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Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon

History, Culture, and the Blue Lagoon

Tour Highlights:- Thingvellir National Park- Gullfoss waterfall – Geysir – Blue Lagoon transfer and admission.

You will be picked up at your hotel/guesthouse around noon and you will be on your way to the famous Golden Circle and Geysir.
We will drive through the farming heartland with an abundance of history. Here is where the most dramatic events of the Sagas took place.

Thingvellir National Park

Shortly after departure from Reykjavik, we will enter the Thingvellir National Park. This is where Alþingi or the Althing Parliament, one of the oldest democratic legislative bodies, was established in the year 930 AD.

Geysir Sputing Hot Spring

On the way, you will visit Geysir and Strokkur, one of only a few areas in the world where you can witness a spouting hot spring. This is truly a unique phenomenon you will never forget. Gullfoss or the Golden Waterfall is truly one of the most beautiful creations of mother nature.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a magnificent geothermal site with the world’s finest natural spa. People come a long way to get into this turquoise-colored geothermal water. Besides the unique water, the surroundings of the Lagoon are magnificent. Some people say it is like “out of this world”.

Join us for a spectacular day

From ISK 22,990
Hot Spring Tour

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

Do you want to visit a secret natural bathing spot?

You are bound to love this tour with all it’s History and nature.

The day starts with your pick-up in Reykjavik. We then head out of the capital area to the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle has many beautiful sights to offer, but at the same time, most of the places are historically important as well. We have this tour planned to make the best out of your day.

Þingvellir

Our first stop is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America.

Geysir

After that, we stop at Geysir. This “water puddle” gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. “Strokkur”, the little brother of Geysir, is still active today and he erupts every 5-8min and it is truly a big spectacle.

Gullfoss

Last but not least is Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. In the summertime, up to 130.000 l/s are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well.

Friðheimar Tomato Farm

Iceland is well known for its geothermal energy. We don’t only use it to heat our houses, we also use it to grow vegetables in greenhouses. Friðheimar Tomato Farm is probably the best place to experience it and that’s why we decided to have our Lunch stop here (please note: Lunch is not included in the tour price). We will take a short tour through the greenhouse before we are able to enjoy the food.

Secret Lagoon

The day isn’t over yet. There is no better way to end a great day with a relaxing swim in geothermal water. Your guide will drive you to a thermal pool called “Gamla Laugin” (The Secret Lagoon). It was formed in 1891 and is still a popular place for all the locals in the area. It is therefore the oldest swimming pool in the country with a constant temperature of 38/40 °C, thanks to the hot waters from surrounding geothermal activity.

From ISK 17,990
Gullfoss

Golden Circle and Kerid Crater

Golden Circle and Kerid Crater

Three of Iceland’s most popular attractions

The Golden Circle Iceland tour offers three of Iceland’s most popular attractions – Þingvellir national park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. Those three stops are part of the classic route. To make the best out of your day, we added some of our favorite extra stops.

Þingvellir

Our first stop on this Golden circle iceland tour is at Þingvellir, the place of the first Icelandic parliament. The first parliament was established there in 930 AD and it is, therefore, the oldest one in Europe. Besides all the history you can also see the Mid-Atlantic ridge. This is the split of the tectonic plates that divides Europe from North America.

Geysir

After that, we stop at Geysir. This “water puddle” gives its name to all the other Geysers in the world. “Strokkur”, the little brother of Geysir, is still active today and he erupts every 5-8min and it is truly a big spectacle.

Gullfoss

Last but not least is Gullfoss, the golden waterfall. This is oone of the main attraction of the Golden circle iceland Tour. In the summertime, up to 130.000 liters per second are running down this powerful waterfall. In good weather conditions, we are also able to see Langjökull glacier as well.

Kerid volcanic crater

Kerid is a volcanic crater that is located in the Grímsnes area. It is part of the Western Volcanic Zone, which includes the Reykjanes peninsula and the Langjökull Glacier. The caldera of the crater is well intact and about 55m deep and 270m wide. Another remarkable feature is the aquamarine blue water of the lake that can be found in the crater.

From ISK 12,900
Þingvellir

2 Day – PADI Dry Suit course and Silfra dive tour

Silfra dive tour in Thingvellir National Park

2 day PADI Dry Suit course

Join us on this unique 2 day PADI Dry Suit course and Silfra dive tour in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. To dive in this cristal clear water is an exceptional experience you will never forget.
Keep in mind that this is not an easy, piece of cake, activity. We rank this a five out of five for dificulty.

Highlights

We will be staying at Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir National Park), and of course we offer the PADI Dry Suit course. Not to mention the Silfra Fissure-Diving which is a unique experience, probably nowhere in the world you find this phenomenon. This is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and drifting slowly apart.

PADI Dry Suit Speciality course

This PADI Dry Suit Speciality course includes a theory session, one confined water training dive, followed by two Open Water dives with an experienced Dry Suit Instructor.
On day two we will then be ready to complete two dives in Silfra Fissure which is known to be one of the best dive sites available in the world!
Silfra, frequently rated as one of the worlds top ten dive sites, is located between the tectonic plates of Europe and America. With up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, Silfra is truly a mesmerizing site, not to be missed by any diver.

More information

If you want to see more information about the itinerary or accommodation please send us an Trip Enquiry.

Disclaimer:

All diving trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

What’s included?

  • PADI Dry Suit Specialty Certification Card (Not guaranteed)
  • 1 confined water dive
  • 2 open water dives
  • Pick up from all major hotels, hostel and guesthouses in Reykjavík upon request
  • Guidance by experienced Dive Instructor
  • All dive equipment needed
  • Thingvellir Silfra Entrance fee (1500 ISK)
  • Two dives in Silfra
  • Hot chocolate and cookies
  • Drop off in Reykjavik
From ISK 89,990