Feast your eyes on the Icelandic banquet of natural delicacies and indulge in the geographic miracles that shape the country's profound physical world.
Combo Trip: Golden Circle Sightseeing tour & Lava Caving in the Blue Mountains Area.Day Tour: Available directly from Reykjavík City.
Trip difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible.
Tour Highlights:- Þingvellir National Park - Gullfoss - Geysir - Hot Springs- Lava Tube Caving
We start with a visit to the world under a lava field where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. Depending on the season we either visit Gjábakkahellir or Leiðarendi cave. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After the hike we drive onwards to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is truly a great sight with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. After a short lunch stop we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the erupting hot spring. Come and watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high.
Our last stop will be the famous Þingvellir National Park (en. Parliament Fields). Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. It is also the place where the tectonic plates of America and Europe meet with a clearly visible rift valley. We will learn about the Vikings and their meetings here as well as the geological forces of nature From the national park. After going through all of these must see's of Iceland, we have a short drive back to Reykjavík.
This day tour has it all; stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a great caving adventure!
Disclaimer: All outdoor trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Pick-up from Reykjavík. A guided excursion of the Golden Circle including visit to Þingvellir National Park UNESCO world heritage site, the Geysir Hot Springs including the erupting Strokkur. Also a tour to the Gullfoss waterfall and guided lava caving tour including all specialized caving gear (helmet and cave head light).
Warm outdoor clothing (wooly underwear and a warm sweater of either fleece or wool), waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good warm sturdy hiking shoes and wooly socks. Winter outdoor tours in Iceland requirer you to be, well outdoors, so dress warmly, there is no such thing as too much clothes in Iceland.