Experience the top highlights of Iceland in just one day with a spectacular sightseeing adventure via the famous Golden Circle route before you snorkel in the clear water of Silfra Fissure that’s between two divergent continents. Then you will dip in the soothing warmth of the milky blue water in the amazing Blue Lagoon. The extraordinary landscapes you’ll see from Reykjavik to the Golden Circle then through the Reykjanes Peninsula to the Blue Lagoon are unforgettable. It’s truly an amazing ride across Iceland’s most fantastic landscapes and sceneries.
Essential attractions and landscapes, snorkel in the purest water, and a soak in the milky blue warmth!
Duration: ~ 13 hours
Pick-up: 9:00 (9 a.m.)
Group maximum: 19 / 6
Available: All year
Age limit: 12 years old
- Small Group Experience
- The Golden Circle Attractions
- Thingvellir National Park
- Geysir Geothermal Area
- Strokkur Geyser
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Silfra Fissure
- Snorkeling Between Continents
- Bathing in Blue Lagoon
- Reykjanes Peninsula landscapes
- Free WiFi on Minibus
Included: Pickup & drop-off in Reykjavik, a guided Golden Circle sightseeing tour, a snorkeling tour that includes Silfra admission fee, all snorkeling equipment, all necessary safety equipment, transfer to Blue Lagoon, the comfort admission to Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa including a Silica mud mask, use of towel and one drink of your choice, transfer shuttle to and from Blue Lagoon to BSI main bus terminal, Free WiFi on board of your bus.
Pickup & drop off: Pick up in Reykjavik starts at 9:00 in the morning. After our Golden Circle tour and snorkeling activity, we will drop you off at BSI main bus terminal in Reykjavik where you will get on a shuttle bus at 7 p.m. (19:00) to the Blue Lagoon. For your return to Reykjavik from the Blue Lagoon, you will get an open ticket for the shuttle bus and you will be dropped off at BSI again. (Please see the timetable below)
What to bring: Warm clothes and good shoes for the Golden Circle tour; a warm, preferably wool or fleece, long underwear and warm socks for snorkelling.
Friendly reminder: You need to feel comfortable in water and be able to swim in order to participate in the Snorkeling tour at Silfra Fissure.
Children (12-15): 23 990
Discover the specular nature of Iceland on the fabulous combo tour to the top attractions in the Golden Circle which include Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Later the trip will take you to Silfra Fissure, an extraordinary location between two divergent continents where you will explore the geological wonder by snorkeling in Iceland’s purest and the world’s clearest water. Then you will end the wonderful day with soaking in the rejuvenating water of the Blue Lagoon, which is located amidst the extraterrestrial terrain filled by the green, soft moss atop of the endless lava fields. Traversing the astonishing landscapes back to Reykjavik is the perfect way to sit back and rejoice your day. The combo package takes you to the most diverse part of the country covering the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon simply in one day. It offers an advantage in providing logistics so you can utilize your time to truly appreciate the magnificent sceneries and the exciting adventures.
The Spectacular Golden Circle
Being picked-up in Reykjavik in the morning, your day starts by driving to the famous Golden Circle attractions on one of the most classic routes for sightseeing adventures in Iceland. The beautiful landscapes and sceneries you will see at the three major stops will ensure the best memories for your time in Iceland.
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park is the first stop you make in the Golden Circle. As a UNESCO world heritage site in Iceland, Thingvellir owns a wide range of amazing landscapes that are on a unique geological location. It also holds the historic significance since the first parliament of the world was established in Thingvellir in 930 AD. The National Park is by the Thingvallavatn lake which is the biggest natural lake in Iceland.
The highlight at Thingvellir is to walk through the iconic path between two continental plates where you can see the exposed Mid-Atlantic Ridge - the only place in the world to see it. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge was created by the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates that rip apart. The ridge is submerged in the deep ocean but, amazingly, there is one part of it is visible above the land surface and coincidentally it’s in Thingvellir. You will see waterfalls, streams, lakes in this area, and wildlife is also rich.
Geysir and Strokkur Geothermal Area
Geysir Geothermal Area is next on the tour where you will see a completely different scenery compared to the tranquil Thingvellir. It’s one of the most active geothermal areas in Iceland where the Strokkur hot spring hurls up to 15 to 20 meters (49-65.6 feet) high every 4 to 10 minutes displaying an awe-inspiring sight. Geysir hot spring has been less active these days but when it does erupt, its water can reach up to 60 meters (196.8 feet) in height. These two neighboring hot springs are usually the center of the attention but don’t miss out the surroundings where you will find bubbling mud pots, translucent blue pools, and vivid mineral details. Together they make the strongest case proving Iceland is the land of fire and ice.
