This is a perfect combo of Golden Circle sightseeing and relaxation at the hot spring nature bath after an eventful day of sightseeing. We take you to Iceland’s most visited attractions; Þingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Geysir hot spring area has the geyser Strokkur erupting hot water up to 20 meters high and the mighty Gullfoss a powerful waterfall created by Iceland’s melting glaciers, you might spot a rainbow forming in the mist from the waterfall in the sunshine. At the end of an a scenic day, you can relax in the Secret Lagoon, which is one of the oldest natural geothermal swimming pools in Iceland. The temperature of the water is 36-40°C/ 97-104°F and it is surrounded by beautiful hot springs truly a magical place. Admission and fresh towel included. Lunch stop on the way (lunch not included in the price)
Enjoy a well-paced Golden Circle tour followed by a soak in a geothermal lagoon.
The day starts with a complimentary pick-up from hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up starts at 10am and once all guests have been collected, the tour will leave Harpa, music and conference hall in downtown Reykjavik at approximately 10:30am. Our coach size depends on the number of passengers booked onto the tour, but it could be a 16 seater coach or a bigger coach with 50 seats.
We start the tour in Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park where the Eurasian and the North American plates are slowly drifting apart. You can actually walk down one of the rifts that has been formed as a result of the drift. From there we drive past Laugarvatn over to Geysir where we'll stop for a short lunch (own expense) and a walk around the geothermal area where the hot-spring Strokkur spouts water up to 20 meters in the air (65 ft).
The next destination is Gullfoss waterfall in Hvítá river which is made up of melt-water from the glacier Langjökull, the second largest glacier in Iceland. You'll then end the day with a delightful soak in the warm water of the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir. The lagoon is the oldest pool in Iceland and filled with geothermal water that flows from the nearby hot springs. The water temperature is pretty comfortable (38-40°C / 97-104°F). The entrance fee and use of a towel are included in the tour price. From the lagoon we then head back to Reykjavík across Hellisheiði heath.
The tour includes short, relatively easy walks on the sites visited. We recommend that you dress warmly because the weather in Iceland can change very quickly.