You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel to kick off this Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
Set off across the harshly beautiful Icelandic terrain to the Blue Lagoon, where you spend your morning awash in serenity.
The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa situated in the youngest lava field in west Iceland. Once there, you are treated to a few hours of perfect peace, walk through the enchanted lava fields that surrounds the lagoon, bathe in the steamy blue-green waters, relax in a geothermal steam bath or release the stress from your shoulders under a soothing waterfall.
Relaxed and refreshed, you re-board your bus and set out anew for the Golden Circle.
Your time at the Blue Lagoon is at leisure. We do not include the bathing fee in the tour price as many people choose to simply wander and take in the beauty of the area or have a meal at the restaurant. If you wish to bathe you may pay the fee locally.
Your first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park. It was here that the country’s first parliament was founded in 930 AD, making it the oldest known Parliament in the world. It is also a unique tectonic and volcanic environment where continental drift has engraved the landscape with cracks, faults, and fissures.
Drive to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring. Only a few feet away is the Stokkur Geyser, which hurls boiling water towards the sky every 5-10 minutes.
Continue to Gullfoss waterfall, where the wide Hvita River plunges furiously over a natural staircase of stones. When one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, giving the appearance of a raging river that simply vanishes into the earth.
On your way back to Reykjavik pass by the village of Hveragerði, where geothermal energy has been harnessed to create unique greenhouse cultivation.
At the end of the tour you will be returned over a mountain heath to your Reykjavik hotel.
See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered