Visiting all Golden Circle locations such as Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area is a fantastic experience that is usually followed by peaceful exhaustion. And when you add to it the natural geothermal baths at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa on the way, there is no better way to relax and explore Iceland in one day.
Mix the history of Iceland with exploring Icelandic nature with its natural hot waters. Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour is the perfect way how to enjoy little but necessary threats in one day. You will go for a warm bath to Laugarvatn Fontana Spa after visiting Þingvellir National Park, where you can enjoy hot tubs, hot pool and if you feel like it, you can dip into the refreshing water of the Laugarvatn lake.
After a quality time at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, you will join the next Golden Circle tour to continue exploring Geysir Geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall.
Amazing plan of how to spend your day in Iceland, isn’t it?
Laugarvatn Fontana Spa
For almost a century locals in the community of Laugarvatn 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 Spa features geothermal steam rooms, hot pools, and outdoor mineral baths and a fantastic view over the lake, into which you can also jump if you feel like it.
At Laugarvatn Fontana Spa 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.
Þingvellir National Park
After having a blast and relax at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, the next stop is at Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir National Park became a national park in 1930 and it is a wonderful place to explore. Rich for its history, beautiful thanks to its nature.
You will see amazing views, and while having a walk at Þingvellir you will find many interesting places. In 930 AD the first democratic parliament in the world was established in Þingvellir National Park, and it is functional until today. You won’t be disappointed by spending a moment of your life at Þingvellir National Park.
Gullfoss (Golden Falls) is a waterfall and gets its name from the golden color of its water as it churns up silt and sediment. Gullfoss is situated in the Hvítá river where water from the Langjökull glacier comes by. Gullfoss waterfall is 32 meters high, falling two tiers that are 11 and 21 meters high, respectively.
In the summertime, you can go extra close to the waterfall by itself, during the winter the beautiful colored winter icy waterfall is waiting for you. So it doesn’t matter during what season you are visiting it, it always gives you breathtaking memories. And if you feel like to eat or drink something, enjoy our 10% discount at Gullfoss café.
Geysir Geothermal area
Visiting Geysir Geothermal area might be a little bit smelly thanks to all geysers and boiling water, but it is a place you can’t miss. The most known and popular Geysir Strokkur erupts every 6 to 10 minutes and it is a show you will wait for not only once. Other boiling spots at Geysir Geothermal area are beautiful thanks to its clear and amazing colored water.
We also ask all visitors to pay respect to all areas and don’t go to places that are behind the marked lines. At Geysir Geothermal area there is a Glíma restaurant and great store Geysir, where you can have a moment to sit down and relax. Thanks to Icelandic geothermal waters, we can build all hot pools, swimming pools, we use it for geothermal energy and heating.
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Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4 is the central departure point for our tours.
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher. Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Enjoyable, pleasant experience from booking the trip right through the day. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, they ensured people kept to the times allocated at each stop too.
Fantastic tour – we loved the gorgeous sites on the Golden Circle tour and had an amazing time at Fontana geothermal baths. The tour guide was great and we learnt a lot from them. We would definitely do the tour again when we go back to Iceland and would recommend it highly
Enjoyed our time within this outing. Enjoyed our guides giving extra effort to make this a memorable experience.
1. Where is the Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Spa?
Golden Circle and Laugarvatn Fontana Spa are situated southwest from Reykjavik. The Laugarvatn Fontana Spa is in between the Þingvellir National Park and Geysir Geothermal Area. The route is approximately 250 kilometers.
2. How long does the Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour take?
The tour takes approximately 8,5 hours from which you will spend 2 hours at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa.
3. Can you do the Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour in one day?
Yes, you can and it is a great combination of how to spend your day in Iceland.
4. What does the Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour include?
The tour includes bus transport, professional tour guide, tour in English, free WiFi onboard, super comfortable coaches, stop and bath at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa visit of the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal area, Gullfoss Waterfall and unforgettable memories!
5. Can you go for the Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour if the weather is bad?
If the weather is really bad in Iceland, we don’t operate our tours to keep everyone safe. But if there is wind, snow or something else, and we go for our tour, there is no stress to don’t attend. You will warm yourself at the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, and we just recommend to always wear proper clothes so you won’t be cold or wet, and have a good winter/hiking boots.
6. Where to eat during the Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour?
You will find refreshments at every stop during the tour. Laugarvatn Fontana Spa also offers you baked products from their home bakery, the same as food from Icelandic home kitchen. At restaurant places in the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir Geothermal area, you can use a 10% discount if you are doing the tour with us. Only show the cashier your confirmation about the tour with us, and a 10% discount will be included.
7. Where are the pick-up locations for the Golden Circle & Fontana Geothermal Bath tour?
We pick-up from all major hotels in the greater Reykjavik area where possible. In the city center where bus traffic is restricted we pick-up from designated bus stops. We also pick up from the cruise ports, and it is always possible to join the tour at our bus terminal in Klettagarðar.
8. Is Laugarvatn Fontana Spa for kids & pregnant women as well?
Your kids can enjoy the fun at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa as well. But of course, you need to keep an eye on them. When it comes to pregnant women, not every woman is ok with the heat of the water so it differs from person to person.