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5 Day Action Summer Package

5 days in Iceland trip - our best selling holiday package to Reykjavík with Iceland´s greatest adventure tours and action activities.

Boat Tours Caving Geysir Hiking Horse-Riding Hot-Spring Rafting Sightseeing Tours Snorkeling
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This ultimate adventure holiday in the land of Fire and Ice combines our greatest activity tours and takes you to South Iceland´s stunning must-see places. The multiple day tour package also gives you time to explore and enjoy Reykjavík on your own. From sea kayaking in deep Icelandic fjords to riding a Viking horse to bathing in a natural hot spring river and more! This trip will leave you spellbound, with a great and enduring impression of Iceland.

  • Availability

    May 15th - September 15th

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Level

    Moderate

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    No

  • Min. Age

    14 years

  • Ratio

    1:6-16

  • Price from

    106.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Sea kayaking in Hvalfjörður Fjord and whale watching
Snorkeling and caving at Þingvellir national park (Thingvellir).
Hiking to the hot springs
Horse riding
Reykjavík city
Blue Lagoon
The Golden Circle
Geysir
Gullfoss Waterfall
Rafting on Hvítá (the White River)
Included
Transfers with pick up from Reykjavík
Expert guiding services
All specialized equipment for activities
Entrance fee for the Blue Lagoon

This tour is a combination of various day tours from Reykjavík, the day on which each tour is scheduled will vary between trip departure dates. Your final itinerary will be sent to you when your vacation is booked.

Sea Kayaking
Our certified sea kayaking guide will take you on the serene and extremely dramatic Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord). Very stable sit on top boats are used, small groups of not more than six, and our patient guides ensure this tour is suitable for beginners. Learn all about the wildlife and how the spectacular landscapes of this fjord were formed.

Whale Watching
Our qualified guides provide a lot of information so you can learn all about the wildlife as you travel across Faxaflói Bay. Weather and sea conditions play a big role in what we see – we will always put you in the best place to see whales, often not more than 15 km from the harbor. We provide special insulated suits, hot drinks and soup are available from the onboard café. Minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises are seen most often. Each trip takes about 2.5 – 3.5 hours.

Snorkeling in Silfra
The exceptionally clear water within the Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park is just one reason why this is a world famous dive. You will actually be diving in the fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates with the most incredible and varied underwater scenery. Silfra at Þingvellir is the only place in the world where you can do this. This is a really cool experience! We provide a good quality drysuit to keep you comfortable!

Lava Caving
Iceland is often talked about as the land of Ice and fire. There are dozens of earthquakes every day and much of the land consists of huge lava fields created by a huge number of powerful eruptions. This is one of the most volcanically active places on earth. The lava tube caves we visit on our caving tours were formed when liquid lava flowed in high volume beneath a hardening surface, they are just perfect for exploring! Lava tubing will show you a different angle on Iceland. Walk in the footsteps of the speleologist who discovered these amazing formations!

Hot spring hunt
An exciting hot spring hunt will take you on a trail through the Reykjadalur Valley at Hveragerði. Hiking through spectacular mountain vistas, the steam wafting from multiple hot springs will give the landscapes a dreamy quality. You will see every type of hot spring which can be found in Iceland. You will arrive at a natural hot spring river where you can bathe surrounded by the peace of nature.

The Icelandic Horse
Riding the unique Icelandic horse is an experience which no one should miss. The Icelandic horse is world famous for its unique five gaits, especially the smooth gait, tölt. The breed has been pure for over a thousand years making it one of the purest breeds in the world. These horses were brought to Iceland when the country was settled in the 9th century, it was the only means of transport across the rugged Icelandic terrain. Horseback riding in Iceland is unique and special!

Blue Lagoon
The iconic Blue Lagoon is now a world famous spa. Located in the middle of a lunar-like lava landscape not far from the international airport, the lagoon is something no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon’s water is natural, pumped up through the ground where it has been heated by the hot lava flowing beneath the surface. It is rich in minerals like silica, which will leave your skin smooth and silky, it is actually known to have healing powers for psoriasis and eczema. Doctors in Iceland write prescriptions for people to go to the lagoon. Soak in this magical lagoon and relax in the mystical Icelandic scenery. You will not be disappointed.

