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

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From $103.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered 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

What's Included

  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Pick up from selected hotels, bus stops and ports.
  • A small Icelandic treat.
  • Lunch
  • Swimsuits and towels (can be rented by extra cost)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

Please note that Your Day Tours offers pick-up service from selected pickup points in the Downtown Reykjavik area. We can unfortunately not offer pick-up service from private apartments, Airbnb apartments, hotels located in the suburban areas of Reykjavík or Keflavik Airport for our tours. If your pick-up location is not on our pick-up list then we kindly ask you to locate the closest pick-up point to your accommodation from the map or list below and meet us there for your tour. IMPORTANT: The pickup starts at 8:00 am and usually takes place between 8:00 and 8:30 am. We also do pickups from bus stops in Reykjavík, since some hotels are located within traffic restricted areas. We do pickups at the following bus stops: #1, #4, #6, #8, #9, #12 and #15.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

It’s less than you get on a plane so beware if you are tall.
It is nice to be a small group, maybe more introductions would have been good.
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Ailish_A, Mar 2023
The hot spring and waterfall. Christian was amazing and gave us wonderful commentary and even made some surprise stops along the way.
Diane_S, Mar 2023
Lovely driver Thor...very knowledgable and nice person ans great driver Tour great value for money .picked uo on time 😃.
Awesome views and amazing sights
Season_K, Mar 2023
We were able to get a small tour and see such amazing locations around the golden circle and even the Secret Lagoon. We loved the outlooks and the waterfalls, and definitely do NOT recommend going in winter, but even then, it was a gorgeous sight.
Amazing first day in Iceland!!
Janet_C, Mar 2023
Sigga was an amazing guide. He really enhanced the trip With his knowledge and humor. Loved it all! The geysers the waterfall the national park and then ending at the Secret Lagoon was just perfect. Okay the horses and sheep really smelled!!🤭
Highly recommend this company
Rob_G, Mar 2023
This was the perfect tour. The company and driver were terrific and provided an excellent memory of Iceland. I highly recommend them.
Great Trip
Joanne_B, Mar 2023
Loved all the visits just wished we could have stayed a little longer at some stops. Amazing views and great guide.
Peter_B, Mar 2023
The trip was absolutely exceptional, especially due to our guide, Ivor Mor Augustson, what an absolute star, so knowledgeable and openly proud of his amazing country. All of the locations visited were out of this world and blew my mind away. I'd definitely recommend this tour. The secret lagoon is fantastic too.
Secret Lagoon, very...
Kath_k, Mar 2023
Secret Lagoon, very relaxing and not crowded. Geyser was very interesting. In dull weather, the other parts of the tour were a bit less impressive.
Spectacular scenery, and the Secret Lagoon was a real treat!
Tara_M, Mar 2023
We took the Feb. 22, 2023, tour with guide/driver Kristjan. The sights are all gorgeous, and we were super happy to have picked a tour that included the Secret Lagoon. Kristjan was super knowledgeable, sharing info/history for most of the ride, and we felt very safe in his hands on the snowy roads; a very smooth and capable driver -- we coincidentally also got him on the South Coast Tour, and he was just as good then. Re: the mini-bus experience itself, overall, we were happy we chose this instead of a full-sized tour bus; faster getting on/off, and you didn't arrive with a mob of people. That said, be prepared for the seats being on the snug side, and if you're among the last to board, you could get spilt up, or be crammed into the last row, which looked uncomfortable for 4 adults. If you would be miserable in those circumstances, this might not be the best option for you. Regarding the Secret Lagoon, a few notes, as we had a lot of questions in advance: We didn't love the *required* naked communal pre- and post-soak showering, but everyone just keeps their heads down and moves fast. We were happy to have taken flip-flops to wear while changing, showering, and walking outside, but you need to take them off before entering the lagoon; it felt safe to leave them off to the side. Don't worry about it snowing while you're there -- that makes it more magical, and the water is so hot, you won't feel chilled. Finally, we enjoyed this much more than Sky Lagoon in Reykjavik. The water was considerably hotter, there were fewer people, and it was way more relaxing -- not the club-type atmosphere that Sky Lagoon had.
Stunning day trip!
Laura_C, Feb 2023
Anna was a super and informative guide. Tectonic plates were particularly stunning, as were the waterfalls and geysers. Secret lagoon was a perfect ending. Well done tour... can't say enough positives!
Unforgettable trip
Lee_H, Feb 2023
Everything from Thingvellir National park, to the Geezers, the waterfall and the secret lagoon. Everything was an unforgettable experience and made all the more memorable by our wonderful and comical host Valli
Good tour generally
Karen_D, Feb 2023
Seating wasn’t good on the mini bus as we were all Separated, secret lagoon was lovely, stopping at 2 farms for 10 mins each seemed a Little waste when we had to miss out the main stop at the waterfall (had a short stop at the bottom )
Great tour, excellent guide
Nigel_C, Feb 2023
Great tour, very knowledgeable guide, wanted everybody to gain maximum from the tour. Allowed plenty of time at each stop. Great vehicle - nice and warm! Even helped at end by stopping at a suitable bus stop to enable us to get back to our hotel. Highly recommend this tour to any body unsure which tour to take - worth the 5 stars.
Great tour.
charlotte_c, Feb 2023
It was my 50th birthday and we had a brilliant time on this tour. Ian the guide and driver was a giggle. It was great to hear about Iceland through his own experiences. He was knowledgeable and a complete character. We couldn't have asked for a better guide. The way Ian tells a story is from a personal perspective but that made the tour that much more charming. Ian made sure we were in the best spots for the best views and gave us brilliant tips on what to look at. The tour packs a punch. It's a lot to do in a day but its very enjoyable and you finish at the secret lagoon which is brilliant.
A great day with lots of variety and a fantastic guide/ driver
Sally_D, Feb 2023
A great full day tour. Baldwin was a fantastic guide. We were lucky to have fantastic weather. The tour started with sunrise in the national park which was just amazing. Ending at the Secret Lagoon rounded off the day perfectly.
Worth it!
Peter_V, Feb 2023
Great tour with a great tour guide ( Siggi). Small group tour, just perfect. Enough time allocated at each stop and you were left on your own to do whatever you wanted. Good information about each stop and good stories told by Siggi. The only downside of the tour for us was that we were the last to be picked up at the start of the tour and as a couple had to sit separately one in the front one at the effort was made by the driver or the fellow passengers to try to accommodate us. I sent an email to Viator,but still waiting for the reply. Because of this I truly wanted to give a 2 star rating.
Great guide
Clare_F, Feb 2023
Siggi the driver guide was excellent. Great info & really clear about what we were going to see. He was happy to take questions on anything which was great fun. His music playlist is worth downloading and have been playing it ever since!
Fantastic trip
Fiona_W, Feb 2023
Otto made sure our day ran to plan and was an informative and entertaining guide. The geysers were fabulous and Gulf Foss majestic as ever! The Secret Lagoon was really fun and quite surreal - being outside but warm - although the few steps from the changing rooms to the pool are interesting!! Fabulous day and great company - highly recommend!!
Anna was an amazing tour guide
Kim_T, Feb 2023
Amazing day tour from start to finish with Anna from your day tours. The tour wasn't rushed. Anna always got to the spot before the big tour buses arrived. Her knowledge and sense of humour really added to the tour.
Great times
Natalya_R, Feb 2023
Great experience, great guide, fun times, cannot wish for a better day except for the weather might be less windy, but it is what it is.