Golden Circle "Early Bird" - Layover Tour from Airport - EI35

The highlights of Iceland - directly from the airport

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So you have a stopover in Iceland and would like to see the stunning beauty of Iceland? Book your stopover package here, including transportation between the Airport and Reykjavik City, accommodation in downtown Reykjavik, a tour of the Golden Circle natural attractions and a visit to the Secret Lagoon, where we bathe in a geothermal hot pool. The ultimate stopover package where you get the chance to experience it all in just one day!

Duration: 1 night

Available: All year

Difficulty: Easy

Pick up (airpt): Airport bus shuttle - open ticket

Drop off (airpt): Airport bus shuttle - open ticket


From Keflavik International Airport, you will take an airport shuttle bus to BSI main bus station in downtown Reykjavik. The ticket is open and there are buses departing 35-40 minutes after all flight arrivals. 



You will receive an open bus ticket from BSI main bus terminal in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport. See the bus schedule below, there are frequent departures everyday.


You will be staying at a comfy guesthouse in downtown Reykjavik, located close to BSI main bus terminal. 


Airport shuttle bus to Reykjavik, accommodation in Reykjavik for one night, Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour from Reykjavik, and shuttle bus back to Keflavik International Airport.

Bring with you:

Warm clothes, sturdy shoes, swimsuit and towel.

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31 939 per adult

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Tour Description

Welcome to Iceland!

Your ultimate stopover package starts at Keflavik International Airport, where you will jump on an airport shuttle to Reykjavik. Drop your luggage off at your guesthouse and depending on when you land in Iceland, have a quick look around the area or jump straight on a minibus. Your adventure for the day includes a visit to the Golden Circle attractions, Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss followed by a relaxing soak in the Secret Lagoon. At the end of the day, you will be dropped off back at your Reykjavik guesthouse where you can enjoy your evening in the capital city. Go to a restaurant, bar, for a walk, relax... the choice is yours! The next day, you have an open ticket back to Keflavik Airport. 

The Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

Thingvellir National Park

Our first stop at Thingvellir National Park, an area of great historical importance for Icelanders as our parliament was founded here over 1000 years ago.

You will be able to stand where Viking settlers proudly stood centuries ago. Gigantic rifts run through the park creating a stark and dramatic landscape. Gently moving tectonic plates run across Thingvellir, pulling apart by around 2 cm per year - here it is possible to stand on two continents at once!

Gullfoss Waterfall

The Gullfoss Falls, cutting unforgivably through a canyon, truly is a force to be reckoned with. You'll have the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching enormous quantities of water tumble with fury into a deep, meandering canyon.

Gullfoss is more than "just" a pretty waterfall. It has an interesting story to tell. Your guide will give you the details ...

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Strokkur, the geyser erupts every 5-7 minutes

The Geyser Strokkur

We travel through fertile farmland to the geothermal field of Haukadalur where you are able to walk through an area dotted with hot springs, steaming streams and geysers.

Strokkur geyser erupts every 5-8 minutes. Watch as the blue/green water bubbles up, suddenly spouting almost 30 meters into the air. Be patient with your camera and you will be sure to capture this amazing scene.

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The exceptional rift at Thingvellir where the tectonic plates divide

The Secret Lagoon

After seeing the wonderful Golden Circle highlights a visit to the Secret Lagoon will crown your stopover in Iceland. This pool is set in the quiet and relaxing geothermal countryside at Flúðir, a highly active geothermal area. Relaxing in the 38 - 40° C geothermally heated water is a unique Icelandic experience, one which will leave you bathed in pure joy! The Secret Lagoon, known to the Icelandic people as Gamla Laugin, meaning the ‘Old Pool’, is situated in an idyllic setting. The whole area around the lagoon is verdant and very natural. You can see steaming hot springs and a spouting geyser from the pool. Following the pathway leading around the lagoon would give you an even closer look and great photo opportunities. A café / bar with an outdoor terrace serves drinks and snacks. Why not enjoy a celebratory glass of wine, or a refreshing Icelandic beer as you bask in the soft geothermal waters?

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Relax in the Secret Lagoon...

Icelandair stopover connecting flights

Take this tour whilst in trans-Atlantic transit, if you have a night in Iceland!

Disclaimer: Extreme Iceland will not reimburse flight costs in case of major, unforeseen and unrepairable circumstances preventing us from reaching the airport on time, neither from miscalculations on the part of travelers as to necessary time to proceed with the flight.