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Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa

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See the erupting geyser & hot springs, experience the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall and follow in the footsteps of Vikings when walking down the rift valley at Þingvellir. Soak in the waters of Fontana Geothermal Spa - it's hot like Geysir, but fortunately - not as hot! Making it the perfect place for relaxing in between stops on the Golden Circle.

Departures

10:00

Duration

Approx. 9:30 hours

Guiding language

English

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The Legendary Golden Circle and Relaxation in a Geothermal Spa? Hard to Beat!

Here you will explore the iconic Golden Circle and relax in between stops at Fontana Spa. On our first stop we walk in the footsteps of ancient vikings by visiting the national park Þingvellir. The park was an open air parliament from 930-1793, set in an extremely dramatic location – in a rift valley, in between high cliffs. It’s also the setting of Iceland’s biggest lake, Þingvallavatn.

The next stop from there is Laugavatn, a town, a lake, and the home of Fontana Geothermal Spa. In cold weather, or warm weather you can be sure that Fontana is the perfect spot for relaxing in between sightseeing and to enjoy the fresh Icelandic air.

The view of the lake is spectacular – and if you are brave enough you can even take a dip in the cold lake, in between soaking in the natural saunas and jumping into the warm pools of varying temperatures. In the saunas, hearing the boiling water below the floors is surreal – you can feel the geothermal power underneath the earth. The pools themselves are relaxing and peaceful.

From there we will see the world famous Geysir – where the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Our last stop is the dramatic Gullfoss Waterfall, which is an breathtaking sight to behold. Here a powerful glacial river cascades down 32 meters on two levels and into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.

All in all – it’s the perfect combination of activities. Amazing must-do sightseeing, and a relaxation in a geothermal spa set in a gorgeous location!

Details on the Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Teenagers 12-15 years 50% discount & children 0-11 years old free
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Bathing suit & Towel. Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: Approx. 9,5 hours including a minimum 45-60 minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park. In Geysir & Gullfoss there are shops where you can buy food and drinks.
Total distance covered during tour: 290 km

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Free tour pick up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Admission to Fontana Spa
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
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Tour Highlights

Þingvellir

Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is a National Park since 1930 and a UNESCO world heritage site, hosting the old Þingvellir parliament. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Geysir

Geysir, southwestern Iceland is the first geyser described in a printer source and the first known among Europeans. Geysir is in Haukadalur valley, also home to Strokkur geyser. Eruptions at Geysir can be up to 70 metres. Strokkur now erupts every 8-10 minutes from 15-20 metres up to 40 metres high.

Gullfoss

Gullfoss is a waterfal that flows from Hvítá glacial river. It plummets down 32 meters into a canyon measuring up to a 70 meters deep. The waterfall's existence is the result of a hard fought legal battle in 1907 by the first Icelandic environmentalist, Sigríður Tómasóttir.

Fontana Geothermal Spa

The first steam bath in Laugarvatn, was built 1929, locals and visitors have been enjoying the healing powers of the natural steam baths and geothermal pools by lake Laugarvatn ever since, the view of the lake is truly spectacular.
After a relaxing swim you can experience the Icelandic way of making geothermal rye bread, warm & delicious straight from the boiling earth underneath us – and if you are brave enough you can even take a dip in the cold lake.

Brúarhlöð

Brúarhlöð is a narrow canyon in Hvitá River, just south of the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. The gorge is famous for its spectacular rock formation. The name of the rocks in Bruarhlöð is Breccias or Hyaloclastite.
The canyon is popular for white-water rafting and if we are lucky we might spot a cliff jumper or a raft boat coming down the glacier river gorge.

Þingvallavatn

Þingvallavatn is the largest natural lake in Iceland, lies perched on the rift valley separating the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Most of it is in Þingvellir. The Silfra fissure pumps glacial water, filtered through the surrounding lava , into the lake, where the mineral rich fluid fertilises a variety of vegetation.

"Reykjavik Sightseeing"

We took the 8 hour bus trip to see as much as we could in a short period of time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The tour guide was informative and we saw some very different landscapes. Parts of Iceland are unique and there are opportunities for awesome pictures. A favourite was watching the Geyser erupt every 8-10 minutes. Very interesting.

- Kim K, May 2017

"South coast classic"

Just got back from the tour! We went on a large bus that was in pristine condition and always at a comfortable temperature. Though large, the tour felt more intimate than other large bus tours we had been on. The group may have been smaller and both the guide and driver reached out and connected with everyone on the tour. Both answered questions and were very happy to chat about Iceland and Icelandic culture. The audio guides were a nice addition

- Torra S, May 2017

"Wonderful waterfall tour"

We did the southern Iceland tour that included the glacier hike and visiting three waterfalls. The bus was smaller than other companies, but had free wifi and individual tablets with information about various sights along the way. Our guide was excellent and went with us through a stream into the hidden waterfall area. He also took many pictures of us. I would highly recommend this company and would book them again.

- cornell82, May 2017