Golden Circle
The famous Golden Circle has three outstanding natural attractions: Geysir, home to the famous hot spring which gave us the English word ‘Geyser’, see torrents of boiling water being erupted 25 m high! The geologically amazing, Þingvellir National Park, has a dramatic cliff running through it where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates have been moving apart. Iceland´s historic parliament, Alþingi, the oldest still existing parliament in the world, was founded here in 930 CE. Þingvellir is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Finally, Gullfoss waterfall, (the Golden Falls), see the golden hued spray and feel the power as the roaring water crashes through the rugged canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages.

River Rafting
Drumboddstaðir, our comfortable river rafting base is the start point for your exhilarating river rafting trip on the Hvítá river (the White River). This river offers a perfect blend of beautiful, steep canyons and adrenaline inducing rapids and white water rafting. You will pass through Brúarhlöð, a magnificent canyon where we give you the option of jumping from the cliff into the river. Safety kayakers accompany us and we provide you with a wetsuit, life vest, helmet and a paddle. Our facilities include a sauna, hot showers, refreshments and a bar.

Pick up & drop off times:
Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching: 9 am, back approx. 8 pm
Snorkeling and caving: 9 am, back approx. 5 pm
Hot springs and horses: 8 am, back approx. 5 pm
Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik: Optional
Golden Circle and rafting: 8 am, back approx. 7 pm

For a longer 6 day adventure trip: Just arrange to do glacial hiking on Sólheimajökull glacier on day 6!

Vouchers
Pick up and expected drop off times will be confirmed by our sales team after booking. When you arrange your trip you will initially be sent a voucher as proof of booking. This document will not contain your pick up and drop off details. Our sales team will send you a separate email containing your full itinerary, so please look out for this.

What to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, gloves, warm undergarment (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks, bathing suit, a towel and a change of clothing. Good hiking shoes are recommended!

What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process. We do not rent gear from the locations, it must be ordered in advance.

If you don’t want to do the whole package of activities you can arrange to do them separately:
Sea Kayaking
Whale Watching
Snorkeling and caving
Hot spring hunt and Horseback riding
Golden Circle and Rafting

Please note

Food and accommodation are not included in this tour.

This tour package is a combination of multiple day tours from Reykjavik.

Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching

Pick up is at 8:30 am from your hotel or the nearby Reykjavík meeting point you have chosen. Please note: picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do have to be ready and waiting at 8:30 am.

We drive along the coast, passing Reykjavík´s iconic mountain, Esja, and traversing verdant farmlands on our way to Bjarteyjarsandur Farm on Hvalfjörður. This is our sea kayaking base where you will meet your qualified BCU certificated 4 star guide and get your kayaking equipment. Paddling these very stable boats is easy but we make sure that our guests have all of the technique and safety information they require before setting off to paddle through the serene waters of Hvalfjörður. The scenery here is extremely dramatic, with great mountain valleys formed by the actions of glaciers. Your guide will tell you all about the geology of the area and the wildlife in these parts. There are many interesting stories linked to Hvalfjörður, this is the fjord where WII submarines were hidden from enemy troops. The name, Hvalfjörður, has some interesting folklore attached, the fjord is not a whale habitat, as the name might suggest. However, stray whales are likely to have swum into the fjord from time to time! Hvalfell (the Whale Mountain), at the end of the fjord, possibly gave rise to the name. There is also a charming folklore story in which an elf woman turned her human lover into a red headed whale!

Please note: On very rare occasions, due to weather conditions, this tour cannot take place on Hvalfjörður. When this happens your sea kayak tour will take place from Reykjavík or another suitable South Iceland location.

After you return to Reykjavík you will get to explore the open sea around Faxaflóí Bay with an exciting whale watching excursion from Reykjavík´s ‘Downtown Harbor’ (also known as the ‘Old Harbor’). Feel the exhilaration of the ocean wave as you hunt for these mysterious and majestic giants of the deep. We always do our best to ensure that you go to the very best place to see whales, this varies from day to day but you can rest assured that the best places will be chosen. It is very rare for us to venture more than 15 km from the harbor. We give you warm overalls to wear to keep you cozy on deck. Our boats have large windows, great views can also be seen from our onboard café where you can purchase soup and hot or cold drinks. Your whale watching tour lasts 2.5 to 3.5 hours.

