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Secret Lagoon (Gamla Laugin) Tours

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Close to the attractions of Iceland’s Golden Circle but far from the crowds of the famous Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s Secret Lagoon offers natural hot springs and a remote location surrounded by icy wilderness and rugged lava fields. 

The Basics
Visitors come to the Secret Lagoon to bathe in its geothermal pool and the steamy waters are naturally heated to between 100–104˚F (38–40˚C) year-round. Secret Lagoon tours from Reykjavik often include a visit to the Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geyser, or other attractions in the Golden Circle area. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is only one swimming pool at the Secret Lagoon, so advance reservations are recommended.
  • Visitor facilities include a snack bar, showers, and changing rooms; towels and swimsuits are available for rent.
  • All visitors must shower thoroughly before swimming in the lagoon.

How to Get There
The Secret Lagoon is located in the small village of Fludir in the Golden Circle area of South Iceland, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Reykjavik. The only way to get there is by road, so those without their own transport can either take a taxi or visit as part of a tour.

When to Get There
The Secret Lagoon is open year-round, although opening times vary with the seasons. Visiting in the morning or early afternoon is the best time to avoid the crowds.

Northern Lights and Midnight Sun
While the geothermal area around the Secret Lagoon is a prime viewing spot for the seasonal phenomena of the Northern Lights (winter) and the Midnight Sun (summer), the swimming pool itself is only open until 8pm in winter and 10pm in summer. Many tours combine an atmospheric evening swim in the lagoon with a Northern Lights viewing safari or a tour of the Golden Circle beneath the light of the Midnight Sun.
Address: 845 Flúðir, Hvammsvegur, Iceland
Hours: Winter: 11am - 8pm, Summer: 10am - 10pm
Admission: Adults: 2800 ISK
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Secret Lagoon, Buffet Dinner, and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

Secret Lagoon, Buffet Dinner, and Northern Lights Tour from Reykjavik

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If you’re short on time in Iceland, it makes sense to pack as much into any free evening you have as possible. This tour from Reykjavik does just that: combining a swim in the geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon with an Icelandic buffet dinner and a road trip to hunt for the Northern Lights. Your experience includes transport, lagoon admission, dinner, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 hours
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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from Reykjavik

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Enhance your experience of Iceland’s extraordinary Golden Circle on a full-day tour of the country’s natural highlights from Reykjavik. With a professional guide, feast your eyes on spectacular sights like Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir hot spring. Gain fascinating insight into the geothermic nature of the area at Strokkur, an erupting geyser, and gaze at the majestic Secret Lagoon hot spring bath before submerging yourself in the healing waters of the natural bath.
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  • 8 hours
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon on this full-day trip from Reykjavik. After pickup in Reykjavik, travel to this geothermal pool situated in the Golden Circle area. Enjoy ample time to bathe in the steamy waters as you admire the surrounding countryside. You will also get to pay a visit to remarkable sites in Golden Circle, including Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park. Round-trip transport and entrance fee are included, along with drop-off at Reykjavik cruise port or central Reykjavik hotels. Food and drinks at own expense.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle Platinum Secret Lagoon and Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse Lunch

Golden Circle Platinum Secret Lagoon and Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse Lunch

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Most visitors to Iceland journey around the Golden Circle—the popular sightseeing route that includes Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. This guided tour from Reykjavík elevates the experience by adding visits to the Secret Lagoon (a less crowded alternative to the Blue Lagoon, which you visit early, when it is quietest) and lunch at Fridheimar Tomato Greenhouse. Traveling in a group of no more than 12 people ensures a more laid-back experience than some of the bigger tours.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon from Reykjavik

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Explore some of Iceland’s most popular natural wonders in a day on this convenient, guided tour from Reykjavik. With your group, visit Thingvellir National Park, see the sprouting Geysir, and witness the thundering Gullfoss waterfall. Finish your day with a dip in a geothermal natural hot spring, a relaxing activity in every type of weather.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Ice Cave and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

Snowmobiling on Langjökull Glacier, Ice Cave and Bathing in the Secret Lagoon

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Combine a snowmobile glacier ride with a bath in thermal hot springs on this full-day tour from Reykjavik. Traveling by super truck, pass the Geysir geothermal field en route to the Langjökull glacier, Europe’s second-largest. Zoom over the ice on a snowmobile ride, check out a natural ice cave, and then break for lunch and dip in a thermal hot spring.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by Minibus

