Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon Tour Tickets

By Aashima

Reykjavik is a popular locality in Iceland with many famous attractions.

With these tickets, you can visit this vibrant city’s two most famous attractions: the Sky Lagoon and the Golden Circle.

Sky Lagoon is a famous geothermal man-made spa in Iceland, and Golden Circle is a 300-kilometer route with many natural attractions like the Gullfoss waterfall.

Exploring these attractions separately might take long waiting hours, and transportation is a hassle, too.

This is where the Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon tour tickets come to the rescue.

These tickets not only provide entry to these attractions but also include a round-trip bus transfer from your nearest bus stop in Reykjavik.

And the best part? You can gain insights about these sites with an English-speaking guide and audio guides in more than nine languages.

Why Purchase Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon Combo Tickets

Golden circle and sky lagoon
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These combo tickets offer a convenient and time-saving way to visit two famous Icelandic attractions on a comfortable bus ride.

It is popular among visitors as it provides skip-the-line access to the lagoon with a 7-step ritual and a visit to Golden Circle’s national park, geothermal area and waterfall.

You will also have the flexibility of choosing the preferred date and time of your visit by booking this Sky Lagoon and Golden Circle combo online.

Combo Ticket Includes:

  • Transportation from Reykjavik
  • 11-hour-long trip
  • Visit the Golden Circle’s three natural attractions
  • Admission to the Sky Lagoon for 2.5 hours
  • Seven-step ritual at the Lagoon
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Finnish
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB-charger for each seat

Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon Tour Tickets Price:

Visitor’s AgeTicket Price:
Adult ticket (15+ years)25,226 ISK ($183)
Child ticket (12 to 14 years)12,613 ISK ($92)

Children under 11 years of age are not allowed on the trip.

How does this Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon Combo Ticket work?

Select the number of tickets: Select the date and number of tickets you want for the trip. 

Complete secure payment: Once you have selected your visit dates and tickets, you must complete the secure payment process. 

You can pay with a variety of credit and debit cards.

Receive your tickets: Once your payment has been processed, you will receive your tickets by email. 
Print out your tickets or save them to your phone before you go.

Reach the bus stop: Once you complete the process, you must reach the nearest stop on the scheduled visit date and enjoy the trip.

What to Expect on the Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon Combo Tour?

What to Expect on the Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon Combo Tour

Your journey will start at your nearest bus stop in Reykjavik.

From there, you can enjoy a comfortable bus ride to the first attraction, Thingvellir National Park, part of Golden Circle.

The park’s stunning location allows visitors to stand between two continents.

You can gain more insights about the place and its history from your tour guide.

Game of Thrones fans can also walk near the park to the right of the waterfall on Öxaárfoss to relive their on-screen experience.

After the park, the next location is the Geysir Geothermal Field. It is a stunning place to witness many bubbling and steaming hot pools.

You will also see an eruption of about 50 feet (15 meters) in the air every 10 minutes, making it a perfect photo stop for the tour.

Sometimes, you can even see a 130-foot (40-meter)-high eruption.

The next destination is the enormous Gullfoss waterfall, located only 10 minutes away from Geysir. It is a majestic waterfall with beautiful views.

After all that excitement, you can relax at the Sky Lagoon geothermal spa, soak in the warm water, and enjoy a 7-step Icelandic bathing ritual.

This combo ticket guarantees a day filled with natural wonders, history, and pure relaxation—to make the most of Iceland’s day trip!

Opening Hours of Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

Sky Lagoon :

21 November to 20 February (Winter Hours)
: Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm
21 February to 31 May (Spring Hours): Monday to Friday: 11 am to 10 pm                                              
1 June to  31 August (Summer hours): Open daily from 9 am to 11 pm
1 September to 20 November (Fall hours): Open daily from 10 am to 11 pm

Golden Circle: Open 24*7

Tips for Visiting Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

Buy your tickets in advance: This will save you time and hassle, especially during peak season.

Wear comfortable shoes: You will be walking, especially at the Golden Circle, near the waterfall and National Park. Wear shoes with a good grip.

Bring a camera: Both Sky Lagoon and Golden Circle offer beautiful views, and you will want to be able to capture all of the amazing sights.

Bring a raincoat: If you plan to view the waterfall from a lower viewpoint, consider bringing a raincoat.

Arrive early at the stop: Those opting for a day trip must arrive at the pick-up point 15 minutes early.

Know Before You Go:

Make sure to bring comfortable shoes, swimwear, a raincoat and towels.

Please be ready at the nearest bus stop 15 minutes before your scheduled pick-up.

Please visit the Iceland bus stop website if you need directions to your nearest bus stop.

Pickup from private accommodations is not available.

One must shower before and after visiting the Sky Lagoon to ensure hygiene.

You can keep your extra things in the Sky Lagoon lockers.

Cancellation Policy: 

A flexible cancellation policy allows you to cancel your Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon tour tickets up to 24 hours before your visit for a full refund.

About Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon

Thingvellir National Park: Golden Circle

Thingvellir National Park sits between the North American and European tectonic plates, allowing people to stand on two continents simultaneously.

It is a wonderful natural scenic beauty that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

And because of its unique location, the place has fascinating natural sites.

This place has deep valleys, gorges, stony cliffs, and, most importantly, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which you can only see from the National Park.

Those seeking adventure can also enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving between the plates and witness some of the clearest water in the world.

Geysir Geothermal Fields: Golden Circle

Geysir Geothermal Field is one of the most popular stops and one of the very few places on Earth where one can closely observe active geysers.

Geysir is a hot spring where water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air.

Strokkur is a popular geyser on the field that gushes its fountains of boiling hot water every 8–10 minutes up to 30–50 meters high in the air.

Besides Strokkur, you will find various kinds of hot springs, steam vents, and sulfurous mud pots in this field.

Gullfoss Waterfall: Golden Circle

Gullfoss Waterfall is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls. Depending on the season, it has different views to offer.

You can see a near-permanent rainbow in the summer as the midnight sun shines.

In winter, it’s surrounded by snow and ice, with the northern lights in the sky above.

Gullfoss has two main viewing areas: the upper viewpoint and the lower viewpoint.

The lower point leads to the water, and you’ll be sprayed with constant mist and wind as the falls crash.

You can dress warmly or even carry a raincoat there.

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting while the sun is shining, you can look out for rainbows and enjoy a perfect backdrop for pictures. 

The upper viewpoint is always open and provides a more expansive view of the falls.

Sky Lagoon

Sky Lagoon is a man-made hot pool heated by natural geothermal water from the ground.

Inspired by turf houses, turf walls, and cold plunges in natural pools, this infinity pool offers stunning views of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Besides beautiful views, the lagoon provides perfect relaxation after a busy day.

You can easily relax in the relaxing area, which is not very deep. The deepest sections are 4 feet 9 inches.

The lagoon also offers a 7-step Icelandic bathing ritual to relax your body, mind and soul. 

Sky Lagoon vs Golden Circle

Sky Lagoon and Golden Circle both offer a delightful experience in Iceland and have a unique appeal.

The Golden Circle in Iceland, featuring the lively Strokkur geyser and majestic Gullfoss waterfall, offers a stunning natural experience.

Meanwhile, Sky Lagoon provides a serene escape with its geothermal waters and coastal views.

Both sites are must-visits, and combo tickets make exploring them convenient and cost-effective.

Sky LagoonGolden Circle
Ticket cost:Sky Lagoon tickets cost 12,640 ISK ($92)Golden Circle tickets cost ISK 10,232 ($74)
Known for:A geothermal spa is known for its 7-step bathing ritual Known for natural attractions like Waterfalls, Geothermal areas and National parks
Location:Vesturvör 44-48, 200 Kópavogur, IcelandGolden Circle, Reykjavik, Iceland
Crowds:With 2 million annual visitors, crowds can be high, especially during peak season.With 2.2 million annual visitors, crowds can be moderate to high.
Time needed:1-2 hours3–4 hours (to cover main attractions) and half a day for a complete visit
Best time to visit:Winter months from November to February →Spring and Fall months
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Which one should you visit: Sky Lagoon vs Golden Circle?

If you are interested in seeing stunning natural attractions far away from the crowded city, then Golden Circle is the best-suited option for you!

If you are willing to relax in a warm lagoon and enjoy swimming, then Sky Lagoon is the place for you!

However, both attractions are worth visiting, and with Sky Lagoon and Golden Circle tour tickets, you can do both together.

With combo tickets, an added advantage is that you don’t have to worry about transportation.

A comfortable bus and a knowledgeable tour guide will take you to the attractions and return you to your nearest bus stop.


Can you do the Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon in one day?

Yes, you can do the Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon in one day.

You can make your experience seamless with combo tour tickets, which offer transportation, a tour guide and skip-the-line access.

Book Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon tour tickets now!

How much do Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon combo tour tickets cost?

Sky Lagoon and Golden Circle combo tickets cost 25,226 ISK ($183) for adults aged 15+ years and a reduced price of 12,613 ISK ($92) for children aged 12 to 14 years.

Kids aged 11 years and younger are not permitted on the tour.

What is included with the combo tickets?

The Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon combo tickets include transportation from your nearest bus stop in Reykjavik and an 11-hour tour with 2.5 hours of admission to the Sky Lagoon.

It also includes visiting Golden Circle’s three natural attractions, audio guides in multiple languages, a live English-speaking guide and a complete seven-step ritual at the Lagoon.

You can also avail of additional facilities like free Wi-Fi and a USB charger for each seat.

Can I cancel my Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon tour?

Yes, you can cancel your Golden Circle and Sky Lagoon tour tickets up to 24 hours before your scheduled day of visit for a full refund. 

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Aashima is an avid traveler who seeks out thrills and lives a simple, peaceful life. Bright clear skies are her calling.