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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon from Reykjavik
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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon from Reykjavik

By Reykjavik Sightseeing
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Leave the driving and travel planning to the experts on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. See the sights of the famed Golden Circle, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur Geysir, and spend quality time relaxing in the hot spring with pre-booked admission to the Secret Lagoon. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Ages 0-99, max of 65 per group
Duration: 9h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Pre-booked entrance to the Secret Lagoon
  • Travel by comfortable bus with WiFi to upload photos
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Get between dispersed attractions with ease 

  • Local guide
  • In Bus audio guide in 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish)
  • On board free WiFi
  • USB charger available in every seat
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Swimsuit & Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Headphones / earbuds for the on-board audio guide (please bring your own; or, they are available for purchase on site)
  • Hotel pickup is not included with your purchase. SmartBus™ hotel pickup is available at extra cost.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland
    The tour will start from Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavik. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.
Pickup details
  • Hotel pickups is operated by SmartBus™ - If you add hotel pick up to your tour we kindly ask you to be ready outside your accommodation or at the nearest bus stop 30 minutes before departure time and look out for the green Smartbus. Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information on the nearest pick-up location to your accommodation Pick up is also available from the following hotels: - Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a - AR Central Apartments - Best Western Hotel Reykjavík - Black Pearl Hotel - Domus Guesthouse - Flying Viking Guesthouse - Grettisborg Apartments - Guesthouse 101 - Guesthouse Aurora - Guesthouse Summerday - Laugavegur Apartments - Reykjavik Domestic Airport - Villa Guesthouse - Black Tower - Gray Tower - Stay Apartments Einholt - Stay Apartments Laugavegur - Stay Brilliant - Skarfabakki cruise terminal - Reykjavík Terminal - Elding Whale watching center - Frakkastígur Apartments - BSÍ Bus terminal - Thomsen - Brilliant apartments - Apartment K - Lindargata 60 - Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85 - Bergstaðarstræti Aparments - Hotel Reykjavik Center - Sandhotel - Apartment K - Skólastræti 1 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 74 - Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86 - Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37 - Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4 - Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14 - Phoenix Hotel - 1912 Guesthouse - Pávi Apartments - B14 - Rooms and Apartments - Konsulate Hotel by Hilton
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35149P20

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Dress according to weather: In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended
      • It is recommended that you bring your own headphones for the on board audio guide simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones or forgot to bring them, earphones are available to purchase on board (own expense)
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier
      • Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation
      • Audio-guide languages available: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 35149P20

