Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon - EI103

The famous route & relaxing geothermal bathing

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

On this amazing one day adventure, you get to explore the main sights from The Golden Circle Route, and to bathe in the magnificent natural geothermal pool The Secret Lagoon. This tour offers you a taste of what Iceland has to offer in just one day.

Operated in a minibus
Small groups and personal service

Duration: 9 - 10 hrs

Pick-up: 08:00 - 09:30

Group maximum: 19 per guide

Available: All year

Age limit: 6 years

Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing

Tour Highlights:
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • The Secret Lagoon
  • Small groups
  • Free WiFi

Reykjavik pickup:

The pick up starts at 9am. Please see booking engine for exact availability.


Reykjavik pick up, English guided minibus tour, free WiFi and entrance to the lagoon.


Meals. We will stop at a diner / restaurant, but you can also bring packed lunch.

Bring with you:

Warm clothes, good shoes, bathing suit & towel (you can also rent a towel when you book).

12 500 per adult

Children (6-15): 25% off

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Tour Description

Golden Circle Strokkur Geysir In Iceland

Golden Circle Strokkur Geysir

Golden Waterfall Gullfoss

Exploring the Golden Waterfall - Gullfoss

If you want to enjoy relaxing in an all-natural pool located in the Icelandic countryside, surrounded by beautiful nature this is the Golden circle way to go.

Thingvellir will be the first stop, a very important place for Icelanders, both historically and geologically. Next up is Geysir, the mother of all geysers, and the geothermal area. After seeing Strokkur spout hot water high up in the air (sometimes up to 30 m) Gullfoss, the golden waterfall, welcomes us with open arms. The Secret lagoon will be a perfect place to wash off the mist from Gullfoss, and there you can relax, enjoy beverages and the surrounding nature.

Geothermal bathing Secret Lagoon

Geothermal bathing at the Secret Lagoon

Our guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. We then start our journey by heading to Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site because of its historic significance. The Icelandic parliament was established in Thingvellir in 930 AD, making it the world's first parliament. Thingvellir is not only known because of its significant history, it is also known for its geology. Thingvellir is where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. At Thingvellir, you can visibly see where the two tectonic plates are drifting apart, but each year they drift around 2.5 cm apart. Thingvellir is filled with beautiful landscapes as it has some waterfalls, a lake, and much more to explore.

geysir geothermal area iceland

Watch out, they are extremely hot!

Our next stop is at Geysir Geothermal Area. The whole area has a surface of approximately 3km2 and it is extremely stunning. The geothermal field is named after Geysir, the oldest geyser in the area and the most well-known geyser in Iceland. At this location you can also find the amazing geyser Strokkur. Strokkur is the most energetic spouting spring in Iceland. It spouts water around 10-20 meters in the air every few minutes. It’s truly a magnificent sight.

Gullfoss Waterfall or The Golden Waterfall is our next stop. Gullfoss Waterfall flows from the glacier river Hvita. The massive amount of water flowing down the waterfall comes from Iceland’s second largest glacier, Langjokull. If you stand close enough to the waterfall you can feel the ground trembling beneath your feet, and you get mist from the waterfall on your face, it’s so refreshing!

canyon Thingvellir National Park

We take a stroll around Thingvellir National Park

After seeing some of Iceland’s most stunning waterfalls, we head to the Secret Lagoon. The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring pool located in a geothermal area in the small village Fludir. (The locals call it Leynilaugin.) The steam coming from the ground and the beautiful Icelandic nature surrounding the Secret Lagoon makes it a unique and wonderful experience to go for a swim. Sometimes you can see geysers erupt in the area while you relax in the pool. Truly magnificent!

After a great day of exploring Iceland, our guide will drop you off at your accommodation in Reykjavik.

secret lagoon tour iceland

You can enjoy a drink (or two) in the Lagoon

Read customer reviews

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon - Rated 4.9/5 based on 41 customer reviews

Good way to see these attractions

5 by Rebecca March 24, 2019
Good day out despite the weather conditions. Enough time to see what you wanted at each stop. National park, geysir, waterfall and secret lagoon. Unfortunately due to poor weather conditions, the light tour was cancelled. So we are now awaiting a refund.

