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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Once you arrive in Reykjavik, get picked up at your hotel or another predetermined location.

    First, take you through the Reykjavik greater area in the direction of Thingvellir National Park. This is a fantastic place to learn about the history of Iceland. You will enjoy walking between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, seeing beautiful waterfalls, as well as the original parliament building, the birthplace of Icelandic government.

    Next drive to the town of Laugarvatn , a geothermal hot spring area. Here you will see an active geyser that erupts about every ten minutes. The geyser is located in one of Iceland's most outstanding places, the Haukdal Valley, which any single tourist simply cannot forget.

    Here you will have the option to take a break, shop for souvenirs, eat and get coffee. Or continue on to Gulfoss (Golden Waterfall). It is one of the area’s most beautiful waterfalls and deep history. If you like rainbows, you are almost sure to see one here.

    By this time, you will be ready for a relaxing swim at the Secret Lagoon located at the geothermal area of the Fludir Village. In many ways, this small pool outshines all other geothermal baths in the country.

    You will be at the most eastern point from Reykjavik so turn back here and visit the Kerid Crater. This is a great opportunity for photos. You can enjoy it from the rim or, if you are adventurous, you can hike down to the beautiful blue pool at the bottom of the crater.

    By now, you will be ready for a break so you will be taken back to your hotel. You can rest, have a nice dinner before being picked up several hours later for an unforgettable view of the Northern Lights.

    Unfortunately, view of the northern lights is not guaranteed, but there are many tools to determine the probability and location for viewing this natural phenomenon. 

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Reykjavik Hotel or port
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Privately organized tour without timing and rush for passengers.
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Gullfoss
    • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater
    • Drinks (coffee, tea, bottled water, non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase)
    • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • There is a minimum of 2 adults required per booking
    • Suitable to bring rain jacket, towel and swimming wear
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Andres was a great guide. It was nice to have a private tour with just Andres driving me and my sister around. Andres would drive us to a sight, explaining the history and other facts about it and then let us explore on our own....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank linjel2
    AndresZIvanovic, Owner at Mercury Grail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Linjel2. Thank you for your review.You are both kind, actually sisters, so with that kind of women, isn´t difficult to make tour. I am happy you enjoyed that day on tour. Andres

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Words can not show enough appreciation to Andres from Mercury grail. A very thoughtful person who only wants to give you the best possible experience of Iceland. He delayed the time of our tour to avoid busy tourist times at locations, also did the tour...More

    1  Thank Jethwa08
    AndresZIvanovic, Owner at Mercury Grail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Yethwa08, Thank you for this review. Yes I decide to make same tour on different way due to terrible storm and other things travellers might not like or can decrease quality of tour at all. And it happens just good I believe. For northern lights...More

    Reviewed August 25, 2019

    My wife and I just completed an incredible 2-day private tour of the Golden Circle and Reykjanes Peninsula with Andres. We visited Iceland as part of a 2-week cruise. On Day 1 we avoided the crowds and delays generated by the ship's shore excursions by...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank NYC0809
    AndresZIvanovic, Owner at Mercury Grail, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

    Thank you for review NYC0809. If somebody just establishes Trip Advisor account to review, then I believe have done good work. You both are amazing person, wide, interesting on nature, history and else. On that way tour must happening well. It is also important timing,...More

    Reviewed August 12, 2019

    Andres was an excellent tour guide, having lived in Reykjavik for many years. He knew the ins and outs of circumventing the worst of the tourist crushes at these popular spots during high season, and hit all the highlights of the Golden Circle. Do yourself...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank CSHunt68
    AndresZIvanovic, Owner at Mercury Grail, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

    Thank you for this kind review. You are really wonderful, and touring with that kind of travellers always happened good. I always told that I am not only one making tour. People, travellers make it as well. I only have been with you, told you...More

    Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

    Can't find enough words to describe how amazing this tour was. Karen is excellent guide, and such a nice person, we loved everything.

    Thank Anze B
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    July 11, 2019|
    Response from AndresZIvanovic | Property representative |
    I am sorry for this late reply. Simply never get notification for details of tour requests, here on Trip Advisors. It is possible to make it another day or day before that tour. I never go to northern lights just to go... More
    July 8, 2019|
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    Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
    Yes he will take you again the next day for no cost if the lights are not seen or he doesn't think it will be worth going out on the night booked. Andres is very flexible
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