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GOLDEN CIRCLE & SECRET LAGOON DAY TRIP

Day Trip to Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
During this perfect day trip from Reykjavík, you will not only have the opportunity to contemplate incredible landscapes, but you will also be able to end the day enjoying a geothermal bath in the famous Secret Lagoon. This natural pool is located in the small town of Fludir, a quaint village where little has changed over the years. But before taking a relaxing bath, you will visit the National Park of Thingvellir (Þingvellir), the zone where the division of the tectonic plates between Europe and North America is visible; the magnificent golden waterfall of Gullfoss; and the geothermal zone of Geysir and Strokkur. Book your tour in advance as places are limited. Choose the pick-up location that suits you best (pick-up is offered at the Reykjavík hotels / assigned tourist stops in the capital or at the Skógarhlíð bus terminal).

 

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The Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Day trip from Reykjavik are the perfect combination to enjoy a unique day on Iceland. The tour takes place in a comfortable and modern bus equipped with tablets and audio guides in each seat. There is WIFI connection and audio guide offered in 10 languages. In addition, on board you will have a local English speaking guide, who will assist you in whatever is needed and will answer all the doubts and questions.

Do not hesitate and visit the famous geysers "Geysir" and "Strokkur". "Geysir" is the grandfather of all geysers, as that which gave its name to all other natural hot water fountains around the world. While Grandfather Geysir is inactive, one of its offspring, "Strokkur" is an active (youthful) geyser that erupts on a regular basis every 5-8 minutes and its steaming hot water can reach up to 15-20 meters high. Let yourself be amazed by the immense and impressive "Golden Waterfall", Gullfoss. And, of course, do not miss the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings in the Thingvellir National Park, where the former Icelandic parliament, the oldest in the world, was founded. During this one day trip from Reykjavik, along the Golden Circle, you will also visit the place where the two tectonic plates are dividing as we speak, between European and North American. This place was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains the largest lake on Iceland.

The last stop on our one day tour to the Golden Circle ends with the most relaxing part, the Secret Lagoon. Whether it's cold or hot out (and in Iceland, it's never averages more than 15 °C / 55 °F) , you can be sure it's the perfect place to relax and enjoy Icelandic nature at its best. In fact, the hot springs are such a delight that local Icelanders have been enjoying this very spring for generations. Around the Secret Lagoon you will find several hot spots. In addition, a walking path has been built so that you can see up close and personal, the small bubbling waters, such as a small geyser that erupts every 5 minutes.

GOLDEN CIRCLE & SECRET LAGOON DAY TRIP DETAILS:

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Price includes:
One day tour by bus or minibus with an English speaking assistant guide, WIFI on board the bus, tablets and audio guides in 10 languages on the bus, entrance to the Secret Lagoon, pickups in Reykjavík, local VAT.
Reservations:
It is recommended to book the place several days in advance online to ensure availability.
Excursion difficulty:
Easy (1 / 5).
Highlights of the day trip:
Thingvellir National Park, Geysir zone, Gullfoss Waterfall and Secret Lagoon.
Duration:
9.5 hours including transfers.
Departures:
Pick-ups from Reykjavík available from your assigned accommodation / tourist stop (30 minutes before the booked departure) or from the bus terminal in Skógarhlíð (15 minutes before the booked departure). Choose the corresponding pick up when confirming the reservation.

Information about the One Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Secret lagoon

The Golden Circle of Iceland is a route near Reykjavík that includes some of the most fascinating natural monuments in all of Iceland, going into the heart of the island. The main places of interest are the Thingvellir National Park, a place that has not only incredible natural landscapes but which is also of great historical and geological importance (here the tectonic plates are dividing between Europe and North America as we speak); the impressive golden waterfall of Gullfoss, one of the most beautiful on Iceland with its imposing double falls that drop into a great canyon of the Hvítá river; and the valley of Haukadalur, an area of great geothermal activity and where the famous geysers Geysir and Strokkur are located.

The Secret Lagoon of the Golden Circle is one of Iceland's oldest natural geothermal pools and has stunning views. These natural hot springs are found in the small village of Fludir, in the area of the Golden Circle. The landscape and waters have remained intact since the lagoon was created in 1891, which is ideal to truly get to know and feel the real Iceland. The natural environment of the pool and the steam that rises in the air give the place a magical feeling. The water is maintained at 38-40 degrees Celsius throughout the year and throughout the area we can find different geothermal points, plus a small geyser that erupts every 5 minutes, becoming the perfect show for those who are bathing in the lagoon.

What do you need to bring? No matter what time of year you decide to travel to Iceland, it is always important to bring a good waterproof jacket, trekking clothes (waterproof pants like Gore-tex), good trekking shoes, gloves, light hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and water bottle. Also, it's IMPORTANT to remember to bring a swimsuit and towel for this excursion so that you can enjoy the lagoon to the max.

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Important note: All activities in the Icelandic nature are carried out under the own responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the activities or due to the actions of the participants. The people who participate in these outings are accepting these conditions when booking the excursion. You may be required to sign an exemption prior to the completion of the exemption, stating that you are aware that any outdoor activity carries an inherent risk. RSS056. ID685.

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