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      • Reykjavik Sightseeing
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        Reykjavik, Iceland
        Joined in June 2016
      • Gaby D
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Gorgeous!
        Beautiful day and trip with driver Johannes and guide Stefan. I've been on this tour twice and consider it breathtaking and so thorough. Great value spent with the lovely Icelanders in their beautiful home.
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      • GrandTour29376034808
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience!
        Darren and driver Paulo made an awesome trip even better. Darren as a tour guide was extreemly knowlegable and entertaining - he probably talked for 4-5 hours and it was never boring. Paulo was one of the best bus drivers I have seen. He threaded that bus though narrow bridges and busy parking lots like a pro!
        Written June 27, 2024
      • Faithfultravelerrev
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Reykjavík on foot
        Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay. With a latitude of 64°08′ N, the city is the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. Reykjavík has a population of about 140,000. See pics from our walks in the city.
        Written June 23, 2024
      • Glen E
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Tak Arthnaud for a great intro to your city
        Wasn’t sure what to expect until Arthnaud aka Nori gave us a fun and informative two hour tour of his town. He is an underemployed actor who deserves good roles as he was charming, witty and patient. His personal recommendations have proven to be spot on. It seemed he knew and often was related to everyone we saw. Great shtick in any case. Yes, we saw lots of midtown and even the shiny new parts were made interesting by him.
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      • R987654
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      • 465haileeh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely Worth It!
        Kristina did an amazing job guiding us on this tour!! We saw the most beautiful waterfalls and incredible black sand beach!! Much more to see as the adventure goes on but those were my main highlights! Just like every other tour pick up and drop off were smooth and easy! Loved every second of it!!
        Written May 3, 2024
      • Nathan052015
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Uncomfortable and disappointing coach.
        Great trip, great guide BUT spoiled. My wife and I did two tours. The tour guides were both friendly and informative. However the buses were not up to the standard that you advertise! Neither bus could be described as luxury. Both had the same problems. The legroom was not adequate. I’m only 5’10” nut there was not enough room. I spent hours on both trips with my knees jammed into the back of the seat in front, or had to sit sideways. which is painful and uncomfortable. The other problem was that only half the seats had USBs, and most of them didn’t work, so our phones ran out of battery charge with the result that on the Golden Circle tour we missed some photo opportunities.
        Written April 29, 2024
      • 26snow
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great
        Perfect trip. We left our hotel at 7:30 for the transfer to the bus stop. First stop about an hour out of town, overlooking truly amazing views of a lake. Moved onto natural springs & waterfalls. The whole trip was great with enough time at each stop to explore & pick up refreshments. Guide was super informative. Don’t miss this trip!
        Written April 21, 2024
      • darrenm592
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        100% recommend this tour!
        We both had an amazing tour. Darren and Helgi were both fantastic. It's rare to find a tour guide who has a great sense of humor as well as local knowledge but our tour guide Darren had them both and made the trip a memorable one. The tour itself took in some amazing sights, the Gullfoss waterfall being my favourite.
        Written April 15, 2024
      • P4120QZestere
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      • Inspire647691
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do not recommend.
        Didnt go on the tour, my husband and I were at the designated pick up locations for over 30 minutes waiting. I finally contacted the company and they stated the bus had been to the destination and we missed the bus. I talked to 3 different representatives and none of their stories and pick up locations were the same…..It is absolutely mind blowing to me that if said bus had been at location they did not call out names, anything to try to locate their passengers. Super disappointed in this booking and company... complete waste of my time and money. Save yourself the hassle rent a car and look up south coast tour on your own. Do not recommend this company. I have gone on over 50+ tours and have NEVER once missed or had issues with any company.