Gullfoss Waterfall - The Golden Waterfall
Next up in the Golden Circle tour is the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall, aka the Golden Waterfall. Upon reaching the waterfall, the first thing you notice is the huge rumbling sound and the misty spray caused by the spectacular fall. The constant and strong flow is from Hvita river that is the glacial meltwater originated from Langjokull, the second-largest glacier in Iceland.
Gullfoss is a unique waterfall that has a drop in two stages. The river coming from the highland first gets down to a relatively open area that’s 10.6 meters (35 feet) above the next step before the rumbling streams rush down 21.3 meters (70 feet) to the gorge. The sheer magnitude is awe-inspiring. There was also a local woman whose story was closely tied with Gullfoss that’s worth your ear-time.
Silfra Fissure - Between Two Divergent Continents
After sightseeing in the magnificent Golden Circle, you will head out to Silfra Fissure, a rift submerged in the clear water of Thingvellir that belongs the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. About 150 million years ago, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates began to move apart, and the force pushed out the hot lava from Earth’s crust that later formed the ridge when it met the cold ocean water. This process also formed the island of Iceland later on, and Silfra Fissure is a perfect location to see the geological spectacle.
Snorkeling in the Purest Water in the World
As an extensive combo day tour to the Golden Circle, now it’s time to get intimate and personal for you to experience the great feature in action. Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure is said to be an effortless but absolutely amazing swim. The constant geothermal activities in the area have shaped many awesome features in the submarine world. Silfra’s water is fed by the glacial meltwater from Langjokull that’s about 60 kilometers (37.2 mile) north. The underground lava rocks in this area act as a natural filter to filtrate anything that could negatively impact the clarity of the water. This filtration process is so slow that it takes 30 to 100 years for the glacial meltwater to travel through the porous lava field, but it’s also so splendidly effective that the underwater visibility at Silfra can be than 100 meters (328 feet). And the water is so pure that you can even drink it!
You will wear a dry suit under the instructions of your professional snorkeling guide before stepping in the water. The magical drift begins when you are carried forward by a gentle current that’s originated from the constant flow of the glacial meltwater. The never-static stream also keeps the water from becoming dirty. The water temperatures at Silfra are stable between 2-4 °C (35 to 39°F) all year round, which also helps with keeping the water clear. Besides snorkeling, diving tours are also popular at Silfra. Its underwater wonders are rated as one of the ten best diving places in the world.
Blue Lagoon - the World-class Geothermal Resort and Spa
After the extensive Golden Circle adventure, you will be dropped off at the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik, where you will get on the Blue Lagoon shuttle bus heading out to the Reykjanes Peninsula. En route to the Blue Lagoon, on your left side you will see the iconic Icelandic lava field extended all the way to the mountains afar, and on your right side you will see the blue ocean waves crash on the shore where the horizon glistens in distance. Reykjanes Peninsula is where the famous Blue Lagoon calls home. And the Blue Lagoon is essentially a translucent cerulean pool in the natural setting of the enchanting soft moss covered lava fields.
Your package conveniently includes a comfort Blue Lagoon admission which offers one drink of your choice, use of towel and a mud mask made of the famous Silica of Blue Lagoon. As a top item on many travelers’ bucket list, Blue Lagoon’s volcanically heated water is a lure that you can fall in love with instantly. The nutrient-rich turquoise water is also set in the ideal temperature range that is between 37 - 39 °C (°F), making it perfect for bathing and therapeutic purposes. If you are lucky, you will possibly see the magical Northern Lights dancing in the sky while soaking in the warmth of Blue Lagoon. It’s a perfect way to end your day before getting on the shuttle bus back to the capital. You will get an open return ticket, and please be sure to check the timetable below for bus time.
You have an open return ticket from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters and then return with one of the bus shuttles (see timetable below). Please keep in mind that there are different opening hours for the lagoon depending on the season.
Blue Lagoon > Reykjavik Timetable:
Blue Lagoon Opening Hours:
1 Jan - 24 May
8:00 - 22:00
25 May - 28 Jun
7:00 - 23:00
29 Jun - 19 Aug
7:00 - 00:00
20 Aug - 30 Nov
8:00 - 22:00
1 Dec - 31 Dec
8:00 - 21:00