Day trip

Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

4.8 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions
Day trip

Golden Circle and Fontana Wellness Tour from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Reykjavik Excursions

From US$ 114.02 per person

Experience the natural splendor of Iceland’s Golden Circle on a 9-hour tour from Reykjavik, and see the geothermal sites of the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area and Thingvellir National Park. Then, go to Fontana’s natural steam baths.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore Iceland's "Golden Circle" by bus
  • Stand by the magnificent cascades of the Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Bathe in the thermal waters of Fontana
  • Enjoy some traditional rye bread cooked in a hot natural spring
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park
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Depart Reykjavik for a full-day coach tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle and experience the geothermal wilderness up-close. Depart the city center and drive to the Geysir Geothermal Area to see springs of spouting spring water and the most active geyser Iceland at Strokkur. Continue to Gullfoss to stand next to an amazing waterfall. Watch the vast quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge. Encounter a cross-section of Iceland's natural wonders and geological phenomena at Thingvellir National Park. Then, go to the natural steam baths at Fontana. Originally built in the 1920s, Fontana was little more than a shack with 2 compartments built above the hot spring that bubbles and gurgles below ground. Today, a modern complex invites you to relax in various hot tubs and steam baths that are naturally heated by hot springs. Enjoy some traditional rye bread baked in hot springs before the return transfer to Reykjavik.
  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Rye bread tasting at Fontana Wellness
  • Admission to Fontana Wellness
  • Free Wi-Fi aboard the bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup from accommodation

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The main departure point for Reykjavík Excursion day tours is from the BSI Bus Terminal. Please be ready at the BSI Bus Terminal 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

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  • The local tour provider reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice. No liability is accepted for losses, theft or expenses due to delay of any agent, hotel, coach, operator, airline, guide, restaurant or any other person(s) or company, however caused
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  • Remember to bring a swimsuit and a towel. Alternatively, swimsuits and towels can be rented on the spot
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4.8 /5

based on 34 reviews

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This was a great trip, and the only one I could find that would take me to Fontana Welness center! Fontana was great. We got to bake bread by geothermal baking, learn about geothermal energy, and enjoy the spas - each pool heated to different temperatures, so you could rotate as needed to manage your own body temperatures.

March 28, 2023

Absolutely amazing experience! The natural beauty at every stop was breathtakingly beautiful and put us speechless at the wondrous sights. The highlight I must say was the stop with the geysirs! We watched as the coulmns of water burst up high into the sky several times - not something you can see anywhere else! Smell of sulfur was refreshing too lol. The Fontana wellness part was an excellent way to unwind and end the day - we jumped into the 85 C saunas and into the ice cold November river - quite an experience! The geothermally cooked rye bread was absolutely delicious as well. Finally, Bergur was an amazing and knowledgeable guide who taught us a lot throughout the day! Highly recommended!

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March 28, 2023

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. our driver Dylan was awesome he knew lots of information about Iceland. The tectonic plates visit was awesome. The next stop was the geysirs this is epic. loads of photo opportunities. The waterfalls are absolutely stunning. Then we stopped off at the fontana spa to try some rye bread it was delicious then we went in the heated spas absolutely amazing. Then on the way home we stopped off to stroke and feed some Icelandic horses. What an amazing day.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 62249