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater), no cotton, and a change of clothing for kayaking. Warm layers, headwear, gloves, gloves scarves and hiking shoes or non-slip footwear for whale watching.

Day Highlights
Hvalfjörður Fjörd (very occasionally another location due to weather conditions)
Sea Kayaking
Whale Watching
Reykjavik Harbor
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
BCU 4star Kayaking Guides
Sea Kayaking equipment
Guided Whale Watching ocean tour

Snorkeling and Caving

Pick up at 9:00 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 09:00.

Today you get the explore the world beneath your feet and to dive beneath the surface of the water! We head out to a lava tube cave not far from Reykjavík. We go either to Leiðarendi Cave or Gjábakkahellir, both caves are typical lava tubes, formed when streams of hot lava flowed beneath lava which was already cooling. Accompanied by a qualified and experienced caving guide, who will kit you out with a helmet and headlamp, you will learn how some incredible lava formations were created in this stunning and surprisingly colorful underground world. Sometimes the cave is amazingly spacious and high, other times you need to travel on all fours. After we surface there is time for a quick lunch before you dive into Silfra.

Your certified snorkeling guide will equip you with everything you need and you are ready to go. You will be stunned by supernaturally brilliant shades of blue, as the exceptional visibility reveals incredible rock formations within this amazing sub-aquatic chasm. Silfra offers up to 100 meters of underwater visibility, which is simply unrivaled. Comfortably warm in an insulated drysuit you will be free to enjoy feelings of weightlessness and serenity as you drift along with the lazy current, astounded by spectacular sights unfolding in the depths beneath you! There are four sections, each with a different character: the deep Silfra Crack, the majestic Silfra Hall, the expansive and rich blue world of Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon which has the most incredible visibility. Silfra is usually rated as one of the world’s top ten dives. There is nowhere else in the world where you can dive in a fissure between two tectonic plates!

Please note: You will not be able to wear glasses whilst snorkeling, so unless you bring prescription goggles you will need to wear contact lenses. It is also important that you are able to clearly understand instructions given in English. There are some health and fitness requirements for snorkeling, together with size restrictions (drysuit sizes available), please ask about these when you book your tour.

Remember to bring: Warm long underwear, preferably fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm wool socks and a change of clothes (just in case) for snorkeling. Warm layers, weatherproof top layer and good hiking shoes for caving.

Day Highlights
Lava Caving
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Snorkeling in Silfra
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
Experienced Caving Guide
All caving equipment
Certified Snorkeling Guide
All snorkeling equipment

Hot Springs and Horses

Pick up at 8:00 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

This classic hike starts from the outskirts of Hveragerði, the town of hot springs and flowers. With a professional hiking guide you will explore the magnificent hot spring valley of Reykjadalur, following a trail through magical mountain scenery. You are heading for the hot spring river, often called ‘Steam Valley’, hot water flows down and blends with a cool water source in the river, giving a perfect temperature for bathing. As you hike through the valley you will see every kind of hot spring which can be discovered in Iceland, your guide will share some fascinating hot spring and local information with you. A 7 km hike and hot spring bathing! Remember your bathing suit and towel.

You get the chance to grab a quick lunch before you mount an Icelandic horse!

Your horse riding guide will equip you with everything you need and provide some horse riding instructions. Try out the unique fifth gait of the Icelandic horse, tölt, as you ride through stunning scenery. You will see some farms and get an idea of how farming and horse breeding have developed over the last few decades. After your horse riding adventure you are invited into the farmhouse for coffee and some Icelandic home baked goodies!

Remember to bring: Good hiking shoes, warm layers, headwear, gloves, scarves, waterproof jacket and trousers.

