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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon - Without Admission

Thingvellir - Geysers - Gullfoss Waterfall - Blue Lagoon Transfer

Take the most popular attractions in one day on this Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon tour!

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Blue Lagoon entry fee not included on this tour – try the Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour for inclusive entry.

There are 2 things you must do when you visit Iceland. The Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon! In this tour, you can do them both in one day! This small group, minibus tour consists of an afternoon exploring Gulfoss waterfall, watching geysers erupt boiling water, and walking between the tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, before dropping you off at the world famous Blue Lagoon!

  • Availability

    All Year

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    6 Years

  • Ratio

    1:19

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    13.490 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Blue Lagoon Bus Transfer
Free Wifi on Bus
Included
Pick-up From Reykjavík
Minibus Transport
English Speaking Tour Guide
Golden Circle Tour
Certified Guide
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
Transfer to the Blue Lagoon
Return Transport from Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon entry fee not included on this tour – try the Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour for inclusive entry.


Taking place in the afternoon, you will get picked up from your hotel and head out of the city and into the beautiful natural landscapes of Thingvellir National Park. Renowned as a UNESCO heritage site, Þingvellir is famous for 2 things. It’s history and it’s geography! Historically, the worlds first ever parliament; Alþingi was founded here in 930, making it also the oldest continuously existing parliament in the world, ending in 1262. Geographically, the geology of the park is outstanding. The park sits on the rift valley of both the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, which are slowly drifting apart at a rate of 2cm or 1 inch every year. You can walk between the dramatic and rugged cliffs of the tectonic plate boundaries, passing by a waterfall and look out spot, where you can see the flag of Iceland standing in the spot (lögberg) where Icelandic laws and independence were declared.

The next stop on the Golden Circle we will head to South West Iceland, into the geothermally active, spouting hot spring area of Haukadalur, where you will find the Geysirs. While the Great Geysir, who gave its name to all other geysers is now dormant, the main attraction now is Stokkur, a smaller but equally impressive sprouting hot spring, which erupts water up to 30 meters into the air at regular 5-15 minute intervals, attracting big audiences. It is one of a very few number of natural geysers which erupt frequently and reliably.

To complete the Golden Circle, the final stop on the tour is the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall – the Golden Falls. On sunny days rainbows stream out of the waterfall mist and give the waterfall it’s famous golden hue. The waterfall is found not far from the Geysirs, in the canyon of the Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. Water plunges in two stages first at a drop of 11 meters (36 feet) and the second at 21 meters  (69 feet) into a crevice 32 meters (105 feet) deep. The river flowing through Gullfoss is the mighty Hvítá (the White River), which originates at Langjökull glacier, the 2nd largest glacier in Iceland.

After the Golden Circle, you will get a bus transfer to BSI bus station in Reykjavik, where a coach will take you to the Blue Lagoon, for 20:00, 8 PM entry. Please note that the entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon is NOT included in the price. It is one the most popular activities to do in Iceland and frequently sells out, so be sure to book far in advance. The admission fee can be booked at bluelagoon.com. Be sure to do this before taking part in this tour package.

You will receive a flexible bus ticket for return transport, which departs at 8.15, 9.15, 10.15 or 11.15.PM.


Pick-up Information

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’ pick-up list.


Practical Information

What to bring: Warm layers, a weatherproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and hiking or sturdy shoes. Swimwear for Blue Lagoon.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from locations, it must be ordered in advance.


Blue Lagoon > Timetable

Reykjavik –
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon –
Reykjavik
KEF Airport –
Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon –
KEF Airport
07:00 All year 11:15 All year 07:30 All year 12:00 All year
08:00 All year 12:15 All year 08:30 All year 14:00 All year
09:00 All year 13:15 All year 11:30 All year 16:00 All year
10:00 All year 14:15 All year 13:00 June 1st – December 31st   17:00 From December 1st
11:00 All year 15:15 All year 15:30 All year 18:00 Until November 30th 
12:00 All year 16:15 All year 16:30 All year
13:00 All year 17:15 All year
14:00 All year 18:15 All year
15:00 All year 19:15 All year
16:00 All year 20:15 All year
17:00  All year 21:15 All year
18:00 All year 22:15  All year
19:00 All year 23:15 January 1st – November 30th 
20:00 January 1st – November 30th 

We also offer a Golden Circle Tour with Blue Lagoon admission included.

Please note

The entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price. The bathing facility frequently sells out, so we highly recommend you book it in advance if you wish to enter the lagoon.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Special Tours, has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

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.

What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Disclaimer
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.

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