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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik
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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

By Mercury Grail
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 5-99
Duration: 6–10 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • 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
What's not included
  • Drinks (coffee, tea, bottled water, non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kerid Crater


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will call or write to the travellers for exact pickup location. Most of our customers are picked up in hotel.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • All ports in Reykjavik
      • Skarfabakki
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
      • Mosfellsbær, Iceland
      • Kópavogur, Iceland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • 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: 19205P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • There is a minimum of 2 adults required per booking
        • Suitable to bring rain jacket, towel and swimming wear
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • 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: 19205P8

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        • Mercury Grail
          225
          Reykjavik, Iceland
          Joined in October 2014
        • Vacation821613
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice Day
          Thank you Andres for a beautiful day and freedom to visit. We didn't feel on the clock and appreciated every stop including the Crater that was not on the list.
          Written May 9, 2024
        • GManTravels
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best 6 hour whistle stop tour in Iceland
          Andres organised, at very short notice, a bespoke day tour for me. From the moment that Andres met me at the airport to the moment he dropped me back there, I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Some of the memorable stop off locations included Reykjanesbaer, the hot springs of Grindavik and of course a full tour of the capital Reykjavik. I will definitely be back with the family in the near future and I can sincerely recommend the services of Mercury Grail. Thanks Andres for a great day! Garry. M.
          Written March 9, 2024
        • Culture19359738596
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Snæfellsness Peninsula small group tour from Reykjavík
          Had an amazing time at the peninsula. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Our driver Zack (Roman) was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared many interesting stories about the area and was always ready to answer questions. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Thank you Zack! Highly recommend this trip
          Written February 26, 2024
        • Macd4577
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience.
          It was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Andres was a really nice man. He was vey knowledgeable about Iceland and knew a lot about the history of the Golden Circle. The tour was by very special. The operator was Mercury Grail and Andres is the Manager . He took us to the Blue Lagoon. He was patient and allowed us to take our time. It was a very personalised tour just me my husband and our two children and Andres. It was snowing during the G/C tour but he took his time to drive and we felt very safe. I would recommend you try it.
          Written February 1, 2024
        • 759olliep
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable Trip
          Absolutely brilliant tour and would recommend to anyone. Andres was such a good host and couldn’t do enough for us. He was fully flexible and was open to various other stops along the route so we got to see some “off the beaten track” sights as well as what was planned. We never felt rushed at any stop and he was more than happy to take pictures for us, or leave us to do our own thing. I had messaged Andres prior to the trip as I was planning on proposing to my partner and he was so helpful, giving ideas to make it exactly what I had wanted and it made the trip so special. If we return to Iceland, we will 100% be booking again with him! Thank you!
          Written December 12, 2023
        • Christine C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          South Iceland
          Fabulous. Esp glacier walking and ice cave. Strogafoss waterfall beautiful too . Don’t miss the hiking trail from the top of Strogafoss. Walter , tour guide , was great . Knowledgeable, funny and friendly.
          Written December 11, 2023
        • elliep573
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 stars!!!! 3 different spots and the most beautiful views
          We saw them!!! It was a particularly cloudy day, but the KP index was a 6 so Andres used his expert knowledge to find them for us in three separate locations! We got to stay and watch them until they disappeared and then we went to the next spot, he even drove us so we could stop for a coffee and a snack. 10/10 would recommend, there wasn’t a bus or coach in sight, and it was just us!!!
          Written November 25, 2023
        • Ryan-D5190
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour, Amazing guide! Must do in Iceland!
          One of the best tours I have ever been on! My wife and I traveled to Iceland to celebrate her birthday. We looked long and hard into a personalized tour that would allow us to see all Iceland has to offer. Andres went above and beyond to make sure we enjoy every minute of your trip. From the details to the stops this is a must do when in Iceland! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime Andres!
