Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall is one of the three sights of the Golden Circle route. This incredible waterfall attracts thousands of visitors every year, and for a good reason – according to the World of Waterfalls, it is one of the top ten best waterfalls in the world.
Here you will have the opportunity to walk among the bubbling hot springs surrounding the great Geysir, but make sure to stay within the restricted area for your safety. Strokkur geyser is a site that you should definitely not miss before heading to your next stop, spouting water sometimes up to 40m high!
Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here Icelandic history and great geological wonders come together, making the place one of Iceland‘s most exciting sites.
This is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, a natural hot pool suitable for bathing at all times of the year. The locals call this the “Secret Lagoon” because it was known only to them for a long time. Now you have a chance to bathe in the hot water...)
This is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, a natural hot pool suitable for bathing at all times of the year. The locals call this the “Secret Lagoon” because it was known only to them for a long time. Now you have a chance to bathe in the hot water of this outstanding pool with its magical surroundings, which will surely offer great photo opportunities for you.
Pick-up: Pick-up starts at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby authorized meeting point in Reykjavik. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up lis...)
Pick-up: Pick-up starts at 08:00 am from your accommodation or a nearby authorized meeting point in Reykjavik. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Meals are not included on this tour. We will stop at a diner/restaurant on our way, but you can also bring along some packed lunch.)
Meals are not included on this tour. We will stop at a diner/restaurant on our way, but you can also bring along some packed lunch.
A fantastic day out
Reviewed on May 31, 2022 by Alan S Review from Tripadvisor
Lots included in this memorable day!
Reviewed on May 22, 2022 by Catriona N Review from Tripadvisor
Great day. Saw lots but didn’t feel rushed. Our guide Siggi made sure we had a great experience. He told lots of stories and gave us lots of information along the way.
Enjoyed that it was a small group.
Excellent tour despite the weather
Reviewed on March 24, 2022 by Suzy P Review from Tripadvisor
Even though the weather was truly awful (ice-rain in your face and so windy you could barely walk forward) this tour was still an incredible experience. Loved Sigy's (sorry about the spelling!) stories along the way - a guide with a great sense of humour is a real find. And his playlist was fab too! With the weather and the cold, slipping into the Secret Lagoon after the Golden Circle was not only delightful, it was essential. 10/10 would recommend.
Reviewed on November 11, 2021 by Arthur Dearing Review from Google Reviews
The Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon is an excellent tour. Great views, fascinating places, good walks (twice) from one car park to another all downhill so comfortable for the elderly. Wonderful lady driver and guide named Bara who told fascinating facts about the places we visited and Iceland in general.
Golden Circle tour was great
Reviewed on March 16, 2020 by Happy662016 Review from Tripadvisor
From the pickup to the drop off the tour guide/driver was very friend extremely helpful and genuinely interested in ensuring we enjoyed the trip and gained as much information in the time available. The whole Golden Circle tour was good but we enjoyed the Secret Lagoon in particular - it is well worth a visit too experience swimming in the hot pool.
Fantastic Tour in an amazing country
Reviewed on March 10, 2020 by Darren Dye From our post-trip system
Perfect day out
Reviewed on February 22, 2020 by Laura Jacks From our post-trip system
Perfect! Walk around the sites then relax!
Reviewed on February 19, 2020 by Gretchen Z Review from Tripadvisor
Darren and Marek on the Golden circle and secret lagoon tour 17/2/20.
We were picked up on time at our hotel and taken to the Grayline depot (grayline.is ran the tour). We were met by Darren and Marek for our tour. From the first moment, we knew we were in for a great day. Both brilliant and a real credit to the company. We saw beautiful waterfalls, geysirs, rift valleys and the secret lagoon. Darren was really knowledgeable and answered everyones questions. He made it a fantastic and very fun day. Lots of companies do the golden circle tour but we felt very looked after. We took our little clip on snow tracks as some parts were icy. You do stop at places regularly for food and a toilet break but taking a few bites to eat from a supermarket will make the day a little cheaper. Bring a towel for the lagoons as they (& the hotels) charge rental. The water from the tap is mineral water so just bring a foldable bottle.
Reviewed on February 15, 2020 by VicByallas From our post-trip system
tour Guide Helga was lovely and so knowledgeable on this trip. It gave a great insight to Iceland and was well planned. Just enough time at each stop. Loved the lamb soup recommendation at the lunch stop. Thanks Helga for being such a wonderful guide. Highly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Iceland 😃
Fab day out - def do this as a tour
Reviewed on January 27, 2020 by franw329 Review from Tripadvisor
We went on the golden circle and secret lagoon tour.....the day was made so easy for us. Easy booking, made our way to the bus stop we had been told in our booking confirmation. Only a couple of stops after our pick up and we were off. The first stop was 45minutes drive to the national park. Stopped here for 40minutes then onto the geyser. Stopped for lunch here. There is a building here which has a couple of food options and gift shop. Then onto the waterfalls which was beautiful.
After this we took the 40min drive to the secret lagoon and stayed for 90mins. The tour guide gave info on our drive.
The tour was about 15 people which was a good size
Definitely look at going with this company and not thinking of driving yourself
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.
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.
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 Elding 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 summertime).
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 super 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.
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.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
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.
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.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.
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 make the most of your day. Here is a list of some great tours.
All year-around options: