Drive Along the Golden Circle to the Secret Lagoon
Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Secret Lagoon after seeing some of Iceland’s most famous sights.
- Þingvellir: the rift valley and the site of the oldest modern parliament.
- Geysir: hot spring & geothermal area and home to Strokkur, the erupting geyser.
- Gullfoss Waterfall: the powerful glacial waterfall known as the 'Golden Waterfall' in English.
- The Secret Lagoon: A natural hot spring pool surrounded by steam and a geyser.
- GPS synced audio guide: will give you all the information you need for your journey.
Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings of old as you walk down into the rift valley where the American and Eurasian continental plates pull apart at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament. Witness the steaming geothermal springs as the ground trembles, and hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser at the home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland's most iconic natural attraction. Experience the magnificence and power of Gullfoss Waterfall, a set of glacial river cascades falling 32 meters into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.
The last stop on our tour and the most relaxing is the Secret Lagoon. Whatever the weather, this is the perfect spot for relaxing in between sightseeing and enjoying Icelandic nature. Indeed, the geothermal hot water is a hidden treat that Icelanders have been enjoying for generations! Around the Secret Lagoon, you can also find several hot spots, even a little Geysir that erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests bathing in the hot spring.
This is the perfect combination of activities, including stunning sightseeing and a holy bath in a geothermal hot spring set in a gorgeous location!
Departure from Reykjavik Terminalexpand_more
Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.
If you have booked a hotel pickup with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation within the 30 minutes of pickup.
Visit to Þingvellir National Parkexpand_more
Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn (Iceland's largest lake), Þingvellir (anglicized as 'Thingvellir') is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area, the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift.
As the first stop along the tour, you will have an opportunity to walk through the park and use the restroom if needed.
Visit to Geysir Geothermal Areaexpand_more
One of the favourite stops along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters (100 ft) into the air every few minutes. The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot spring holes. Although one can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world.
Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests and travelers a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch.
Visit to Gullfoss Waterfallexpand_more
As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breathtaking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance.
Guests and Travelers may use the restroom and purchase food and refreshments at this location as well.
Visit to The Secret Lagoonexpand_more
The perfect way to round off the golden circle tour. You will have the chance to relax in the natural hot spring pool next to a spouting geyser which erupts every 5 minutes. The water stays at a warm 38-40 Celsius (100-104 Fahrenheit) and is sure not to disappoint, regardless of the weather conditions.
Pick-up and Drop-off at the hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service. Otherwise, you are advised to be at our Reykjavik Terminal 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
Light food and drinks may also be purchased at the Secret Lagoon.
What to bring
For the In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise, headphones are available for purchase on every bus from our hosts.
For your comfort: Dress according to the weather. In Iceland, it is always wise to dress in warm waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves, and warm socks/waterproof shoes are recommended.
For the Secret Lagoon: Swimsuit and Towel. These may also be rented at the secret lagoon.
Know before you go
Please show up at our Reykjavik Terminal (located at Skógarhlíð 10) 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Please be ready at your pick up point with your voucher, either in digital or printed form.
If you have booked a hotel pick up with Smartbus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green Smartbus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.
You will be travelling in a coach that holds approximately 40-65 people, but is very spacious and comfortable. It is featured with lavatory facilites as standard and there will be plenty of stops where facilities can be used. The bus offers free wifi and USB charging ports.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Prices: Teenagers 10-15 years 50% discount & children 0-9 years old free
There is no minimum number of participants.
There is no age limit
Duration: Approx. 9,5 hours including a stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park.
Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland
- Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.