Take a journey of the iconic Golden Circle Route, whose attractions include the historic Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and Geysir Geothermal area. Follow with relaxing soak in the Blue Lagoon, one of the world’s finest natural spas and rated as one of the 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic. It is an incredible afternoon day tour and the perfect way to explore two of Iceland’s must-see destinations.
Duration: ~ 9 hours
Pick-up: 12:00 (12 p.m.)
Available: All year
Age limit: 6 years
- The Golden Circle Route
- Thingvellir National Park
- Geysir Hot Spring Area
- Strokkur Geyser
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
- Geothermal Spa
- Complimentary Silica Mud Mask
- Rejuvenating Water of the Blue Lagoon
- Natural Wonders
- Free WiFi on the Minibus
Included: Pick up & drop off in Reykjavik, Golden Circle afternoon tour, transfer to the Blue Lagoon, free WiFi on the buses & comfort admission to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. The comfort admission includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel and 1 drink of your choice.
Pick up & drop off: Pick up in Reykjavik starts at 12:00. We will drop you off at BSI main bus terminal after the Golden Circle tour where you will get a bus shuttle at 7 p.m. to the Blue Lagoon. You will have an open ticket for the return shuttle to Reykjavik, where you will be dropped off at BSI again (see timetable below).
This stunning tour will take you to some of the most popular destinations in the land of fire and ice, on a spectacular journey via minibus. It begins on the iconic Golden Circle Route, whose attractions include the historic Thingvellir National Park, the glorious Gullfoss Waterfall, and the fascinating Geysir Geothermal area. We always ensure that the tours happen in small groups allowing you to get the most out of our expert guides. The final part of the day will be spent rejuvenating in the natural waters of the Blue Lagoon, which was rated as one of the 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic. The Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon are must-dos for everyone visiting Iceland and will give you an excellent preview of the diverse landscapes found in Iceland.
The Golden Circle Route
The Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular route and includes three main attractions, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall. This is an afternoon tour with pick up in Reykjavik starting at 12:00.
Thingvellir National Park
The famous Golden Circle Route starts at the UNESCO rated Thingvellir National Park, which holds important historical and geological significance. It is home to Althingi, where a group of Viking nobles gathered in 930 AD to found the Icelandic Parliament. The modern parliament (now located in Reykjavik) still bears the same name, making it one of the oldest continuously running parliaments in the world. Thingvellir also straddles the gap between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, offering you the chance to gaze across the ever-expanding gap between two continents. This makes it the only land-based gap between two tectonic plates in the world and a one-of-a-kind location that everyone should add to their Iceland bucket list.
Geysir Geothermal Area
Your next stop will be the famous Geysir Geothermal area filled with bubbling hot springs and erupting geysers that toss boiling water into the air. Foremost of these is the now dormant ‘Great Geysir’, which is where the English word geyser originates from and the still active Strokkur that propels molten jets of water more than 25 meters into the air every few minutes. This majestic area has become totemic of Iceland and is another thing that everyone should see.
Gullfoss Waterfall - The Golden Waterfall
From there we will head to the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall, whose alluring golden waters have enchanted visitors and locals alike for many years. Its roaring cascade originates at a glacier and then flows down the Hvita River until it vaults over a steep lava face into an emerald valley below. On sunny days rainbows regularly form above the falls creating a profoundly beautiful effect that you are bound to treasure for the rest of your life.
The Blue Lagoon
After your Golden Circle adventure, we will drop you off at the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik, where you take bus shuttle to the famous Blue Lagoon. There you will find volcanically heated turquoise waters that are very rich in nutrients and are never at a temperature that is not between 37-39 degrees, making it ideal for bathing. Local doctors regularly prescribe it as a treatment for skin conditions and it is surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery. Soaking in its replenishing waters is a truly incredible experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. Its waters are sourced from the Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant making it eco-friendly and 100% ethical!
You will get an open return ticket to Reykjavik, once you have enjoyed the geothermal waters, you can return at your leisure (see bus timetable below).