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Reykjavik: Golden Circle, Kerid & Secret Lagoon Tour

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

Embark on a 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, and Þingvellir National Park. After pickup in central Reykjavik, head to the Secret Lagoon and 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.

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Iceland Secret Lagoon Admission Ticket

2. Iceland Secret Lagoon Admission Ticket

Originally built in 1891, the ‘Gamla Laugin’  is Iceland’s first swimming pool. Spend time in this relaxing setting feeling your worries slip away. A natural hot spring feeds the lagoon with 38-39°C water  that bubbles up from deep within the earth at a rate of 10 litres per second, constantly replenishing itself so that there is a steady supply of fresh clean water in the pool at any given time, letting you rest as long as you need.  Enjoy brand new facilities at the Secret Lagoon including changing rooms, showers, resting rooms, bar and restaurant area.  Situated in a remote location in Fluðir, the Secret Lagoon is just an hour away from Geysir, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Reykjavik and 2 hours from Vik making it a great desination on your trip to Iceland. 

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From Reykjavík: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip

3. From Reykjavík: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip

Marvel at Strokkur geyser, Þingvellir National Park, and Gullfoss waterfall with this group day trip from Reykjavík. Go to a local farm and soak in the Secret Lagoon hot spring. After your pick-up in Reykjavik, head to the first stop at Þingvellir National Park. Visit this park where the first parliament of Iceland was established. Walk from Europe to North-American, as the park is between continental tectonic plates.  Continue to the the Strokkur geyser which erupts every 5-8 minutes. Drive to Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. See the Langjökull glacier, if it is a clear day. Admire the Icelandic use of geothermal energy at Friðheimar Tomato Farm. Stroll through the greenhouse and purchase a nice meal at the farm. Enjoy a swim through steaming 38-40° Celsius water at the Secret Lagoon. Take in the natural surroundings as you bask in the relaxing water. 

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Reykjavík: Small-Group Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

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

Enjoy the Southern landscape as you head towards the Urriðafoss Waterfall. Even though the waterfall is not particularly tall, it is one of the largest waterfalls by volume in Iceland and definitely one of the hidden gems of the country. Following that, pamper yourself with visit to the Gamla Laugin thermal pool, which is perfect for avoiding the crowds and mingling with the locals. Formed in 1891, it boasts with the oldest swimming pool in the country and is maintained at a constant temperature of 38-40° Celsius. After a long while of soaking, get ready to enjoy Iceland's nature and culture as you visit the Golden Circle route, the most popular route in Iceland. The thundering Gullfoss Waterfall tops many lists as a powerful and hypnotizing natural phenomenon, and the Geysir Geothermal Area is quite stunning where you can witness the Strokkur Geyser erupt every five minutes. Later, feast on scenic stops at the Thingvellir National Park, a location with outstanding significance both historically and geologically. It is the site of the ancient parliament of the Viking Commonwealth, which was founded in 930 A.D. Moreover, it lies in a rift valley created by the drifting apart of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which gives you the unique chance to walk between two continents. Following that, an easy hike to the Oxararfoss Waterfall rounds off your day.

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From Reykjavik: Private Golden Circle Day Tour by Jeep

5. 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 Secret Lagoon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 685 reviews

Would 100% recommend as a must do trip! Getting to see all the golden circle locations and topping it off with a trip to the secret lagoon was amazing. The tour guide was great and gave us lots of information on the history of the country between stops. Great value for money

We had a lovely day seeing all the major sights. Our driver explained the history of the country as well as all the stopping points and was very friendly. The views are amazing. We loved this tour!

Our tour guide Howser was one of the best tour guide I’ve ever had and he had every kind of knowledge. Totally recommend it. Lagoon and waterfalls were just breathtaking.

Very cool tour along beautiful sights, a wonderfully quiet natural pool and an enthusiastic guide

It was amazing we did so much in one day! it made our short trip to Iceland totally worth it!