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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid, & Secret Lagoon Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid, & Secret Lagoon Tour

Embark on a bus tour of Iceland’s legendary Golden Circle and soak in the thermal waters of the Secret Lagoon. Explore the southwest, including the spectacular Geysir area, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerið Volcano, and Þingvellir National Park. After pickup in central Reykjavik, the day's first stop is at the Kerið Volcanic Crater. Here you can circle the crater top along a winding path and descend into the crater to reach the lake at its center. Next, head to the Secret Lagoon where you'll have 1.5 hours to unwind in the thermal waters and admire the peaceful surroundings. Continue to the active hot spring of Strokkur and watch it spout steaming water 30 meters every 8 minutes. Arrive at Gullfoss Waterfall and feel the spray of the glacial Hvítá River as it plummets down into a 32-meter-deep crevice. Next, visit Þingvellir National Park, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters every year. Þingvellir was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip

Explore the sites in on this Golden Circle bus tour. Choose from the option to meet your guide in Reykjavik or be picked up directly from your accommodation. See top sites like Þingvellir National Park, the Strokkur geyser, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Travel from Reykjavik to the natural wonders of Þingvellir National Park and discover the site of the ancient open-air parliament that lasted from A.D. 930 to 1793. Marvel at the rift valley and Iceland’s biggest lake at Þingvallavatn. Continue to the famous geyser at Strokkur, where steaming water spouts skywards every few minutes. Watch the spectacular cascades of the Gullfoss Waterfall. Relax with a soak in the geothermal hot waters of the Secret Lagoon or go for a stroll along a walking path to get a closer a geyser that erupts every 5 minutes. Return to your meeting point or your accommodation in Reykjavik at the end your tour.

Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

3. Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

Get ready to enjoy Iceland's nature and culture as you explore the Golden Circle, the most popular route in Iceland. Marvel at the thundering Gullfoss Waterfalls, the Geysir Geothermal Area, Thingvellir National Park, and the Secret Lagoon. After pickup in Reykjavik, set off on your tour in a minibus. Make your way first to the Gullfoss Waterfalls, and admire this powerful and hypnotizing natural phenomenon. Continue to the stunning Geysir Geothermal Area and witness the Strokkur Geyser erupt every few minutes. Next, feast your eyes on Thingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient parliament of the Viking Commonwealth, founded in 930 A.D. Enjoy the unique chance to walk between two continents in a rift valley created by the drifting apart of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Afterward, stop for lunch (not included) at Friðheimar tomato farm where green geothermal energy is used to harvest tomatoes. Following this, prepare to pamper yourself with a visit to the "Gamla Laugin" thermal pool. This thermal pool, now renamed Secret Lagoon, is perfect for avoiding the crowds and mingling with the locals. Formed in 1891, it boasts the oldest swimming pool in Iceland and is maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40° Celsius.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Guided Tour

4. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Guided Tour

Experience Iceland’s Golden Circle on a relaxed bus tour from Reykjavik. Explore the Thingvellir national park, admire the Gullfoss waterfall, and view the Strokkur geyser. Relax the Viking way in the warm waters of a natural hot spring. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Take in the countryside on the scenic drive to Thingvellir, the site of the world’s first parliament, which met outdoors annually from 930 AD until 1798. Head to one of Europe’s largest waterfalls and Iceland’s pride, the beautiful Gullfoss. Next, in the geothermal fields of Haukadalur you’ll be able to stand close to the erupting Strokkur geyser. Make your way to the popular geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon, Soak in the warm relaxing waters while admiring views of of the countryside. Have the option of purchasing a drink while you soak. Return to your accommodation in Reykjavik at the end of your tour.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Small Group

5. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Small Group

Depart Reykjavik and travel in a small group towards the famous Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon of Iceland. Stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park and experience its geological and historical importance first hand. Look around Iceland's first parliament at Althingi, and see the fissure at Silfra, rated one of the world‘s top dive sites. Next, head towards Faxi waterfall before visiting the hot springs area of Geysir. At Geysir you can walk among the bubbling springs and mud pits. Watch the land explode and hot water spout into the sky at the geyser of Strokkur. Then, go to the last attraction on the Golden Circle circuit at the waterfall of Gullfoss. Take in the stunning surroundings of the waterfall, located in the canyon of the Hvítá River. Be amazed as the water cascades down 32 meters in 2 steps.   End with a visit to the Secret Lagoon, where you can soak away your aches in a natural hot spring pool. Relax in the magical surroundings and feel all your stress slip away before the drive back to your accommodation in Reykjavík for an approximate 19:00 arrival. 

Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

6. Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle and South Coast Tour

You will start your premium Golden Circle and south coast tour by driving along the beautiful Nesjavallaleid scenic route with your jeep. This road winds through mountains and volcano craters, offering great views of Thingavallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake. The first stop of the tour is the Thingvellir National Park, which is famous for being the site of the first parliament both in Iceland and the world. You will then continue to the famous Geysir hot spring area. Geysir erupts every 8-10 minutes, and you can walk around the area and take pictures of the hot springs before we head to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, another unmissable place to see in Iceland. Your journey then continues towards Fludir, stopping at Faxi Waterfall first and then reaching the Secret Lagoon (only during the months of April - September). This beautiful natural hot pool is one of the oldest in Iceland and is definitely a gem you should not miss. After a relaxing bath in the Secret Lagoon (optional and at your own expense), you will continue towards the South Coast. As you drive south, you will get closer to one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla. In the middle ages, Hekla was known as the “gateway to hell”. You will have a beautiful view of the volcano as you drive towards the Lava Centre, your next stop, where we can observe the monitoring of active volcanic systems, earthquake activity, and surface movements in Iceland. You will then make a quick lunch stop at Katla Restaurant, which is in the Lava Centre. Following lunch, you will continue to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, two of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. Get your cameras ready and make sure you wear a raincoat, as you will have time to walk behind Seljalandsfoss, becoming drenched in the pristine cascading water. Following the waterfall, you will drive past Iceland’s most infamous volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that froze air traffic in 2010 and made Iceland famous all over the world. Your next stop is Solheimajokull, a beautiful glacier tongue which is easy to walk to. Here you have a chance to walk close to the glacier and admire its blue, white, and black ice. You will finally continue to the Dirholey Cliffs and Reynisfjara, where you can admire black sand beaches, sea stacks, and basalt columns.

From Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle Day Tour by Jeep

7. From Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle Day Tour by Jeep

Explore Iceland's most famous sights on a private jeep tour of the Golden Circle. After pickup from your accommodation in Reykjavik, drive to Thingvellir National Park. See where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart, and enjoy spectacular views of Thingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland.   Continue to the beautiful Laugarvatn Lake, to stop at an organic farm restaurant and enjoy some delicious local food and homemade ice cream. Afterward, visit Strokkur geyser — one of the country's most popular attractions — that erupts every 10 minutes, throwing a column of water 20 or 30 meters into the air. Stop at Gullfoss, known as the Golden Waterfall, where you'll have time to walk around the beautiful canyon on the Hvita River and take plenty of photos. Then discover the Secret Lagoon, a manmade pool dating back to 1891. Walk around the lagoon and see the hot springs, or choose to take a relaxing dip in the waters. On the way back to Reykjavik, stop off at Kerið, a beautiful crater with a volcanic lake inside. Throughout your Golden Circle experience, take in local sights including sheep corrals, Icelandic horses, amazing red pumice hills, and a mine. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off back at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Flúðir

Our guide Omar was friendly, fun and full of knowledge about the area. He is obviously very proud of his island country and loves to share stories. My only complaint, and it’s a small one, is they we would have enjoyed another 10 minutes in the geyser area. Overall a great tour and an excellent experience.

Tour guide was very fun, knowledgable, told us great facts/stories. The drive was very smooth and safe. The sites were great, could have done with a little more time at each place as at times felt very rushed.

Plenty of time at each site to fully appreciate it, take photos and have snacks. Beautiful views!

Very beautiful tour... In 10 hours you can experience a lot of natural beauty

Perfect, organized, great adventure, first class services