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Golden Circle & Caving

Visit the Golden Circle Highlights & Step into a Lava Cave on This Day Tour in Iceland

A Golden Circle and lava caving adventure combo not to be missed: The quintessential day out in south Iceland!

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Add a lava caving adventure to your Golden Circle experience. Visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir national park and explore a the hidden underworld by visiting a lava tube cave. An easy tour for all over the age of 10. This day tour has it all; stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a great caving adventure!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    ~ 10 hours / 8am - 6pm

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    10 years

  • Ratio

    1:19

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    14.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Small Group Experience
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir Hot Spring Area
A Visit to a Lava Tube Cave
Family Friendly
Included
Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
A Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Golden Circle
A Guided Lava Caving Tour
All Specialized Caving Gear Needed
English Speaking Tour Guide
All Required Safety Equipment
Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

Your day starts with a visit to the world under a lava field where you get the chance to witness how the volcanoes created Iceland. This is an amazing hike through an ancient underground lava tube. After exploring the fascinating underworld in Leiðarendi (Leidarendi) cave, you will be dropped off at a café bakery for a lunch break. You will then be picked up at around 13:00 for an exciting drive of the famous Golden Circle including Iceland’s key attractions Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Our first stop will be the historic 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. You will learn about the Vikings and their meetings here as well as the geological forces of nature that have formed the national park.

Continuing our journey, we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, home of the famous erupting hot spring. Come and watch the heated water gurgle, bubble, and escape the ground with enormous force up to 25 meters high.

Our third and last stop for the day is Gullfoss (e. Golden Waterfall), the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is truly a great sight to admire, with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur.

We end our day in Reykjavik where you can get dropped off at one of our authorized locations. A great way to explore a lava cave followed by Iceland’s most famous natural attractions!


Return Time

You will return to Reykjavík around 06:00 pm approximately.


Pick-up Information

Pick up is at 08:00 am from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.


Practical Information

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, thermal underwear and a warm sweater of either fleece or wool, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good warm sturdy hiking shoes are highly recommended.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?
Don’t worry, you can always rent the necessary clothing in the booking process.

Please note

We recommend bringing gloves to wear inside the cave.

What equipment do you provide for the lave tube caving trip?

We provide you with a headlight and a helmet.

How long are you inside the lava tube cave for?

You are in the cave for about 1-1,5 hours.

What should I wear on a lava caving tour in Iceland?

Like always in Iceland, it’s best to dress in layers. Warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. We also recommend that you wear good hiking boots and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.

What is the Golden Circle tour in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

Disclaimer
All our tours 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 their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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