Day Highlights
Reykjadalur Valley
Hike
Bathe in hot river
Icelandic Horses
Included
Pick up in Reykjavik
Guided hike to Hot spring
Guided Horseback riding tour
All horse riding equipment

Blue lagoon and Reykjavik

Today you get the chance to relax and rejuvenate in readiness for your final day of adventures! Explore the delights of Reykjavík on your own, discover some really amazing and sometimes brilliantly quirky places. Feast on Reykjavík culture! Museums, galleries, stage shows, cinemas, restaurants, coffee houses and the famous shopping street of Laugavegur, not forgetting Hallgrímskirkja and Skólavörðustígur with its artisan shops. You take your choice but leave time for a mesmerizing visit to the Blue Lagoon!

The Reykjavík pick up time and location for your Blue Lagoon tour is chosen when you book the tour, there are several options. Most people choose to go during the afternoon but you can select an earlier departure if you wish!

You are driven across the amazing landscapes of Reykjanes on your way to the Blue Lagoon,  a world famous spa. Bathing in the milky, silky smooth and skin soothing waters, as the amazing the lunar landscape envelopes you, is sure to induce a state of true Icelandic bliss! Facilities include a shop selling all the exclusive Blue Lagoon skin care products and far more, a cafeteria, the Lava Restaurant and a bar offering an impressive cocktail menu.

Day Highlights
Explore Reykjavík on you own
Blue Lagoon
Included
Pick up from Reykjavik
Entrance to Blue Lagoon

Golden Circle and Rafting

Pick up at 8:00 from your accommodation or a nearby location in Reykjavík. Please note: the pick up process can take up to 30 minutes but you do need to be ready and waiting at 08:00.

Your final day tour begins with the amazing Golden Circle and ends with a really exciting river rafting trip.

You travel through beautiful scenery to magnificent Gullfoss (the Golden Falls), on the Hvítá (the White River), which flows all the way from Langjökull glacier. Feel the extraordinary power as the water is forced through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, turning dramatically as it does so. At Geysir, you will see Strokkur, the most active geyser nowadays, erupting vast spouts of superheated water every 8 to 10 minutes. Next is Þingvellir National Park, the amazing site of Iceland´s first parliament, Alþingi, which was founded in 930 AD. This amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only the place where the Alþingi was founded, it is one of the most incredible geological wonders in the world. See the rugged cliff where the tectonic plates have moved apart.

Onwards to Drumboddstaðir, our comfortable river rafting base a little higher up the Hvítá river from Gullfoss. This section has exhilarating adrenaline raising white water rapids and quieter more serene areas with outstanding scenery. At Brúarhlöð, a magnificent canyon where the river flows more peacefully, those who want to get the chance to leap from the cliff into the river. We provide everything you need for your kayaking trip including a wetsuit, helmet, life vest and a paddle. Our safety kayakers accompany the rafts at all times. Refreshments may be purchased from the Drumbó restaurant and bar. You are welcome to relax in the sauna and/or to take a shower after your rafting trip.

Your final day tour has it all: exciting rafting, amazing Viking history, unique geological wonders and mind-blowing scenery.

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater and pants), warm socks, a change of clothing. Bathing suit and a towel for river rafting. Warm layers, weatherproof top layer, gloves, headwear and hiking shoes for the Golden Circle.

Day Highlights
River Rafting
Hvita River
Hot tubs or Sauna
Gullfoss Waterfall
Geysir geothermal area
Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
Included
Pick up from Rekjavik
Guided tour in minibus
River Rafting on Hvítá (the White River)
Certified Rafting Guides & Safety Kayakers
Visit all Golden Circle attractions
What equipment do you provide for the lave tube caving trip?

We provide you with a headlight and a helmet.

For how long are you inside the lava tube cave?

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. A 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.

Can I bring my camera on my snorkeling tour?

You can bring a camera, but if it is not waterproof it will get ruined. We recommend a waterproof camera. You can rent a waterproof digital camera or buy a waterproof disposable camera from us.

Where is the meeting point for the snorkeling tours at Þingvellir?

If you plan to drive and meet us on location, the meeting point is at the Silfra car park, in Thingvellir National Park.

For GPS: 64°15’23.508″N 21°6’58.676″W.

Note that the National Park charges a small parking fee of 500 ISK.

We kindly ask you to be at the Silfra car park 15 Minutes prior to your tour starts.

Do you offer photos from the snorkeling tour?

