Geysir Hot Springs, Iceland

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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobile Tour

Explore the Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Learn facinating information from your audio guide as you visit sites like Þingvellir National Park, Strokkur geyser, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Ride on the ice fields of Langjökull Glacier on a snowmobile tour. Depart Reykjavík early to catch the morning sun in a new bus equipped with computer tablets in each seat. Use the GPS-sensitive, in-bus audio guide, available in 10 languages, to learn more about the sights you will see, and stay connected with the on-board USB chargers and free Wi-Fi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the birthplace of the longest-running parliament in the world. Discover where the great continental plates of America and Eurasia have dramatically pulled apart to create a rift valley, clearly visible on the shores of Iceland´s biggest lake. Continue to Geysir Hot Springs to discover the home of the original geyser. Experience the trembling ground and see the super-heated water erupt skywards from the spouting Strokkur geyser every few minutes. Take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall. Hear the thundering roar of the glacial Hvítá River as it cascades down 32 meters on 2 levels into a narrow canyon. Marvel at the pristine nature of the central highlands aboard a custom-made super truck. They can drive across the rough, snowy terrain thanks to their enormous tires. Drive to the snowmobile base camp at the foot of Langjökull Glacier. Then, ride across the eternally-frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour.

Reykjavik: Day Trip to Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

2. Reykjavik: Day Trip to Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

Experience the raw natural beauty of Iceland's Golden circle with this day tour from Reykjavik. Feel the rush of watching the Strokkur geyser erupt. Take a swim in the warm relaxing waters of the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa. Be picked up in Reykjavik and take in the country landscapes as you are transported to Thingvellir National Park. Walk between two continents at the location where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet. Hear stories about Viking history at the site of the first Viking parliament. Next, head to the geyser geothermal area where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt every few minutes.  Marvel at Strokkur as the geyser sends boiling hot water up into the sky. Continue to the Gullfoss waterfall to watch as millions of gallons of ice-cold, glacier-fed water plunges 30 meters into a canyon. Finish your day with a trip to the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa. Experience Icelandic bathing culture first-hand with a relaxing swim in a 250-foot infinity pool. Admire views of the dramatic coast as you lie back in the warm soothing waters. Have the freedom to swim up to the cave bar for a refreshing cocktail. Try the revitalizing Icelandic 7-step ritual that includes a fog misting, an indulgent body scrub, and a trip to the steam room.

Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle Day Tour With 6 Attractions

3. Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle Day Tour With 6 Attractions

See the best of the Golden Circle all in a single day during this private trip starting directly from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Travel with your own personal guide to Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfall, the Kerid Crater, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Blue Lagoon, entry fees included. Pack your bags and come ready for an adventure. You’ll see Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with immense historical significance. This site has the world’s oldest existing parliament. Marvel at crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains. The Geysir Geothermal Area is also on the agenda. This site is a treat for those who always dreamed of witnessing a live hot spring. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, this spot is the oldest known geyser in the world. Arrive at the Gullfoss Waterfall, which originates from Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Take advantage of unbeatable photo opportunities thanks to the multiple viewpoints of this elegant waterfall. Another memorable site along the route is the Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake, a 3000-years old volcanic lake with a unique appeal. You’ll see blue-colored lake water surrounded by dark lava rocks. A simple walk along the crater will bring you to amazing views of this unique volcanic lake.

Reykjavik: Golden Circle Bus Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

4. Reykjavik: Golden Circle Bus Tour w/ optional Blue Lagoon

Explore the natural treasures of Iceland on a full-day bus tour of the Golden circle. See the Gullfoss Waterfall and explore Þingvellir National Park. Travel in comfort and enjoy audio commentary on the bus. Arrive at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also the site where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia have pulled apart, creating a rift valley on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Visit the Geysir Hot Springs, home to the original geyser and Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction. Here, the ground trembles and steaming hot water spouts spectacularly skyward from the famous Strokkur Geyser every few minutes. Take a leisurely walk down to Gullfoss Waterfall, an awesome sight to behold. A powerful glacial river cascades down 2 levels for 32 meters with a thunderous roar into a narrow canyon. Board a new bus equipped with WiFi and connected computer tablets at each seat. On the tablet, you’ll be able to use the GPS-sensitive audio guide (available in several languages) to get to know about Iceland and the places you visit on the tour. There will be a host on board, happy to answer any questions you might have about the country. Each seat is equipped with a USB charger.

