The Secret Lagoon had a natural local charm while The Blue Lagoon was created to be sexy for tourists. I couldn’t choose between the two so I visited both – just to compare. 😉


The Golden Circle tour was a good way to ease into my Iceland trip. Despite it being a bus tour, there was a decent amount of walking: National Thingvellir, Geysir, Icelandic horses, Gullfoss and, finally, The Secret Lagoon. The last stop was the perfect way to end a long, cold day outdoors.

This “secret” lagoon isn’t really a secret given that it’s part of the Northern Circle Tour. It’s dubbed the Secret Lagoon because it was forgotten for about 40 years. The land owners decided to revive it to show visitors what a true Icelandic bath is like compared to its more famous competitor – The Blue Lagoon.

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