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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik provided by Gateway to Iceland

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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Opt for a personalized experience of Iceland’s Golden Circle on a small-group tour from Reykjavik. Eliminate the hassle of renting a car or the expense of taxis by traveling between Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir Geyser with ease in a climate-controlled minivan. Let a guide enliven each landmark with legend and folklore, and adhere to a schedule carefully designed to avoid peak times at each natural wonder.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Gullfoss
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Strokkur
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Opt for a personalized experience of the Golden Circle on a small-group tour 
  • Travel between dispersed natural landmarks with ease 
  • Beat crowds at Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir Geyser by avoiding peak times 
  • Get free time to soak in the Secret Lagoon hot spring pool
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with mid-morning pickup. Board a climate-controlled minivan destined for the Golden Circle route. Over the course of the morning, stop at Gulfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geyser, and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. After a visit to the geothermal fields of Haukadalur, where you can stand up close to the erupting geyser of Strokkur, spend free time soaking in the thermal pools of the Secret Lagoon hot springs. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Professional and local driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated bus stops & hotels
  • Small-group tour (tour operated exclusively on minibuses with a maximum of 19 passengers)
  • Entry/Admission - Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase during stops)
  • Swimsuits (possible to rent at an extra cost)
  • Towel (possible to rent at an extra cost)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bathing suit required for Secret Lagoon visit
  • Please note: due to the driving restrictions in Reykjavík, we cannot guarantee a hotel pickup from all hotels. In case your hotel is located in the restricted area, we will ask you to meet us at a designated bus stop, which is never more than few minutes walking distance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Please notify us in case you need us to provide you a child seat or when you travel with a service animal.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The tour operates with minimum 4 adult participants.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Harry wrote a review Aug. 2020
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First of all, our guide Gummi was just perfect. I felt like he knew everything about Iceland. Also he was kind-hearted and very patient. So we didn’t feel rushed and had enough time to discover all these beautiful spots.There were so many stunning places to see and lots of
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Response from GT I, Manager at Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik
Responded Aug. 21, 2020
Hi Harry, thanks a lot for such an amazing review. Come back to Iceland in the future to discover more with us! :-)
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Rebecca T wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Ian was a fantastic guide, he shared so many interesting facts. The tour was wonderful, loved all the stops. Highly recommend. Our 5 year old enjoyed it very much.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from GT I, Manager at Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik
Responded Aug. 6, 2020
Hi Rebecca, thanks a lot for your kind words. Great to hear even your 5 years old enjoyed the tour!:)
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An C wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Everything about this day was perfect: communication before the tour, pickup right on time in front of the hotel just for our family of 3, impressif views during the tour, no crowds, time to enjoy every part of the trip and a lot to learn about Iceland. Gummi, our guide, knows
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from GT I, Manager at Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik
Responded Aug. 6, 2020
Hello Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review for us! We are glad you really enjoyed the tour:-)
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Teo Van Lier wrote a review Jun. 2020
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The tour was very well organised and in a small and personal group. The guide knew an answer to every question that was posed. He knew information about everything we passed. We could visit everything in our own pace and he even stopped for pictures when asked. At the end he
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from GT I, Manager at Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik
Responded Jun. 30, 2020
Hello Thanks a lot for leaving the review for us! We are happy you enjoyed the our and all the services we provided! It is not easy in these Covid times, but we do our best to deliver great experience to all our clients! Hope to see you back in Iceland one day again!:)
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David Blair wrote a review Mar. 2020
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The logistics and pickup arrangements were clear and accurate and we felt welcome long before arriving in Iceland The trip surpassed all our expectations with a knowledgeable and helpful commentary, flexible stops to avoid the crowds and the visit to a stables was a huge bonus
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Date of experience: March 2020
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maparis607
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Reykjanes
Fantastic guide Gummi! His thoughtful comments, funny stories and knowledge of this beautiful country made this tou
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VadimM67
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Good guide, interesting program but unfortunately not punctual.
Several companies offered day tours to Jokulsarlon at roughly the same prices. Gateway to Iceland offered for 19900
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P4259ATcharlieh
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Fantastic Tour, Gummi the guide was amazing!
This was the last of the four tours we did during our stay, but the only one we booked via Gateway to Iceland. We
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Martin F
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Worthwhile Tour
Gummi was leading this tour and was extremely informative on all aspects of the tour and very considerate of the pa
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Ioana T
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Best trip
We thought we would be tired after unsuccessfully chasing lights the previous night. Got to bed at 01:00. Woke up a
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181timsc
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Reykjanes Geopark tour
What can I say. Gummi apologized for being a bit late for our pickup. But the rest of the time spent with him was
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Douglas C
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The Most Knowledgeable and Thoughtful Tour Guide on the Island
“What could ruin Iceland?” My tour guide, Gummi of Gateway to Iceland, was extremely knowledgeable about the histo
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rachelbA938MC
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Hot Golden Circle Tour small group
What a fantastic day out this was. We opted for the smaller group tour which was a minibus, our driver Trond was wa
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emmaandchris78
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Hot Golden Circle Tour
We went on the GTI Hot Golden Circle tour on 16th February. Gummi was out tour guide and he was brilliant. He was
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D6100GRlaurab
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Reykjanes tour with Ian... highly recommended!
Great tour, off the beaten track...not the best weather but our guide Ian was brilliant!! Ian was so knowledgeable
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Sandra B
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Fantastic Tour!!
Gummi was our bus driver and guide. He is very knowledgeable. He told great stories. I loved diamond beach and love
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tinyladybigworld
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Wonderful half-day trip before the airport
Great half-day trip before my departure with direct airport drop-off. A fantastic way to get a taste of the Reykjan
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erikapU9174KI
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Fantastic tour!
Ian was our guide and he was great! Very knowledgeable and welcoming. I had a great day seeing a beautiful slice of
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laurenceviger
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Recommended; Gummi is great!
We had the chance to have the owner Gummi as our guide, a wonderful man full of knowledge and anecdotes to share.
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CarolineW2009
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Wonderful day!
As many of the reviews say, this is a long day but it is worth it! Gummi, our guide, was excellent. He had great st
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