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.
Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel and travel through rugged volcanic scenery around Lake Thingvallavatn and the Hengill mountains.Soak up panoramic views and the surrounding landscapes that stretch to Lake Thingvallavatn. Then, continue to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, known for its raw Icelandic beauty. Walk around the rocky terrain and see the Thingvellir tectonic rift, where the continental plates of North America and Eurasia face each other. While you admire Thingvellir’s scenery, hear from your guide about the Viking assemblies that began meeting here in 930, forming what were Iceland’s and some of the world’s first parliaments.Next, travel on to Lake Laugarvatn and visit the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. Sitting on the lakeshore, this stylish spa is replete with outdoor thermal pools and natural steam rooms where you can relax and de-stress amid the serene surroundings.Bathe in the warm pools and revitalize in the steam cabins, where hot, natural steam billows from grids in the floor. Alternatively, relax and absorb the views from the cafe over refreshments (own expense) such as coffee or a light meal.Afterward, visit two other Golden Circle highlights. Stop at the waterfall at Gullfoss, where waters crash down over tiered steps of lava, and see the bubbling Geysir hot springs, home to the spouting Strokkur geyser.Lastly, return to Reykjavik and conclude your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.