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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
  • Full-day tour of Iceland's magnificent Golden Circle
  • See natural wonders like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring
  • Enrich your knowledge of geothermic activity at the erupting Strokkur geyser
  • Succumb to serenity in the warm, cleansing waters of the Secret Lagoon hot spring bath

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

By timing your visits to arrive after the morning rush, this tour ensures you avoid the tourist crowds.
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Professional and local driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops & hotels
Small-group tour (tour operated exclusively on minibuses with a maximum of 19 passengers)
Food and drinks (available for purchase during stops)
Swimsuits (possible to rent at an extra cost)
Towel (possible to rent at an extra cost)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If you have not found your hotel in the drop-down menu, then it is most likely located in the restricted area where we aren't allowed to drive. Please find your hotel below and meet us at it's designated bus stop. Thank you for understanding.

PLEASE NOTE: These bus stops for tour buses are not the same as the bus stops for city buses. The tour bus stops have a blue pillar with pink bus sign at the top and the number and name of the bus stop. The city bus stops have a yellow "S" in a red circle (S as Strætó - city bus). Please do not wait at the city bus stops!

Once you submit/confirm with us a specific bus stop, please meet us exactly at that bus stop and not any other.
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Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1

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Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata (in front of Hard Rock Café):
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919  

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Bus Stop 4 - Miðbakki:
- Exeter hotel
- Black Pearl
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Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll

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Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House (corner of Ingolfsstraeti and Hverfisgata:
- 101 Hótel
- Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14
- Apartment K – Ingólfsstræti 1a
- Apartment K – Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2-4
- Centerhotel Þingholt
- Loft Hostel
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Amtmannsstígur 5

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Bus stop 8 – Hallgrímskirkja:
- Eric The Red Guesthouse
- Forsæla Apartments
- Gest Inn
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Hostel B47
- Hotel Leifur Eiríksson
- Hotel Óðinsvé
- Inga’s New Guest Apartments
- Loki 101 Guesthouse
- Mengi Apartments
- Our House Guesthouse
- SUNNA Guesthouse
- Villa Guesthouse

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Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur (Laugavegur 105):
- 100 Iceland Hotel
- 101 Guesthouse
- 4th Floor Hotel
- Alda Hotel Reykjavik
- Alfred’s Apartments
- Alfred’s Studios
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 85-86
- City Comfort Apartments
- Guesthouse Von
- Heida’s Home
- Hlemmur Apartments
- Hlemmur Square
- OK Hotel
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Laugavegi 85
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata

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Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg (in front of Fosshotel Reyjavik):
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites

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Bus stop 13 – Rauðarástígur (in front of Centerhotel Miðgarður):
- Centerhotel Miðgarður

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Bus stop 14 - Skúlagata (corner of Skúlagata/Klappastígur)
- 101 Skuggi Guesthouse
- 41 – A Townhouse Hotel
- Apartment 37
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3
- Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Apartment K – Hvergisgata 37
- Apartment K – Laugavegur 46
- Apartment K – Lindargata 60
- Apartments Aurora
- Black Tower
- Canopy Reykjavík | City Centre
- Centerhotel Klöpp
- Centerhotel Skjaldbreið
- Domus Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Óðinn
- Guesthouse Thor
- Guesthouse Turninn
- Gray Tower
- Hótel Frón
- Ísland Apartments
- Ion City Hotel
- Old Charm Reykjavik Apartments
- Reykjavik Residence Hotel
- Reykjavik Residence Suites
- Room With A View
- Rey Apartments
- Reykjavik4you Apartments – Bergstaðastræti 12
- Sandhotel
- The Swan House Reykjavik Apartments

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BSÍ:
- 27Soley
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn

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Direct pickup is offered from:

22 Hill Hotel - Brautarholt 22-24
Arctic Comfort Hótel - Síðumúli 19
B14 Hostel - Faxafen 11
BB 44 Guesthouse - Nýbýlavegur 16
Bike Cave - Einarsnes 36
Brim Hotel - Skipholt 27
Bus Hostel - Skógarhlíð 10
Cabin Hótel - Borgartún 32
Capital Inn - Suðurhlíð 35d
Circle Hostel - Hringbraut 121
City Park Hotel - Ármúli 5
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments - Rauðarárstígur 31
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel - Brautarholt 10-14
Fosshótel Barón - Barónstígur 2-4
Fosshótel Lind - Rauðarárstígur 18
Fosshótel Rauðará - Rauðarárstígur 37
Galaxy Pod Hostel - Laugavegur 172
Garðs Apótek, Sogavegur 108
Glæsibær bus stop
Grand Hótel Reykjavík - Sigtún 38
Grímur Hotel - Efstaland 26
Guesthouse Pávi - Brautarholt 4
Harbor - Miðbakki
Harbor - Skarfabakki
Harbor - Sundabakki
Hilton Reykjavík Nordica - Suðurlandsbraut 2
Hótel Ísland - Ármúli 9
Hótel Lotus - Álftamýri 7
Hótel Örkin - Brautarholt 29
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
Icelandair Hótel Reykjavík Natura
Kerno Apartments - Hringbraut 79
KEX Hostel - Skúlagata 28
Klettur Hótel - Mjölnisholt 12-14
Kringlan shopping mall (Orkan gas station on Miklabraut)
Lækur Hostel - Laugarnesvegur 74a
Mjódd bus station
N1 gas station- Ægisiða 102
Northern Comfort Apartments - Skipholti 15
Norðurey Hotel City Garden - Hrísateigur 14
Oddsson Hotel - Grensásvegur 16a
Radisson Blu Hótel Saga
REKinn - Skipholt 15
Reykjavik City Hostel - Sundlaugavegur 34
Reykjavik Domestic Airport (Reykjavíkurflugvöllur) - Þorragata 10
Reykjavik Lights Hotel - Suðurlandsbraut 12
Skeljungur gas station - Kleppsvegur 104
Stay Apartments Bolholt - Bolholt 6
Stay Apartments Einholt - Einholt 2
Summerday Guesthouse - Grensásvegur 24
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Direct pickup (other)
NOTE: The pickup time might vary. Please get in touch with Gateway to Iceland for the exact time.

