This day tour to the Golden Circle and famous Blue Lagoon is the ideal tour for first-time visitors to Iceland as it takes in some of the countries very best highlights including Þingvellir National Park, Laugarvatn village, Efstidalur Farm, Geysir hot spring, Gullfoss waterfall, Faxi waterfall, Kerið volcano crater, and the Blue Lagoon.
First, we meet in Reykjavik, then hop into the lux jeep and take a drive directly to the Þingvellir, the place where North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. So, technically your wish will be granted. Þingvellir is not only famous by this exquisite geological phenomenon, but it also has a great cultural heritage and it is a national park. After Þingvellir, you will have a chance to see one of the most popular sights in Iceland, the Great Geysir. Though the Geysir itself is rarely active nowadays, there are a plethora of hot springs and geysers, including the powerful Strokkur, Smiður, and Litli-Strokkur, from which Strokkur is probably the country’s most famous hot spring, shooting vast jets of boiling water from 20 meters up to 40 meters high. You surely won’t want to miss this incredible miracle of nature, as Strokkur erupts every five to ten minutes, so get your cameras ready.
When we are done with the geysers, the next stop is the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, which literally means “golden falls”. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon whose walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day, a shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls. After this remarkable waterfall, it is time for relaxation in the most popular Icelandic geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon. The warm milky-blue water of this lagoon is rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in it is healthy for your skin. So, you will not only be enjoying the pleasant temperatures (which are between 37°C and 39°C) and recreation of this swimming area, but you will also be nurturing your skin in this amazing mineral concentration. Thereafter we will be heading back to the city ending our journey all relaxed and content.