From Reykjavik: 2-Day South Coast Trip & Glacier Hike

5. From Reykjavik: 2-Day South Coast Trip & Glacier Hike

This thrilling two day-tour begins with a scenic drive to Þingvellir National Park. You'll see the gigantic gap between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates and learn about how the world's oldest parliament ruled Iceland from here for a thousand years! Then we'll make our way to the colorful Geysir geothermal area. You'll see fountains of boiling water shoot high into the sky every few minutes while stepping between hissing hot pots and steam vents! Our next stop is Gullfoss, where you'll see a stunning two-tier waterfall thunder more than 30 meters into a deep canyon. The roaring "Gold Falls" create sheets of spray and rainbows on sunny days, so you'll get some fantastic photos here! Then you'll see the multi-colored volcanic crater at Kerið. Covered in red earth and velvet-green mosses, with a bright blue lake, it creates a fabulous mix of colors! We'll stop for the night at Hveragerði, a tiny South Coast town famous for geothermal greenhouses and sitting on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where you can stand on two continents simultaneously! The second day begins with three wonderful waterfalls, starting at Seljalandsfoss. Glacial meltwater tumbles down more than 60 meters from a volcano in a narrow ribbon of water. You can even walk through a cave to see the falls from behind! Close by is Skógafoss, another spectacular 60-meter-high cascade famous for being featured in Hollywood movies and TV shows like "Game of Thrones". If it's a sunny day, you'll see rainbows here! The second day's highlight is a trip to Sólheimajokull for an unforgettable glacier hike. This easy-to-reach glacier tongue lets you see these fascinating ice formations up close! The tour ends with a visit to Reynisfjara, the famous black sand beach. A photographer's dream, you'll be thrilled by the endless volcanic sands, the stunning basalt columns, the mighty Atlantic waves and the jagged sea stacks of the Reynisdrangar. The perfect end to an unforgettable trip!

Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle Tour with Secret Lagoon

6. Reykjavík: Private Golden Circle Tour with Secret Lagoon

This Private tour combines stunning, must-do sightseeing with a heavenly bath in a geothermal hot spring - set in a gorgeous location. You'll not only explore the iconic Golden Circle but afterward, unwind as you soak in the Secret Lagoon. 1. Thingvellir National Park is your first stop after leaving Reykjavik. Massive fissures in the Earth's surface can be seen as you look across this amazing terrain. Thingvellir National Park is UNESCO’s World Heritage site with a lot of significance in terms of historical importance. Guess what, this site has the world’s oldest existing parliament. There are crystal-clear lakes and volcanic terrains to enjoy here 2. Your next adventure will take you to Geysir, which is located in the Haukadalur valley geothermal area. The Icelandic term Geysir means "gush," and this gushing hot spring is the source of gushers all around the world. Geysir Geothermal Area is a treat for those who always dreamed of witnessing a live hot spring. Located in the Haukadalur Valley, this spot is the oldest known geyser in the world 3. Gullfoss is the next location on the Private Golden Circle tour. Gullfoss (the "Gold Falls"), one of Iceland's most famous waterfalls, is supplied by millions of gallons of frozen meltwater from Langjokull, Iceland's second-largest glacier. Gullfoss Waterfall originates from Langjökull, which is Iceland’s second-largest glacier. There are multiple viewpoints to enjoy the view of this elegant waterfall. What else could travelers ask for in their tour? 4. The Secret Lagoon is our next and most peaceful site on our journey. Whatever the weather, it's the ideal site for unwinding in between sightseeing and taking in the finest of Icelandic nature. Bring with you Bathing Suit & Towel for the Secret Lagoon (these can also be rented at the Secret Lagoon). 5. Your last stop is the Kerid Crater. It is in the Golden Circle, a volcanic crater lake that developed roughly 3000 years ago. Kerið is an iconic volcanic crater of 55 meters in depth.

From Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park & Sky Lagoon Trip

7. From Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park & Sky Lagoon Trip

Set off on the experience of a lifetime with this breathtaking tour of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. This is your chance to walk between continents, get up close to a gushing geyser and feel the phenomenal power of a roaring two-tier waterfall. As well as that, you’ll also visit a dazzling multi-colored volcanic crater and warm yourself in the soothing waters of the spectacular Sky Lagoon. Your memorable Golden Circle tour will begin with a short drive from the city to Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir). You’ll discover a dramatic rift valley where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pull apart along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here you can walk between two continents and visit the site of Iceland’s Viking parliament, which met here for a thousand years! The next stop on your journey is the Haukadalur geothermal area. The most spectacular spot is the hot spring, Geysir, which is Icelandic for “gush”. This is where you’ll find Strokkur, an “old faithful” that sends boiling water spouting high into the air every few minutes! It’s a thrilling place, where you’ll feel the raw power of nature rumbling under your feet! Gullfoss is next, a short drive further inland. This glorious waterfall thunders over two tiers into a deep ravine, powered by meltwater from the second-largest glacier in Iceland. The “Gold Falls” are a magical sight, with several viewing platforms to enjoy - look out for rainbows on sunny days! Before we return to the city, we have one more special sight to enjoy - the colorful volcanic crater at Kerið. This stunning 3000-year-old crater is streaked with red rocks, dark green mosses and a blue lake, which makes Kerið very memorable. Your Golden Circle adventure will end with an extraordinary experience - a visit to the Sky Lagoon! One of Iceland’s newest geothermal spas, you’ll enjoy a soothing soak in an incredible 250-foot-long heated infinity pool with a swim-up bar and ocean views. You’ll have the opportunity to select one of two options with different access levels - the Pure Pass or the Sky Pass.

