Golden Circle and Jet Boat Ride | Sightseeing and Adventure on the Hvita River

Join this private tour with a local driver that takes you to the Golden Circle, cruising on a jetboat on Hvítá river and relaxing in a swimming pool afterwards.

The Golden Circle is a must-do in Iceland, consisting of Geysir hot spring area, Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir national park.

Geysir lends its name to geysers all over the world. But although Geysir itself is not active anymore the area features spectacular hot springs such as the powerful Strokkur (regularly erupting about 15-20 meters into the air).

Gullfoss waterfall "The Golden Waterfall", is the second part of the Golden Circle, and one of the most beautiful and powerful waterfalls in Iceland, plummeting 32 meters into the river gorge of the popular rafting river Hvita - the same one you will ride on the jetboat.

Thingvellir national park is the largest attraction of the Golden Circle. The Icelandic parliament was founded there in 930 and remained until the year 1798.

Today the park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important places to visit in Iceland, not just for its historical and cultural values, but for also its magnificent landscape. Thingvellir is surrounded by a beautiful mountain and volcano range and is the site of a rift valley, where the tectonic plates meet, marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Of particular note at Thingvellir are the magnificent Almannagja gorge, and the beautiful lake Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland. The popular Gjabakkahellir lava cave is also in the area. The fissure Silfra is located by Thingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake, and is famous for its clear waters and popular for diving and snorkeling, as you can literally swim between continents.

After enjoying the nature on the Golden Circle you'll go on a jet boat adventure ride with "Iceland Riverjet", the only white water jet boat company in Europe.

Speed through narrow basalt canyon, be exhilarated by 360 spins on the “milky white” river and jump the rapids like James Bond!

Iceland Riverjet operates in the white water rapids of Hvita river below Gullfoss waterfall. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor your adrenaline will hit the roof!

While onboard, you also get to enjoy amazing scenery, all from open deltas, dramatic canyons and white water rapids to rich bird life. The 40 minute river ride guarantees an adrenaline rush for both young and old.

After this unique jet boat ride there's the possibility to relax in the oldest swimming pool in Iceland (remember to take a swimsuit and a towel with you!)

A great mix of natural beauty, adrenaline fix and relaxation.

Duration: 7-10 hours

Minimum age: 8 years old.

Tour size: 4 to 14 persons (max 10 persons can go with the jetboat every ride)


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Oct.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Reykholt, Flúðir
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:30

Included:
  • Pickup and drop off at hotel, guiding service, jet boat ride

  • meals, entrance to the swimming pool


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes (depends of weather), swimsuit and towel if you want to go swimming


Good to know:

Minimum number of passengers for each scheduled tour is 4 persons and max 14 persons. 9 persons can go with the jetboat every time.

Private tours available but they cost extra, contact us and we will give you the price.



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