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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Iceland’s Golden Circle route links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, but the big tourist groups can make it feel crowded. On this small-group tour, reach top Golden Circle landmarks including Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park in a group no larger than 15 people. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle as your guide showcases Iceland’s spectacular beauty, and finish with a warm soak at the Secret Lagoon.
  • Explore the Golden Circle route without the big coach crowds
  • Discover famous features including the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
  • Secret Lagoon entry and return transport from your Reykjavík hotel included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Port pickup and drop-off
National Park fees
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Food tasting
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission to the lagoon is included in the price
Swimsuits and towels (can be rented by extra cost)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We do pickup at hotels and bus stops in Reykjavík, some hotels are located within a traffic restricted area and you would need to meet us at a nearby bus stop.

Additional pick-up locations in Reykjavik City:

Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 - Rauðarárstígur
Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata


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Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Your Day Tours
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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
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 Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus?
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
See all safety measures taken by Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It’s less than you get on a plane so beware if you are tall." See review
  • "It is nice to be a small group, maybe more introductions would have been good." See review


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Tour in the snow
, Dec 2021
Memorable trip, starting well before the sun came up. First stop, relaxing in the secret lagoon, snow falling as daylight slowly rose. Magnus made all the transfers feel short, with his frequent observations, information and views. Much appreciated!
Amazing day out!
, Nov 2021
We had a jam packed day of things to see and do on this tour. It started around 8.30am and we got back around 5pm. Bara was our driver, she is very knowledgeable and friendly, it was like being driven around by a beloved family member, we were all made to feel very welcome. There were masks and hand sanitiser at the front of the bus that she encouraged us to use when getting on/off the minibus. Our first stop was Thingvellir national park, we were dropped off at the viewing platform and were allocated about 50 minutes to peruse the landscape and make our way down the path between the fissure, it's an easy path to traverse and not difficult to navigate to the pick up point where she met us afterwards. Our next stop was Gullfoss waterfall and it is enormous! So loud and an incredible feat of nature. The sun came out whilst we were there and it created beautiful rainbows in the spray. Naturally the wind blows the spray one way or another so be prepared to get a bit wet. Again Bara dropped us off at a viewing platform and we walked down to a lower level where she had driven down to pick us up. Next, we drove to Strokkur where we were allocated about an hour and a half to take a lunch break and see the surrounding area, including of course the famous Strokkur hot spring. It goes off every 5 minutes or so, so you most certainly won't have to wait around for it - everyone that was there was standing primed with their cameras pointed fixed on it waiting to get a shot of the famous water eruption... and what a show! Be wary of the wind direction, much like Gullfoss, you could get soaked! On the way to the Secret Lagoon we had a short stop at Faxi waterfall, a beautiful place where you can get right up close to the water. The Secret Lagoon is the final stop on the trip and it's a lovely relaxing occasion. I was torn originally between doing this and the Blue Lagoon, but in the end there were 3 decisive reasons why to choose the Secret Lagoon - 1. price, 2. popularity.. it is much quieter, and 3. The Secret Lagoon is a natural hot spring, unlike the Blue Lagoon which is in fact man-made. It must be stated that you have to shower naked before entering the pool. For an anxious person like me this was almost enough to put me off doing it all together but I very soon realised that every other tourist was in exactly the same situation- everyone is too concerned with their own modesty to even think about anyone else's, and the locals that use the pool have seen it a million times before. There are lockers that are free to use and towels that you can rent for 700ISK (~£4). There's also a bar, you can actually take your glass of wine/can of beer into the pool, quite a novel experience! There are pockets of the pool that are warmer than others and bits that are fenced off for your safety which are too hot to enter. The side can be deceptively slippy, when I was there a girl had slipped and cut her arm and was being escorted back inside. Bara was forward thinking and considered that everyone would be knackered after their hot swim so made sure to tell us most of her tour guide knowledge at the beginning of the day so the journey back was pretty quiet. Overall the whole day was a brilliant experience and I'd highly recommend it!
Great tour.. Golden Circle
, Nov 2021
Great sites and the guide gave lots of information on Iceland on the way. The tour was not difficult to walk to see the sites.
Book it now, you won’t regret it!
, Nov 2021
Absolutely brilliant trip! Bjorn was our tour guide and he was super, really funny and knowledgeable - clearly loves his country and had lots of interesting facts/stories about it! There is a fair bit of travelling but that said I didn’t feel rushed at any of the places we visited - had plenty of time to have a look round and see everything! The sunrise at the national park was incredible and the views there were breathtaking! Iceland is an amazing country and this tour lets you see some of the little pockets of magic it has to offer! Finished at the secret lagoon which was the perfect end to the trip; I’ve never experienced anything like it and it wasn’t overly busy! We rented some towels which was easily done and again we got about an hour in the water so it didn’t feel rushed! Overall well worth the money; if you want to spend more time at places rent a car but if you want the peace of mind of being driven to each site and the opportunity for a “taste” of each place this is well worth it!
What a great tour!
, Oct 2021
Bjorn is an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and quite funny. He made our tour wholly worthwhile. The Secret Lagoon and the stop at the farm for homemade ice cream were the bomb.
Golden Circle Tour
, Sep 2021
It was raining and windy but the tour went ahead and as the day progressed the weather became almost sunny. The price was very reasonable and the visits to Guillfoss, Thingvelir & Geysir as well as lunch and a stop at the Secret Lagoon for a soak at the end of the day were still amazing. It takes awhile to drive to and from all of the sights on this tour so the time at each feels rushed but after all this is a sampler. Renting a car or camper van will allow you to explore at your own pace and be able to stop for those photo ops that you cannot capture from a moving vehicle. Kudos to Magnus who had a full bus load to keep cheerful on such a gloomy day.
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Iceland 🇮🇸 my dream country 😍
, Sep 2021
The tour guy is very friendly and proudly talk about his country i enjoyed the tour very much even though i changed because i did the golden triangle the previous day i went on another tour instead
A fun and beautiful experience
, Aug 2021
It felt safe, fun and interesting to travel with Bára. She was so kind and professional. The stops went on for a perfect amount of time and Bára filled the time on the road between the stops with a perfect amount of information, fun talk and music. We will be rebooking next time we come to iceland. Thank you!
Iceland’s Golden Circle Tour
, Aug 2021
Thank you for a magical and amazing experience. Our tour operator was top notch. The Secret Lagoon was our highlight
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Day at the Golden Circle
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour, Excellent guide, the tour group was called: Your Day Tours, the guides name was Al for short and did an excellent job. I highly recommend this tour, well worth you time. 5 Stars !!

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