        Written April 2, 2024
      • jacedron
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do not use Reykjavik (rvk) Sightseeing
        BUYER BEWARE!!! Do not use this company! So many other great choices to choose from: East West, Gateway to Iceland, Nice Travel and others. But Reykjavik (rvk) Sightseeing is not focused on customer service. They WILL leave you behind, and then refuse to refund you your money. We were at our designated pickup spot at the designated time for our tour and the bus left us. They don’t call you on the phone (like every other company does, we saw how they called other passengers on other tours we had) or even step out of the bus to call your name (no matter the fact that the station may have several people and several vans/buses). They simply don’t care. Before booking tours, please do yourself a favor and read the 1 star reviews, and see how many people have the same story. Check if your tour operator is owned by RSS Group. If they are, FIND AN ALTERNATIVE.
        Written March 30, 2024
      • B8637HVbenb
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Really interesting tour
        My wife and I went on the South Coast tour and we thought it was brilliant. The Bus Hostel where we had to get picked up from had a lobby you could sit in and wc facilities. The coach picked us up on time and was very comfortable, it was a long day, but Louisva our expert guide and Tomas our expert driver were both amazing and the day flew by. We saw lots of really interesting sites, Tomas driving was great in sometimes really poor weather and Louisva was like a human encyclopedia about Iceland she knew so much about so much and it was fascinating listening to her stories and Information Even though the weather was shocking as Louisva said there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choice, and we had such a great time, we would 100% do this exact trip again Tak Tak Louisva and Tomas!
        Written March 29, 2024
      • DaCrazyRichBananas
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing waterfalls!!
        Our guide Kristy was friendly and attentive! She also shared lots of classic Icelandic stories and fairytales with us which I really enjoyed! My friend and I did the Golden Circle tour with another operator the day before, and we got many information about the geology and history about Iceland. So learning the cultural side of Iceland was refreshing :) One suggestion I’d give is to allow a bit more time at each spot, it was quite rush for most people on the tour that day. Overall, amazing tour! Highly recommend!
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      • D7499XHchrisn
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bad communication and customer service.
        Trip got cancelled (understandably as it was cloudy). They emailed and said to rebook. 3 emails later trying to rebook, still heard nothing and we’ve been home for 4 days! Now trying to get a refund which they said they would honour. Still no answer. Terrible customer service, avoid.
        Written March 13, 2024
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      4.5
      4.5 of 5 bubbles62 reviews
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      Laura H
      4 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020 • Business
      We bought the tour and were at the pickup place on time, but taking shelter from the wind about 20 metres from the actual stop. No one got out of the minibus to check if the 3 people on their list are there (even though other companies do that and you leave your contact for that reason as well). Also can't get a refund, cause they will say that you didn't show up. Oh yeah and it is ridiculous how much confusion is caused by using similar names for tour companies as well as having 3 different logos on the bus. The tour itself might be okay, but I have no way of knowing, cause I didn't get to take it. In fairness, they offered to reschedule the trip for another day, but we were leaving the next afternoon so that wouldn't have been possible. Anyway, I recommend using a smaller company who still care about personal service.
      Written March 11, 2020
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      lugeo19
      Pittsburgh, PA40 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      We were left behind at our last stop at the Secret Lagoon. All the previous stops our tour guide would give us an exact time to be back on the bus and would do a head count against his attendance sheet. The last stop (Secret Lagoon) he said another bus would be back to get us all (around 40 people) in 2 hours; no exact time given this time. He said an "announcement" would be made at the time of pick up.

