Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

From: € 73
Duration: ~ 8.5 hours

No visit to Iceland is complete without a tour of its most iconic sites on the Golden Circle. Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park encompass the history, culture and natural beauty that make Iceland so unique. Round out your ultimate Iceland experience with a revitalizing soak in the Secret Lagoon set in a geothermal landscape in the quaint village of Flúðir

Highlights

  • Hear the harrowing stories of Viking-age justice doled out at Þingvellir
  • Feel the mist from Gullfoss waterfall as it plummets into Hvítárgljúfur canyon
  • Join the collective gasp as an erupting hot spring launches a column of boiling hot water into the air
  • Refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body in the waters of the Secret Lagoon

Inclusions

  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide

Exclusions

  • Towel and swimsuit are not included (but can be rented at the Secret Lagoon)

Tour Itinerary

Combining the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon, this breathtaking tour takes you on a wondrous journey through Iceland’s staggeringly raw beauty and ends with the ultimate Icelandic indulgence: a luxurious soak in a geothermal pool under the open sky. Go on a journey that brings you the experiences of walking among geologic marvels, witnessing an erupting hot spring, discovering a magnificent waterfall and unwinding in an outdoor geothermal pool.

A Historical & Geological Wonder
Þingvellir National Park is located in a rift valley where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. It is a site of great historical, geological and cultural significance and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Þingvellir is the birthplace of the Althing Iceland’s parliament founded in 930 AD where the nation’s most powerful leaders would meet to decide on legislation and carry out brutal Viking age justice. 

An Awe-Inspiring Waterfall
The tour continues across an area of picturesque scenery to the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Once there, you can take several paths around the two tiers of cascading water to explore several vantage points. Extra time is allotted at this location for a lunch break at Gullfoss Café where food is available for purchase.

Bubbling with Excitement
Next up is the home of “The Great Geysir” hot spring, which all geysers are named after. This area is an impressive collage of bubbling mud pools, hissing steam vents, and colourful algae deposits. Strokkur geyser puts on quite the show every few minutes blasting boiling water high up into the air.

The Secret Lagoon
Just off the Golden Circle is the Secret Lagoon, a spring-fed pool located near the charming village of Flúðir in South Iceland. Mineral rich geothermal waters from nearby hot springs stay at a steady temperature of 38° to 40°C, making the Secret Lagoon’s water perfect for bathing and relaxation. 

Icelandic Open-Air Bathing Experience
Over the years, the Secret Lagoon, or Gamla Laugin as it was referred to by the villagers, has been part of the local culture that is keeping alive the uniquely authentic experience of Icelandic open-air geothermal bathing.

Hot Springs & Geothermal Features
The Secret Lagoon offers neat and clean locker rooms, showers and changing facilities, as well as a small bar and dining area. Boardwalks and footpaths surround the pool enable guests to explore the small hot springs and other geothermal features in the immediate area. After 2 hours of enjoying the Secret Lagoon’s miraculous waters we return to Reykjavík, rejuvenated and refreshed. 

An Experience for the Mind, Body & Soul
While any one of these stops makes incredible images for your Instagram feed, they also all have rich histories and fascinating tales, each told with their own nuances by our knowledgeable guides. Touring the Golden Circle and soaking in the Secret Lagoon is an unforgettable way to experience Iceland’s natural wonders for your body, mind and soul.

Please note

  • Family friendly tour
  • Food and beverage available for purchase at most stops
  • Restrooms at most stops
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Pickup Info

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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Rating & Reviews

Great Tour

   

Great service

12 May, 2019 by Mr Luis A Jimenez on Grayline Tour

Good combo of Icelandic nature and bathing

   

I have used them several times and will use them again

10 April, 2019 by Mrs Gry Tinnesand on Grayline Tour

   

Very nice stuff. Great guide.

05 April, 2019 by Mrs Iana Churilova on Grayline Tour

Dumped at the secret lagoon - be careful the arrangements are not mentioned

   

We booked four tours, made the mistake of booking two on at the same time only to find once on the first tour and having looked into the bus WiFi we were offered a discount for additional bookings so lost the discount on the second tour

31 March, 2019 by Mr Paul Gillingwater on Grayline Tour

   

Great, efficient and on time

29 March, 2019 by Mr Shaun Hall on Grayline Tour

   

I would recommend this company and book from them again. Easy to book.

27 March, 2019 by Mr Kieran Haines on Grayline Tour

   

easy and quick

23 March, 2019 by Mr Frank Edeh on Grayline Tour

   

Absolutely fantastic trip! Our guide was so friendly. The secret lagoon was the highlight of the day, so amazing and relaxing . It’s a must if your traveling to Reykjavík!!!

12 March, 2019 by Mrs louisa stimpson on Grayline Tour

Good trip visti sites but dont go on it unless you want a huge long bath

   

Good selection of places but far too short at the Parliament site and too long at the Secret Lagoon. People could do nearly four hours there whilst even an hour was a rush for the first site, its huge. Who decided on that ? People were just sitting around waiting to go and we felt guilty because we had stayed in the lagoon a bit longer.

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05 March, 2019 by Mr Peter Mason on Grayline Tour

   

First day of the combo tour, went swimmingly ;)

04 March, 2019 by Ms Michelle Totterdell on Grayline Tour

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