From Reykjavik: Hot Spring and Snowmobile Tour

8. From Reykjavik: Hot Spring and Snowmobile Tour

Experience the natural wonders of Iceland as you glide over pristine white snowfields on a snowmobile tour. After your thrilling outdoor experience, sit back and relax in a natural hot spring and regain your strength. Feel like a local on this outdoor excursion. Drive through the Geysir Hot Spring area with its boiling mud pits and spouting hot springs. Then, head straight toward Langjökull Glacier for a snowmobile tour across Europe’s second-largest glacier. Finally, stop near the small village of Flúðir. Ease into a secret outdoor lagoon, a natural hot spring, for a luxurious bath to soothe all your cares away.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Highlights and Eco Tour

9. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Highlights and Eco Tour

Develop an understanding of the Icelandic way of life and sustainable living on this guided tour. See some of the country's most iconic sights as you visit highlights of the Golden Circle, a route that loops from Reykjavik through the countryside as well as places related to green living.The tour will begin by heading from Reykjavik to Hellisheiðarvirkjun, The Geothermal Energy Exhibition. This exhibition is located at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant where visitors can learn about how Icelanders have been using geothermal energy for hundreds of years.The next stop is at Ljósafossvirkjun, a hydro-based power plant. This is a perfect spot for photos of water running down with tremendous force.Then you'll be heading down to Sólheimar Eco Village where you'll be getting a very insightful lecture about sustainable development in Iceland. Afterward, you'll have some time to walk around the area as well as visit a greenhouse.After spending the first part of a day learning and understanding Icelandic sustainable living we'll be heading towards the most iconic Golden Circle's "must-sees" - visiting the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall. Check out the geyser Strokkur located in the Geysir area, with shoots of boiling water rising between 66 to 131 feet high. Last but not least, pay a visit to Thingvellir National Park, the home of the first Icelandic parliament.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour and Sky Lagoon Bath

10. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Tour and Sky Lagoon Bath

Set out on a wondrous day trip that combines the most popular tour in Iceland, the Golden Circle, and relax in the geothermal bathing site at the Sky Lagoon. Explore the staggeringly raw beauty of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir Geothermal Area. Start the Golden Circle tour to discover Iceland's most spectacular natural attractions with a visit to Thingvellir National Park. Find out about the place where Iceland’s ancient parliament was born and the country’s dazzling tectonics are on display. Next, at Gullfoss, witness one of Iceland’s most powerful waterfalls. Move onward to the Geysir area to see (and smell) an erupting hot spring and other geothermal features. After a day of exciting sightseeing, unwind in a typically Icelandic way with a soak in the Sky Lagoon. Experience a brand new bathing experience with luxurious facilities and stunning panoramic views of the ocean

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What people are saying about Geysir Hot Springs, Iceland

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

This experience was well worth waking up early for! Our guide for the golden circle portion of this tour, Karen, was friendly, knowledgeable and we really enjoyed hearing her personal anecdotes! I was a little nervous for the snowmobiling but it was an incredible experience, being on the glacier was breathtaking and the hour of driving in the snow was very fun. We would recommend this activity to everyone. Just to note though, if you speak English there is no need to bring headphones.

WOW! What an unbelievable trip. It was amazing to see the beautiful sights of Reykjavik and you had more than enough time at each location to fully appreciate the views and the wonderful country that is Iceland. My advice is to DEFINITELY book the snowmobiling alongside the Golden Circle trip - it may seem expensive but it’s hard to even describe how surreal the views are and how much fun this was. Definitely a highlight of our holiday!

Beginning of the tour was sightseeing .Lunch was quite rushed as we were then passed over to the Mountain Guide who was to take us on the Snow Mobile . This was great and really made the tour .. Taken up into the glacier .The views were fantastic .25 or so minutes one was , a 5 minute stop then we headed back .

Loved the super truck, only 7 people, the group was small and fun. Our driver was excellent. The snowmobile was an amazing experience. They provided all everything we needed. The spa was a nice touch at the end

interesting and perfect circuit to see a maximum of things in 1 day. Ideally to complete with others so as not to miss anything