• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Tour Iceland‘s popular Glolden Circle and enjoy an exciting river rafting adventure on Hvita River on this day trip available directly from Reykjavik. Accompanied by a professional rafting instructor, ride a raft along Hvita River located in Gullfoss Canyon. Paddle along calm stretches and foaming rapits before following the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route which includes three of Iceland‘s most-loved spots. Behhold the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall, marvel at the gurgling geysers at Geysir hot spring area and see the tectonic rift at Thingvellir Natioanl Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart.

Highlights

  • Small group experience, limited to 12 participants per guide, ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Day Trip to Iceland‘s popular Golden Circle combined with a river rafting adventure on Hvita River
  • A guided visit to Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Learn how Geysir serves as the original name-giver of the erupting springs
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Thingvellir National Park and admire stunning rifts, fissures and canyons

What You Can Expect

Golden Circle and River Rafting Adventure from Reykjavik

A spouting geyser at Geysir hot spring area

Leave Reykjavik by an air-conditioned vehicle, relax in your seat as you set out on your full day adventure tour, listen to entertaining stories about Iceland‘s history and spectacular landscapes from your informative guide as you head towards Drumboddsstadir where the rafting base is located.

Upon arrival you will meet your certified rafting guides and be provided with all of the necessary rafting gear. Then, after a safety briefing, head out on an inflatable raft with a professional guide. Paddle along the fast flowing river past untouched country side, gliding along calm waters and bumping over rapids and at one point during your trip, dare to jump from a cliff into the water!

After your river rafting adventure, you can use the shower and sauna facilities before enjoying your lunch (own expense) at the rafting base camp. Once ready,return to your air-conditioned vehicle and accompanied by your guide, take the popular Golden Circle route for an afternoon sightseeing.

Head through rugged landscapes to Geysir geothermal region, an area of bubbling pools, steam vents and waterspouts that gave the word ´geyser´ to the world. Follow the trails around the gurgling springs and ponds, and catch the sight of the spouting geysers bursting water up to 25 meters high.

Continue to the golden waterfall of Gullfoss, one of Iceland‘s most visited attractions. Savor the views of the breathtaking falls, where the waters gush over two tiers of lava rock, and if your‘re lucky, catch sight of the rainbow the can form in the mists.

Lastly, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Thingvellir National Park, renowned as the site of Iceland´s 10th-century parliament assemblies. Thingvellir is rich of geological wonders and Icelandic history and holds many natural gems, such as Silfra fissure where frequent divers and snorkelers can be found exploring the wonders of the fissure. It is also the location where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart. Make sure to view the awesome tectonic rift and snap photos of this natural phenomena before returning back to Reykjavik where your tour finishes.

Customer Reviews

joshuaadavis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a 2 part tour. The first part was with a driver and some people to the Golden Circle. Was a nice and enjoyable trip. Then we got dropped off to the white water rafting. I would have liked bigger rapids but still beautiful scenery and cliff jumping into the glacier water. Was a great time.

miranda.d.amaya

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Tour was unbelievable awesome! Outside the city is amazing. Our guide was awesome! Super knowledgeable, friendly and polite. The tour itself was very informative and we saw some beautiful places before getting to go Rafting. The rafting was crazy fun! The guide for that was amazing! Will do again!!

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The guides are awesome.
The big rapids come first.
The water in June was SUPER Cold.
They have wet suits and clothes to borrow.
The headquarters has a steam room and hot showers.
A few of us jumped in the water near the end of the ride.
I'm glad I did it, but it was SOOOOOOOO cold.
Seeing the Golden Circle was great and the bus driver was great too.
Amazing water falls!
You can leave your jackets and backpacks at the headquarters while rafting
This is a great all day adventure. I would recommend bringing your own food,
as otherwise lunch is going to cost you about 33.00 per person!
I would bring

Kenneth B W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

EXCELLENT! Adolph was an amazing tour guide, the rafting was SO MUCH FUN. Learned so much and had so much fun. If you're considering doing this trip, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Michael V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

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

Dallace U

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Golden Circle - excellent. Rafting - good trip but the guides allowed someone who has never rafted before to sit in front and he didn't follow directions and threw up his hands and took several of us in the water with him when the guide told him to jump to the middle of the boat. darn cold water.

Stevan O

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

good trip The guide Adolf was terrific, very knowledgeable and friendly. For white water rafting, BRING a towel and a water proof camera. Overall a very enjoyable day

IAN A

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

THE RAFTING WAS FUN BUT FREEEEZING! EVEN WITH ALL THE GEAR. THE WATERFALL WAS HUGE AND WORTH SEEING PLUS THE GEYSERS BEWARE YOU MAY GET WET.

Shmuel B

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

Great trip to get the for the Iceland basics

NIGEL R

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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