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Iceland in a Nutshell – The Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle

US$ 107.33 US$ 101.25 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • See the very best of Iceland in just one day
  • Witness the ferocious natural environment on the popular Golden Circle tour
  • Relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
  • Tour is led by a local expert guide

Overview

This tour offers you the very best of Iceland in one day!

Spend your morning at the world famous Blue Lagoon, a tranquil geothermal spa where you can sink into reviving waters and enjoy a moment of cathartic calm. Stand under a healing waterfall or pamper yourself with rejuvenating spa treatments.

In the afternoon embark on Iceland’s number 1 tour – the Golden Circle. You will be taken on a 300km round trip which showcases the power and beauty of Iceland’s natural environment. You will visit an active Geysir, experience the ferocity of the Gulfoss waterfall and visit Þingvellir National Park which is steeped in both history and beauty.

Stunning sights and perfect relaxation are offered in equal parts in this fantastic tour.

Itinerary

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

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Reviews

Lovely day in Iceland, the beginning was not too good, we have to switched buses 3 times before we been told we were in the right one. But everything was spot on after that, the... K H Lo

We had only two nights and one full day to visit Reykjavik and surrounding area after spending two weeks in the Baltic. This tour was the very best way of maximizing the use of... Betty Anne Birrell

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

10 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Pick-up from hotels or guesthouses starts at 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik. (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

The tour ends at your hotel/guesthouse in the Reykjavik area

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by bus
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Blue Lagoon bathing fee

Do/Dont's

Bring swimwear and a towel Remember your camera

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Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick up details.

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time

The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services are not provided from private addresses.

The fee to bathe at the Blue Lagoon is not included in the price. If you wish to bathe you will need to pay the following fees: Adults 16 years and over approx €40, Youth 14-15 years approx €20. Children under 13 may bathe for free if accompanied by a full paying adult.

A charge also applies if you wish to hire towels approx €5, bathing suits approx €5, bathrobe €10 and slippers €8

Many people who visit the Blue Lagoon choose not to bathe and to simply enjoy the spectacular surroundings. For this reason, to offer the best value to all our customers, we do not include the entrance fee in the tour price.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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