Golden Circle Hike & Rafting
Duration: 10 hours Medium
Why we love this tour
You'll discover this stunning part of Iceland from a different and thrilling perspective!
- Discover the true beauty of the Golden Circle route
- Enjoy the adventure of rafting with breathtaking views
- Stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America
- Observe Gullfoss - The Golden Waterfall
The trip to Golden Circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland!
Geysers, The Golden waterfall and Thingvellir are a must-see. Taking just a short drive from Reykjavík, you can see some of the most spectacular landscapes and natural wonders in Iceland. To make the most of your time on the Golden Circle route, we will take you on an unforgettable River Rafting Expedition to discover this stunning part of Iceland from a different and thrilling perspective!
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National park is the national shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a cool feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America!
Geysir & Haukadalur Geothermal Area
Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur Geothermal Area are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. This geothermal area, spreading over a surface of 3 km, is filled with so called boiling mud pits that, when active, expulse hot water high into the air, followed by a steady puff of evaporating steam, only to repeat this occurrence every couple of minutes. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.
Gullfoss - The Golden Waterfall
Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most popular and venerated natural landmarks. The waterfall's ever so impressive influential flow rate is given by the glacier river Hvítá, flowing for 40 kilometres from Langjökull glacier in the highlands of Iceland before disappearing deep within the waterfalls canyon (a 32-meter drop).
River Rafting Expedition down the Hvita River
A classic Golden Circle Tour covers the three mentioned stops, but the highlight of this tour is still ahead! We will take you on an unforgettable River Rafting expedition through the breathtaking Brúarhlöður canyon while enjoying a view only visible from a boat. This tour is suitable for most ages and abilities, all you need is the desire for adventure.
We believe that a journey down a beautiful glacier river should be on everyone‘s bucket list! No worries about the cold – we will provide you with wet-suit to make the experience enjoyable and a life-jacket to keep you afloat.
Need to know before you go
- The tour takes about 10 hours
- Although you don't need to swim while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you are able to. You have to be comfortable with floating in water
- Tour is being operated under all weather conditions: please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes
- Good walking shoes are recommended
- Please bring your own swimsuit, towel and change of clothes
This tour is only available from May to September.Small group: maximum 19 visitors.
Free cancellation: up to 24 hours prior to departure
Pick up from various hotels or cruise terminals in Reykjavik
Parts of the Reykjavik city centre are restricted for bus driving. This means that all tour companies are only allowed to stop at certain designated bus stop locations in the centre of Reykjavík to pick up the guests from hotels or other accommodations located within this area. If you are staying outside Reykjavik than we can pick you up from the BSI Bus Terminal or you can come to our office located at Fiskislod 45m, 101 Reykjavik and join the tour from there.
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