Caving & Golden Circle pick-up 9 AM/10 hrs (G05)
Sightseeing tour to Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir as well as lava cave exploring near Bláfjöll.
Difficulty rating: Easy, 2 out of 5
No previous experience needed
Age restrictions: 10
This tour starts with a pick-up around 8:30 AM from close to your hotel. Our first stop is the lava field near Bláfjöll outside of Reykjavík where the exciting underworld lava tunnels can be explored. The lava caves gives an interesting insight into how Iceland was created. After this wonderful experience we head onto Gullfoss, by many judges the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. The waterfall has two stages and you can get up close to the powerful cascading water that gushes over the ledge into the deep ravine below.
Following this, you will travel to a meeting place where you can purchase lunch and wait for the next bus (arriving at roughly 1 PM for the afternoon's activities).
First stop of the afternoon is the beautiful national park Thingvellir, a UNESCO World heritage site. The world’s first parliament assembled here around the year 900, and this is also the meeting point for the European and the American continental plates. At Thingvellir, the crack that appears when these two continents slowly slide away from each other is very apparent.
Next stop is at the geothermic hot springs at Geysir, including Iceland’s most active geysir Strokkur. Strokkur spurts its powerful cascade of hot water out of the ground at regular 5-minute intervals, so you will have several opportunities to see the majestic cascades of water being thrown towards the sky. Take a wander among bubbling mud muddles and steaming underground springs – and really feel the Earth’s powerful core under your feet.
We then continue to the famous and mighty Gullfoss, “the golden waterfall”, which is by many judged as the most beautiful in Iceland. The waterfall has two stages, and it's possible to get close up to the mighty water cascading over the ledges into the ravine below.
Included: Guiding in English. Pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavík.
.Difficulty rating: easy, 2 out of 5.
Duration 10 hours.
Age restrictions: 10.
Other info: Bring warm and robust clothing, wind and waterproof jacket and trousers, hat, gloves and good walking boots..
Note!Certain parts of the lave caves are narrow and dark. You will even need to crawl at some points get near the caves and the tunnels can be slippery. Comfortable clothing and suitable shoes/boots are strongly recommended. This trip is not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia or people scared of the dark or very inflexible people. Feel free to ask your customer advisor about any concerns.