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

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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.
  • 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.


Bus stop 1 – Ráðhúsið – City Hall:
- Chez Monique
- Embassy Luxury Apartments
- Hotel Reykjavík Centrum
- Kvosin Hotel
- 3 Sisters Guesthouse
- Black Pearl
- Central Apartments
- Centerhotel Plaza
- City Center Hotel
- Exeter Hotel
- Gallery Central Guesthouse
- Guesthouse Álfhóll
- Guesthouse Butterfly
- Hotel Hilda
- Hotel Metropolitan
- House Of Spirits
- Konsulat Hotel
- Ocean Comfort Apartments
- Lighthouse Apartments
- Planet Apartments
- Radisson Blu Hotel 1919
- Reykjavik Downtown Hostel


Bus stop 2 – Tjörnin – The Pond:
- Ambassade Apartments
- Castle House Luxury Apartments
- Central Guesthouse
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Laufásvegi 6
- Luna Hotel Apartments – Spítalastígur 1


Bus stop 3 – Lækjargata:
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Apotek Hotel
- Centric Guesthouse
- Hotel Borg
- Konsulat Hotel Curio


Bus stop 5 – Harpa:
- Centerhotel Arnarhvoll


Bus stop 6 – Safnahúsið – The Culture House:

NOTE: Bus stop 6 is closed due to construction until the end of August 2019. Please go to Bus stop 14 – Skúlagata until then.
- 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 9 – Snorrabraut:
- Aurora Apartments, Hverfisgata 78
- Skuggi hotel


Bus stop 10 – Hlemmur:
- 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


Bus stop 11 – Austurbær:
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse Reykjavik 101
- Guesthouse Snorri
- Reykjavik Hostel Village
- Stay Apartments Grettisgata


Bus stop 12 – Höfðatorg:
- Storm Hotel
- Fosshótel Reykjavík
- Tower Suites


Bus stop 13 – 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


- 27Soley
- Hótel Holt
- Guesthouse Anna
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Laufásvegur 41
- Guesthouse Baldursbrá – Tjarnargata 46
- Guesthouse Galtafell
- Guesthouse Lena
- Travel Inn


Reykjavik Port - Skarfabakki, Old Harbor in downtown Reykjavík - Miðbakki, Hafnarfjörður harbor, Reykjavik Port - Sundabakki
Departure Time
10:00 AM
  • 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
  • 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our driver Gunar was great. Nice drive to see the landscape. The seats on the van were small and tight especially with everyone's cold weather gear. The Secret Lagoon was really enjoyable. The waterfall was amazing. Overall, a really nice day/tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathy F
Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey there Kathy, Thank you for the kind review :) Yours Truly, The Gateway Team.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Andris F kept us entertained all day with facts and witty stories. A nice tour finished up with a welcome hot swim.

Thank Christossl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sites in this tour are excellent. Despite we had a problem with the van and had to wait for a replacement, they managed to complete the tour and all the planned stops. Thanks to the guide and his great driving abilities.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tresestrellas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small group tour with a great local guide. Gummi our guide had information and stories all along the way. You will see the magnificent waterfalls, see the expanding crack between the tectonic plates (it’s safe) the famous geyser and hot springs and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there Dorene, Thank you for this kind review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your day, and that you got to hear Gummi's wonderful stories ;) We hope you took some great memories home with you Yours Kindly, The Gateway Tean,

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, a big shoutout to our driver and guide, Gummi, for an outstanding all-day tour. And also to Gateway to Iceland, which was recommended to us by another tour company, who had no availability (luckily for us) on the day we wanted to tour. We...More

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Gateway2Iceland, Manager at Gateway to Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, Thank you for these kind words. It's also great to hear that a fellow tour operator recommended us :D I'm glad you enjoyed your day and saw everything you wanted to see and more. I hope you took some great memories home with...More

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Jan B
17 September 2019|
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Response from Jan Y |
Well I'm not sure of the private cost tour, I highly recommend this company. I had such a wonderful experience on their tour. They are number one in my book!
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Response from Cliff L | Reviewed this property |
Our group had fewer than 20 people. We spent about 1 1/2 hours at the Secret Lagoon.
Anne P
10 September 2019|
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No, from the cruise port in Reykjavik.
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