Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

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From 77.00
Duration 9,5 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


  • 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


  • Admission to the Secret Lagoon
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • Round trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide


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

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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4.4 / 5   overall customer review rating
Apr 10 2019
I love the Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon was a positive experience.
reviewed by Mrs Gry Tinnesand
Apr 05 2019
Lagoon is fantastic place! 4 hours for swimming. Golden circle - each stop 1 hour and more.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 29 2019
Amazing sights and a informative guide
reviewed by Mr Shaun Hall
Mar 27 2019
A good trip with a knowledgeable guide. Not enough time (45 mins) at Thingvellir national park though, partly due to the weather though. About 1hr or so each at Geysir and Gullfoss. Too much time was given to the Secret Lagoon, 4 hrs, everyone was ready to go after 3 though so we left then.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 23 2019
I had a great experience, I would like to thank the tour guide who was fantastic. He had a great knowledge of English and Spanish. The Secret Lagoon experience was fantastic, I was really chilled when in the hot water. The Golden Circle tour was also valuable.I personally recommend this experience
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 12 2019
Absolutely fantastic! Our guide was great. The lagoon was the highlight. A must if your visiting Reykjavík!
reviewed by Mrs louisa stimpson

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.

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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 in Skarfabakki 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?
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