Blue House B&B Iceland - Valhúsabraut 19, Seltjarnarnes
Eiðistorg square, Seltjarnarnes
First Hotel - Hlíðasmári 5, Kópavogur
Hamraborg square, Kópavogur
Hotel Laxnes - Haholt 7, Mosfellsbær
Hotel Smári - Hlíðasmári 13, Kópavogur
Hotel Vellir - Tjarnarvellir 3, Hafnarfjörður
Hotel Viking - Strandgata, Hafnarfjörður
Norðurey Hotel Reykjavik Road - Reykjavikurvegur 72, Hafnarfjörður

Ports

  • Reykjavik Port - Skarfabakki
  • Old Harbor in downtown Reykjavík - Miðbakki
  • Hafnarfjörður harbor
  • Reykjavik Port - Sundabakki


Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bathing suit required for Secret Lagoon visit
  • Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please notify us in case you need us to provide you a child seat or when you travel with a service animal.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Gateway to Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik.

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Traveller Tips


  • "It's a long day but it doesn't feel it - just the right amount of time at each place." See review
  • "You have to climb stairs and then walk over which eats up time so you will probably get back to the bus late." See review
  • "You can also stay on the bus, which drives around the park to pick up those electing to take the walk." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travellers

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star-5
Golden tour with golden memories
Volha_Z
, Nov 2021
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful breathtaking views! Highly recommend to anyone who don’t have much time to spare but still want to get a spirit of Iceland!
star-5
Our driver Jakob was very...
Laura_M
, Nov 2021
Our driver Jakob was very informative and fantastic the entire trip! He even stopped specially for my daughter to see the Icelandic horses. Would highly recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your review. We always try to do something special for the children too. We like to see them happy enjoying the tour too. We wish you well.
star-5
Great tour- loved blue lagoon
Alex_H
, Nov 2021
This was a smaller mini bus style tour, and felt a lot more personal than some of the bigger coaches offering similar tours. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, and ticked lots of the golden circle bucket list things off, including a few extras too like a visit to a small stable to see horse, and scenic view over lakes. Only criticism would be that the lunch was extremely rushed, so we had little time to eat lunch and see the waterfall. After a busy day, it was great finishing in secret lagoon, and we got over an hour in there to relax. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Alex! Thanks for your review. Sorry for the quick lunch, but we're glad you were able to see all the sites. Things get a little rushed in the winter with the shorter hours of daylight. Hope you get to see some Northern Lights on your trip here.
star-5
Great tour just need more time at Gulfoss
Mary_s
, Nov 2021
We enjoyed our tour and the information given to us by our guide. The only thing I didn’t like was we were not given near enough time at Gulfoss. One hour to walk to see the waterfall, order and eat lunch and then try to buy a souvenir was way too short. An hour and a half at that location would be much better.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Mary! It is tricky to get all the sights in with the shortening daylight hours. Thanks for your review! Hope you enjoyed your tour with us and your time in Iceland.
star-5
An excellent, informative trip
Emily_DJ
, Nov 2021
Ian was an excellent guide, so knowledgable. There tour was really fascinating and didn't feel rushed. The cafe at Gullfoss was a lovely place for lunch. There were so many amazing sights and ending with the secret lagoon was perfect.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your review. Ian is an excellent guide, knowledgable and we are proud to have. We are happy that you liked our tour and the arrangements.
star-5
A great tour and great tour guide
Darren_F
, Nov 2021
I think the Falls were probably my favorite. Beautiful views and nice visitor center/restaurant. Our guide, Ian, was very knowledgeable and going to the secret lagoon was apparently better than the blue lagoon according to the locals I talked to. Overall, a great day.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour with Ian. He is knowledgeable, kind, and great fun to be with. Hope to see you again someday.
star-5
An informative and enjoyable tour
Harriet_D
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Ian, was very knowledgeable and friendly, sharing lots of great facts throughout the day. Pick up was on time and the timings for the day worked well. It is difficult to choose a favourite part of the tour as we really enjoyed it all! Thank you for a brilliant day!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. It´s nice to have a knowledgeable and friendly guide like Ian on a tour and you get lots of information, stories, and wonderful memories to take home with you.
star-5
Great Golden Circle Tour
jabari_d
, Oct 2021
Gummi(sp?) was a great guide who kept us interested the whole tour with Icelandic history and folklore. The last stop at the Secret Lagoon was a fitting way to end the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your tour with us. The tours are to be fun, relaxing, and educational and something for everyone.
star-5
Great tour, highly...
Mads_K
, Oct 2021
Great tour, highly recommended! Jakob was a great guide, fun and knowledgable. Made Iceland a wonderful experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour with Jakob. He is a wealth of knowledge and lots of fun to be with.
star-5
The guides knowledge was...
Michael_H
, Oct 2021
The guides knowledge was encyclopedic and he had a very friendly open manner that made him approachable
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Michael! Thanks for your review! It's great to know our guides are doing well.

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