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Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa Day Trip from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Begin your day trip with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel or a bus terminal in the city. Then, set off on your Golden Circle tour by air-conditioned vehicle while learning about Iceland’s geology and history.

    Stop to take in the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. This double-tier fall crashes 105 feet (32 meters) into a rock gorge, and begs to be captured on camera.

    Head into the lunar-like landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. View the geological rift where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, and see Iceland’s age-old parliamentary site — the Althing. It was here in 930 AD that the country’s, and the world’s, first parliament assembled, and continued to convene until the late 18th century.

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area, home to hot springs, streams and waterspouts. Stroll around the bubbling pools and watch the famous Strokkur geyser. This towering geyser shoots water high in the sky every six minutes or so, and makes an unforgettable sight.

    Lastly, travel on to the Fontana spa and wellness center, where pools and steam baths have been built above natural hot springs beside Lake Laugarvatn. The original sauna was constructed in the 1920s and was orginally little more than a shack set above the springs.

    Enjoy free time here for an optional bathe in the naturally heated pools and steam cabins. Alternatively, relax over a coffee (own expense) at the café or enjoy the lake views from the rooftop area.

    Then, savor some traditional Icelandic rye bread slow-baked in the natural hot springs. Watch as the bread is dug from the ground, and sample a slice slathered in butter.

    Later, return to Reykjavik where your tour ends at the start point; your hotel or the bus terminal.

    Please note: guests are advised to bring swimwear and a towel for their visit to Fontana. Swimwear and towels can also be rented (own expense) on site.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Umferðarmiðstöðin (BSÍ), 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local taxes
    • Tasting of rye bread
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Swimsuit and towel rental
    • Hotel pickup and drop-ff
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 24 July 2018

    Other reviewers have noted problems with being picked up in a large bus, taken to the bus terminal, and transferring to a smaller bus. We have had the same issues with this company: We would inevitably be waiting a long time at the terminal, not...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Zinrosky
    ReykjavikExcursions, Manager at Reykjavik Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

    Hi I will pass this on to our guide and we are glad to hear that you liked our tours and this is what we are trying to give our customers. The ultimate experience of Iceland. Please come back and thank you for traveling with...More

    Reviewed 11 June 2018

    We visited Reykjavik in November so it was during the short-dayed winter months. We wanted to get the most out of the short time we had, so booked tours for each day through Reykjavik Excursions. We had a blast! We got to go to lots...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
    2  Thank tripulartravels
    Reviewed 17 May 2018

    I am not a big tour person but this seemed like a good way to see a lot of the attractions and go to a geothermal spa. The bus picked us up at the hotel and then we transferred to a small bus at the...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank Q6458SRdianaf
    Reviewed 6 May 2018

    This was a tour included in our travel package with Icelandair. It was a nine hour tour. We were picked up at our hotel and transferred to the bus terminal. The bus left on time and was very organized. Our driver and tour guide were...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank e w
    Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

    I used Reykjavik Excursions for The Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon tours. They picked up at my hotel and the bus station transfers were quick. The buses were clean, the tour guides were funny and had a lot of pertinent information for Reykjavik and the...More

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