Experience two of the most popular attractions Iceland has to offer on this relaxing afternoon day tour.
This wonderful tour will take you through Iceland’s most iconic destinations, including the famous Golden Circle Route, which encompasses the historic Thingvellir National Park, the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall and the one-of-a-kind Geysir Geothermal area, before we end the day with a replenishing soak in the Blue Lagoon, chosen as one of the 25 wonders of the World by National Geographic. The tour takes place in small groups ensuring that you can make the very most of our expert guides. This action-packed day is the ideal way to discover all the magic that Iceland has to offer.
~ 10 hours
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- Golden Circle (Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring, Thingvellir National Park)
- Blue Lagoon
- Scenic Bus Ride
- Complimentary Silica Mud Mask
- Golden Circle Tour with Transfer
- Comfort Admission to the Blue Lagoon
- Transfer to the Blue Lagoon
- English Speaking Tour Guide
- Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
The Golden Circle Express
We always ensure that our minibus tours are done in small groups ensuring that you can gain full benefit from our expert guides, who love to tell you about all the incredible things that you are seeing.
Thingvellir National Park
The Golden Circle Route begins with Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famed for its rich history and fascinating geology. It plays host to Althingi, where a group of Icelandic nobles gathered together in 930 AD to convene the first Viking Parliament. The modern Icelandic Parliament still bears the same name, making it one of the oldest continuously running democratic institutions in the world. It is also located right on the ever-expanding fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, meaning that we will be able to gaze across the gap between two continents. The entire area is dotted with dramatic geological features and stunning waterfalls, ensuring that it is an experience that you will treasure forever.
The Geysir Geothermal Area
From there we will travel to the Geysir Geothermal area, an expanse of land that is populated by a multitude of bubbling hot springs and violent geysers. The most famous of these is the now dormant Great Geysir, which was the first geyser to be mentioned in the English language and gives them all their name. While its younger brother Strokkur is still very much active propelling boiling jets of water up to 25 metres into the air every few minutes. There is no better way to appreciate the awesome power of mother nature than at this majestic natural wonder.
Gullfoss Waterfall – The Golden Waterfall
Our final stop will be the legendary Gullfoss Waterfall, famed for the golden colour its glacial water takes as it crashes over the volcanically crafted lava steps. Its powerful cascade originates from the Hvita River (white river) and roars down into an emerald valley below. On sunny days rainbows regularly form above it, which only enhances its regal beauty.
The Blue Lagoon
We will then drop you back in Reykjavik, where you can take a bus shuttle from the BSI bus terminal to the world-famous Blue Lagoon: a magnificent geothermal wonder that is the world’s finest naturally occurring spa. Its milky-blue waters are incredibly rich in nutrients and heated by subterranean lava flows to an ideal temperature for bathing. Local doctors regularly prescribe a soak in the Blue Lagoon to cure skin conditions, making it perfect for a replenishing experience amidst truly stunning natural scenery. It is fed by the water output of the Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, making it entirely eco-friendly and completely ethical.
Pick-up is at 12:00 pm from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
You will return to Reykjavík around 10:00 pm approximately and you will be dropped off where we picked you up.
What to bring: Warm clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots and a swimsuit.
Blue lagoon Opening Hours
|1 Jan – 24 May||8:00 – 22:00|
|25 May – 28 Jun||7:00 – 23:00|
|29 Jun – 19 Aug||7:00 – 00:00|
|20 Aug – 1 Oct||8:00 – 22:00|
|2 Oct – 31 Dec||8:00 – 21:00|
That the comfort admission includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of a towel and one drink of your choice.
The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.
Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.
We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most of your day. Here is a list of all of some great tours.
All year around options:
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.