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Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik provided by Gray Line Iceland

Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik
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Discover the otherworldly landscapes and relaxing thermal powers of Iceland on this day trip from Reyjavik. With a guide, soak up the views around Lake Thingvallavatn, and then follow the Golden Circle sightseeing route around its famous sites. View rugged Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir hot springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall, and stop on route at the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, a spa overlooking Lake Laugarvatn. Bathe in the warm outdoor pools, rejuvenate in the steam cabins, or relax with drinks or snacks (own expense) at the cafe.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2970AH76
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Admission to Fontana Geothermal Baths
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Towel rental
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from all hotels, bus stops and meeting points starts 30 minutes before the tour departure.
  • Bus Stop #1 Ráðhús City Hall, Vonarstræti 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Centrum Hotel Reykjavik Black Pearl Reykjavik Kvosin Downtown Hotel Hotel Hilda CenterHotel Plaza City Center Hotel
  • Bus Stop #2 Tjörnin The Pond, Lækjargata, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Baldursbrá Guesthouse
  • Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: 1919 Radisson Blu Konsulat Hotel Apotek Hotel Borg Hotel Loft Hostel CenterHotel Thingholt
  • Bus stop #4 Miðbakki, 5325+4PG, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Exeter Hotel
  • Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Ion City Hotel The Reykjavik Edition
  • Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: 101 Hotel Canopy by Hilton CenterHotel Arnarhvoll CenterHotel Klöpp CenterHotel Skjaldbreid Frón Hotel Room with a View
  • Gray Line Iceland bus stop in city center - pick-up and drop off for tours and transfers, Hverfisgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Pick-up at Bus Stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
  • Bus stop #8 Hallgrimskirkja - tour/shuttle pick-up/drop-off, Eiríksgata 2 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Eric the Red Guesthouse Aurora Leifur Eiriksson Loki Guesthouse Sunna Guesthouse Holt Hotel
  • Bus Stop #9 Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Skuggi Hotel CenterHotel Laugavegur Von Guldsmeden
  • Bus stop #10 Hlemmur Square, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: 100 Iceland Hotel 101 Guesthouse 4th Floor Hotel Alda Hotel Reykjavik OK Hotel
  • Bus stop #11 Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Reykjavik Hostel Village Snorri Guesthouse
  • Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Fosshotel Reykjavik Storm Hotel
  • Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: CenterHotel Midgardur Fosshotel Lind
  • Bus Stop #14 - Skúlagata, Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Reykjavik Residence Hotel Swan House
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Miðbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Drop-off after tour may not be directly in front of your hotel, depending on route and traffic limitations.
  • You can bring your own swimsuit and towel, or rent this at the location for a small fee
  • Meals are not included, but stops will be made at local restaurants where meals and snacks can be purchased.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • National Park fees
  • Admission to Fontana Geothermal Baths
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Circle Route
  • Entry/Admission - Thingvellir National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Towel rental
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from all hotels, bus stops and meeting points starts 30 minutes before the tour departure.
