Golden Circle and Rafting Combo
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Golden Circle and Rafting Combo

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Additional Information

Departure from

Reykjavik

Destination

Golden circle

Feature

1 day

Why we love this tour


  • Started with a Hvítá River rafting
  • A tour to Geysir area!
  • Free pickup and drop off from Reykjavik
  • Small group travel

Detailed description

The adventure starts with a transfer to our rafting base camp, pick up starts at 8:00 am from your Reykjavík accommodation. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We will then take off to a great rafting tour down the Gullfoss Canyon. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of beautiful, steep canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. On our way, we pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð (Bruarhlod) canyon where participants have the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. Afterward, we offer a nice hot shower and sauna before continuing on the road.

Our first stop on the famous Golden Circle is the geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting “geyser” and his little brother Strokkur. Catch the sight of superheated water bursting from the ground up to 25 meters high. Next, we stroll down to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss, “the Golden Waterfall”, is an amazing sight. The water flows 32 meters down three steps of lava rocks with breathtaking power and grandeur. Our last stop of the day is the Þingvellir National Park. Here lies the biggest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the birthplace of Alþingi, the oldest existing parliament in the world founded by the Vikings more than a thousand years ago. Þingvellir is also a place of many geological wonders as it lies in the tectonic rift valley between America and Europe. It is completely surrounded by beautiful volcanoes created from the ongoing tectonic drift.

Meeting Information

  • Pick up from Reykjavik

New regulations have been implemented regarding the shuttle traffic in the downtown Reykjavik. We have therefore offered 12 pick up points instead of directly picking up guests from accommodations . Please click here for further information.

Duration

  • Approximately 9 hours including rafting tour

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop off
  • A guided tour of Golden Circle
  • River rafting

What's excluded

  • Meals

What you need to know

  • What to bring:Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks, a change of clothing. Bathing suit & towel.
  • Minimum age:11 years

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