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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Day Trip from Reykjavik along Iceland's Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park and River Rafting

Enjoy a unique, adventurous way to see the stunning beauty of Iceland. This trip has it all -- gorgeous natural beauty, stories of the country's interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a fun river-rafting adventure! With your professional rafting guide, embark on a river-rafting adventure down the white-water Hvítá River. After taking a relaxing shower and enjoying the sauna, travel along the country's famous Golden Circle. Stop at striking waterfalls and majestic geysers before visiting UNESCO World Heritage-listed Þingvellir National Park.


  • Day trip to Iceland's Golden Circle and Þingvellir National Park from Reykjavik
  • Enjoy a rafting adventure down the scenic Hvítá River with your professional rafting guide
  • Travel along the route of the Golden Circle, stopping at the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geyser
  • Learn how Geysir serves as the original name-giver of the erupting springs
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Þingvellir National Park and admire stunning rifts, fissures and canyons
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Day Trip from Reykjavik along Iceland's Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park and River Rafting

River rafting and Golden Circle sightseeing

Travel along Iceland's famous Golden Circle and visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Þingvellir National Park on this adventurous day trip from Reykjavik. Kick off your tour with a fun river-rafting trip down the Hvítá River. Challenge yourself as your professional rafting guide navigates you through the waves, and even take a jump from a cliff! Take a refreshing shower at the rafting base camp's facilities nearby and relax in the sauna. Afterward, enjoy lunch at the rafting base camp (own expense) and prepare for an afternoon of natural spectacles and wonders.

Your journey will lead you along Iceland's Golden Circle, a route looping from Reykjavik into central Iceland and back that’s famous for its stunning sights. Head to the geothermal area of Geysir and witness how the ground gurgles and bubbles, and see heated water escaping from the ground with enormous force. Learn how this location serves as the original name-giver of the erupting springs.

Listen to your local guide’s stories about the area as you head farther along the Golden Circle to Gullfoss, the undisputed pinnacle of Icelandic waterfalls. Appreciate the breathtaking power and beauty as water rushes down three layered steps formed by lava.

Stop finally at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Þingvellir National Park. One of the most popular attractions in the country, Þingvellir boasts incredible sights and is the birthplace of one of the oldest parliaments in the world, which still exists today. It is the site where the great tectonic plates of America and Europe meet, creating stunning rifts, fissures and canyons that cross over the region -- a picturesque sight perfect for photo opportunities!

After your day trip, enjoy a relaxing drive back to Reykjavik.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

an absolute cracker of a day....great rafting guide and professionally done.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013


4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

Great trip to get the for the Iceland basics

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2012

All I can say is cold! We ate on arrival and relaxed until food had settled then the fun began. Cold and wet wetsuits yuk. Take under layers not cotton though. Guide was very playfully fun and knowledgeable about the area. Was a bit to cold for me but I would do it again. Be prepared to fall in. Was a little scary but safety is very much their priority.

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