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

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Overview
Indulge in a tour of the Golden Circle - the relaxing way, and explore some of Iceland's most famous sights, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring. Plus, see the erupting geyser Strokkur in Haukadalur geothermal area and visit the Secret Lagoon hot spring bath.

Your tour begins with a mid-morning pickup. Board a climate-controlled minivan destined for the Golden Circle route.

Over the course of the morning, stop at Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geyser, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide.

On this tour, you will also spend free time soaking in the Secret Lagoon hot spring pool.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Gullfoss
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Strokkur
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Opt for a personalized experience of the Golden Circle on a small-group tour 
  • Travel between dispersed natural landmarks with ease 
  • Beat crowds at Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir Geyser by avoiding peak times 
  • Get free time to soak in the Secret Lagoon hot spring pool
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with mid-morning pickup. Board a climate-controlled minivan destined for the Golden Circle route. Over the course of the morning, stop at Gulfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geyser, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. After a visit to the geothermal fields of Haukadalur, where you can stand up close to the erupting geyser of Strokkur, spend free time soaking in the thermal pools of the Secret Lagoon hot springs. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel.
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Important Information
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
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase during stops)
  • Swimsuits (possible to rent at an extra cost)
  • Towel (possible to rent at an extra cost)
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a wonderful day expertly guided despite less than perfect weather. Inspired to return in summer. Thank you Trond!
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Went to Iceland with my son at the end of Sept2019. What a trip. The people are incredible and the sights are too! One of the Highlights was the golden circle tour. The driver was a local chap, nicknamed Gummy Bear. There are several tours available, but make sure you choose the
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We went on a hot golden circle tour on a sunny day yesterday. Our guide was Trond, self professed Viking we had four stop offs during the day, finishing with a relaxing dip in the secret lagoon, all in a comfortable minibus with about 16 other people. Trond kept us entertained
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We had an unforgettable day as we toured the golden circle with our fabulous guide Gummi! He had so many interesting stories and so much information to share as we drove through the beautiful landscape and saw incredible natural sights. The Secret Lagoon at the end of the day
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I learnt loads and saw loads, very highly recommended. Thank you to Ian for his interesting commentary. The secret lagoon really makes a day of views and snow into a perfect trip.
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By: Gateway to Iceland
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632patb
London, United Kingdom
10
Mother / Daughter trip
We had a wonderful day expertly guided despite less than perfect weather. Inspired to return in summer. Thank you
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CairnsClan1888
Glasgow, United Kingdom
119
What an amazing trip with Gummy Bear
Went to Iceland with my son at the end of Sept2019. What a trip. The people are incredible and the sights are too!
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richardmS6253TN
31
A great day out
We went on a hot golden circle tour on a sunny day yesterday. Our guide was Trond, self professed Viking we had
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R8266CQstevenm
10
Amazing tour!
We had an unforgettable day as we toured the golden circle with our fabulous guide Gummi! He had so many
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NorthStar566397
10
Brilliant driver and great day.
I learnt loads and saw loads, very highly recommended. Thank you to Ian for his interesting commentary. The secret
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3rin-0m
Kinnelon, New Jersey
10
Awesome
Amazing tour company! Our guide Liam was funny and engaging - also very helpful and knowledgeable about the sites
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davidmH3112YS
Glasgow, United Kingdom
10
A Stormy Golden Circle Tour
Cannot recommend this tour highly enough, we were unlucky to have a storm on the day of our tour, with difficult
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L5651BJshaunw
10
Well worth the money
We had a scottish tour guide (Ian) very knowledgeable guide. Friendly, informative and easily approachable. Would
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392lukec
10
Absolutely brilliant day out!!
We had the wonderful experience of the golden cirle tour. The first stop was very interesting with some amazing
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larissab936
Manchester, United Kingdom
21
Amazing tour of the golden circle!
This tour was great, our guide Ian really made sure we were getting the full tour despite closed roads and bad
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Helena S
31
Highly recommend GTI tours! Excellent tour guide.
Greatly enjoyed our tour with GTI. We did the Golden Circle Tour and had lovely weather in the beginning. Tour
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NairaMart
10
Great!
Gummi is a professional, he knows what he’s doing an he knows a lot. We had a great time! He even drove us through
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janetbell1976
20
The best day ever!!!
I simply can’t praise this tour enough. It was one of the best days of our lives. We were lucky enough to have
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Doates1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
3225
Well organized and recommend tour Hot Golden Circle Tour and secret lagoon.
We booked this tour before going to Iceland with gateway to Iceland tours online and although it was cancelled the
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V8826PXfionas
10
Excellent experience
Gummi was so knowledgable and gave us such good insight into the starkly beautiful landscape and Icelandic history
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