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Relax in the geothermal hot pool located just off the Golden Circle in South Iceland. The perfect add-on to your day of sightseeing. Enjoy a nice warm soak in the natural hot pool.


  • Geothermal Bathing in a natural pool
  • Stay as long as you want in the lagoon!

The Secret Lagoon (Gamla Laugin) is a temperate geothermal hot spring located just off Iceland’s famous Golden Circle Route in the South of the country. This makes it ideal for a relaxing, replenishing soak after a hard day’s sightseeing, amidst some truly magnificent scenery. It is generally not as busy as the Blue Lagoon, meaning that it offers a more peaceful experience. We recommend combining it with one of our other amazing tours like the Golden Circle Route, but it works well in isolation too.

The Secret Lagoon is located in the picturesque village of Flúðir and has been in use since 1891 making it the oldest swimming pool in the entire of Iceland. Its waters are volcanically heated by lava flows deep beneath the earth and sit at around 38-40 degrees – the perfect temperature for bathing. It is also surrounded by truly stunning natural scenery, including rolling green fields, bubbling mud pools and a teeming geyser that spews boiling water into the air every 5 minutes or so.

The facilities around the Secret Lagoon are modern with brand new shower facilities for both men and women and a bar selling traditional Icelandic food and drink, where visitors can purchase a refreshing drink that can be drunk in the warm waters of the lagoon itself. Relaxing in one of the world’s finest natural spas is an amazing experience and we hope you can join us there!

Location: The Secret Lagoon is located on Hvammsvegur road in a small village called Flúðir. It's just off the Golden Circle, approx. 20 min from Geysir, which makes it a perfect add-on to your day of sightseeing.

GPS coordinates: 64.137836, -20.309909

Please note: Groups: Please contact us by e-mail when booking for a group of more than 7 people to check for availability.

Availability All Year
Duration ~1.5 hours
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Departs From Kopavogur
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No



What's included


  • Ticket Admission

What to bring

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

Not Included

  • Meals

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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.

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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.

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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.

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