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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 ReykjavikDay Trips

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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Small-Group Golden Circle Tour and Secret Lagoon Visit from ReykjavikDay Trips

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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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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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

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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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from ReykjavikDay Trips

Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Tour the Golden Circle and enjoy the popular Icelandic pursuit of bathing in hot springs on this 8-hour day trip from Reykjavik. View the Golden Circle’s famous trio of sights: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Plus, soak in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon, a scenic pool of natural hot springs. Lagoon admission and towel rental, air-conditioned transport, and hotel transfers in Reykjavik are included.
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Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Full Day Tour from Reykjavik by MinibusDay Trips

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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Golden Circle: Platinum | Secret Lagoon & Friðheimar Tomato Greenhouse LunchDay Trips

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Golden Circle: Platinum | Secret Lagoon & 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you are short on time in Iceland, you can make the most out of a single day on this combination tour from Reykjavík. You'll travel the famed Golden Circle route, visiting Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss, then enjoy some relaxation in the Secret Lagoon, before embarking on a northern lights hunt in the evening.
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Discover the marvels of nature on land and sea during this 3 day Iceland adventure tour. Accompanied by a certified guide, hike the Solheimajokull Glacier and admire the magnificent waterfall of Skogafoss. Take the famous Golden Circle route and gain insight into Iceland‘s geothermal qualities by paying a visit to the 3 attractions that make up this popular sightseeing route, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall. Challenge yourself against the Hvita River on a rafting adventure. Finish your 3 day adventure with a soak in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
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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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Private Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

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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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Premium Golden Circle Tour in Jeep

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Privately guided tour in very comfortable Jeep, allows you to find all the hidden gems in Iceland and stop more often. To make your Golden Circle experience, even more special, we enhanced it by adding more exciting stops, like sheep corrals, amazing red pumice hills, and mine. You will also have a chance to meet Icelandic horses.
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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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Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon

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The Golden Circle Tour is one of Iceland's most popular exploration activities. The Icelanders call him Gullni hringurinn. The Golden Circle Tour is about 300 km long trip and you will see the most beautiful places in Iceland. Main sights: • Reykjavík • Þingvellir National Park • Geysir - Strokkur - Haukadalur geothermal area • Gullfoss / Golden Falls / waterfall • Secret Lagoon
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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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Private Jeep Tour - Midnight Sun, Golden Circle and Secret LagoonDay Trips

Private Jeep Tour - Midnight Sun, Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon

We will start our tour with a stop at Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s first parliament was assembled in 930 AD. Here you will also see the canyon created by the Eurasian and the North American tectonic plates spreading apart. The tour will continue to Haukadalur Valley, where the famous geyser Stokkur can be found. Be ready to feel the power of nature as you see Stokkur erupting just before your eyes every 10 minutes. The golden waterfall Gullfoss will be our next stop. There we will have a walk alongside the cascade and feel its drops on your face as the wind blows. You will be amazed by the beauty of this spectacular Icelandic waterfall. Before heading back to Reykjavik, you will have the chance to experience Iceland the way locals do, by bathing in one of Iceland’s oldest geothermal pools, the Secret Lagoon and relax while you enjoy the beautiful colors of the Icelandic Midnight Sun.
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Thor's Private Northern Lights - Tour With Secret Lagoon

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Chase the Northern Lights and go for a dip in the Secret Lagoon on this private tour. Visit the small town of Flúðir off the Golden Circle for a swim in the mineral-rich geothermal water. Then, head back to Reykjavik for a chance at seeing the Northern Lights at an optimal viewing location determined by your guide. 
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Frequently Asked 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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