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Soak in a natural pool and explore four of the most popular attractions in Iceland. The Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Iceland offer a great value day tour in a small group setting.

The tour will take you to all three attractions of the famous Golden Circle Tour, 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, and historical sights and soak in a natural hot spring.

There is a good reason this tour is getting to be one of our most popular tours. Explore the famous sites of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring area with a massive Icelandic twist and a secret stop, all in a day's trip!

Highlights

  • Visit the Secret Lagoon Iceland
  • See Gullfoss waterfall
  • Spot geysers at Geysir hot
  • Explore Þingvellir National Park

Included

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a Minibus
  • A Guided Tour of the Golden Circle Sightseeing
  • Entrance Fee to the Secret Lagoon
  • Free WiFi on the Bus

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Parked lunch

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 9 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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Itinerary

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.

hot swimming pool in Iceland

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 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.

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FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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

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