Soak in a natural pool and explore three 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 popular 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, historic 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. Come explore the famous sites of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area with a great Icelandic twist and a secret stop, all in a days trip!
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- A Visit to the Secret Lagoon Iceland
- Geysir Hot Spring 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
- Free WiFi on the Bus
The Golden Circle Iceland
Gullfoss, the golden waterfall is one of the three sights of the Golden Circle route. 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.
Here you will have the opportunity to walk among the bubbling hot springs that surround the great 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!
Þingvellir National Park
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.
The oldest swimming pool in Iceland, a natural hot pool, suitable for bathing in 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, that will surely offer great photo opportunities for you.
Pick-up: Pick up starts at 09:00 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.
Remember to bring: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, headwear, gloves, and sturdy shoes. Bathing suit & towel are also essential. Packed lunch (we will also stop at a diner/restaurant).
What if I don’t own all of these necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent the necessary items in the booking process.
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.
Due to limited availability during the holidays we have added the option to book the same tour with our trusted partner. Please note that the pickup time for our partner tour starts at 10:00 AM.
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:
Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle & Local Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour
Golden Circle and Caving
There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sound like a joke but it is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically, Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around. For further information about the weather in Iceland and how to dress for it.
If your tour includes a glacier activity it’s very important to dress appropriately. Dress in 3 or 4 upper layers such as a light t-shirt (preferably wool) next to the skin, then a fleece or heavy wool garment, topped off with a waterproof windbreaker. Jeans are not recommended for our trips as they become very heavy, cold and uncomfortable to wear when they get wet. Lightweight hiking pants, track pants or long cotton pants are best and then wind/waterproof pants over. We also recommend using sunglasses and sunscreen even if it is cloudy due to the high UV and sunlight reflection from the glacier.
You will need sturdy hiking boots that fit crampons for the glacier hiking tours.
The drive from KEF airport to Reykjavik takes around 45 minutes. If your flight is delayed, please call our customer service team to go over what options you may have.
These are the two most common ways to get from the airport to Reykjavik city:
The cheapest and most convenient way of getting to and from Keflavik International Airport. The shuttle drops you off at the BSI Bus Terminal downtown or takes you all the way to your hotel or the closest drop off location. If you’re arriving on the same day as your tour departures we highly recommend to pick BSI Bus terminal as your pick up location.
Book your airport transfer in Iceland.
The quickest way to get to Reykjavik city is by a taxi. The taxis can drop you off at any of our pick-up locations. Taking a taxi is always more expensive than the airport shuttle.
For further information about getting to and from Keflavík International Airport.
Driving in Iceland can be tricky for two different reasons. The first being the weather conditions, especially in the winter months. The second reason is that if you’re not experienced in driving in conditions such as ice and snow then it could become dangerous.
If you are choosing a self-drive tour or to meet on location then make sure you have checked the driving conditions to make sure it is safe. At road.is you can find all the latest updates about travelling around Iceland. You should still check in the summer months just to make sure there is no storms or other types of weather warnings.
Iceland is a very high-tech country and we actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free Wi-Fi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere. All of our vehicles also have free Wi-Fi.
Tipping is not a requirement in Iceland although it is permitted and is well received in most cases.
Here is the plus side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So, to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant!
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.
"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.