Golden circle March 2019

5 by Isabel March 22, 2019
"Great tour. Guide was really interesting and funny. Everything went smoothly. Loved the Secret Lagoon. Highly recommend this tour"


5 by Cliff March 20, 2019
"Although they were late picking me up. The driver was informative & fun.The secret lagoon was my highlight.But the hot springs were breathtaking as was the Gullfoss waterfall.Highly recommend this tour"

What a day!

5 by Margo March 18, 2019
After spending our first day in Reykjavík, my best friend and I knew we wanted to take a tour to get a sense of what to expect the rest of our trip, so we booked the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour. The day was wonderful! We got very lucky with weather and the tour itself went well-beyond what was advertised! Not only did we stop at Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir and the Secret Lagoon but spent some time at a dairy farm where I had some of the best ice cream of my life and stopped at a few additional points of interest. Honestly, the day was truly lovely and everyone aboard our bus was friendly and fun. I can only speak highly of Extreme Iceland and Arctic Adventures! It was truly an amazing day and an amazing introduction to Iceland.

Excellent way to see the countryside

5 by Ian Campbell March 18, 2019
This was the trip of a lifetime for my 18 year old daughter and myself. This was our first tour of our stay and it was a great way to experience the true wonders of Iceland scenery and then end the day at the Secret Lagoon. I highly recommend this trip.

Great Trip

5 by Kate March 12, 2019
"Alf our tour guide was fantastic. Its a long day but a great one. ample time was spent at each stop and Alf reminded us all that if we wanted longer we could take it. Oick up and drop off was great. We lucked out on the Northern lights tours as they showed themselves to us about 25 mins outside of Reykjavik. The luck of the Irish. Would highly recommend if short on time."

Friendly tour

5 by Cloudia March 11, 2019
"Jacob, our tour guide, was really knowledgeable. He was friendly and cared about our experience. He even made an extra stop so we could meet some Icelandic horses. The tour was well priced and was a great way to see some beautiful places :)"

Golden Circle

5 by Wally February 23, 2019
Very good service throughout,and good value,a good choice!

An excellent day

5 by Janet February 10, 2019
"We had the services of an excellent tour guide (Albert?) Who was extremely knowledgable and friendly. The sites visited were superb and the few tips the guide gave us were welcome and relevant. I enjoyed the Icelandic music played on our way to the Secret Lagoon ( I’d have enjoyed it even more if the four women sat behind us hadn’t insisted on talking every minute of the tour!). The pick up and drop off at our hotel went smoothly. I’d definately recommend this tour to friends. We saw lots and experienced even more."

Great tour

5 by Jessica Lima February 6, 2019
Great tour to see the basics of this amazing country.

Terrific tour, lovely lagoon

5 by Kate February 3, 2019
Thanks Inki (sp?)! Great driving, interesting info and very communicative. Highly recommend. Thank you!

Awesome tour, lots of fun!

5 by Amanda S January 30, 2019
"We had an absolute blast on our tour in January. It was so much fun driving through the snow and I felt completely safe with him. Sites seen were awe-inspiring in the cold and snow. Extra special thanks to our guide for stopping for a cuddle with some horses and going a little bit off the beaten track so to speak. An adventure we'll be talking about for years to come no doubt! Would recommend a trip with Extreme Iceland & Arctic Adventure anytime!"

Fantastic tour

5 by Kylie Broad January 10, 2019
"Really enjoyed the tour, the guide was very friendly and informative. Saw some incredible sights throughout the day and relaxed in the hot springs at the end. We did have an issue with pick up as extreme Iceland uses arctic adventures to run the tour. Make note that the bus might not say extreme Iceland"

Nice Informative Tour

4 by Lindsay J January 7, 2019
Our tour guide provided a lot of history of Iceland while we drove from Reykjavik to the Golden Circle, which we found very interesting. The landmarks we visited were very beautiful. Wish we could have spent more time at each one, but being that we visited during December and there was only about 4 hours of day light not much anyone could do about it. The waterfalls are so beautiful, and the Secret Lagoon was relaxing and peaceful. Highly Recommend.

golden circle and secret lagoon

5 by Kapp Mario January 5, 2019
Top guide GUNNIR !!!! very good explainaition very nice tour !!!!

