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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

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The most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, with impressive natural wonders and rich history

Duration: 7 hours

Location: Golden Circle Route, Iceland

The first stop you’ll make is Thingvellir National Park, a place so rich in history, culture and geological significance that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the rift valley between two tectonic plates where Icelanders first established their democracy more than 1,000 years ago and hear the grisly tales of Viking-age justice handed down there.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Thingvellir National Park, Pingvellir, Thingvellir 801 Iceland

Journey on to Geysir geothermal area for a reverse, but just as remarkable water-based spectacle in the geyser Strokkur. While Geysir, the namesake of geysers, no longer erupts with the regularity it used to, Strokkur reliably sends piping hot water shooting to the air every few minutes.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Geysir Iceland

Witness the power of one of Iceland’s most visited and photographed waterfalls: Gullfoss. Meaning golden falls in Icelandic, Gullfoss is a broad and majestic waterfall that flows down rocky steps before plunging down two tiers into the gorge below. On sunny days, rainbows abound in the mists that rise from the cascade. There are multiple paths around the waterfall, even leading down to it’s bottom, so that you’ll have many vantage points from which to take photos of this impressive waterfall.

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

After seeing the most iconic sites in Iceland, it will be time to partake in the most Icelandic of all past times, going to the pool. Because it is so geothermally active, all of the pools in Iceland are geothermally heated and the Secret Lagoon is the oldest among them, built in 1891. The Secret Lagoon is fed by a natural hot spring and features newly renovated facilities making bathing in the Secret Lagoon the perfect end to a perfect day.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, Hvammsvegur, Fludir 845 Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Golden Circle with the Secret Lagoon add on through Gray Line tours as part of our 48 hour stopover in Iceland through IcelandAir. Our tour guide, Tania, made this a great choice for our one full day in Iceland! She was super...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2019

The guide was well informed and helpful; the sights were a marvel (tectonic plates dividing, geyser erupting, waterfall cascading) and the day ended with a relaxing swim in the beautifully warm waters of the Secret Lagoon.More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DavidJFPollock
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you DavidJFPollock for writing a review of our Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon natural hot springs tour. Glad you enjoyed the sites visited and the relaxing swim at the open air pool that is one of the oldest sites for such pools in Iceland....More

Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Everything was really well organised, right from being picked up in the morning to getting dropped off at the end of the day. Our guide, Simon was really great and able to answer all questions relating to the places visited during our Golden Circle tour....More

1  Thank joniw259
Reviewed March 21, 2019

Tour Operator -Gray Line, A Day trip to cover combo of golden circle and secret lagoon. Pros: 1. Picked up hotel/guest house/location listed in their website. Punctual timing for boarding. 2. Enough Breaks given during the travel 3. the guide was professional, he shared all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019

Took the Greyline Iceland Golden Circle Secret Lagoon tour. First, let me say that if you can fit the Secret Lagoon into your Iceland visit do it. It's well worth the time and I enjoyed it much. Much more than the overpriced, over commercial, selfie...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jcnosocks
GLI_CustomerService, Public Relations Manager at Gray Line Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Thank you jcnosocks for writing a review of your tour with us of the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon. this tour has been introduced recently and proves to be a great way to experience both the Golden Circle route, waterfalls, national park and the Geysir...More

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