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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik

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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. After pickup in Reykjavik, travel to this geothermal pool situated in the Golden Circle area. Enjoy ample time to bathe in the steamy waters as you admire the surrounding countryside. You will also get to pay a visit to remarkable sites in Golden Circle, including Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park. Round-trip transport and entrance fee are included, along with drop-off at Reykjavik cruise port or central Reykjavik hotels. Food and drinks at own expense.
  • Full-Day Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon trip from Reykjavik
  • Travel through Iceland’s stark countryside to the Secret Lagoon
  • Enjoy time to bathe in the steamy springs of the geothermal pool
  • Admire the country scenery as you soak
  • See the nearby geyser and surrounding geothermal pools
  • Lagoon admission included, with food and drinks at own expense
  • Return coach transfers from Reykjavik Skarfabakki Harbor, plus central Reykjavik hotel, cruise port.
  • Marvel at natural wonders such as the Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park
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Þórunnartún 1 , Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)

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8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Our pickup can take up to 30 minutes so please wait at your pickup location from the time written on your ticket. More locations we do offer pickup service from: - Subway at the former Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Hringbraut 119 - Burgerjoint (Hamborgarabullan), Geirsgata 1 - Gamli Gardur, Hringbraut 29 - BSI Bus Terminal, Vatnsmyrarvegur 10 (front / taxi side) Many accommodations in central Reykjavik are redirected to official "Tour Bus Stops" from which we also offer pickup: - Tour Bus Stop 1, Ráðhúsið - City Hall, Vonarstraeti (64.146316,-21.941491) - Tour Bus Stop 2, Tjörnin - The Pond, Maedragardur on Laekjargata (64.145763,-21.938547) - Tour Bus Stop 3, Lækjargata, Laekjargata 4 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 5, Harpa, Austurbakki 2 (64.14678,-21.937296) - Tour Bus Stop 6, Safnahúsið - The Culture House, Hverfisgata 15 by Arnarholl (64.147454,-21.932894) - Tour Bus Stop 7, Traðarkot, Hverfisgata 20 (64.146706,-21.930425) - Tour Bus Stop 8, Hallgrímskirkja, by Eiriksgata (64.141548,-21.927973) - Tour Bus Stop 9, Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24 (64.143497,-21.916289) - Tour Bus Stop 10, Hlemmur, Laugavegur 105 (64.143155,-21.915414) - Tour Bus Stop 11, Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37 (64.142364,-21.917228) - Tour Bus Stop 13, Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120 (64.142658,-21.913866) Free pickup location: - Tour Bus Stop 12, Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 1 (64.144389,-21.910327)
Bring your bathing suit, and start with morning pickup from your Reykjavik hotel or cruise port. Then, settle into a comfortable, shared coach, and admire Iceland’s volcanic interior as you travel to the Secret Lagoon, located near Fludir in the Golden Circle area.

After time on the road, arrive and take in the fairy tale-like setting, made even more magical by the clouds of steam rising from the lagoon.

The geothermal lagoon is Iceland’s oldest swimming pool and framed by pretty countryside, geothermal hotspots, and a small geyser that spouts every few minutes. Fed by underground hot springs, the warm waters give off steam and stay at 100-104° Fahrenheit (38-40 Celsius) all year round.

Use the changing facilities, and enjoy ample time to soak in the waters, admiring the scenery as you bathe. If you’re here in winter, you may catch a display of the Northern Lights in the skies overhead as you bathe.

After two hours at the Lagoon, you embark upon the quintessential Icelandic tour to the Geysir geothermal area in the Haukadalur valley, where the Strokkur fountain geyser spouts water high into the air every few minutes, before visiting the majestic “Golden Waterfall” of Gullfoss, considered by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall.

Finally, stop at the inspiring Thingvellir National Park. Learn about the foundation of the world's oldest, and still functioning parliament, that happened here in 930AD. Then, view the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates that are slowly pulling apart. 

After you will hop back inside a coach for the return ride to Reykjavik, where your experience ends with a drop-off at the cruise port or your central Reykjavik hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
The Secret Lagoon is Iceland's second most famous lagoon. It derives from a hot spring which makes it a relaxing bathing spot.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Thingvellir National Park
The Thingvellir are both historically and geologically a important location. Here was the first icelandic parliament founded in the late 900s and this is also the a visible division between the eurasian and the north american continental plates.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gullfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss is a waterfall of the White River Hvítá. It has two steps of 11 and 21 meters and there are pulling more 100 m3 water through it at a second.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Strokkur
Strokkur is the little brother or the famous Geysir which not active anymore. Strokkur though is still very active blowing water up into the air every 7 to 10 minutes. At this stop can you also purchase food.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kerid Crater
Kerið is an iconic volcanic crater of 55 meters depth.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Food and drinks are not included.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BusTravel 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 face masks and attendee health during Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater 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 Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Tour with Kerid Crater from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips


  • "I very much appreciate the pick up and drop off feature." See review
  • "Weather was not the best but as our tour guide Howser (hope I spelled his name right) and driver Christophe were so brilliant did not matter." See review
  • "please wrap up if you’re going during winter time, it’s absolutely freezing!" See review

