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Golden Circle and Fontana Geothermal Spa Day Trip from Reykjavik

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    What to Expect
    Begin your day trip with a pickup from your Reykjavik hotel or a bus terminal in the city. Then, set off on your Golden Circle tour by air-conditioned vehicle while learning about Iceland’s geology and history.

    Stop to take in the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall. This double-tier fall crashes 105 feet (32 meters) into a rock gorge, and begs to be captured on camera.

    Head into the lunar-like landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004. View the geological rift where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, and see Iceland’s age-old parliamentary site — the Althing. It was here in 930 AD that the country’s, and the world’s, first parliament assembled, and continued to convene until the late 18th century.

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area, home to hot springs, streams and waterspouts. Stroll around the bubbling pools and watch the famous Strokkur geyser. This towering geyser shoots water high in the sky every six minutes or so, and makes an unforgettable sight.

    Lastly, travel on to the Fontana spa and wellness center, where pools and steam baths have been built above natural hot springs beside Lake Laugarvatn. The original sauna was constructed in the 1920s and was orginally little more than a shack set above the springs.

    Enjoy free time here for an optional bathe in the naturally heated pools and steam cabins. Alternatively, relax over a coffee (own expense) at the café or enjoy the lake views from the rooftop area.

    Then, savor some traditional Icelandic rye bread slow-baked in the natural hot springs. Watch as the bread is dug from the ground, and sample a slice slathered in butter.

    Later, return to Reykjavik where your tour ends at the start point; your hotel or the bus terminal.

    Please note: guests are advised to bring swimwear and a towel for their visit to Fontana. Swimwear and towels can also be rented (own expense) on site.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Umferðarmiðstöðin (BSÍ), 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local taxes
    • Tasting of rye bread
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Swimsuit and towel rental
    • Hotel pickup and drop-ff
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    Fascinating to watch brown bread unearthened from its burial in buddy waters and hot sands by the lake, delightful to taste its delicious yumminess served hot with butter, and then rejuvenating to experience the geothermal spa waters the way Icelanders do. A perfect way to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank WildWisdomJourneys
    Reviewed 12 April 2019

    Thank you for a great tour; one we will never forget. Great driver with good knowledge. Yummy bread!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank SASHNS
    Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

    This is a must if you visit Iceland, we had 4 stops on this tour and every one was great, we did swap coaches after the second one because we went in the hot baths for 2 1/2 hours. The baths was amazing and you...More

    Thank P8805SNstephanied
    Reviewed 14 February 2019

    After a little confusion when being picked up and being taken to a depot to transfer to another bus, and then another bus, we were off with our guide Dylan and excellent driver Hilda. Not too long into our tour, it began to snow to...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank LeeMike
    Reviewed 1 February 2019

    Very relaxed tour ending with a couple of hours at the Fontana spa. Hotel pick up and the subsequent transfer to the right bus at the main coach terminal is obviously a bit of a military operation with so many tours going from the same...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank richard2112
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