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

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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 Travelers 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)

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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.   ___________________________ 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 ___________________________ 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   ___________________________ Bus Stop 4 - Miðbakki: - Exeter hotel - Black Pearl ___________________________ Bus stop 5 – Harpa: - Centerhotel Arnarhvoll ___________________________ 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 ___________________________ 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 ___________________________ 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 ___________________________ Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg (in front of Fosshotel Reyjavik): - Storm Hotel - Fosshótel Reykjavík - Tower Suites ___________________________ Bus stop 13 – Rauðarástígur (in front of Centerhotel Miðgarður): - Centerhotel Miðgarður ___________________________ 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 ___________________________ BSÍ: - 27Soley - Hótel Holt - Guesthouse Anna - Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41 - Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46 - Guesthouse Galtafell - Guesthouse Lena - Travel Inn ___________________________ 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 ________________________________________ 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
  • 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
  • The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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  • "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

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star-5
Golden Circle tour adventure.
Robert_M
, Aug 2022
The most memorable visit of the trip was the Gullfoss Falls. Words can not adequately describe the experience of sight and sound as the water pours kver and into the gorge. You have to see it in person. Our driver and guide Doolui was shared great stories of all the sites we visited.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and I'm so pleased you found our beautiful country so memorable. Gullfoss is a magical place. Delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed Dooley's stories.
star-5
Awesome time
joseph_m
, Aug 2022
Great tour guide and very friendly and knowledgeable. Very pretty sites. Lots of fun and I would highly recommend doing it
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and for the recommendation. We are thrilled you enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Ruth_P
, Jul 2022
Dooley, the tour guide and driver, did a fantastic job of sharing history snd tons of info on this tour. The scenery was gorgeous. ******. Lots of stars.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for such a lovely review and all the stars :-) Delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Dooley and happy with the service provided. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland.
star-4
The secret lagoon is very...
Jayantha_W
, Jul 2022
The secret lagoon is very good and not so touristic. Our guide had good knowledge of local stories and gave lots of information about each stop.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for writing such a positive review and glad you enjoyed the Secret Lagoon. Pleased to read our guide kept you well informed throughout the day.
star-5
Fun around Reykjavik
Ben_C
, Jul 2022
Guide was excellent and very informative. Shared many stories from his youth in Iceland and was most knowledgeable about all of the natural wonders and the geology supporting it. Could not have had a better experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review and delighted you had such a great experience. Our guides are very informative and love sharing details with our guests. So glad you enjoyed.
star-5
Great storyteller
Susan_C
, Jul 2022
Dooley is a wonderful storyteller and his recollections of his grandmother added so much to our understanding of Icelandic history.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for such a positive review and kind words about Dooley. He is a great storyteller and it's lovely to read he added so much to your day and understanding of our local history.
star-4
stop
Marion_P
, Jul 2022
✔️ stop… stop. stop. stop stop Stop stop stop stop stop stop stop stop Stop it I paid my Manny I went I had a good time stop it stop it
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your 4 star rating, we welcome all feedback from our guests and judging by your rating it looks like you enjoyed the tour.
star-5
Ian our guide was...
David_P
, Jul 2022
Ian our guide was outstanding! He was able to answer all our questions and did it with humour and knowledge.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for writing such lovely comments about your guide Ian. We are delighted you were happy with the tour and Ian was able to provide some extra humour to enhance the day's experience.
star-5
Amazing
Adrian_L
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour we saw everything we wanted,great guide Gummi,very knowledgeable,would highly recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and for your kind words about your guide, Gummi. Delighted to hear you saw everything you wanted and for the recommendations. We would be pleased to welcome you back in the future.
star-5
Our guide Hildi was so...
Joseph_F
, Jul 2022
Our guide Hildi was so pleasant and knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. The landscape is incredible and the Secret Lagoon and is a great end to the trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and for the kind words about your guide Hildi. Delighted you had a good day and enjoyed the Secret Lagoon at the end of the trip.
star-5
Love this excursion!
Barbara_B
, Jul 2022
Ian our guide was awesome..he drove and narrated. He talked the whole time with tons of interesting things. He answered all our questions. Every moment of the trip was exciting and really saw many things. Beautiful waterfall, gyser etc. He deserves a raise!! Best guide EVER!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your glowing review and delighted your guide, Ian, lived up to your expectations. We are very proud of the service all our guides provide and it is wonderful to read such positive feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it and will pass your comments on to Ian.
star-5
See Iceland and love Iceland with this tour
Karen_C
, Jul 2022
I definitely recommend this tour. Ian was extremely knowledgeable and clearly loves Iceland and shared that with our little tour group. We all bonded as we traveled thanks to his friendly banter. The geysers, the beautiful landscapes, and water falls are unforgettable! At the end of the day our stop at the Secret Lagoon was a fabulous way to wrap up our journey.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your great response. We are happy to hear your feedback and impressions of the tour. Thanks again for Ian as your comment on his professionalism is very nice. See you soon maybe.
star-5
Great day, great sights.
Samantha_S
, Jul 2022
Gummi was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about history and nature of Iceland. Thanks for the tour! It was very lovely and you were very welcoming. Would love to come back in future to see more!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for writing such a great review, we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Glad you were happy with the information and service provided by Gummi. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland.
star-5
Beautiful!
William_S
, Jul 2022
Gummi, our guide, was extraordinary and amazingly knowledgeable of Iceland history. Loved the Lagoon
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for such a great review and delighted to read how happy you were with your guide Gummi and the lagoon. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland.
star-5
Great experience- totally fascinating
Marianne_W
, Jun 2022
Seeing Iceland and it’s rugged beauty, with information provided by a knowledgeable snd informative guide, Ian.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and delighted you were happy with the information provided by Ian.
star-5
Black sand and waterfalls
ksbachtel
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide BG was excellent. He was funny, interesting and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Iceland and it’s varied topography. The black sand beach was stunning and the various waterfalls were beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your reply. The Gateway to Iceland team is delighted that the day went well and that you enjoyed the landscape.
star-5
Iceland fun with Hildy
jabari_d
, Jun 2022
This morning as a great way to spend a day in Iceland. Our guide, Hildy, was professional, polite, funny, and knowledgeable. Visiting the Secret Lagoon was an excellent way to relax and recuperate after the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Golden Circle tour and that the visit to the Secret Lagoon was a success. Thank you very much for Hildy.
star-5
Winter golden circle
Sandra_S
, Jun 2022
An amazing day trip in the aftermath of an arctic storm after many trips had been cancelled. Beautiful, frozen landscape. The tour guide was wonderful, added lots of local knowledge, stories and history into his narrative. Secret lagoon much needed warm up and deliciously misty on this frozen winter day. A fabulous day!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your reply. The team of Gateway To Iceland is delighted that this day, this excursion, has been so successful. We always make sure that our clients are satisfied. We hope to see you again
star-5
A very nice day.
Marie_Q
, Jun 2022
The first stop in Pingvellir nationalpark was amacing. The driver gave us much extra information. He was great.(Dooley)
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for writing such a great review, delighted you had a good time and happy with the service provided by your guide, Dooley.
star-5
Great tour experience!
Amelia_S
, Jun 2022
Hildi was a wonderful guide. We learned so much about the history and culture of the area. We really enjoyed our time in Iceland.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your positive review; great to hear you were happy with your guide Hildi and that you enjoyed your time in Iceland.

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