Golden Circle & Rafting
Golden Circle & Rafting
Duration: 11 hours / Difficulty: Easy
Sightseeing & Activity Golden Circle Day Tour from ReykjavíkTrip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible. Rated: Easy.
Guide to client ratio: Sightseeing part: 1:20. Rafting part: 1:10
Classic day tour: Available directly from Reykjavik in Iceland.
- River Rafting
- Hvítá river
- Brúarhlod Canyon
- Golden Circle
- Geysir hot spring
- Gullfoss waterfall
- Thingvellir National Park
Tour Details: Duration: Approximately 11 hours
Pick up time: Be ready at 8:00 AM for pick-up and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.
Included: Transfer from Reykjavík (and return), a visit to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss, lunch and river rafting on the Hvítá river. Certificated rafting guides.
Clothing: Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks, a change of clothing. Bathing suit & towel.
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 super heated 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.
Your adventure starts with transfer to our rafting base camp and then off to a great River Fun tour down the Hvítá river. 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 canyon where participants have the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. Afterwards we offer a nice hot shower and sauna before continuing on the road.
This trip has it all; stunning natural beauty, deep rooted Viking history, amazing geological wonders, and a great rafting adventure!
Disclaimer: 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 there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.