  • Bus Stop #1 Ráðhús City Hall, Vonarstræti 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Centrum Hotel Reykjavik Black Pearl Reykjavik Kvosin Downtown Hotel Hotel Hilda CenterHotel Plaza City Center Hotel
  • Bus Stop #2 Tjörnin The Pond, Lækjargata, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Baldursbrá Guesthouse
  • Bus Stop #3 Lækjargata, Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: 1919 Radisson Blu Konsulat Hotel Apotek Hotel Borg Hotel Loft Hostel CenterHotel Thingholt
  • Bus stop #4 Miðbakki, 5325+4PG, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Exeter Hotel
  • Bus stop #5 Harpa, Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Ion City Hotel The Reykjavik Edition
  • Bus Stop #6 - Safnahúsið The Culture House, Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: 101 Hotel Canopy by Hilton CenterHotel Arnarhvoll CenterHotel Klöpp CenterHotel Skjaldbreid Frón Hotel Room with a View
  • Gray Line Iceland bus stop in city center - pick-up and drop off for tours and transfers, Hverfisgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Pick-up at Bus Stop 6 - Safnahúsið / Culture House
  • Bus stop #8 Hallgrimskirkja - tour/shuttle pick-up/drop-off, Eiríksgata 2 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Eric the Red Guesthouse Aurora Leifur Eiriksson Loki Guesthouse Sunna Guesthouse Holt Hotel
  • Bus Stop #9 Snorrabraut, Snorrabraut 24, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Skuggi Hotel CenterHotel Laugavegur Von Guldsmeden
  • Bus stop #10 Hlemmur Square, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: 100 Iceland Hotel 101 Guesthouse 4th Floor Hotel Alda Hotel Reykjavik OK Hotel
  • Bus stop #11 Austurbær, Snorrabraut 37, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Reykjavik Hostel Village Snorri Guesthouse
  • Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg, Þórunnartún 6, Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Fosshotel Reykjavik Storm Hotel
  • Bus Stop #13 Rauðarárstígur, Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: CenterHotel Midgardur Fosshotel Lind
  • Bus Stop #14 - Skúlagata, Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Recommended for following hotels: Reykjavik Residence Hotel Swan House
  • Ports:
  • Skarfabakki cruise port
  • Miðbakki cruise port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Drop-off after tour may not be directly in front of your hotel, depending on route and traffic limitations.
  • You can bring your own swimsuit and towel, or rent this at the location for a small fee
  • Meals are not included, but stops will be made at local restaurants where meals and snacks can be purchased.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jun 2020
A note from Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Tour from Reykjavik
• Allow access only via the back door of the vehicle if possible. • Ask passengers to spread throughout the vehicles as possible. • Masks are only required for those who are coughing or sneezing. • May need to present COVID-19 free results from testing at the airport.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 14 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Golden Circle Route
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Thingvellir National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Geysir
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Gullfoss Waterfall
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Terry C
Oklahoma City, OK93 contributions
Beautiful scenery and fun trip
Feb 2020 • Solo
It all starts with the bus picking you up at your bus stop (if downtown) or hotel. Then transferring you to a central bus stop, where you literally just walk through the building and out the other side where a series of busses are parked with destination placards in the window. After getting in the correct bus, a big bus, off you go. Our driver and guide were very nice and informative. Excellent English. The guide hit the right balance of information, with breaks of silence so it wasn’t nonstop chatter. The driver recommended a nice hot chocolate at the right spot, which was delicious. The double falls were incredible and probably my favorite. Also a nice unscheduled stop to see some Icelandic horses. Beautiful, with interesting background on these pure breds which can stay outside year round. Interesting.

I am not a spa person particularly, but was looking forward to the opportunity to soak in the geothermal pools. This was a nice way to end the day. A little less time at each of the other sites, which did not feel rushed, and then a good soak at the end. Nice. I also did the plunge into the lake, which was a very quick immersion. The cooking of the rye bread, which seemed a little touristy, was actually fun. I got some great video of the sands boiling and baking the bread. Our “baker” was dressed as a pirate because it was the equivalent of Halloween. A must do trip if in Iceland and a very efficient way to see some great and beautiful sites, free of the hassles of driving and parking.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristine K
Miami, FL7 contributions
Wonderful Sites, one great guide and poor tour operations logistics
Jan 2020
Very mixed feelings about this tour. We were picked up at the Oddsson Hotel on time and dropped off at the main Gray Line terminal where we stood outdoors for about 20 minutes waiting for our bus. Was a rather brisk morning.
Started the tour with one guide -- do not remember her name (We 15Jan2020) and she was horrible! Shared little information but babbled a lot. When we arrived at Thingvellir Nat'l Park, she gave basic direction of where to walk, then disappeared with a group before most of us were off the bus. Felt like we missed the "key" things to see while there as NO representative from Gray Line was anywhere on the trails/walkways to assist. The sites were gorgeous, so very happy with that part of the stop.
