On this combination full-day trip, you’ll see the best sights of the Golden Circle and also go rafting on the Hvítá River. We’ll take you to see the world-famous hot springs at Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall and to visit Þingvellir National Park.
What to Expect
This full-day trip from Reykjavík takes in the stunning natural beauty of Iceland. You’ll learn about the island’s interesting history, see amazing geological wonders and enjoy a great river rafting adventure!
Running everyday from 15 May until 15 September, we operate excursions for a minimum of 2 persons, and on other days for a minimum of 4 persons. You’ll travel by mini-van during this 10-hour tour.
The trip starts off with a rafting trip down the Hvítá River. You’ll have fun on the rapids and have the choice of jumping from a cliff into the river below. After the rafting trip, showers and a sauna are available.
After lunch we head to the geothermal area that’s home to the one and only Geysir. You’ll marvel at how the ground gurgles, bubbles and super-heated water pushes upwards with enormous force. We’ll stroll down to Gullfoss next, which is the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. This is an amazing sight, with water rushing down 3 layers of lava with breathtaking power.
We end the day with a stop at Þingvellir National park. The Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. This is also the place where the great tectonic plates of America and Europe meet and the rift valley is clearly visible.
- Pick-up and drop off from/to all major hotels in Reykjavik
- Visit to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Spring Area and Gullfoss Waterfall
- Rafting on Hvítá River
- Certified rafting guides
What's Not Included
- Food and drink (Traditional lam BBQ can be added for a small fee)
Know Before You Go
• Please bring with you: A warm sweater, bathing suit, change of clothing and a towel
• Minimum age: 11 years old
• Duration: Approximately 11 hours
• No experience in rafting is required
All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.