Hot Golden Circle – Including The Secret Lagoon
PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Enjoy a more personal approach to the Golden Circle on a small bus and add the new and somewhat unknown Secret Lagoon to your itinerary
There’s no denying it, the Golden Circle is by far the most popular day tour out of Reykjavík and this tour combines seeing its main sights with a visit to the more off the beaten path Secret Lagoon. The small buses ensure a more personal feel to this tour that should be extra interesting for those traveling solo.
One of this tour’s selling points is the later departure time which means you can sleep in a little longer and you will escape the morning rush at most of the places around the Golden Circle.
Guidance and admission to the Secret Lagoon
8-9 hours (pick up: 10:00 – 10:30)
All year round
About this tour
You will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse on a 19 seater mini-bus mid morning to ensure that you can enjoy the sights at the Golden Circle after the morning crowds have come and gone. From there you will go to Þingvellir national park which is one the most beautiful places in Iceland and so rich in history that it’s one of Iceland’s most important places. From Þingvellir you will go to the geyser area at Geysir before you get some time with the famous Gullfoss waterfall.
After the main sites of the Golden Circle you will go to the Secret Lagoon, one of Iceland’s oldest pools, and soak for a while. Although the pool is man-made the water for it comes from a nearby geyser which makes the experience that much nicer. All modern facilities available (changing rooms, showers, etc.) so all you need to bring with you is your swimsuit and towel (both can be rented if forgotten).
If you don’t want to take a dip in the Secret Lagoon (which we encourage you to do) you can take a stroll around the surrounding areas while your fellow travelers enjoy the pool.
Free pickup is offered from approved hotels, hostels and guesthouses in downtown Reykjavík
If you are staying in an AirBnB apartment or a hotel that is not included in the pickup list, it’s best if you find the next approved hotel and book your pickup from there.
If you are not sure what is the nearest pickup place, just be in touch and we’ll help you choose.
The cancellation policy for this tour is as follows:
- Cancellations received more than 24 hours in advance: 90% refund is given
- Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure: no refund is given
When a passenger is not present at the submitted pickup place at the beginning of the pickup time, the driver-guide is obliged to continue the pickup of other passengers and is allowed to start the tour without the missing passenger (in order to not delay the tour for the rest of the passengers). This is considered a “No Show” and no refund will be provided.
This partner reserves all rights to delay, alter or cancel tours due to weather or any unsafe conditions for safety reasons.
See here our full terms and conditions.
This tour is a Partner Tour
What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.
We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.
Comments from previous guests
“Excellent tour; Excellent guide (Bob) and excellent driver (lady from Slovakia)”
We were advised by our hotel to take this particular Golden Circle Tour and we were not disappointed in any way.
The company uses small mini-buses which makes the tour more personalised. Bob, our guide, was very friendly and informative providing a wealth of information at all the various locations the tour visited and was able to answer all questions posed.
The tour was not rushed in any way with plenty of time available at all the sights.
We were delighted to have selected this tour and would highly recommend it.
We booked the Hot Golden Circle tour the day before we took it and came away from it very happy. Our guide, Fridrik, spoke great English and had many wonderful stories and anecdotes to tell.
The places we visited were Thingvellir, Geysir, Gulfloss and the Secret Lagoon. He gave us plenty of time to explore each place giving us tips on what to do, especially at Gulfloss. At the Secret Lagoon he had towels ready for us to borrow, which was a pleasant surprise.
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
“Very comfortable and enjoyable”
Our day out with Börkur, our driver and guide, was a great success. We were picked up from our hotel in a comfortable mini-bus, with 15 others, treated to a knowledgeable commentary on the history, geography and geology of the golden circle and ended it with a swim in the secret lagoon, Iceland's oldest geothermal swimming pool. The timing of the tour avoided the crowds at each stop-off and the lovely fresh towels, provided for the swim, were a great touch. Many thanks to Börkur for a great day out.
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