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2 Day - Iceland Stopover Package

Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir & Secret Lagoon

How to spend 48 hours in Iceland | 2 Days in Iceland | Iceland Stopover Package

Explore the famous Golden Circle and the historic Secret Lagoon natural pools on the perfect 48 hours in Iceland

Geysir Hot-Spring

Two days might not sound like a lot while visiting Iceland but done right these 48 hours might just be the perfect start or end to your travels. We have put together the perfect 2 days Iceland itinerary for you to enjoy and get to experience the true essence of Iceland. 

Drink in the history, take a dip in Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, get to see the geysers and waterfalls that originate in Iceland’s glaciers and explore the colorful capital.

  • Availability

    All Year

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    6 years

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Tour highlights
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Springs
Gullfoss Waterfall
Secret Lagoon
Small Group Experience
Reykjavík City
Airport Transfer
Accommodation Downtown Reykjavík (1 night)
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

This tour is the perfect way to get in as much as you can on a tight stopover schedule without making you feel rushed. Fall in love with the land of Ice and Fire on an epic adventure!

Arrival: At the morning of your arrival at KEF International Airport, there will be a pre-booked airport bus waiting for you. The bus will take you to Reykjavik and on the way, you’ll be able to see the Icelandic moss-covered lava field. The drive takes around 45 minutes.

The Golden Circle & Secret lagoon tour departs from the BSI bus terminal at 09:00 am.

Departure: The checkout is on day 2 from your accommodation, which will be located close to BSI bus terminal. Walking distance will be around 8 minutes. There will be a Flybus, back to KEF airport, at a time that suits your plan.

What to bring: Warm layers, weatherproof top layer, hiking or sturdy shoes and a bathing suit.

Please note

The Flybus voucher is valid for the whole day. Luggage storage can be found at the bus terminal and also at the guesthouse. You can store your luggage, walk around the city, and take the Flybus at any time depending on your own needs.

Day 1 - The Golden Circle Route & Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

Arrival: At the morning of your arrival at KEF International Airport, there will be a pre-booked airport bus waiting for you. The bus will take you to Reykjavik and on the way, you’ll be able to see the Icelandic moss-covered lava field. The drive takes around 45 minutes.

The Golden Circle & Secret lagoon tour departs from the BSI bus terminal at 09:00 am.

Keflavik Airport

After about 45-60 minutes of driving, you have reached BSÍ Bus Terminal downtown Reykjavík. The view on the way is beautiful and the charming colorful houses in Reykjavík leave you in awe!

At the Bus Terminal, you will be picked up by an Arctic Adventures minibus for the adventure ahead. The driver guide will make sure you know everything there is to know about the stops for the day and that you will get the absolute most of your time here in Iceland.

The first stop along the route is the historical and geothermal wonderland Thingvellir National Park. It is where Iceland’s parliament was founded in 930 AC, making it one of the first democratic parliaments in the world and home to incredible lava rock formations and landscapes.

The continental plates drift apart in the deep valley that Thingvellir sits in and during your visit you will get a chance to explore it both by foot and with an outstanding overview of the valley from a lava cliff viewing point.

Thingvellir National Park

Next on today’s travel list is the hot spring paradise in Haukadalur, home to the world-famous Geysir, the namegiver to all other geysers. The area is unbelievably colorful and all around you will see smoke and hot springs, and get to experience the unique Strokkur that bursts up into the sky every 4-10 minutes with a following awe and laughter of the admirers.

Third on the Golden Circle, is the waterfall sensation Gullfoss e. The Golden Falls. This absolute stunner originates in a nearby glacier and travels through a rough canyon only to fall down a two-story drop that creates a vista you will not want to miss. This unbelievable beauty is surely your cue to take out the camera, you will want to remember this natural chute.

Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland

After a day of history, natural wonders and unthinkable beauty it is time to relax in Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, the Secret Lagoon, at the geothermal village of Flúðir. The location has an authentic charm and you can enjoy a nice cold drink in the hot pool with small hot springs all around. This is a memory you will never forget!

The secret lagoon

When done soaking in the natural hot pool you will head back to Reykjavík and be dropped off at your included downtown Reykjavík accommodation. This will give you a grand opportunity to explore the city on your own and taste some of Iceland’s most loved dishes. We recommend going for fish or lamb.

Day Highlights
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Springs
Gullfoss Waterfall
Secret Lagoon
Small Group Experience
Reykjavík City
Airport Transfer
Accommodation Downtown Reykjavík (1 night)
Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

Day Two - Return to Keflavik Airport

Freyja Guesthouse

Breakfast at your hotel is included and is served to 10:00 am.

Day 2 depends on your flight time but again, the world is your oyster, as Reykjavík opens its arms and welcomes you to explore it. If the checkout is prior to your airport transfer you can safely store your luggage at the hotel or BSÍ Bus Terminal for the time you will spend enjoying Reykjavík.

How do I book a tour with Arctic Adventures and what information do you need from me?

There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.

If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.

How do I pay for a tour with Arctic Adventures?
  1. You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
  2. You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
When is a booking for a tour with Arctic Adventures confirmed?

A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.

What currency do you accept?

We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.

Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.

If I am traveling solo, can I book a trip or is there always a minimum of 2 people?

Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are traveling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.

Do you do private departures for any of your tours?

Yes, we arrange private departures on request. Most of the tours we offer can be arranged as a private tour. If you wish to have a private tour arranged you can contact us through email custom@adventures.is or phone +354 562-7000.

Please have a look at all of our private tours.

Do you have a waiting list for tours?

We do unfortunately not have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.

How does the refunding procedures work when we cancel a tour?

If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.

If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we therefore ask you to patient.

If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished so do to the cancellation your payment is still with you booking agent and therefore will the refund be processed by them.

If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.

I want to book but a member of my group has not reached the minimum age, what can I do?

We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.

Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.

The tour I am trying to book has less seats available than I need, what can I do?

Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is unfortunately not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.

Do I need insurance before going on one of your trips?

We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and wherever you travel you take out a good travel insurance … as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.

What is a safety briefing?

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 on your person and brought with you on the trip where possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.

What is my luggage allowance on a multi-day tour?
For multi-day tours, each participant is allowed to bring a day backpack and 1 piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • The combined dimensions of each bag must not exceed 158 cm (62 in).
  • It’s possible to store your luggage in Reykjavík while you are on your tour, for a small fee. We highly recommend storing the luggage in Reykjavík to help us reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Please note that luggage storage is not refundable.

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.

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