Journey out from Iceland’s capital and see the wonders of the Golden Circle, then pump up your adrenaline with an exciting river rafting adventure in this 10-hour tour. This trip is perfect for those eager to experience the sights and activities offered by Iceland.
This incredible trip starts in Reykjavik, where you’ll join a small group of fellow travelers to meet your professional tour guide. You’ll climb aboard a comfortable minibus with Wi-Fi and USB chargers to keep you connected as you ride out of the city.
Your first stop will be at the Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates pull apart and create a unique and stunning landscape. You can travel along the beautiful rift valley, walking between two continents at once, making for a truly breathtaking experience.
Next, you’ll arrive at the geothermal hotspot of Haukadalur valley to witness one of Iceland’s most powerful geysers. The Strokkur geyser erupts every ten minutes, shooting boiling water up to an impressive 130 feet (40 meters), so it’s best to keep your distance.
The last stop of the Golden Circle brings you to the beloved and iconic Gullfoss waterfall. This magnificent site holds a special place in the history of Iceland as it would have been turned into a dam in the 19th Century if not for a nearby farmer.
After enjoying the marvels of the Golden Circle, you’re ready to finish off your trip with a thrilling ride down the Hvita River, which delivers the waters of Gullfoss. Conveniently starting downstream from the waterfall, you’ll gear up with the necessary safety equipment before your guide takes you on a voyage to remember.
This river rafting expedition will take you down some exhilarating rapids, splashing through the waves while you enjoy scenic views only accessible by taking the raft. Eventually, the waters will also calm down to give you time to soak in the breathtaking views of the Bruarhlodur canyon.
Once you’re out of the waters, you can hit the sauna and the shower facilities to relax and get cleaned up after the wild ride you just had. You can then head back to Reykjavik on the minibus with another activity crossed off your bucket list.
Don’t miss out on a river rafting experience unlike any other, with a treasure trove of sights to see on the Golden Circle and a lifetime’s worth of memories to go with it. Check availability now by choosing a date.
Swimming during the rafting tour is not required, but you should feel comfortable floating in the water.
You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund. Should the tour operator need to cancel the trip due to weather, you can reschedule, arrange an alternative excursion, or receive a refund.