Relaxing 10-Hour Golden Circle Tour with Secret Lagoon from Reykjavik
Experience the natural wonders of Iceland's Golden Circle on this 10-hour sightseeing tour that will leave you in awe of the country's breathtaking landscapes. Travelers who want to pack their day with many attractions, including a chance to bathe in the Secret Lagoon, should book this tour today.
For your convenience, this tour in Iceland opens with a pick-up in Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. You can set your accommodation as a pick-up point or at one of the tour bus stops in the city.
Onboard a spacious bus, you'll journey into the Golden Circle, Iceland's most famous tourist route. Its wealth of natural landscapes and proximity to Reykjavik make the area the best introduction to the land of fire and ice.
Your first stop is Kerid, a volcanic crater lake testament to Iceland's geological marvels. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of the crater's azure waters, contrasting with the dramatic red volcanic rock walls surrounding it. This awe-inspiring sight sets the stage for the incredible experiences that await you throughout the day.
Not far from Kerid crater is the Secret Lagoon, the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Surrounded by natural hot springs and geological features, the Secret Lagoon offers an authentic and serene geothermal bathing experience away from crowds. Make sure to bring your bathing suit if you don't want to rent on-site.
Continuing our journey, you'll reach the Geysir geothermal area, where the earth comes alive with the powerful eruptions of geysers. The most prominent active geyser in this valley is Strokkur which shoots up superheated to incredible heights waters every five to 10 minutes.
Besides geysers, the valley boasts bubbling mud pots and colorful hot springs. Take your time to stroll around and photograph these geothermal wonders.
Just six miles (nine kilometers) from Geysir is the most majestic waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss. With a two-tiered cascade of 105 feet (32 meters), the Gullfoss waterfall is a sight to behold as it plunges into a narrow canyon. Travelers often call it the "Golden Falls" because of its massive spray that creates rainbows on a sunny day.
Your final destination is the historic Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site with immense cultural and geological significance. The national park sits on the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. By exploring Thingvellir, you're literally walking between two continents.
Other features of the Icelandic national park are valleys, canyons, a lake, and a waterfall.
After a day of exploring the Golden Circle, you'll drive back to Reykjavik, marking the end of this bus tour in Iceland.
Take advantage of the opportunity to see the Gullfoss waterfall and other highlights of the Golden Circle on this sightseeing tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Swimsuits and towels are available for rent in the Secret Lagoon.