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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your central Reykjavik accommodation, leave the city by air-conditioned minivan or coach, and admire Iceland’s countryside as you head toward the Golden Circle.

    On route, listen as your guide sheds light on the country’s geology and history, and admire your first views of Thingvellir National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004.

    Stop at the park's famous tectonic rift, where the continental plates of America and Eurasia face each other over a narrow valley. Walk between the plates, and hear how they are gradually drifting apart by an average of about 0.9 inches (2.5 centimeters) per year.

    Next, continue past Laugarvatn to the Geysir geothermal area. Break for lunch (own expense) here, and follow the walkways around the hot springs, steam vents, and geysers.

    Watch the giant Strokkur geyser erupt, spouting water up to 65.6 feet (20 meters) high, and then travel to the Gullfoss waterfall. Formed from meltwater from the Langjökull glacier, this double-tiered fall plunges into a canyon and is astonishingly beautiful.

    After taking photos here, visit the nearby Secret Lagoon at Fludir. Fed by natural hot springs seeping up from the earth, this scenic geothermal pool is clouded in steam, giving it a fairy tale-like appearance.

    On arrival, use the changing facilities to don your bathing suit. Then, wade into the waters — they stay at a warm 100-104° Fahrenheit (38-40 Celsius) — and enjoy a relaxing soak, admiring the lovely countryside views as you swim.

    When it’s time, hop out, change into your dry clothes, and meet back up with your guide and vehicle. Then, relax as you ride across the heathland of the Hellisheiði lava plateau back to Reykjavik, where your tour finishes with drop-off at or near to your hotel.

    Please note: guests will need to bring their own bathing suit to swim in the Secret Lagoon, although towel rental is included. You are also advised to dress warmly as Iceland’s weather can change suddenly.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Hotel or Guesthouse in Reykjavik (no pickup from private apartments or AirBnb) 
    Note! 
    • City regulations do not allow us to pick up directly from hotels downtown. You will be asked to go to the nearest Pick-up place from ones listed here: www.busstop.is
    • Should your pickup location be at a Bus Stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    We offer drop-off at the original departure point.
    Inclusions
    • Round trip excursion.
    • Pickup and drop-off for selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik.
    • Professional guidance in English.
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Fees for using bathrooms at attractions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, weather in Iceland can be very changeable
    • Remember to bring your swimsuit for bathing in the Secret Lagoon
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This place is the most amazing place I’ve seen, the secret lagoon was an experience. I would definitely do this tour again
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    Simply breathtaking trip which we cannot recommend highly enough. Maria and Diego the guide and driver were fantastic and their love for their job and Maria's pride in her beautiful country shone throughout the day. Breaktaking views, great enjoyable fun and lovely relaxing
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    +3
    The trip was well organised and the timings were kept to. I was picked up at 10am. You are picked up in a minivan. It was very comfortable, large windows and had USB ports that were useful. The driver is kind, polite and is also the guide. He provides commentary but it's not
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    Great trip and informative guide. Hoever, there needs to be better signage and/or communication with passengers as to when and where the bus will pick up the visitors. I came to a 10:00 am tour pickup spot early at 9:15 and waited in freezing rain until 10:18am.
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    Our family had a short time in Iceland and took this tour to see as much as we could in one day. We enjoyed the sights, the Secret Lagoon, and are excited to come back to Iceland again to explore more of this wonderful place. Our tour guide Gummy Bear added a lot of fun to our
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