Back on the bus and a good sized group of us were then dropped off at Fontana Spa for about 2 hours. We were told to be ready to depart at 1500 hours. Rushed in the door, told to each lunch there and the guide left. NOTING - the lunch buffet was only open 1200-1400H, we were dropped off about 1315H, so by the time we enjoyed the spa, the buffet was closed and only soup and snacks available. Guide NEVER mentioned there was another restaurant about 100 yards up the slope outside the spa front door. Discovered this as we went outside to await the bus. Very upset by this -- if a guide had stayed with us OR this information shared when we were dropped off it would have been very helpful and most appropriate.
Bus was late, arriving about 1515H. The new guide was very informative and personable; however at this point we had missed a half day of his commentary and he'd reference what he had mentioned early but definitely felt we missed a lot of great information about the local areas, customs, foods, etc. Disappointing as this is always a great benefit of a tour like this.

Next stop at Gulifoss to view the Golden Falls. AMAZING! Most beautiful natural environment we've ever been too. Had a decent amount of time here, but we were rushed along a bit as we were scolded that the tour was behind schedule after picking us up at the spa. This was squarely on the tour operator as all of us were ready, they were late and then had issues counting/knowing the number of tour participants they were picking up.

Our last stop at the Geyser was nice, but by the time we were off the bus, walked to the geyser it was already dusk and getting darker so harder to really see and enjoy the eruptions. Another disappointment that could have been avoided if Gray Line had planned better. They should have just taken our spa group in a smaller bus instead of splitting our day between two other tours/buses.

While the stops we made were phenomenal, we will look for other tour operators in the future as Gray Line was a disappointment.
Written 30 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

S06
Wolverhampton, UK36 contributions
The best tour and Iceland experience!
Half day golden circle tour to Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfalls and geysers followed by 2 hours at Fontana spa. Our tour guide was full of facts and interesting information. He even added an extra stop for us to meet and feed some Icelandic ponies!
My highlight was tasting lava bread at the spa before heading for a dip in the geothermal pools! An amazing day!
Written 20 January 2020
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Luis R
TIGARD, OREGON162 contributions
Complete lack of communication between Viator and Local Provider
Jul 2019 • Friends
Provider left us waiting and we wasted half of our last day in Iceland. Talked to local provider and they offered a shorter afternoon tour "The Golden Circle Classic" that we took.
Last time I book anything with Tripadvisor or Viator. Since the tour we took was 59 Euros, We request a refund of the excess fee that we paid .
Written 19 July 2019
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FranP
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
The Fontana spa
Jun 2019
The highlight of this tour for me was the visit to the Fontana spa. It doesn't get much better than relaxing in the warm, mineral-rich geothermal waters while looking out at the lake with mountains and volcanoes in the distance. A true Icelandic experience and not crowded at all. The rest of the Golden Circle tour was great too with sights like the Gullfoss waterfall and the Stokkur geysir, although these sights do seem to tend to attract way more tourists than some of the other tours we did, but being a tourist too I can't really complain!
Written 18 June 2019
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Thank you henry_hedgehog for writing a review or our Golden Circle with Fontana baths tour. Glad you enjoyed the Fontana a very special place where some of our first ever nature saunas were ever built, righ on top of the hot springs. All made into beautifully arranged pools now and special sauna cabins. The Golden Circle route with Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and the active one Strokkur are some of our best loved nature sites and on some days can be a bit crowded specially when large cruise liners are in port but at other times accessible and plenty of space for everyone
Written 19 June 2019
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troy l
Phoenix, AZ57 contributions
Great and soooo helpful and honest
May 2019 • Couples
Great tour of the golden circle with a 2 hr hot spa stop over, waterfalls, rift zone and a geyser. The best (or worst) part was I left my 400$ glasses on one of the buses I was on. The company searched all of the buses and found my glasses which I was able to pick up the next day! Thank you ! Thank you! Excellent tour with an excellent company and staff. Arman (sp) was a terrific guide.
