The Golden Circle & Lava Caving Tour

The Golden Circle & Lava Caving Tour
On the Lava Caving section of your tour, you will see a wealth of fascinating rock and ice sculptures.
An example of the unique Icelandic moss that blankets the volcanic landscape of Þingvellir National Park.
Iceland's lava tubes and caves contain all kinds of strange rock formations, worth a photograph in themselves.
The majesty and drama of Gullfoss ('The Golden Falls') can barely be understood unless you've seen the waterfall for yourself.
Strokkur is the main attraction on Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, a geyser which erupts boiling water every five to ten minutes.
Þingvellir National Park holds a great number of rifts and gorges filled with crystal clear for glacial water, perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.

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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Feb.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Leiðarendi Cave
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 06:45. 07:45,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • All caving equipment

  • Golden Circle tour

  • English speaking guide

  • Pickup and drop off

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes suited for the coldness in the cave

  • Good hiking boots

  • Outer layer that protects from water as it can be wet inside the cave

  • Lunch or Snack

  • Camera

  • You can rent a GoPro camera by us

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No credit card fees
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