Golden Circle & Lava Caving Small Group Adventure

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This all year round adventure tour takes you on a caving exploration of the wonderous subterranean lava formations of a lava tube cave. From there you'll head for the Golden Circle: Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area and Thingvellir National Park. 

The majestic Gullfoss waterfall is Iceland's most famous waterfall, located in the popular rafting river Hvita, which 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.

In the Geysir geothermal area, the main attractions are the hot springs Geysir and Strokkur. The former doesn't erupt any longer but the latter is in full force, spouting from 15 - 20 meters high up in the sky every 4-8 minutes, sometimes as high as 40 meters.

Last but not least, you'll visit the beautiful Thingvellir National Park. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and Iceland's national parliament, Althingi, was founded there in 930. The parliament is now situated in Reykjavik. Of particular interest at Thingvellir is the impressive Almannagja canyon, marking the eastern boundary of the North American plate.

This trip offers interesting history, stunning natural beauty and fascinating gelogical wonders - adding up to a truly memorable experience. 

Necessary equipment is provided such as helmets and lights. Please bring with you warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, head-ware, gloves and packed lunch. Good hiking shoes are recommended, but along with waterproof gear, can also be rented form the operator if you let them know in an advance. The minimum age for the tour is ten years.

Make the most of this sightseeing and lava tubing adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - May.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Caving, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Golden Circle , South Iceland , Geysir , Gullfoss , Þingvellir , Leiðarendi Cave , Bláfjöll
Pickup information:
  • Starting 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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Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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