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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 17 March 2018 via mobile

    We used Reykjavik excursions for all our trips. To and from airport, northern lights and the circle and geothermal. All trips were comfortable, free WiFi and charging ports. The tour guides were brilliant really informative and funny too. We were lucky enough to catch the...More

    Thank skysports11
    Reviewed 20 February 2018

    Great excursion - Thanks to Sven the guide- fabulous knowledge and Danny Boy our driver! Really enjoyed this fun packed day! Just would have liked to be advised to bring a towel to spa as cost 1600 isk to hire two! But highly recommend!

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank poshjo63
    Reviewed 20 February 2018

    This was an excellent tour. Unfortunately it was a bit rushed as all tours on the previous day had been cancelled due to the bad weather, so there were twice as many tourists out and about the next day!!! Had no problems with Reykjavik Excursions...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank nmjh2018
    Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

    This was a great trip. Everything was very well organised and ran smoothly. Our guide, Sven, was super knowledgeable giving us lots of information and Iceland - past and present. The driver, Daniel was also excellent on the roads despite the crazy weather conditions. Also...More

    Thank 395mirandaj
    Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

    A very well organised tour. Takes in the sights of the golden circle. Gulfoss falls was our favourite. And finshing at Fontana spa was a fantastic way to end the day

    Thank K5325RMmatthewb
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