The Golden Circle: Platinum tour is an adventure of all our handpicked sites of the famous Golden Circle region of Iceland. The Golden Circle has all of Iceland’s must visit and most popular sights. This popular region is rich with history and boasts powerful waterfalls, geothermal hot pools, erupting geysers, separating continental plates, as well as delicious food production, all on Reykjavik’s doorstep.
This tour starts at 8:30 am, where we drive out of Reykjavik and head straight to warm up and soak in the natural hot springs of the Secret Lagoon, Iceland’s oldest natural swimming pool. We will be there early, when it is quietest, allowing us to truly relax and soak in the magic of this wonderful geothermal pool. A great way to start the day!
Afterwards, we will warm up by enjoying a unique lunch inside the tomato greenhouse farm Friðheimar where they produce over one tonne of tomatoes each day. Having lunch amongst all the tomato plants in the greenhouse is something you will never forget. We will be able to try their famous tomato soup or grilled tortilla pizza, homemade bread, as well as hot beverages. Lunch is included in the price of this tour.
Next we get to witness the force of Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most powerful waterfalls. On sunny days, rainbows appear in the mist of this golden hued waterfall. From there, it is only a short drive to see the wonders of the geothermal area of Geysir, the original exploding geyser, and its surrounding steam vents.
After all this we drive onto the famous Þingvellir National Park. This National Park holds historical and geological significance and Þingvellir is the site of the first known parliament in the world, where many of Iceland’s most important decisions were made. It is also a place of incredible beauty, sitting in the rift valley of the separating North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. From there, it’s a short drive back into town, reaching Reykjavik in time for dinner.
Operates: All year
Duration: 9 hours
Pick-Up Time: 8:30 am from your pick up location in Reykjavík
Group size: Minimum 1 / Maximum 12
Minimum age: 8 years old
Level of difficulty: Easy
Price: Adults 19,990 ISK, Youth (8-14 year old) 17,990 ISK
Included: Entrance fee into the Secret Lagoon, Lunch and Tea/Coffee from Friðheimar, pickup and drop-offs in Reykjavik and transportation with a small group and an English speaking guide.
Be sure to bring your towel and swimsuit for the Secret Lagoon. You can rent towels from Secret Lagoon for 700 ISK each if needed.
Please note that included for lunch at Friðheimar is a main course from their lunch menu, homemade bread and hot beverages. Drinks, dessert and other menu options are available, just bring along extra money to purchase extra items.
As with all our trips, be sure to bring along waterproof jackets and pants for the unpredictable Icelandic weather. Waterproof jackets and pants are available to hire. Make sure to order in the booking process or contact us directly.