Our guides normally have an underwater camera and usually takes photos during the tour. If you are interested in photos please let your guide know before you go to the water. You can then buy the photos from your guide at the end of the tour, for a price of 3 900 ISK, which includes all the photos from that day. Kindly note that photos can not be guaranteed. Our customers safety and wellbeing is our first priority, and therefore it can happen that the guide have to focus on helping the snorkelers in the water instead of taking photos.

Can I wear glasses on a snorkeling tour in Silfra?

Unfortunately glasses don’t create a seal between your face and the mask. We recommend to wear contact lenses instead.

Can we do snorkeling and diving at the same time?

Some snorkeling tours match with a dive tour, and then you will be in the same area at the same time. You will however be in separate groups with separate guides, and wont be in the water exactly at the same time

Are there any weight restrictions to participate in the snorkeling tours?

The minimum height/weight is 150cm&45 kg. The maximum height weight is 200cm&120 kg.

Do I need to know how to swim in order to participate in the tour?

You need to know how to swim independently in order to enjoy this adventure.

What is the best way to prepare for the tour?

All relevant information for the tour can be found in our snorkeling handbook.

What is snorkelling in Iceland like?

When snorkelling in Iceland you will be wearing a dry suit, hood and gloves made of neoprene, along with fins, mask and snorkel. This equipment will make it not only possible, but also very enjoyable, to stay in the water despite the low temperature. It is a fantastic experience.

Do I need any previous experience?

No, you don’t need any previous experience of snorkeling, but it is important that you can swim independently and that you are comfortable in the water.

What clothing should I wear?

Please wear or bring some long underwear, and some warm socks. Wool or fleece is the best material to wear. You will be wearing your long underwear and warm socks under the dry suit.

Will I stay dry in the water?

The idea behind the dry suit is that it should keep your body dry. We are using top quality dry suits from respected manufacturers. It can be good to know that where is always a small risk that water can enter the dry suit. This is not dangerous, but can feel a little cold. We recommend you bring a spare set of clothes and a towel, just in case. Kindly note that your hands and face will get wet, which is completely normal and not actually that cold.

What equipment do you provide?

We provide undergarment and neoprene dry suits from Waterproof and 0’Three. We also provide neoprene hood and neoprene wet gloves to protect your head and hands from the cold. You will also be given fins, mask and snorkel.

How much time do we spend in the water?

It takes about 30-40 minutes to slowly swim through the whole Silfra fissure. Once we reach the exit point you can choose if you want to get out of the water, or if you want to swim around a bit longer.

How many snorkelers will be on each tour?

Our client to guide ratio is one guide for every 6 snorkelers.

What should I wear on the kayaking tours in Iceland?

We recommend that participants wear warm outdoor clothing, for example a fleece or wool sweater and pants, change of clothing and swimwear.

How experienced do you have to be to do the kayaking tours?

No prior kayaking experience is required for the tours as our professional guides will teach the technique on location.

How fit do you have to be to do the kayaking tours?

Our kayaking tours are all listed at a level easy or moderate so most people should be able to do the tour. Just keep in mind that the activity is an outdoor nature activity so some physical strength is needed.

Is there a guide with you on all of the Arctic Adventures kayaking tours?

All our kayaking tours are operated by experienced and certified professional 4 star BCU sea kayak guides.

What kind of kayaks do you use for the tours?

We use top of the line plastic sea kayaks.

Are the kayaks stable?

Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

Can the kayaks tip over?

Yes, they can tip over, although they are very stable and it happens rarely. If they tip over the guide has the necessary equipment and ability to quickly tip them over again.
If the kayaks tip over participants don’t have to worry too much, all participants get life jackets and neoprene suits so they will stay warm even if they fall in.

Can we take our belongings along on the kayaks for example a camera, are they permitted?

You can take things in the kayaks (e.g. waterproof camera would be a good idea). Not recommended to take too much in the day trip (as there is really no need for it).

I can’t swim, is that a problem when doing the kayaking tours?

Although you don’t need to “swim” while sea kayaking, we recommend that you can. People that can’t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

Do I have to know how to swim to go on river rafting with Arctic Adventures?

Yes, absolutely, each paddler on a rafting boat has to know how to swim.

What is the minimum age for a participant on a river rafting tour with Arctic Adventures?