          Written November 25, 2023
        • lukeeaston2011
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant private tour!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
          Andres was absolutely brilliant! Andres helped me plan a proposal under the northern lights, and even though we sadly didn’t see them that evening, he still helped make the evening memorable & special. He took us to a lighthouse, where I popped the question to my now fiancé. He took professional photos of the moment which he later sent to us. The next day he kindly took us back to the lighthouse during daylight so we could see the views of where the proposal happened, and again took more photos of us. Andres, thank you for everything you did for us. I recommend this man for your private tour, he really does go above and beyond! Luke.
          Written November 25, 2023
        • leafwatcher
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mercury Grail is the way to see Iceland
          This is the way to see Iceland-- with a private guide. And Andres the owner of Mercury Grail is just a great guide, and reasonably priced too! We spent -on and off - 5 days with him. He took us back and forth to the airport. He took us on a full day's trip to the South Coast and another full day trip along the Golden Circle. We also did a night tour searching for the Northern Lights. What we wanted to see and how long we stayed at each sight was totally up to us. You need to stop at a bathroom? No problem, Andres knew them all, and Iceland has the cleanest bathrooms we have ever seen. And we have seen a lot of them in our world travels! As two senior citizens from America spending our first time in Iceland we felt so protected and cared for by Andres. Don't be concerned by some of his use of English in his written review responses. His speaking English is fine. Andres and Mercury Grail are a great choice for seeing Iceland.
          Written October 28, 2023
        • Uncle_beardface
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful tour with incredible views and a great driver.
          Absolutely fantastic and worth every penny. Recently went on the private day tour and had a wonderful time. Andreas was incredibly knowledgeable about the area as well as the local history and mythology of Iceland. Organising it was a breeze with excellent communication from the business. I really appreciated him going above and beyond, to make sure my mother who is an older woman was comfortable the whole time. We saw some excellent sights, took a walk by the tectonic plates, and visited a fantastic ice cream shop. Best of all we were allowed to move at our own pace and never felt rushed or intruded upon. Will definitely book again the next time I'm in Iceland. One side note I recommend booking directly via the website as you not only get a better deal but you can communicate directly and ensure you get exactly the tour you want.
          Written October 24, 2023
        • Sharon R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Day Trip yo Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon
          This trip was awesome even though it was very cold and windy. The scenery was beautiful with the snow! Andres was so flexible and knowledgeable. He was able to change the itinerary because of the weather and it turned our trip into a wonderful day. Ending at the Blue Lagoon was perfect. If we get to come to Iceland again we will definitely go with Andres at Mercury Grail!
          Written October 13, 2023
        • 244cindyk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wonderful day in a beautiful country
          We enjoyed a private tour of the country side. We saw geysers, the tectonic plates, a dairy farm serving ice cream, and the large tube that brings hot water to Reykjavik. We saw an amazing waterfall, and ate a delicious Icelandic lunch in a local restaurant. The weather was rainy, but we enjoyed our trip and our conversation with Andres.
          Written September 22, 2023
        • K5189DBbrittanya
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing first time experience seeing the northern lights
          We had an amazing experience on our private tour thanks to Andres! He is very personable and shared so much with us about what life is like in Iceland. You can tell that his work comes from an authentic place and that he has an appreciation for meeting new people. He knew exactly where to go so that we could get the best chance at seeing the northern lights. They were breathtaking!!! We cannot thank him enough.
          Written September 20, 2023
        • bethph
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Andres was a fantastic guide!!!
          We arrived super early from a long flight from the US. Andres made a customized tour to make sure we saw everything we wanted on our list with a nice relaxing end to the day at the Blue Lagoon. He was a superb driver and had so much information on all the sites. Thank you Andres for making the first day of our trip one of the best. All the best, Marc and Beth
          Written August 27, 2023
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        Ellie P
        9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2023 • Couples
        We had the best day with Andres doing the golden circle tour. He was SO knowledgeable and gave us all of the coolest, most interesting information that I absolutely didn’t hear on my trip in previous years with one of the big tour bus companies.
        He let us work off our own schedule and spend longer in some places, and shorter in others which was amazing.