Written 29 May 2019
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SASHNS
Cambridge, UK76 contributions
Beautiful Scenery
Apr 2019
Great tour guide on an excellent trip around the golden circle. Nothing was rushed and we spent the right amount of time at each stop. Would recommend. Iceland is stunning and as my teenager said 'you can just spend ages watching the scenery listening to music'.
Written 12 April 2019
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her177
liverpool30 contributions
Great spa at Fontana
Mar 2019 • Friends
We found all our Grayline excursions to be well organised - this was no exception. Just enough time at each attraction and very knowledgeable guides. The spa at Fontana was a highlight - not overcrowded at all. Beautiful surroundings and the facilities themselves were very clean. Lovely cafe and very friendly staff.
Written 10 March 2019
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Baloolie
Manchester, UK18 contributions
Great tour and guides, and of course the hot baths!
Feb 2019 • Couples
We booked on a Golden Circle day tour, which had a two-hour stop at the Fontana Wellness Spa which we really enjoyed. It wasn't very busy when we were there and at times we had some of the hot baths to ourselves. It also has a great sauna, with a window overlooking the lake that the spa sits alongside, and if brave enough, you can use the lake as a cold plunge pool when you need a cool down, which is very refreshing. The tour itself was great and we enjoyed the trip to the waterfall and geysers and the Grey Line Iceland tour guides were very knowledgeable. All in all, a great trip and we would go back.
Written 9 March 2019
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Richard H
3 contributions
Lovely spa at Fontana
Feb 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed Our day a great deal and the highlight was the Fontana Spa. We would recommend this trip if you want a snapshot of the sites and fit a bit of spa action in. The soup was nice too!
Written 6 March 2019
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darthphallus
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Do not make a trip here exclusively! Go on a tour with multiple spots!
This place is a great stop off as part of a longer tour trip in order to revive your tired aching body. The water i
EME12345
EME12345
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Great tour and tour guide!
We booked the tour by Gray Line through Viator and couldn't recommend this tour enough. The three stops were all pl
gpatz_96
gpatz_96
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Not suitable for babies
Falsely advertised infant car seat hire, meaning we couldn’t do a trip nor get back to the airport. Terrible commun
171maggieb
171maggieb
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Exactly what we wanted to see.
Amazing experience with knowledgeable guide Hildur and a very good driver. Amazing landscape, clear instructions an
Tropicalbeauty
Tropicalbeauty
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Outstanding
Beautiful landscapes. I recommend to dress in layers it was really cold. I highly recommend this tour Tour guide wa
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helenmL2846KG
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Three great sights
Even though it was a cold, wet day we enjoyed the trip very much. Our guide, Jon, looked like your typical viking b
MrsStrange89
MrsStrange89
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Brilliant And successful northern lights tour!
5/5 fantastic tour guide with great sense of humour and wealth of knowledge - Darren and Hans are a credit to the c
rebeccak2606
rebeccak2606
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Golden circle was a WOW!
Brilliant tour, coaches comfy, Tour guide Darren was excellent and Isak drove superbly in the snow! Highly recommen
Vicki A
Vicki A
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Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
We absolutely LOVED our tour!! This was an excellent tour option. The information we got, The Northern Lights we
wilnettea
wilnettea
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Great tour!
We had a nice day trip! A must do when you are in Iceland and I highly recommend Gray line for the golden circle to
dianerR3427UF
dianerR3427UF
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Too many city lights
The guide took us to a spot with lots of city lights and near a highway with lots of traffic lights. It was hard to
alejandrac857
alejandrac857
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Good for the price
The places we visited were incredible!!!. But it was too little time to explore. The guide was nice but his English
Lisaloo78
Lisaloo78
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Awesome
Fantastic trip with Signy & Darren on 19th November. Darren was an excellent entertainer keeping our spirits up whe
jredo1
jredo1
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Amazing
The tour guide, Darren and female driver were hilarious and very informative throughout the tour. The managed our e
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Sightsee46272994369
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Amazing way to see beautiful Reykjavik
We had a fantastic tour with Darren. He really made it a brilliant day, and was so funny and informative. Learned l
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