Iceland is indeed a treasure for travel enthusiasts and nature lovers! With breathtaking landscapes, jaw-dropping panoramic views, and floating icebergs, you travel across the most beautiful locations present in Iceland, and probably across the globe. There is one thing that you cannot miss when in Iceland, and that is Golden Circle and the Hot Spring at The Secret Lagoon. This combo tour includes visiting the three most popular spots in Iceland along with the treasured hot water spring – the oldest one too. Let’s know more about the destinations covered in the tour.
The Golden Circle
For a perfect Icelandic experience, start with the Golden Circle Tour via which you can witness the beauty of the natural waterfalls, geysers, hot springs, and panoramic views of the spectacular landscapes with natural hues fluttering all over the sky. The tour to Golden Circle includes three attractions – the most famous sites – Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring Area.
Kerid is a Volcanic Crater located in South Iceland. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful crater in Iceland. The crater is surrounded by eye-popping red volcanic rocks which make the blue color of the crater pop up. You can follow the short hiking path to the crater for magnificent views. You can even hike your way down to the crater.
Admission fee to Kerið Crater is included in the tour.
The Secret Lagoon
The Secret Lagoon Hot Spring is a perfect place to relax. It is one of the oldest, man-made swimming pools in Iceland, fed by the naturally occurring hot springs at Hverahólmi. The lagoon is approximately 38-40 degree Celsius warm. The water will rest your mind, body and soul. This will be your second stop of the tour. This tour is planned so that we will be visiting when there are less people in the lagoon.
We will spend a good time relaxing in the lagoon before we continue on with our Golden Circle Tour. Remember to bring your swimsuit and towels!
Geysir Hot Spring
Geysir geothermal area is one of the best attractions in the Golden Circle route. Here you will see geothermal waters all around you. The bubbling hot springs surround the great Geysir and Strokkur. Ensure that you stay within the constrained area for complete safety. Strokkur is very active and spouts water up in the air every 5-10 minutes. The spouting water can sometimes come up to 40 meters high.
Gullfoss waterfall is one of the top attractions in Iceland. The waterfall is located in the canyon of Hvítá river Hvítá. The picturesque scenery of the massive Gullfoss waterfall will leave you awestruck. It has been chosen one of the top ten best waterfalls in the world. There are numerous paths around 2 tiers of cascading water that you can explore.
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir (Þingvellir) is one of the most popular historic sites and national parks, located in the east of Reykjavík. This place is specifically known for Alþing (Althing), which is the site of Iceland’s parliament (10th to 18th centuries). Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters can be seen there, at the site. This national park sits on a rift valley that was a result of the separation of two tectonic plates, rocky cliffs and cracks like Almannagjá fault.
- English speaking professional guide
- 10 hours of a guided small group tour of the most popular route in Iceland
- Free WiFi onboard the bus
- Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
What to bring
- Dress according to weather
- Waterproof outdoor clothing
- Warm clothes
- Gloves & Headwear
- Good shoes
- Swimsuit and towel
- Camera (optional)
Good to know
- We have to adjust timings to the short daylight and we always try to avoid big crowds.
- Pick up is from designated locations in Reykjavík. Pick up from Keflavík airport or outside of the greater capital area is not available.
- Lunch is not included on this tour. We will stop at a diner/restaurant on our way, but you can also bring along some packed lunch.
- You can bring some favorite snacks and beverages on the tour if you like.
- Meeting point for this tour is at Bus Stop 12 – Storm Hotel from 08.00. The bus will arrive at any time between 8.00-8.30.
- You can purchase a pick up from your hotel in Reykjavik when booking the tour.
Do you have a question?
Interesting locations in the area
Self Driving Activities
Restaurants & hotels
This tour includes a pick up at Bus Stop 12. You can also choose pick up from your hotel for extra price when booking the tour.
For tours that state that they pick up from Reykjavík, we ask all our customers to send their pick up location at least 24 hours prior to the departure of their tour. We cannot be responsible if you do not provide your pick up location, we won’t be responsible if you miss your tour.
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.
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.
We will stop at a diner/restaurant on our way, but you can also bring along some packed lunch.
Due to regulations of Reykjavik City, tour companies are allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the city centre to pick up passengers. It is stated on your voucher whether we will pick you up directly from your accommodation or from the bus stop.
Find the closest designated pick up location using the map below:
You will receive a full refund if the tour gets cancelled due to weather.
Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks on the tour.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. This tour is listed as easy so if you do not feel uncomfortable with sitting in a minibus for the rive, this tour should be ideal for you.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, we reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions.
We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. This is a small group tour so it gets fully booked pretty quickly. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us. Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.
Wear warm clothes. Pick clothing according to weather that day. We advise that you dress in layers.
If the tour gets cancelled, for example due to weather, we will let you know as soon as possible and you can choose between rescheduling the tour or receiving a full refund.
Yes, we offer variety of tours to the Golden Circle. You can choose between small groups and large groups as well as some extra stops. These Golden Circle tours focuse on sightseeing and the history of Iceland.
Admission price includes access to the hot springs bathing area and changing facilities with lockers and showers.
The Secret Lagoon is located in the fertile countryside of South Iceland, while the Blue Lagoon is in the middle of a lava field. The Secret Lagoon has clear geothermally heated water. The Blue Lagoon, on the other side, has milky blue geothermally heated water that contains algae and silica and other minerals. The Secret Lagoon is simple and quiet and local, while the Blue Lagoon is much bigger and more elaborate and offers steam rooms and spa services
The water has approximately 38-40°C.
Secret Lagoon is not very deep, it is approximately 1 meter (2-3 feet) deep.
No, Secret Lagoon closes at 20:00 during the wintertime and at 22:00 during summertime. After closing, there is no access.
Yes, you can rent swimsuits and towels at the Secret Lagoon.