        His car was clean, brand new and so so comfy, and his driving was safe and I felt extremely comfortable and in good hands. He also took great pictures for us!!!
        Written November 25, 2023
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        Dear Elli. It was my pleasure to be with both of you. We catch also together however you are younger than I am, but age difference doesn´t mean always kind of barricade. You both are wide and clever enough with life experience in travelling. Based on what I noticed in all years of this work, that kind of travellers are more likely to enjoy in Iceland too since they are constanly comparing places they visited with Iceland and similar. I would really wish to travel with you again. Maybe next time in different season so you can compare same country in different shapes and much stronger colour contrasts. Thanks again for so good review. Andres
        Written November 26, 2023
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        Dawn O
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Family
        Andres did an amazing job of customizing our private tour to maximize our experience with limited time in Iceland. We had a 23 hour layover on our way to Rome, and this tour was perfect to give us a taste of Iceland and the desire to return. He picked us up from the airport and took us to see waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers, a lagoon, a visit to Reykjavik, and then back to our apartment near the airport. He is a wealth of knowledge, a very safe driver, and has a great personality.
        Highly recommend Mercury Grail and Andres to anyone visiting Iceland!
        Written June 7, 2024
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        Dear 45dawno You and your family will really stay very high in my memory. Not only of the reason outstanding travellers. The reason is you made tour to Iceland, Roma, and other Adriatic and Mediterranean destinations you told me about. This tour will stay as family tour for a life, your children who aren´t any more small, will remember and continue with their families the same. I believe with this tour you simply coded something in your and their DNA so the family chain will continue and I am very happy you made that decision. Not all people travellers or non travellers are aware of that kind of life family times and moments but I believe you are very much aware of it. Thank you for being my customers and I wish you all the best. Andres
        Written June 9, 2024
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        WorldTravlingNJMom
        Cinnaminson, NJ236 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Andres was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about Iceland and the area, and we had great discussions in the car during the drive. As we were on a cruise ship, he was very respectful of our time, both with pick-up and with the end, to make sure that we got back to the ship on time. I would highly recommend Andres for anyone looking for a tour to learn more about this fascinating country!
        Written July 3, 2023
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        Thank you Sheryl for this wonderful review. I enjoyed being with you on our tour as well. You both are interesting not only for Iceland, the nature, the culture here, and much more. In that way, tours happen better and travellers have more out of travelling. I would really like to go with you on another tour when you are coming back to Iceland whenever it would be. Let´s hope travelling in future accessible as it is today. Wish you all the best and thanks again to be my traveller. Andre
        Written July 4, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Paul A
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Couples
        We enjoyed our day trip around the Golden circle very much. Anders is a well-seasoned and experienced guide, and he is easy company! Sadly, we were not blessed with the brightest weather, so photos are a bit dull, but the day was both informative and enjoyable.
        Written September 15, 2023
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        Thank you for reviewing your tour. I was also a bit disappointed since weather can be better, especially days before your booking we enjoyed the weather any single traveller would like. On other way you at least learned something new, since it was your first time in Iceland. I would really like to travel with you again, so never knows when our lines meet together again. Andres
        Written September 15, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Richard
        18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a fantastic time on our tour with Andres. He picked us up from our hotel exactly on time and was the perfect driver and tour guide for the next 8 hours or so. Andres is so kind and knowledgeable and most importantly passionate about Iceland and its awesome natural phenomena. He really knows his stuff and goes out of his way to make the day special. It is a trip we will never forget and when we return we will definitely meet up with our new Icelandic/Slovenian friend again. Thanks Andres for a great day, taking time with our 10yr old birthday boy and some amazing geopolitical chat along the way too. Xxx
        Written December 18, 2021
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        Chudster. It is just wonderful to be on tour with family like your is. Not only that. I like very much children, so that kind of outstanding boy like your son is, I haven´t seen in a very long time. I would really like to meet him when years will passed. Not to check what he learned. To teach me something. Regarding about the tour itself. You asked, I answered, and it is always better than in cases when travellers aren´t interesting, so they are not asking and the result is a more boring tour with tons of selfies and that´s it. Thank you to be my customer and to become in a group of a small percentage of those travellers who leave reviews here. Wish you happy holidays, Andres
        Written December 18, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Blake F
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My friend and I had an amazing tour with Andres. Andres was extremely nice and educated us a lot about Iceland’s history. This was our first time in Iceland and it was super nice to have a private tour to go outside of Reykjavík. We also were able to stop by a local ice-cream shop on the way, which was the best ice-cream we have ever had. Would totally recommend this tour and appreciated everything Andres did for us!