A great tour with an even better guide.

5 by Michael Anderson December 26, 2018
Bigi was very knowledgeable and laid back. Tour was on time. Every stop was beautiful. I would highly recommend extreme Iceland to anyone looking for a professional tour.

golden circle and secret lagoon

5 by graham December 19, 2018
"great trip , great sights and the guide was fantastic they turned up on time and I would use them again"

Thank you for a great day!

5 by Melissa December 16, 2018
The combination of the Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon is perfect!!! It’s the epitome of the land of fire and ice! I sincerely enjoyed this day and our tour guide! Thank you for stopping to visit the horses!!!


5 by Brittany Stikeleather December 14, 2018
Our tour guide was very accommodating and informative! The bus was comfortable and clean. So happy we signed up for this tour! Loved the Secret Lagoon!

Golden circle, secret lagoon

5 by Sarah j December 12, 2018
Good price, well organized, spent adequate amount of time at each stop, thorough explanations, comfortable car & driving. would definitely recommend!

Day dream

4 by jeanne November 14, 2018
"Of course landscapes we have crossed were amazing but the success of this day tour back to the kindness of our host, our guide TOMAS !!!! Tomas was exciting and available to answer all our questions. Thank you so much it was a fantastic day dream --️?¥"

Golden circle and secret lagoon.

5 by Anne Scrivener November 11, 2018
"I would definitely recommend this company. They are very professional. Unfortunately our guide was not Icelandic so I feel we missed out on a lot of the Icelandic anecdotes and the fab Icelandic sense of humor. I would ask for a native Icelander as a guide. One of our party was unable to travel and the company did not hesitate to refund her. Many thanks for a fab day trip."

Unforgettable Experience

4 by Helen Morris November 4, 2018
We had an amazing time - Geysir and Gullfoss were just spectacular. Our guide was really informative and friendly and patient with the kids! Only thing that could have improved the tour would be to have had a bit longer at the destinations. Secret lagoon nicely finished off a day to remember!

Best Experience Of My Life!

5 by Casey October 13, 2018
The Golden Circle Tour was truly the best experience of my life. Pick up and drop off at the hotels was very convenient and made the tour that much better. Every stop was incredible in their own way and I loved every minute. If I had any criticism it would be that I wished I had more time at each stop! Our tour guide, Jono, was incredibly friendly and talkative. He welcomed questions and was very knowledgeable about the Golden Circle and Iceland in general. I also felt very safe on the drive home when it started storming.

Lovely service

5 by Amindra September 21, 2018
"Amazing service! Absolutely recommend The staff it’s super helpful and nicely."

Golden circle and secret lagoon

5 by Linda September 15, 2018
"Loved the tour!Just one small remark - maybe longer time at the first stop - national park...and that's it, as the rest had plenty time to explore and take pictures. Secret lagoon was amazing, just what you need after long day of exploring. Our guide was fab and I wish I could remember her full name - but it did contain name Bjork. I also booked different tour through their website and it was spot on. Definitely use Extreme Iceland!!"

Very recommended

5 by Maria September 6, 2018
"Excellent day out, very convenient way to see a lot of different things. Very recommended specifically if you are there for only a few days. Friendly guide, very informative and helpful."

Great tour

5 by LB September 6, 2018
Super fun and informational tour with Nick. Not only did we get great info about the all aspects of living in Iceland, geography and landmark sites, he also added Icelandic and Scottish (his heritage) music as we drove. Only lost a star because his driving was a little too fast for me. Otherwise loved it!!