      Well there was no announcement and when my partner and I made it out of the dressing rooms we had apparently missed the bus by 7 minutes. There ended up being another couple that were left behind also. The receptionist called the company for us and had to argue with them to turn the bus around. The tour guide (which was another person this time) tried to say we weren't apart of the group... well about 20 mins later the bus showed back up and the new tour guide came in saying we were late, in a very rude demeaner.

      After getting in the bus the other passengers said that the tour guide lady had been forcing people to get on the bus early before the 2 hours were up and that we weren't late.

      Other than being left behind and stranded in a foreign country by a company that should be better accountable for their patrons, we had a really good time

      Morale of the story, when they say 2 hours, be ready in 90mins.
      Written April 4, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for taking the time in writing us about your experience. We are sorry to see about these inconveniences. We invite you to write us at info@rss.is with your booking number so we can investigate further what happened and make sure such cases will not repeat.
      Written May 12, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Wendy H
      18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022
      My husband and I came to Reykjavik for his birthday - he is massively interested in volcanoes and geology so this trip was perfect. We chose this company as the prices were slightly lower and we were interested in visiting a thermal spa. It was brilliant from the start. The guide, Yoyo and the driver, Gregor, were fantastic. We loved Yoyo's stories and information throughout the day. Yoyo clearly knows his stuff!! I wouldn't hesitate to use this company again!
      Written April 5, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you Wendy for joining us on this tour and for taking time in writing us about your experience. We are happy to see Yoyo and Gregor made the day pleasant for you and your husband. We hope you will visit us again in the future and join us for even more adventures.
      Written April 7, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Mia
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      We took part in a private trip led by guide Jaka. Everything was wonderfully organized, Jaka has a huge amount of knowledge, which he shared with us, he adapted to our wishes and arranged everything as we wanted. Basically - everything was great and I would definitely recommend this company, tour and guide to anyone who wants to get the most out of the trip.
      Written May 29, 2022
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      Thank you kindly for writing us this hear warming review. We are glad to be part of your Icelandic experience and we hope to see you soon back on board.
      Written June 12, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Ajds123
      78 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had the most magical trip, we had the most amazing guide who kept us entertained throughout he was very knowledgable and shared amazing facts and lovely stories of Iceland. Thank you. Our driver was amazing and kept us very safe even driving through a snow storm.
      All the places of interest are amazing, the waterfall is spectacular so magical. We had the best time at the secret lagoon, very chilled not over packed and bar available to have a drink whilst relaxing in the lagoon. Bring a towel and some sandals, you can rent accessories like towels etc. very good communication throughout and easy to access pick up points etc.
      thanks to everyone for the most amazing trip
      Written December 27, 2023
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      Thanks for the 5 stars Dear Customer, your review is a great way to let us know we’re on track for making our customers smile! We appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback and look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
      Written January 4, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Pahkina2003
      Helsinki, Finland55 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022
      Our morning began with stepping on the wrong pick-up bus, they had the right destination in the front window and the chauffeur never asked for a name, so we ended up at the wrong bus terminal. RS sent a Smart Bus with a really nice driver, Thor, to pick us up and get us to where we were supposed to be.
      The main drive was enjoyable, the bus was not full so you had a good choice of seating. The time spent at each citing was adequate and the themes were interesting. The tour guide told many stories that were not on the tablet and my traveling companion, who does not understand English, missed out on all the "extras".
      It came as a surprise that we had to change buses when leaving the Secret Lagoon. The bus that finally did come, was almost full so you had to take the seat that was empty. The guide on this bus also recalled stories that were not on the tablet.
      All in all, we had a wonderful day both with sunshine and rain, gorgeous sights, and a lovely soak in the warm lagoon.
      Written September 25, 2022
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      Thank you kindly for taking the time in writing us this review. Sounds like you had a typical Icelandic day, by visiting the beautiful country sites and relax at the end of your trip in the geothermal pool. Feeling Icelandic already? If not, we definitely look forward in welcoming you board again.
      Written October 21, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      dcsl
      Chester, UK4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      Amazing day. The guide said winter had arrived early, galeforce winds and snow at the start.
      Nevertheless this is a great trip with excellent guide. Kept to schedule perfectly.
      Highly recommended
      Written October 12, 2023
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      Hello Dear Customer, Your kind words about our South Coast Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik with Guide and Touchscreen Audio tour are really appreciated. We love making our customer’s days and we can’t wait to have the opportunity to make you smile again! Thanks for choosing us! Best regards, Reykjavik Sightseeing Team
      Written December 22, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Bjorn L
      1 contribution
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Couples
      The tour guide Ragga was not polite and was very bossy.
      No suitsble covid measures were taken.
      Bus was full, passengers needed to sit next to strangers.
      Only the safety of the guide and busdriver were taken into account. This was mentioned to the touroperater, but no extra actions were taken. We were really dissapointed.
      Written January 4, 2022
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      Thank you kindly for taking time in letting us know your feedback after the tour. We are sorry to see you feel this way, but as we mentioned in the email, we do respect all the Covid19 measurements input by the government! We hope that despite this you enjoyed the tour.
      Written January 13, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      CAROLINE B
      60 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. We had a great guide who provided us with a clear and concise plan of the day, very well organised pick ups/drop offs and stops along the way. We didn't have the best weather but enjoyed every minute nonetheless and would recommend booking with Trip Advisor too.
      Written November 26, 2023
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      Hello Dear Customer, Just wanted to let you know how much your review means to us for a further great collaboration. We do all we can to provide our customers with the best products in our store; it always makes our day when a customer appreciates it. Thanks again, and we hope to make your next visit just as positive. Have an amazing day! Best regards, Airport Direct Team
      Written December 22, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      AlisonBrighton
      Shrewsbury, UK77 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Having done the Golden Circle before in a hire car I wasn’t expecting much difference but the guided tour, and our guide Karen, made it incredible.
      There is so much ‘invisible’ history linked to the route that you just don’t see if you are driving yourself. Karen really made the trip and the country come alive.
      The three stops at Thingvellir, Geysirs and Gullfoss are well timed and every area has a cafe/restaurant. The views are breathtaking and the journey from Gullfoss to the Secret Lagoon and then on to Reykjavik was magical. I loved the secret lagoon itself. Simple but perfect.
      The coach was super comfortable and has charging points!
      The trip was perfect.
      Written November 7, 2022
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      Thank you for taking the time in writing us this review. We are glad to see you had a great time on the Golden Circle with Karen and we hope to see you again in the future.
      Written November 19, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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