Day trip

Reykjavik: Golden Circle & River Rafting Tour

Reykjavik: Golden Circle & River Rafting Tour

From $163.57 per person

Experience the glittering jewels of Iceland’s natural marvels with a magical tour of the world-famous Golden Circle, topped off with an exciting raft ride down a glacier river

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please note that we offer pick up only from Reykjavík. If you are staying outside the city than we can pick you up from our office or BSÍ Bus Terminal. If your hotel is located within the red zone (closed for commercial traffic) we will notify you by email about nearest meeting point within 24 hours after receiving your booking.

Experience

Highlights
  • Go on an unforgettable River Rafting expedition down the breathtaking Brúarhlöður canyon
  • See the famous highlights of the Golden Circle, including Geysir and Strokkur
  • Discover the site of the old Icelandic parliament in Þingvellir National Park
  • Witness the magical Gullfoss Waterfall
Full description
Enjoy convenient travel with pick-up and drop-off service from your accommodation in Reykjavik. Meet your expert guide and set off on your Icelandic adventure. This thrilling trip will take you to the historical Viking heartlands of Thingvellir, home of Iceland’s first parliament and where you can see the wonders of continental drift. At Thingvellir, you’ll see for yourself how the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are ripping apart, leaving behind gigantic cracks in the Earth’s surface. Meaning you’ll have a unique opportunity to stand on two continents at the same time. Your next stop on your Golden Circle & River Rafting tour brings you to Geysir. In this geothermal wonderland, you’ll see cascades of superheated water and vapor spouting high into the air every few minutes. Geysir’s name comes from the Old Norse word for “gush”. It’s now the name given to erupting hot springs all over the world. At Geysir, you’ll feel the dynamic forces of nature that shape the “Land of Fire and Ice”. Next comes Gullfoss, the “Golden Falls”, a two-stage waterfall that thunders more than 30 meters down into a narrow canyon, fed by millions of gallons of glacial meltwater from Langjokull. It’s another sensational stop on your Golden Circle tour, and if it’s a sunny day, you might find yourself wrapped in rainbows. The grand finale of the tour comes next – this is your chance to take an awe-inspiring river raft ride down the Hvita (White) River from Gullfoss. You’ll step onboard sturdy rafts, floating and paddling your way downstream for 4 miles along the Bruarhlod Canyon.There’ll be some adrenaline-fueled fast-flowing rapids to get your heart pumping too. Of course, we’ll provide all the kit and safety equipment you need.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off within Reykjavik
  • Guided river rafting on the Hvítá River
  • All necessary equipment for rafting
  • Entry to a sauna and shower facilities after the tour
  • Free Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Lunch (there are scheduled stops to buy lunch or snacks during the tour)
  • Bathing suit and towel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour takes about 10 hours
  • The tour operates under all weather conditions
  • Please bring warm, wind, and waterproof clothes
  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • Please bring your own swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes
  • You have to be comfortable with floating in water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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The suits that they provided were very good. These included life jackets. They had good changing facilities as well. I would recommend bringing a swim shirt and bathing suit which will get wet. Contrary to the picture this is white water rafting with stretches of rough Rapids. They give you the option of jumping off one of the 15 foot cliffs in the water.It helps to know how to paddle.

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August 29, 2021

Wonderful experience! Rafting was the most fun we did in Iceland.

August 30, 2021

Yippee!! Our guide went the extra mile; she took us to a special ice cream dairy farm, scrumptious. The waterfalls, geysers, and the river rafting experience were absolutely amazing. Don't miss out on teamwork and an up-close river activity with a lesson in Icelandic geology.

July 26, 2021

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