Golden Circle & Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

Iceland has numerous hidden cave networks dotted across the landscape.
Strokkur is the main attraction of Haukadalur Valley, one of the three major stops along the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
Gullfoss is sometimes called the Golden Falls. It is one of the three major stops along the Golden Circle sightseeing route.
You will experience firsthand the incredible geological formations of a lava tube.
Þingvellir covered with a blanket of snow during the Icelandic winter months.
You will discover many strange rock and ice formations inside of the ice cave.
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Join this brilliant all-year-round adventure caving and exploring the spectacular subterranean lava formations of a lava tube cave in Iceland. as well as the three major attractions of the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing routes. 

First, you'll visit the beautiful Þingvellir National Park. Þingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and Iceland's national parliament, Althingi, was founded there in 930 AD. The parliament is now situated in Reykjavík. Of particular interest at Þingvellir is the impressive Almannagjá canyon, marking the eastern boundary of the North American plate.

Next, you'll travel to the nearby Geysir geothermal area; the main attractions here are, undoubtedly, the hot springs Geysir and Strokkur. The former doesn't erupt any longer but the latter is in full force, spouting 15 - 20 meters high up in the sky every 5 - 10 minutes, sometimes as high as 40 meters. There are also steaming fumaroles, bubbling hot pools, a nearby cafe and gorgeous natural surroundings.

The majestic Gullfoss waterfall is Iceland's most famous waterfall and the final stop on the Golden Circle sightseeing route. Located on the popular rafting river, Hvítá, this waterfall forcefully plummets 32 meters down into the river gorge. You'll get to be near enough to the edge to feel the spray of the waterfall on your face... and snap some amazing photos!

Next up is the second chapter of this fantastic adventure tour. This caving experience provides interesting history, stunning natural beauty and fascinating geological wonders. Besides, how often do you get to explore a country's dark and fascinating underworld?

Necessary equipment is provided, such as helmets and lights, but you should ensure that you bring a pair of good hiking boots because much of the cave requires some climbing and clambering about. Once inside, you will immediately have your breath taken away by the fascinating rock formations and overwhelming darkness. 

Make the most of this sightseeing and lava tubing adventure and see for yourself some of Iceland's greatest highlights. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle, South Iceland, Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Leiðarendi Cave, Bláfjöll
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00

  • Small group guarantee

  • Reykjavik pick up & return transfer

  • Certified guide

  • Lava caving and caving equipment

  • A guided visit to Gullfoss, Geysir & Thingvellir National Park

  • The popular Golden Circle

  • Food & drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm outdoor clothing

  • Head-wear and gloves

  • Hiking shoes

  • Packed lunch

  • Camera

Good to know:

During the summer months you will visit Gjabakkahellir cave. During the winter season you will visit Leidarendi cave.

Waterproof gear and hiking shoes can be rented from the operator if you let them know in an advance.


the tour is great, we have the best weather during the bad weather during our visit, the guide has good explanation on every spot, he also brought us inside the cave, a really good guide. but we don't really aware there is the hot springs Geysir, the profile picture of this tour, maybe we have had miss the spot or the weather not good enough to see? or we shouldn't have lunch break for the spot? this is quite disapointed of the tour, hope will see in next visit to Iceland

Very good.specialy the tour guide/driver was very good

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