Overview

Great value, great fun, great adventures and incredible memories!

Highlights

  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir
  • Golden Circle
  • River Rafting
  • Solheimajokull glacier
  • Glacier hiking and Ice Climbing
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Silfra fissure
  • Snorkeling in between the continental plates
  • Lava Tube exploring
  • Reykjadalur hot river
  • Icelandic horses
  • ATV ride
  • Blue Lagoon

The most incredible activities make this the king of adventure travel tours. Our best selling activities and day tours will give you the most crazily amazing five days. From river rafting down Gullfoss Canyon to riding an Icelandic horse and hot spring river bathing. Ride an ATV, hike on a glacier, relax in the Blue Lagoon and snorkel between the tectonic plates. Your nights are spent in Reykjavík, giving you the chance to explore the city – each day we pick you up for another exciting tour!

Please note: If you’re traveling with a party of 2 or more, be sure to book everyone under a single reservation. Otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will all be on the same tour activity.

This itinerary does not include hotel stays. For multi-day trips with accommodation, check out our Multi-Day Tours

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability May - Sept
Duration 5 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 14 years
Level Moderate
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

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Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • All Transfers with Pick-up from Reykjavík
  • All Activities
  • Entrance Fee to the Blue Lagoon
  • Expert Guides for Each Activity
  • Local Knowledge
  • Unique Experiences
  • All Required Safety Equipment

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Hiking shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm undergarment clothing (fleece/wool/sweater and pants)
  • Warm socks
  • Towel

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Food
  • Accommodation

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Practical Information

This tour package is a combination of multiple day tours from Reykjavík. More information about each day and all activities can be seen in the itinerary.

Pick up & drop off times:
Golden Circle and Rafting: 09:00 am – duration around 9 hours
Blue Ice – Glacier hiking and ice climbing: Pick up starts at 09:00 am – duration around 10 hours with transport.
Snorkeling and Caving: 08:00 am – duration around 8 hours
Hot spring and Horses: 08:00 am – duration around 9 hours
ATV and Blue Lagoon: The pickup times will be confirmed when you receive the vouchers.

Vouchers
Pick up and expected a 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.

If you don’t want to do the whole package all of the activities can also be done separately:
Golden Circle and Rafting
Glacier hiking and ice climbing
Snorkeling and caving
Hot springs and Horses
ATV’s

Please note: Solo ATV bike on the last day is possible to upgrade. The price of the ATV part of the tour is for two persons sharing an ATV. Please note that when booking in odd numbers an extra fee will have to be paid on location (4.000 ISK extra).

Pick up at 8:00 AM 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.

The Reykjavík adventure package begins with the amazing Golden Circle wonders, your first day is then crowned with a really exciting river rafting trip.

Your travel through the farmlands of South Iceland to see magnificent Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), on the Hvítá (the White River) which flows all the way from Langjökull glacier. Witness the extraordinary power as the water is forced through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages, pivoting dramatically as it does so. You will be rafting on Hvítá later on! At Geysir, you will see Strokkur, the most active geyser nowadays, erupting huge volumes 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 greatest geological wonders in the world. You will see how the tectonic plates have moved apart creating this rugged rift valley.

Your tour will then take you to Drumboddstaðir, our comfortable river rafting base a little higher up the Hvítá river from Gullfoss. The river offers exhilarating adrenaline raising white water rapids and quieter more serene areas with outstanding scenery. At Brúarhlöð, a magnificent rugged canyon where the river flows more peacefully, you will have the opportunity 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 (included).

This day tour has it all: exciting rafting, amazing Viking history, unique geological wonders and sensational 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
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Hvítá (Hvita River)
  • River Rafting
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Minibus guided tour
  • Golden Circle highlights
  • Drumbó Base Camp facilities
  • River rafting equipment
  • Certificated rafting guides & safety kayakers

Pick up at 09:00 AM 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.

Here is your chance to hike and climb on an immeasurably majestic Glacier! This tour will take you onto the amazing frozen world of Sólheimajökull glacier, a rugged, raw and constantly changing glacier tongue of Myrdalsjokull ice cap in the South of Iceland. With a professional glacier guide, who will provide you with all of the necessary glacier equipment, you will explore Sólheimajökull. Your guide will explain the extraordinary ice formations of this crevasse riddled outlet glacier, you will see sinkholes and jagged-toothed ice ridges. Those who want to can then test our ice climbing skills on the glacier using ice axes, crampons and safety lines. This glacier experience of a lifetime will leave you with unforgettable memories.

On the way back to Reykjavík we even stop at Skógafoss, a beautiful waterfall!

Remember to bring: Warm layers (not cotton), headwear, scarf, gloves, waterproof jacket and pants, hiking boots are essential, it is not possible to fit ice crampons onto any other footwear.

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.

Day Highlights
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Glacier Hike
  • Optional Ice Climbing
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavík
  • Guided Glacier Hike
  • Opportunity to try ice climbing
  • Certified Glacier Guide
  • Glacier and ice climbing equipment

Pick up at 9:00 AM 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.

This caving and snorkeling tour will give you some fabulous new angles on Iceland!

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 a torchlight, 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 supreme serenity as you drift along with the lazy current, simply awe-stricken at the spectacular sights 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 has frequently been 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! Are you up for a really special and totally unique experience?

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, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, headwear, scarf and good hiking shoes for caving.

Day Highlights
  • Lava Field
  • Lava Tube Caving
  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Guided Caving tour
  • Certified and experienced caving guide
  • All caving equipment
  • Snorkeling tour with certified guide
  • All snorkeling equipment

Pick up at 8:00 AM 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! Do remember to bring 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 authentic Icelandic home baked goods!

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

Day Highlights
  • Reykjadalur Valley
  • Hiking
  • Hot spring river bathing
  • Icelandic horse riding
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavik
  • Guided hike to the hot spring river
  • Guided horseback riding tour
  • Horse riding equipment

On your last day you actually get to do two tours, an adrenaline raising ATV tour and a relaxing and serene trip to the Blue Lagoon! There is some flexibility with the timings so pick up and return times will be confirmed when you book your tours.

You are picked up in Reykjavík for your ATV Quad Bike tour. ATV driving will be sure to to get your adrenaline really flowing as you roar off to the top of Mount Hafrafell! On a clear day, the views are mind-blowing, Mount Úlfarsfell, Hafravatn, a picturesque lake in the valley behind Mosfellsbær, Mount Esja, the whole of Reykjavík and the Reykjanes peninsula will stretch out before you. This really is the most exciting and speediest way to explore the wondrous landscapes 'hiding' behind the mountains!

After that adrenaline rush you will be ready for some relaxation! Your final tour will take you to the perfect location to capture some chilled Icelandic bliss. We pick you up from Reykjavík and drive you across Reykjanes to the Blue Lagoon,  a world famous spa. Make the most of the opportunity to bathe in the milky, silky smooth and skin soothing waters and to totally relax in the lunar landscape. Facilities include a shop, cafeteria, the Lava Restaurant and a bar offering an impressive cocktail menu.

Remember to bring: Bathing suit and towel (these may be hired from the Blue Lagoon).

Day Highlights
  • ATV ride
  • Mount Úlfarsfell
  • Blue Lagoon
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavík (both tours)
  • Guided ATV tour with experienced guide
  • All ATV equipment
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon

FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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