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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 National Park. Soak in the soothing hot waters of Fontana Geothermal Spa - it's hot like Geysir, but fortunately not quite as hot! It´s the perfect place to relax and soothe away your cares in between stops on the magnificent 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 all in one? Hard to beat, right?

Here you get to explore the iconic Golden Circle and relax in between stops at Fontana Spa. At our first stop we retrace the footsteps of the ancient Vikings by visiting Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is where the early settlers established their national assembly and took the first step to defining a nation. Þingvellir is an extremely dramatic and beautiful location. It´s also where the American and Eurasian continental plates are literally pulling apart at an annual rate of 2 cm.  The park also has within it Iceland’s biggest lake, Þingvallavatn.

The next stop is Laugavatn. It´s a town, a lake, and the home of Fontana Geothermal Spa. Whatever the weather you can be sure that Fontana is the perfect spot for relaxing in between sightseeing and enjoying the fresh Icelandic air.
The view of the lake is spectacular – and if you´re daring enough you can even take a dip in the lake´s cool waters, in between enjoying the natural saunas and bathing in the soothing warm pools of varying temperatures. In the saunas, hearing the boiling water bubble and gurgle below the floors is surreal – you can literally feel the geothermal power underneath the earth.

Next it´s on to 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 a 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 relaxing bathe 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.

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Our south coast tour was lovely! The black sand beaches felt almost other worldly. Waterfalls are stunning. The south coast tour is a must!...even though it is a very long day. However, booking with Reykjavik Sightseeing is a really great option. Of the four companies we had tours with, they were by far the best.

- kandice B, October 2017

"Golden Circle Tour with a Toddler"

Visiting the Golden Circle with Reykjavik Sightseeing was a great experience. They had a car seat for our 18 month old that allowed him to easily see out the window during the ride between stops. The buses are very nice, and they provide a tablet with tour facts.

- bas517, October 2017

"Northern Lights Tour"

Amazing team! Very knowledgeable. You can go every Day until you see it! No extra charge. On the second time they found an amazing spot and the whole group had an amazing time!

- Silvia P, September 2017