Blue Lagoon Transfer And Golden Circle Tour Iceland
This day is a combination of Iceland’s most famous sites, conveniently paired to allow you to experience more. See unique natural formations, such as geysers, waterfalls, lakes, lava fields, craters, and more topped with an ultimate bathing experience in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon Transfer at the end of the day.
Please note that admission ticket is NOT included and requires pre-booking personally.
Visit Thingvellir National Park, a historic landmark and the place where the Icelandic Commonwealth was founded. Take a chance to visit the best place on earth to view the North Atlantic Divergent Ridge. See eruptions of up to 20 meters high at Geysir geothermal area, made by Strokkur, which erupts every three to four minutes. Pass by the dormant Geysir and make a stop for lunch.
Next view Gullfoss waterfall, considered the most beautiful of Iceland’s 30,000 waterfalls. Then, travel to Kerið volcanic crater, a striking crater lake filled with bright blue-green water and surrounded by stark black and deep-red slopes.
End the day at the Blue Lagoon, where you’ll enjoy bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters before heading back to Reykjavík.
- Þingvellir National Park
- Geysir geothermal area
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Kerið volcanic crater (entrance fee included)
- Blue Lagoon
Our Golden Circle Tour Iceland day tour to the Golden Circle begins with our fast and efficient pickup service. You simply need to wait at your hotel or at one of the designated pick-up points and let us take care of the rest. Once we have all our guests we will set off from the city and journey to our first major destination.
Thingvellir National Park
Our first place of visit is Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park (meaning assembly fields), an area of great cultural, natural, and geological significance. This is where the Icelandic nation was born when the first parliament of the nation was established gathering thousands of Vikings each and every year to meet, settle disputes, and make and amend the law.
The parliament formed in 930, was established here and was run as an open-air assembly until 1789 , making it the longest-running parliament in the world. Thingvellir is seen as a sacred place by most natives, a place of incredible stepping stones in their history.
The geological features which have shaped the land at Thingvellir are every bit as remarkable as the historical events which took place there. The Thingvellir fields are situated on a tectonic-plate boundary where North America and Europe are breaking apart from each other at an annual average rate of 2 cm. As a result, the area is scarred by dramatic fissures, ponds, and rivers, including the great rift called Almannagjá. An atmospheric walking path runs through the dramatic crevice leading guests along the fault and in the footsteps of the Vikings.
In 2004, Thingvellir was listed on UNESCO‘s World Heritage List for its geological uniqueness and historical significance.
Geysir Geothermal Area
After the exploration in Thingvellir, we make our way to the Geysir Geothermal area. The site is a remarkable formation of nature where hot groundwater reaches the surface as bubbling hot water or mysterious steam. The name comes from the original geyser, called Geysir, which has given its name to all geysers in the world.
Geysir’s activity has calmed down but his younger partner Strokkur is extremely energetic and erupts hot water and steam up to 20 meters in the air, every 5 to 10 minutes. Magnificent colors and various geothermal features of great interest are within the area that can easily be found by following the small walking path. At Geysir, you will have the opportunity and time to get lunch and even stock up on souvenirs and local products.
The next place of interest is the Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss, translated as the Golden Waterfall, is a large waterfall that drops a stunning 32m over two stages, into a 70-meter-deep canyon. It is fed from the white river, Hvítá, which originates from Iceland’s 2nd biggest glacier, Langjökull.
The area is intertwined with a mixture of history and myth surrounding plans to build a hydroelectric dam that ultimately fell through due to the efforts of one girl and her protests to preserve nature. Well-maintained paths help you explore the stunning landscape around the waterfall from different levels and angles.
Kerid Volcanic Crater
Kerið volcanic crater is our last stop before relaxation in the Blue Lagoon. Kerið is one of many crater lakes located in this area. It became a popular destination due to its vivid red lava rock that contrasts with the aquamarine waters created by the mineral composition in the surrounding soil. The crater was formed some 6500 years ago when the previous volcanic cone collapsed within its own magma chamber after a powerful eruption.
We end the day at the rightfully famous Blue Lagoon, where you’ll enjoy 2 hours experience of bathing, admiring, and relaxing in the geothermal waters. The Blue Lagoon, known in Icelandic as Bláa Lónið, is a geothermal spa/resort located on the volcanic Reykjanes peninsula.
The Blue Lagoon Transfer itself has been hailed as being one of the modern wonders of the world due to its water’s unique quality and healing powers and for its surreal and beautiful surroundings. Sitting on a fairy-tale-like black lava field, the warm Turkish blue waters of the Blue Lagoon seem like out of this world.
The lagoon is, in fact, wastewater from the nearby geothermal station, Svartsengi, and it’s full of dissolved minerals mixed with seawater. Svartsengi power plant drills for hot groundwater and supplies nearby towns with hot water for central heating. The presence of the geothermal power plant gives the whole location a surreal feeling, somewhat you would expect to find in a sci-fi movie rather than in Icelandic nature.
After your geothermal experience, we start to head back to Reykjavík which is an estimated 45 min drive.
- Full guided bus tour
- Professional guide
- Kerid volcanic crater admission
- Wi-Fi on the bus
- Blue Lagoon entrance (needs to be purchased before arrival)
- Food and drinks
- Pickup and dropoff
What do I need to bring
- Warm clothing, suitable footwear, and .
- You must pre-book Blue Lagoon admission tickets on the Blue Lagoon website for 5 PM. The tour will arrive at the Blue Lagoon around 5 PM, and leave around 7 PM, therefore it’s crucial that you book an admission ticket for that time only.
- The tour is set up for two hours to experience the lagoon (Arrival at 5 PM / Departure around 7 PM)
- Towels are included with all Blue Lagoon admission tickets but bring swimwear (or rent it on location)
- The use of conditioner and shower gel is complimentary and available in the Blue Lagoon shower rooms.
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- There is no food included on this tour but there will be stops where you are able to purchase food
- The duration of the tour is 11 hour
- A cancellation fee of 100% if canceled 1 day or less before departure