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Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle Tour

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Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle Tour


A colleague and I will be working in Reykjavik for one week, but have the weekend free to to touristy stuff (15-17. June). Everyone says the Blue Lagoon is a must, so we hope to go there on Friday afternoon. Is it far from Reykjavik? Are there buses going there, or do we need to go with a tour operator? How long will a stay there last?

I see one of the tour operators (Iceland Excursions, I think) offers a Golden Circle Evening Tour. Has anyone any experience with this tour? I was hoping to do some shopping (or window shopping at least) on Saturday, and then do the tour in the evening. Will it be worth it? The other alternative is to skip the shopping part, and do the day-tour instead. Which tour operator would you recommend?

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1. Re: Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle Tour

There are other pools in Reykjavik.

There are buses to BL; it's about 40km from Reykjavik (I think - check its website). You don't need a tour operator. You can stay as long as you like. You get changed, go in the pool, wallow around, have some treatment; have a drink, relax, have a shower, enjoy a meal or snack, browse the shop, get back on the bus. (All activities optional). How long this takes is up to you and the bus schedule.

You could pop in to the BL on the way to the airport, leaving you more time for shopping, and tours. Yes, GC tour is probably worth it for seeing sights close to Reykjavik.

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