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Iceland’s Golden Circle route links some of the country’s most impressive natural attractions, but the big tourist groups can make it feel crowded. On this small-group tour, reach top Golden Circle landmarks including Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park in a group no larger than 15 people. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle as your guide showcases Iceland’s spectacular beauty, and finish with a warm soak at the Secret Lagoon.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Hot Springs Tour from Reykjavik

Small Group Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Hot Springs Tour from Reykjavik

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Combine the dramatic landscape of the Golden Circle with a trip to Secret Lagoon Hot Springs on a small-group tour from Reykjavík. Visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, and Gullfoss Waterfall, with pickup and drop-off at downtown hotels, national park fees, and admission to the hot springs included.
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  • 9 hours
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Secret Lagoon Hot Spring from Reykjavik

Secret Lagoon Hot Spring from Reykjavik

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The steaming Secret Lagoon Hot Spring is a great place to rest your tired muscles after an intense week of sightseeing, but at over 65 miles out of Reykjavik, it can be difficult to get to without a rental car of your own. This convenient ticket package for the Lagoon takes that difficulty out of the equation with convenient round-trip transfers to and from the village of Flúðir. Get picked up from your hotel or cruise ship and driven straight to the Lagoon: all you need to worry about is relaxing.
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  • 5 hours
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Natural Hot Springs from Reykjavik

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Combine the best of the most popular tour in Iceland with a relaxing soak in a geothermal pool on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour. This tour checks off the top three must-sees in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area. And not only that, you round-off your day in typical Icelandic fashion with a dip in a geothermal pool.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore the Golden Circle at your own pace for a day with a private guide and driver on. With this customizable package, visit Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, swim in the Secret Lagoon, stop by the Kerid Crater, and more. Round out your day by chasing the Northern Lights.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
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Northern Lights and Secret Lagoon Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

Northern Lights and Secret Lagoon Trip by Super Jeep from Reykjavik

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Iceland draws visitors from the world over to spot the northern lights. Although there are many tours from Reykjavik dedicated to finding them, few are paired with a visit to a hot spring. This tour—which takes travelers on a northern lights hunt and to the Secret Lagoon—does just that. Travel on a Super Jeep and bathe in a natural hot spring pool whether you spot the lights or not.
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  • 6 hours
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Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

Golden Circle and the Secret Lagoon Private Tour from Reykjavik

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If you take just one day trip from Reykjavik, make it a tour of the Golden Circle – Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. This private full-day tour checks off all the highlights, including the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, the Thingvellir National Park and the volcanic crater of Kerið, but also includes a swim in the hot springs of the Secret Lagoon.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar greenhouse (lunch included)

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar greenhouse (lunch included)

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Combine a tour of Iceland’s most famous sightseeing route—the Golden Circle—with a visit to the Secret Lagoon. Explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, visit the original ‘Geysir’ geyser, and enjoy stunning views of the Gullfoss Waterfall. After lunch (own expense) at Fridheimar restaurant, head to the Secret Lagoon for a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs.
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  • 9 hours
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GOLDEN CIRCLE & THE SECRET LAGOON Private tour

GOLDEN CIRCLE & THE SECRET LAGOON Private tour

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Discover the attractions of the popular sightseeing route known as the Golden Circle on this private guided tour. First, visit the Thingvellir National Park before heading to the Geysir hot spring followed by Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall. At the end of the tour, take a soak in the Secret Lagoon, a quiet hot spring located in the small village of Flúðir.
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  • 9 hours
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Secret Lagoon with transfer

Secret Lagoon with transfer

In this tour, you will treat yourselves to the thermal waters of the Secret Lagoon, an open-air pool fed by a nearby hot spring and renowned among locals as a magical retreat set against stunning natural surroundings. Spend some time to soak in the magical geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon. Roundtrip transfers from Reykjavik are included.
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  • 5 hours
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Full-Day Iceland Golden Circle Tour with Pickup and Lunch