Great tour with 15 visitors, makes for a more individual experience

5 by Tom July 4, 2018
"Visited Thingvellir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and Secret Lagoon ! Enough time for a big schedule, Island pure nature experience, would recommend to anybody, crowd of medium and older aged guests in June 2018. Only downfall was that we had to drop off some folks in Selfoss on the way back. Still recommend highly, the hot lagoon is a Hit !!"

Great tour!

5 by Jacki Ballou June 28, 2018
The secret lagoon was amazing and relaxing! Our guide Norris was awesome, knowledgable, and took care of everyone in the group!


5 by Monique June 20, 2018
Tour was well organized and made all the better by our excellent guide Sindri

Great experience, great value

5 by Margareta June 9, 2018
Though I only had a short time in Iceland, I’m really happy that I chose to go with Extreme Iceland for the Golden Circle tour. It gave me lots of what I came to see, which was awesome geology, waterfalls, geysers, and lagoons. I took some really excellent photos and enjoyed the amount of time we were given to wander at each stop. The soak in the lagoon afterwards was the perfect way to end the day. Thanks for Einar for being such a stellar guide for the day!

Wonderful day

5 by Marlene June 5, 2018
"Thankfully the weather was good for this day out during which we saw all the sights on the Golden Circle as well as bathing in the Secret Lagoon, which was amazing. Our tour guide was excellent, considerate of the groups needs and passing on interesting facts and information during the day. The tour ended up being over an hour longer than advertised, as we had to drop off and pick up some people doing rafting. It might have been useful to have known this before hand, however it did not spoil what was an excellent day out"

Yannis was the best!

5 by Katie May 22, 2018
I was lucky enough to have Yannis as a tour guide - he was wonderful! Very welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly. The experience was already amazing and he somehow managed to make it even better!

Awesome experience!

5 by Ann May 4, 2018
Our tour guide was super nice and helpful; fun interactions with people on board and just very friendly in general. I would say we had a pretty productive schedule during each day of our multi-day tour too! The fact that the tour was of a small group also made it even more comfortable and enjoyable. All in all, I highly recommend Extreme Iceland!

Awesome trip

5 by Roxanne April 25, 2018
My husband and I took the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon tour with Extreme Iceland/ Arctic Adventures, and we had the best time! Pick up was easy, the reservation process was very simple, and the tour was just as it is described. Our tour guide was so much fun; she shared folk tales, explained local sights, and taught us about Iceland's history. The driving and outdoor excursions were well paced, there was plenty of time for walking around and sightseeing. The Secret Lagoon was a perfect end to a full day of adventure! I would highly recommend this tour.

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour

5 by Amy Doran April 6, 2018
Everything on this tour went smoothly and at a relaxing place. There was plenty of time in each spot, and as an added bonus, we stopped to see horses along the way. Our guide was fun and kept us informed of Icelandic history and the site we were seeing. A great trip to take.

Interesting and informative

5 by Ann March 30, 2018
Great tour! Not a knock on the operator, but be aware that you'll be sharing these points of interests with a LOT of other tourists. At least our full minibus wasn't that many people, but Iceland's well known attractions are simply overrun - but still worth seeing. Just know that you'll be sharing them with many many other bus loads of humanity. Secret Lagoon, was a notable exception as it is still somewhat of a secret and a highlight - super relaxing way to end the day. Pick up was prompt, and our guide ( Sven?) was friendly and knowledgeable. All in all a great way to see these checklist highlights of a visit to Iceland.

Easy Golden circle tour and good secret lagoon time

5 by Amit March 29, 2018
We had an excellent time with Holly as our guide on the 1 day tour of the golden circle and the secret lagoon. The secret lagoon was awesome.


5 by Evelina February 24, 2018
We had an amazing time with our professional and experienced guide who kept telling us stories and legends about Iceland and the places we visited during the journey. Thank you Mikka!!

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Tour

4 by Mike Francis February 20, 2018
We had a great tour, was really good to see all the sights. Our guide was really knowledgable and had plenty to tell us along the way. It felt a little rushed at times, feeling like we had to hurry, take a photo and then move on. Overall, I would highly recommend it, especially with the Secret Lagoon - so relaxing and a wonderful way to finish it all off!
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