Join this exciting tour combing the attractions on the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route with an intrepid expedition inside one of Iceland's ice caves. This combo is the perfect option for travellers looking to maximise what they can do within a limited time frame in Iceland.
The Golden Circle is Iceland's most popular sightseeing route, circling three of the country's biggest attractions; Þingvellir National park, Haukadalur geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. After being pick up from your Reykjavik accommodation, you will visit Þingvellir first, roughly forty-minutes drive away across a lush and hilly landscape.
At the park itself, you will experience firsthand the exposed North American and Eurasian tectonic plates standing exposed from the earth, as well as the glittering gorges, filled with glacial water, and even information boards detailing Þingvellir's important role in Icelandic history. For all of the above reasons and more, Þingvellir is Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Once you have explored the park, you will next be driven to Haukadalur geothermal valley, home to the geysers. The most dramatic feature here is, undoubtedly, Strokkur, a hot spring which routinely spouts boiling water over 25 m into the air. There are also numerous other steaming fumaroles and bubbling mud pools to observe in the area.
Your final stop of the Golden Circle is the mighty and dramatic waterfall, Gullfoss, a powerful natural display of glacial water cascading 32 m into a cragged and rocky canyon below. At this attraction, there are two different observation points, ensuring that you'll be able to get photographs from different perspectives.
Finally, you will make a stop at Leiðarendi ("The End of the Road"), a fascinating example of Iceland's lava tubes and cave networks. Your guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment to explore the dazzling rock formations and hidden corners of this subterranean space and will eagerly answer any questions you might have on the country's geological makeup and history. Leiðarendi is very easy to access, though there may be some crawling and climbing required along its full 900 m length.
And so, adventure awaits! Hurry and you too can join this thrilling tour first sightseeing the Golden Circle's main attractions and then exploring the interior of a lava cave. Check availability by choosing a date.
Please note that the cave does have rough rocks inside so please don't wear your most expensive outfit and prepare for some light crawling!