Full-Day Iceland Golden Circle Tour with Pickup and Lunch

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Immerse yourself in the spectacular natural beauty of Iceland on this comprehensive day tour. As an added bonus, as well as outdoor sights, you’ll also get to try local food and drinks on a farm, such as Icelandic ice cream, and cheese. Save research time and enjoy a guide’s shortlist of top attractions, including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, the Secret Lagoon, Geysir Hot Springs, and Kerid Crater.
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  • 10 hours
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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Luxury Private Tour in a new luxury Mercedes Benz

Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon Luxury Private Tour in a new luxury Mercedes Benz

Experience more of Iceland on this fantastic, luxury guided tour and you too can grab the VIP experience, sightseeing and bathing your holiday time away in total bliss. Join us for a fantastic private day tour on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Luxury Private day Tour. Special offer for tours taking place in February and March For those who buy our Golden Circle tour taking place in February and March, we offer a free airport transfer for your departure. You need to inform us when your departure from Iceland is and your flight number.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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The Golden Circle Tour

The Golden Circle Tour

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Golden Circle There is a reason why the Golden Circle has for a long time been one of the most popular attractions among visitors to Iceland. You will witness one of the most popular wonders of South Iceland. The historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park. Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss (Golden waterfall). CO2 OFFSETTING: 3 Trees planted Carbon Dioxide Footprint: Oak Travel Service is proud to support responsible travel in Iceland. The Kolviður Fund we neutralize the carbon dioxide footprint of all our tours and service without no extra costs for our customers. The carbon neutralization is done by planting trees in collaboration with The Kolviður Fund, founded by the Icelandic Forestry Association. All our tours and service are calculated by the distance traveled in accordance with the offset agreement to find out a number of trees we plant to offset the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint.
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  • 7 hours
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The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle

On this journey you will experience a spectacular landscape, starting with Þingvellir our National park where the plate tectonic activity is visible, as well as walking through Almannagjá where the ground has subsided about 70m. From Þingvellir we will see the famous Gullfoss(Golden waterfall) one of the most powerful waterfall in Europe and perhaps see a rainbow. From there we head to Geysir area and fell the power beneath our feed. On our way back we stop at Friðheimar where they grow tomatoes under artificial light all year around. At last we relax at the Secret Lagon be for heading back.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Bi-monthly Gay Golden Circle

Bi-monthly Gay Golden Circle

The BI-MONTHLY GAY GOLDEN CIRCLE & SECRET LAGOON is a fabulous day out with fellow LGBTQI+ people, a wonderful guide, spectacular landscapes followed by a couple of drinks and getting to know each other better for those who want at the end of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Pink Golden Circle

Pink Golden Circle

Pink Iceland is Iceland's first and foremost gay owned and operated travel expert and your first stop when traveling to Iceland. Pink Iceland was founded by lesbian couple Eva María & Birna in March 2011 and in early 2012 their friend Hannes joined forces and the trio now owns and runs the company together with love. Pink Iceland works for and with the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community and specializes in day tours (gay tours), weddings, international and domestic events and festivals as well as organizing tailor-made luxury travel. With decades of combined experience in the tourism industry we guarantee a professional service, but perhaps more importantly a personal one. We at Pink Iceland pick our partners carefully, making sure our guests experience Iceland at its best and friendliest.
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Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Explore Iceland’s iconic natural wonders and more on an extended, 12-hour Golden Circle tour. Leaving Reykjavik, travel by 4x4 to see the top Golden Circle sights as your guide recounts their history and formation. Explore Thingvellir National Park, visit the Geysir geothermal field and see the awesome Gullfoss waterfall. On route, leave the main tourist trail to visit the Kerio crater and Hvalfjördur, with its epic coastal fjords. Finally, enjoy an optional swim in the enchanting, naturally heated Secret Lagoon. Numbers are limited to six people for a small-group experience.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Private Extended Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Explore Iceland’s Golden Circle on this extended 12-hour tour from Reykjavik in a 4x4. Visit Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal field, the colorful Kerið lake, Hvalfjörður and the Secret Lagoon. This tour is limited to six people for a small-group experience.
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  • 12 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Secret Lagoon (Gamla Laugin) hours of operation?
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Secret Lagoon (Gamla Laugin) hours of operation: Winter: 11am - 8pm, Summer: 10am - 10pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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