The Golden Circle and swim in The Secret lagoon from Stracta Hotel – Jeep Day Tour
Golden Circle and swim in the Secret Lagoon jeep tour is a unique day tour where you will observe the beauty of Iceland’s nature and learn about the country’s history, dating back to the settlement era. In addition to the regular Golden Circle tour we will relax in the Secret Lagoon, a geothermal pool that was made 1891 and is the oldest pool in Iceland made for swimming.
We begin the day by driving from Stracta Hotel to the National Park Thingvellir, where we will review the nation´s history. At Thingvellir, Althingi – the national parliament – was founded around 930, and continued to convene there until 1798. Many major historical events in the Icelandic history have taken place at Thingvellir. Today, Thingvellir is a national park, which is meant to remain in public ownership and be protected by Althingi forever. Now we move on to one of the world´s most active geothermal fields, the Geothermal field at Haukadalur, where plenty of boiling springs and hot mud pots are to be found. The Great Geyser is what this geological phenomenon is named by.
Strokkur, another famous geyser nearby, erupts every few minutes, shooting a tower of water and steam 30 meters into the air. Following, we will visit The Golden Falls, one of the most impressive cascades in Europe. There we can view the history of Sigridur Tomasdottir from Brattholt. It is suspected that Sigridur managed to prevent the harnessing of the waterfall, which had been planned for electricity generating purposes. Our next destination is the waterfall Faxi and then we will be ready for bathing in a geothermal hot pool called The Secret Lagoon. This pool was made 1891 and is the oldest pool in Iceland made for swimming. The pools natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38-40 Celsius all year. In the whole area there are several geothermal spots and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring. After the bath we will visit the church Skalholt, where the first bishop Isleifur Gissurarson was ordained in 1056. Skalholt was the bishopric of South Iceland and a cultural and educational centre for 700 years. At last we go to the eruption crater Kerid. The crater Kerid was formed about 6,500 years ago and lies at the northern end of a row of craters known as Tjarnarhólar. It is oval, about 270 m long, 170 m wide and 55 m deep: the depth of the water at the bottom varies between 7 and 14 m. Now we return back to Stracta Hotel, where we picked you up in the beginning. Golden Circle and swim in the Secret Lagoon jeep tour is a tour for all ages, for families, groups and individuals.
Season: All year round
Days of week: Every day up on request
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
What to bring: Clothes and shoes according to weather.
Swimming suit and towel but you can also rent it at the Secret lagoon.
From Stracta Hotel
2 pax = 42.000 ISK per person
3 pax = 37.900 ISK per person
4 pax = 29.500 ISK per person
5 pax = 27.900 ISK per person
6 pax = 25.900 ISK per person
Min 2 persons in tour
Refreshments not included.