        Written June 19, 2022
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        I am pleased to receive a review like this one. Comparing with your age are you both interesting in travelling to countries and everything else included or spoken on this tour. I would really wish that your business career will be the same as a present for your graduation. Full of brightness and happy times. Thanks again, Andres
        Written June 20, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Christelle F
        Denver, CO127 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        Highly recommend!! Andres with Mercury Grail was such a knowledgeable, fun guide to take this private tour with in Iceland. He knew the best places to take us and accommodated our every desire. We are photographers by hobby and he knew the best times to take photos and where to go. He was a pleasure to be with for this full day trip.
        Written August 7, 2021
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        Christelle. This review means for me, that you are already unpacked your traveling cloth and starting work. Timing is somehow on the way you told me will do. Thank you to be my guest. You really are both wonderful people, and kind of travelers, never complaining. It is enough to make for you private and give flexibility what I am good to do. It was my pleasure to be with you. Wish you all the best, Andres
        Written August 7, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Maryam P
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023 • Friends
        Fantastic experience. Our tour guide was very informative and experienced. Andres went above and beyond to ensure our tour was enjoyable. In addition to the golden circle and the blue lagoon, Andres took as to see the northern lights, which was an amazing experience. He made our trip very memorable.
        Written February 6, 2023
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        Dear325mar It was my honour to be with all of you that day. I know it was long but worthwhile, so when something is worthwhile then every single person is happier, including me. My goal was done that day for you as everything has been done as planned plus northern lights. I am still even happier for you as on that cloudy night all operators cancelled tours for a good reason. But you wanted to take a risk and it worked out for you. We got lights around 2 AM. Hope you enjoyed even tired next morning Sky lagoon. Andres
        Written February 6, 2023
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        Gary S
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2021 • Couples
        My partner and I had a wonderful private tour with Andres. His knowledge, passion and enthusiasm was fantastic. We squeezed a lot into the day but never felt rushed. It was magical seeing all the sites and some of the more quirky aspects of the attractions. Highly recommended.
        Written June 19, 2021
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        Gary Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure to be with you, and show you a small part of Iceland on our tour. Our previous conversation helped me, so we can manage all the needed things I promised. Somehow it happens that I often get travelers from your city and neighborhood there. Really feel that UK call me, to stay there for few days. Thank again to be my customer. Andres
        Written June 19, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        RKJ
        39 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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 in reverse to all other companies. He left you alone if he didnt feel he needed to be there, but also came at the right times to explain things to us. As it was our Wedding anniversary, he bought cakes for my wife and I after seeing the amazing Gullfoss waterfall in cold and windy conditions, such great timing and shows what sort of person he is. We also had the Northern lights tour included after, which miraculously went ahead with great success after days of cloudy skies and storms. The lights showed up shortly after our break between tours, where Andre's quickly picked us up and took us away from the city's bright lights with Hercules (his incredibly well behaved labrador) to see the lights dancing across the sky. What an amazing last day to our holiday in Iceland!
        Written October 8, 2019
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        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 you also were lucky of date and time as these days we had constantly cloudy by night time. We got it on correct one location, and I am happy too since one couple more leave country with new memories. Before your arrival we have been in email communication and it is also way to touch a bit person what they would like what not. Would really like to see you on any kind of tour in Iceland again, since you both are very harmonized person, and I am happy to be with you on your anniversary. Andres
        Written October 8, 2019
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