Soak in a natural pool after exploring three of the most popular attractions in Iceland. The Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Iceland offers great value in a small group setting.
The tour will take you to all three attractions of the popular Golden Circle sightseeing directly from Reykjavik, with an added visit to the unique Secret Lagoon.
It is a perfect Icelandic experience giving you a chance to visit waterfalls, geysers, historic sights and soak in a natural hot spring. There is a good reason this tour is getting to be on of ours most popular ones.
Come explore the famous sites of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area with a great Icelandic twist!
9 hours / 8am - 5pm
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- A visit to the Secret Lagoon Iceland
- Small group experience
- Geysir hot springs area
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
- Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a minibus
- A guided tour of the Golden Circle sightseeing
- Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
During the winter the pick up starts at 10am from your hotel in Reykjavík. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
* Please note that from May 15th the pick up will start at 8am.
Your adventure day tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Reykjavik. From the capital you will then head towards the first attraction of the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park a UNESCO world heritage site. Here the Icelandic history and great geological wonders come together, making the place one of Iceland‘s most interesting sites.
Next up is, the renown Geysir hot spring area. Here you will have the opportunity to walk among the bubbling hot springs that surround the famous Geysir, but make sure to stay within the restricted area for your own 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!
Gullfoss, the golden waterfall is the last site of the Golden Circle. This great 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.
After visiting the three of the attractions that make up the Golden Circle it is time to soak in a natural hot pool. 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 this outstanding pool with its magical surroundings that will surely offer great photo opportunities for you.
After a nice hot bath in the lagoon, it is time to head back to Reykjavík over the Hellisheidi pass where your day tour will end.
Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, head wear, gloves and sturdy shoes. Bathing suit & towel are also essential.
What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent the necessary clothing in the booking process.
During the summer season (From May 15th - September 15th) the pick up starts at 8am. During the winter Season (From September 16th - May 14th:) the pick up starts at 10am.
Please note that the order of the itinerary can vary whereas we might swap the order of the attractions due to weather conditions and other related factors.
We offer pick-ups from most known hotels, hostels and guesthouses in the capital area. We do not pick up from Airbnb. To make the process of finding the nearest pick-up location to your accommodation easier we have made a map of the locations.
This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick up time since you could be our first pick up. It’s usually best to wait outside your pick up location but if it’s cold the lobby is perfectly fine.
Note that if the lobby up a couple of floors (like for example at Loft hostel) it’s best to come down.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.
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 favorite 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our jeep tours (to be found here) are also suitable for all ages. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.
Before starting any of our more technical trips, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their particular trip. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.
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.
We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.
All year around options:
Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour
Golden Circle and Caving
Golden Circle and Rafting
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.
Price from 11.990 ISK per person.
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"Perfect May Day on the Golden Circle Tour"
We only had 3 full days in Reykjavik and we had to make the most of it by picking one of the many tour options. We really lucked out with perfect weather (by Iceland standards) but also lucked out even more with our guide for the day, Norris. He made the whole day interesting during the drives between sights with good stories and a great playlist. The highlight for all was the last stop of the day to the Secret Lagoon. The sun came out and we spent an hour basking in the thermal pond throwing back cold beers (except Norris of course). Perfect way to relax before the final drive back to town.
“Best day and great value for money! Which means a lot in Iceland!!”
We booked the Golden Circle and secret lagoon tour through TripAdvisor with Arctic Adventures. Stood outside the hotel mini buses and coaches kept pulling up but none were ours. I was worried that when ours would turn up it would be rubbish compared to the rest, as this trip had been the cheapest I could find, but I shouldn’t have worried because an amazing Mercedes mini bus (possibly a sprinter) pulled up complete with enormous tyres and a snorkel on the front. Inside was amazing too and the coach looked brand new we chose our gorgeous leather bucket seats and got comfy. Our guide and driver Oliver made us feel comfortable and relaxed from the start. We spent about 45 minutes driving around Reykjavik picking up the rest of the group. Oliver was funny and chatty and made us all feel like a group not a bunch of strangers. Each of the golden circle stops was better than the previous one culminating in the Golden Waterfall which was way better than I had expected. There was enough time at each stop to see the sights fully with extra time at the Geysir to also get lunch (I recommend the meatballs in the end restaurant). Oliver knew that quite a few of us had booked Northern Lights tours with various companies which were looking unlikely due to the clouds so he phoned round the companies at lunchtime to check for us. As they were all cancelled he added an extra stop, to see and feed some icelandic horses and gave us and extra half hour at the secret lagoon. The whole trip was fantastic and as everything in Reykjavik is ridiculously expensive this was beyond amazing value for money. I can not recommended it enough. An enormous thanks to Oliver who was as entertaining as he was informative and answered every question perfectly from historical facts to modern day sheep farming!! Thank you x
“Golden Circle tour and Secret Lagoon”
Great tour, great driver / guide, fantastic experience, Secret Lagoon was amazing. Driver coped with everything the day threw at him and more including blizzard on way home, would highly recommend.