . Artis went out of our way to make sure everyone on...More

Thank cr0ws0n
Reviewed 7 June 2018
amazing trip

we had great weather. gulfoss is staggeringly beautiful. great tour secret lagoon was fun and relaxing klaus-our guide was superb- very good english

Thank danwiener44
Reviewed 14 April 2018
brilliant day out

This company was recommended to me by a colleague who visited Iceland last year and the trip was very good indeed. Our guide was helpful, knowledgeable and entertaining. The sights are amazing, particularly Thingvellir - as bit of a geology geek I have always wanted...More

Thank clarrieg
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile
A fabulous day

Although the snow was heavy in the morning and the bus was an hour late the operator on the other end of the telephone kept in contact with us and reassured us that our guide was on his way. This was the same for many...More

Thank sammyg44
SternaT, Manager at Sterna Travel Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you sammyg44 for booking with us! I am glad you liked our snowy Iceland. And thank you for recommending our tour.

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15 June 2018|
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Response from sammyg44 | Reviewed this property |
They pick up at a number of bus stops around the city. I’m sure there would be one close by.