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Golden Circle,Gullfoss Canyon & Rafting Adventure, Iceland

  • When does it run?
    15 May - 30 Sep: Daily
  • Start time
    9:00am
  • Duration
    9 hours approx.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop –off
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission to all Golden Circle sites
  • River rafting on the Hvítá river
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (16+)
  • Child (11-15)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the perfect Icelandic adventure with an expert guide and admire the most spectacular scenery in Iceland
  • Embark on an exhilarating rafting adventure on the Hvítá River, down the Gullfoss Canyon
  • Take in the picturesque Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), a perfect spot for clicking photos
  • Visit the Great Geysir, which is the home of the original ‘geyser’, which is no longer active
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and the historic site of the world’s oldest operational parliament
  • Enjoy the convenience of return transfers from your hotel in Reykjavik

Overview

This full-day tour covers all the renowned Golden Circle sights, while also a fun rafting adventure on the Hvítá river, down the Gullfoss Canyon.

Enjoy a great rafting adventure, jump off a cliff and take in jaw-dropping views of the Gullfoss waterfall as it cascades over a unique rock formation 32m into the Earth, visit the Geysir after which all geysers are named and watch it burst into the sky, and see the exposed valley formed by the separation of the American and European tectonic plates.

All the while, your expert guide will tell you the stories of how these rare and impressive features came to be and the significance of nature’s powerful forces on the history of Iceland.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    15 May - 30 Sep: Daily

  • Duration

    9 hours approx.

  • Start time

    9:00am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

    For list of pickup points, Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.

  • Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Itinerary

  • Your tour starts when your expert tour guide arrives to pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavik around 9:00am.

    From here, you will head towards the rafting base camp where your rafting adventure on the Hvítá river, down the Gullfoss Canyon begins. Battle the waters as you make your way through the tough rapids amidst the steep canyons. During the activity, you will pass the Brúarhlöð canyon where you may choose to jump off a cliff into the river. At the end of this adrenaline-pumping adventure, enjoy a hot shower and sauna before hitting the road.

    The next spot on your journey is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions: Gullfoss waterfall. This photogenic and stunning work of nature barrels over a tiered rock formation as it falls into a crevice over 32m deep and seems to disappear into a hole in the Earth. By now you’ll have worked up a good appetite, so you’ll have the chance to try some hearty traditional Icelandic meat soup for lunch at Gullfoss Café just by the falls.

    From here your day continues through the Golden Circle area to the geothermal region of Geysir. Watch superheated water burst from the ground at the famed Geysir or from one of the many nearby geysers, and take a look at some of the steaming hot pools in the surrounding area.

    The last stop is a UNESCO world heritage site and an exquisite example of Iceland’s beauty: Þingvellir National Park, or Parliament Fields. This is home to the historically significant birthplace of the world’s oldest existing parliament, the largest natural lake in Iceland, and the exposed rift between two tectonic plates. You’ll be able to pinpoint the geological separation of the America and Europe from the park before you head back to Reykjavik, where you will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop –off
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission to all Golden Circle sites
  • River rafting on the Hvítá river
  • Food and Drink

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details

Minimum age is 11 years.

All caving and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants.

The Supplier does not assume any responsibility for accidents 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.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Children rates are based on maximum 2 children per 2 adults

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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