Tour Operator: Gray Line 9h 30m Travel method:   Bus Region / Starts from: Capital Region
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The Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath

Touring the Golden Circle, visiting Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area is an amazing experience that is usually followed by peaceful exhaustion. Visiting the natural geothermal baths at Laugavatn Fontana Spa is the perfect way to unwind and revitalise.

The tour starts with an exploration of Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia are pulling apart and creating a rift valley with dramatic lava rock formations. This is also the site where Iceland's first parliament was founded, more than a 1000 years ago.

From Þingvellir the tour goes to Laugavatn where you can take a soak in the comfortably warm pools. For almost a century locals in the community of Laugavatn have been enjoying the healing powers of natural steam from a geothermal field at the edge of the lake. Built over this geothermal area, the Laugarvatn Fontana wellness centre features geothermal steam rooms, hot pools and outdoor mineral baths and a fantastic view over the lake. At Laugarvatn Fontana centre you will find Fontana café that offers a nice selection of healthy and locally produced delicacies and refreshments. The menu also includes soup of the day and trout from the lake which is a great idea for those that just want to enjoy the facilities without going to the baths.

Next we move on to the awesome Gullfoss waterfall, where you can take a short walk down a pathway and get close enough to feel the mist of glacial water on your skin. Gullfoss is a powerful waterfall with a rich history that our expert guides will share with you.

The tour continues on to the Geysir geothermal area where a geyser known as Strokkur is very activate with eruptions every few minutes, so you are guaranteed an opportunity to see an eruption up close.

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops

Round trip transportation

Professional tour guide

Admission into the Laugavatn Fontana spa

Important information
  • Appropriate clothing (warm and waterproof is recommended)
  • Bring swim suit and a towel (can be rented at Fontana Spa)
  • The stop at the natural geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa is approximately 2 hours