On the Gullfoss Canyon Rafting the minimum age is 11 years if accompanied by a guardian.
On the Wonderful West the minimum age is 6 years if accompanied by a guardian.
On the Beast of the East the minimum age is 18 years.
On the 3 Day River Rush the minimum age is 18 years.

Can I bring my camera with me on the raft?

Yes, you can bring your camera if you like, but if it is not waterproof then it will 100% get ruined.

At Drumbó your options are bringing a waterproof camera, renting a GOpro from us or buying a disposable waterproof camera.

At Hafgrímsstaðir your options are bringing a waterproof camera or getting a copy of the photo/photos one of the guides takes during the tour. A photographer/guides is not a guaranteed thing though so should you wish to arrange photos in advance, please let us know and we will make sure to have a photographer along on the trip.

Is there a guide in each river rafting boat?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified river guide in every boat.

How does the river grading system work?

GRADE 1: EASY

Fast moving water with very small waves and without obstructions. Passages are obvious and easily navigated. Risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy.

GRADE 2: NOVICE

Simple rapids with regular small waves, easy eddies, and gradual bends. Wide, clear channels make navigating easy without scouting. Little manoeuvering is required, and rocks and obstructions are easily avoidable. Rapids that are at the upper end of this difficulty range are designated Class II+.

GRADE 3: INTERMEDIATE

Rapids with strong currents, large waves, powerful hydraulics, and obstructions that may be difficult to avoid. Controlled manoeuvres are often required to navigate, although passages are simple and have relatively little objective danger. Scouting is advisable for inexperienced parties. Rapids at the lower and upper end of this difficulty range are designated Grade 3- and Grade 3+ respectively.

Grade 4: ADVANCED

Difficult yet predictable rapids with large, irregular waves, boiling eddies, powerful hydraulics, steeper gradient, and some unavoidable obstructions. Passages are often difficult to recognize, and require precise boat control and skillful manoeuvering to navigate. Scouting is likely necessary for safe passage, and self-rescue is difficult. Rapids at the lower and upper end of this difficulty range are designated Grade 4- and Grade 4+ respectively.

GRADE 5: EXPERT

Long, powerful, obstructed, and unpredictable rapids that expose paddlers to significant danger. Rapids are steep with large, unavoidable waves and major hydraulics, congested chutes, and many obstructions. Complex, demanding routes require precise boat control, “must make” moves, and a high level of mental and physical fitness. What eddies exist may be small, turbulent, and difficult to reach. Scouting is necessary but may be difficult. Swims are dangerous, and rescue is often difficult even for experts. Proper equipment, extensive experience, and practiced rescue skills are essential.

GRADE 6: EXTREME

All previous difficulties increased to the absolute limit of practicability, suitable for teams of specially prepared experts only. Runs of this classification are rarely attempted and often exemplify the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger. The consequences of errors are very severe and rescue may be impossible.

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 this 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.

I want to book the Golden Circle with an activity combines to the tour, what are my options?

We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most off your day. Some are season depending but others are operated all year around. Here is a list of all of the tours.

All year around options:

Golden Circle, Super Truck and Snowmobiling
Golden Circle Small group tour
Golden Circle and Snorkeling
Golden Circle Food Tour
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle and Super Jeep tour

Winter season:

Golden Circle and Caving

Summer season:

Golden Circle and Rafting

What is the group size on the tours?

All of our tours are small group experiences. We have a maximum of 16 participants on the hut tour and 14 participants on the camping tour.

Is there any drinking water along the trail?

Yes, you can fill your water bottles with tap water at the huts/campsites. It’s perfectly safe to drink. There are also a few streams along the way with safe drinking water, just ask your guide.

Are gaiters necessary?

Gaiters are optional but we always recommend that our participants use them. The weather in Iceland can be quite wet so the trails subsequently get wet as well. They are not necessary but being drenched on a hike when conditions are wet and muddy is very unpleasant. Some rain pants have straps at the bottom which serve a similar purpose as gaiters so if you are equipped with those you don’t need both.

Are hiking poles necessary?

Hiking poles are also optional. The choice of using them or not of course depends on your own personal preference. Note that we do recommend hiking poles if you are used to hiking with them.

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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