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Golden Circle, Secret Lagoon and Nothern Lights

Explore some of Iceland's most popular sights, soak in a natural hot spring and hunt for the Northern Lights.

Reykjavík
12 hours
Easy

Tour description

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

The day starts with your pick-up in Reykjavik. We then head out of the capital area to the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle has many beautiful sights to offer, but at the same time, most of the places are historically important as well. We have this tour planned to make the best out of your day.

Þingvellir

Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America.

Geysir

After that, we stop at Geysir. This "water puddle" gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. "Strokkur", the little brother of Geysir, is still active today and he erupts every 5-8min and it is truly a big spectacle.

Gullfoss

Last but not least is Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130.000 l/s are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well.

Friðheimar Tomato Farm

Iceland is well known for its geothermal energy. We don't only use it to heat our houses, we also use it to grow vegetables in greenhouses. Friðheimar Tomato Farm is probably the best place to experience it and that's why we decided to have our Lunch stop here (please note: Lunch is not included in the tour price). We will take a short tour through the greenhouse before we are able to enjoy the food.

Secret Lagoon

The day isn't over yet. There is no better way to end a great day with a relaxing swim in geothermal water. Your guide will drive you to a thermal pool called "Gamla Laugin" (The Secret Lagoon). It was formed in 1891 and is still a popular place for all the locals in the area. It is therefore the oldest swimming pool in the country with a constant temperature of 38/40 °C, thanks to the hot waters from surrounding geothermal activity.

Northern Lights

It's hard to describe the feeling when you watch the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. It is definitely an experience of a lifetime.

With that being said, we created this Northern Light tour to increase the chances for you to witness Iceland's natural phenomenon. Our guides are experts when it comes to Northern Lights and together with them, we are making a decision each day before 18:00 whether the forecast is good enough for the hunt or not.

The group size on this tour is a maximum of 19 people and all our guides are advised to find places where we can avoid big crowds. We want this experience to be as personal as it can be. Once our guide found a good spot, we will jump out of the car and prepare our cameras. Of course, your knowledgeable guide can assist you with the camera setting in case you need help. It is also time to grab a cup of hot chocolate and to try one of the typical Icelandic donuts called "Kleina". They are included in the price as well as cozy wool blankets to keep you warm.

Even with the best of guides, sightings can never be guaranteed. In case we can't find any lights on the tour, you are welcome to book again for another day. Just inform us before 14:00 the next day, so we can guarantee you a seat.

In case we can't operate the tour at all during your stay in Iceland, we will fully refund you the tour price.

Please note

Golden Circle

  • Pick up takes place between 8:30 and 9:00, so please be ready at your pick-up location at 8:30
  • The tour is operated in all weather conditions, so please dress according to the weather

Northern Lights

  • This combo tour is available from 1st of October until 31st of March
  • Pick-up takes place between 20:30 and 21:00, please be ready at 20:30 at your pick-up location

What's included?

  • Admission for the Secret Lagoon
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
  • Knowledgable English speaking Driver-Guide
  • Free Wifi
  • Warm blankets
  • Hot chocolate and "Kleina"

Exclusions

  • Lunch

What do I need to bring?

  • Please dress according to the weather
  • Bring your camera
  • Swimsuit and towels can be rented at the Secret Lagoon

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