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star-5
Fabulous tour.
Donatella_B
, Jun 2022
David from Bus Travel tours was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, warm and funny. The tour was stunning, really well planned & thought through in detail. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Natural Highlights
Carly_S
, Jun 2022
My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour as an alternative to renting a car! Iceman gave us plenty of time at each stop and even stopped at a few extra places not on the itinerary. This was a great way to get a taste of what makes Iceland special in a short time.
star-5
Absolutely Excellent
Niamh_P
, Jun 2022
An amazing trip! Our tour guide Howser was absolutely excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour, he made a great effort to ensure we had the best time and shared his in depth knowledge of Iceland, it’s geography, history and people. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit this stunning place
star-5
Worth it!
Christina_P
, Jun 2022
We had a fab time! We felt this trip covered a lot of places worth seeing and the Secret Lagoon was a very cosy experience. Our guide lifted our spirit in the cold rain!
star-5
Secret Lagoon and Golden Circle
Austin_D
, Jun 2022
I will be recommending this tour to everybody. Howser is a great guide and made this such an enjoyable experience. The whole trip was smooth, interesting and with incredible views of Iceland.
star-5
Incredible day with a great guide
Taylor_F
, Jun 2022
An amazing day with a fantastic host! HBO was very knowledgeable, shared so many interesting facts and timed the day perfectly. Each stop has plenty of time allowed and didn’t feel rushed at all. Enjoyed this trip so much I booked another with the same company for the next day! Can’t recommend enough - thank you HBO and Bus Travel Iceland
star-5
Stunning
Victoria_L
, Jun 2022
The secret lagoon was amazing and very relaxing! I can also imagine the iconic scenery being brilliant all year round
star-3
Really good and then so-so at best
howard_h
, Jun 2022
The crater and the waterfall were definitely worth seeing, but the geyser field was disappointing. We really enjoyed the secret lagoon.
star-5
Come for the sites, stay for Omar’s jokes
Markaya_H
, May 2022
Excellent trip, a lot of activities but well timed with great stories and facts along the way. Our guide Omar was super friendly and informative; you could tell he has a real passion and pride for his country. If I had more time, I would definitely find another one of his to attend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The Beauty of Iceland.
Emily_E
, May 2022
Stopping to pet the horses. Seeing all the beautiful places. Learning the history. Seeing where Parliament happened.
star-5
Fantastic trip!
Bethany_I
, May 2022
What an amazing trip! And Omar our tour guide was fantastic, he had some great stories along the way. I would 100% recommend this trip, we even got an extra stop off to meet the Icelandic horses!
star-5
Even though it was rainy...
Grace_D
, May 2022
Even though it was rainy I enjoyed the secret lagoon and then the geyser Strokur. The scenery is lovely .
star-5
You will love it
Margaret_M
, May 2022
This trip is well worth doing, you see so much of Reykjavik landscape and Gide was very informative and entertaining. The geothermal pool was amazing and the waterfall just wow. So much energy pounding.
star-5
Very efficient tour
lullabymusicofficial
, May 2022
This is great tour, good value with lots of stops, well spaced out. I would recommend this tour if you don't have much time in Iceland
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic day trip
Els_C
, May 2022
I would definitely recommend this trip, it is a perfect and comfortable way to combine lots of highlights into one day, and the secret lagoon makes it extra special. The organization by Bus travel Iceland went very smoothly, very professional and authentic. Our guide Howser was great: very knowledgeable, lots of fun facts to share and great sense of humor.
star-5
The best way to see Iceland
Paul_T
, Apr 2022
This was the most extensive and memorable excursion we have ever done! Siggi was fantastic as a guide/driver. He was so knowledgeable in every detail!
star-5
A fantastic day trip
Pamela_G
, Apr 2022
We had a fantastic day trip doing this tour. The bus collected us at our stop which was just outside our hotel. Our guide 'Iceman' was really good with lots of stories, jokes and information about Iceland and he added extra stops to our itinerary enroute. We had perfect weather which was great and the stop at the Secret Lagoon was amazing. For those worried by other reviews saying that you need to shower naked, don't worry as most people showered with the costume on. I would however suggest taking a bright, different towel or an old one as someone took our towel off the hook (they are so many towels hanging on the towel wall outside by the pool). The waterfall was incredible and the geysers are truly amazing to see nature working at it's best. We had plenty of time at each stop but as we went at the end of April it was still light outside until late at night but he did say in December they only get 4 hours of daylight so I would take that into account when booking a tour. The bus trip was relaxing between the sites and I think that it is better to do a tour like this rather than self driving as we were told about the sites and got a lot of information. We loved the day out and would highly recommend it.
star-5
Love it.
Janis_G
, Apr 2022
All good and funny, so interesting , We enjoyed very well. Recommendation for everyone. Don't forget your cameras.
star-5
Fabulous tour
Belinda_B
, Apr 2022
Travelled with a guide with the surname of ‘Howzer’, he is an absolutely fantastic guide, extremely informative, even took us on detours and showed us extra locations as we were ahead of schedule. Could only wish we can travel with him again.
star-5
Great day out
Gordon_M
, Apr 2022
Excellent trip great guides very informative and well organised showed us some great local landmarks and gave us lots of information about Iceland it’s history and culture , would recommend to all

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