Private & Relaxing Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour
Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour
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1740
  • Duration6-7 hours
  • Group SizeMax 19 people
  • Meeting LocationPick up from the bus stop near your accommodations, between 08:00-08:30

Tour description

Golden Circle is the most popular tour in Iceland.

This private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour takes you to many of Iceland’s most beautiful sites and ends in relaxation at the Secret Lagoon.

The Golden Circle Tour is the most popular in Iceland and really a “must do”. On this tour, you’ll visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss, with a relaxing soak in the Secret Lagoon (Iceland’s oldest swimming pool) after you’ve taken in all the sights.

You’ll see fascinating geology, beautiful countryside, exploding geysers and Iceland’s second-largest waterfall Gullfoss.

Itinerary

Þingvellir – The National Park

We will visit the National Park Thingvellir [Þingvellir], where Icelandic history and great geological wonders come together.

In Thingvellir, a parliament was established in 930, but the North American and the Eurasian plates also meet where the two tectonic plates meet.

Lake Thingvallavatn
Most water comes from the glacier Langjökull [Long glacier], running along underground channels for 20-30 years, filtering the water. Therefore it is so clear, fresh… and cold.

The Geyser area – Geothermal Park

We will go and walk among the bubbling hot springs in the Geysir area, where we will also stop for lunch.

In the Geysir geothermal area
Strokkur, a fountain geyser, is famous for its frequent eruptions every 5-7 minutes. It sometimes can erupt to 40 meters in height.

Blesi is the google looking volcanic spring. In the geothermal area, one can look at this extraordinary spring. The southern pool is clear with hot water, but the northern pool is cold and blue in colour.

Gullfoss – The Golden Waterfall

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Located in the river Hvítá [White river} that runs from the 2nd biggest glacier in Iceland, Langjökull [Long glacier].

The mountain ridge Jarlhettur
If visibility is good, we might be able to see the mountain ridge Jarlhettur from the upper parking at Gullfoss. The ridge is 15 kilometres and consists of 20 mountains with the ice cap Langjökull [Long glacier] in the background.

Secret Lagoon – Dive into the oldest pool in Iceland

Relax in the Secret Lagoon with its magical surroundings at the end of the day. The warm water stays at 38-40°C (100°F).

The Secret Lagoon was made, from natural geothermal resources, in 1891 and is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Swimming lessons took place there from 1909 until 1947 when the new pool at Flúðir opened.

Around the Secret Lagoon, you find several hot springs where the steam rises into the air and gives the surroundings a fairy-like feeling. The kind of cute looking geyser, Litli Geysir [Little Geser], erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for those relaxing in the water.

 

What's Included

  • Transfer to/from Reykjavik in a Minibus
  • English speaking guide
  • Free Wifi on the bus
  • Entrance to the Secret Lagoon

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Hat and gloves or mittens
  • rain gear
  • Camera/phone
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The Golden Circle is popular for a reason; it’s exceptionally beautiful. Many Icelanders drive the Golden Circle as a small day tour to get out of the city on a weekend. Add the Secret Lagoon and you’ve got a winning combination!

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