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Blue Lagoon & Golden Circle Afternoon

Icelandic waterfalls, geysers, and tectonic rifts are must-see experiences and riveting history with Iceland’s best-experienced guides. Finish your day tour at the Blue Lagoon, an essential experience when visiting Iceland

Highlights

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Beautiful Icelandic Nature
  • Blue Lagoon Spa
  • Silica Mud Face Mask

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transport
  • Professional tour guide
  • Golden Circle tour
  • Ticket to the Blue Lagoon
  • Silica mud face mask
  • Tour guided in English
  • Free WiFi on the Bus
  • Comfortable Coaches

The Golden Circle is by far our most popular day trip and for a good reason! It’s packed with arguably the country’s most important sites and guided by some of our finest tour experts with extensive knowledge and experience of Iceland’s most revered sites, meanwhile visit to the Blue Lagoon perfectly ends your day with cozy and relaxing times in its blue waters.

Þingvellir National Park

Our first stop is at Þingvellir National Park, the mainland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is not only where the tectonic plates are pulling apart, creating a rift valley, but also the birthplace of the Althing, the world’s longest-running democratic parliament since 930 AD. At Þingvellir National Park you will learn the chilling stories behind Drowning PoolGallows RockBurning Gorge, and Sand Banks of Slaughter. Deep in the interior, you will find Gullfoss as it cascades into the narrow Hvítárgljúfur canyon. The geology of the massive falls means it’s nearly impossible to photograph thoroughly—you have to see it with your own eyes.

Geysir Geothermal Area

At Geysir geothermal area, you will see a geyser Strokkur hurling boiling water up to 30 meters in the air every 6 to 10 minutes, so you’re sure to catch the thrilling moment. Strokkur is the only geyser that erupts so often and daily. The entire area is alive with geothermal activity, including bubbling mud pots, steam vents, and Geysir, the namesake of all geysers, and only thanks to this geothermal activity in Iceland, we can use it for heating our homes, going to the spas, growing our fruits and vegetable, and so on.

Gullfoss Waterfall

Majestic waterfall Gullfoss is a memory that you won't forget either. Gullfoss in translation means "Golden Falls" and it got its name thanks to its beautiful color flowing, but many many people also say that it is because the rainbow often shows above the waterfall. Gullfoss's environment was decided back in 1979 and since then it is so popular tourist attraction. During casual days Gullfoss flows around 110 m3/s, but when it comes to floods, it can go up to 2000 m3/s, and so you can imagine that this amount of water flowing would fill up two 50m long Olympic pools just in one minute. There is a path letting you go closer to the Gullfoss open during the summertime, but it is worth seeing the Gullfoss waterfall at any time of the year.

While anyone of these stops makes incredible fodder for your Instagram feed, they also all have rich histories and fascinating tales, each told with their nuances by our brilliant storyteller guides. It’s not just facts and figures that bring these places to life, but the compelling stories our guides have collected over time. Don’t just see the sites—experience Iceland through the eyes of a tour expert with Gray Line.

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular tourist attractions and by many considered an intrinsic part of the whole Iceland experience. Breathtaking scenery, ultra-modern facilities, and an impressive track record in healing are why the Blue Lagoon draws visitors from all corners of the world to return time and time.

Geothermal Power

Not only does the lagoon owe its existence to geothermal activity, but the entire facility—from the shower rooms to the café lights—is powered by geothermal energy. Ocean water seeps through the porous lava rock and combines with hot groundwater to create the distinctive mineral-rich water and silica mud found in the Blue Lagoon.

Insider Tips at Blue Lagoon

Two things to tell yourself while at the Blue Lagoon: yes to conditioner and no to jewelry. The water in the Blue Lagoon can be hard on your hair, so be sure to use plenty of leave-in conditioners both before and after you take a dip (there is plenty of complimentary conditioners available in the shower rooms). As for your jewelry, best to leave it in the locker as the minerals in the water can cause discoloration, and it is hard to find any pieces that are lost.

- Soak, Relax, Sip, Repeat

The key to fully enjoying your Blue Lagoon experience is to pace yourself. Of course, you will want to soak in the warm waters of the lagoon as soon as that cool Icelandic air hits your freshly showered skin, but after you’ve warmed up, check out the sauna and steam rooms. There is also an area just for relaxing—the aptly named, Relaxation Area. Drink a smoothie at the Lagoon Bar, and if you are looking for warmer waters, then search out the areas of the lagoon with the most steam. After a soak in the warmer waters, you’ll probably be ready for a face mask and that floating massage, perhaps followed by a water massage courtesy of the waterfall. All of this relaxation may leave you a bit hungry. The Blue Lagoon has plenty to offer by way of dining, no matter your tastes.

- Carry On

At the Blue Lagoon, the experiences of an Icelandic swimming pool, spa, and geothermal energy meet to create an experience you won’t find anywhere else. With so much to see and do in Iceland, why not take a moment of relaxation in the singularly Icelandic space of the Blue Lagoon? Gray Line will help you get there and back again in time for your next adventure.

Tour Duration: 13 hours

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