The Golden Circle & River Rafting | Small Group Day Tour

22.990 ISK

Trip to Golden Circle is the most popular day tour in Iceland. Geysers, The Golden waterfall and Thingvellir is a classic and there is a reason for it. Taking just a short drive from Reykjavík allows you to see some of the most spectacular landscapes and natural wonders in Iceland.

Thingvellir National park is the National shire of all Icelanders. It lies within the belt of volcanic activity and fissures which pass across Iceland, a part of the mid-Atlantic ridge, the junction of the american and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is a nice feeling to stand with your right foot in Europe and the left one in America.

Geysir – the biggest geysers of Haukadalur Geothermal Area are Strokkur and Geysir itself, which gives the others their name. This geothermal area, spreading over a surface of 3 km, is filled with so called boiling mud pits that, when active, expulse hot water high into the air, followed by a steady puff of evaporating steam, only to repeat this occurrence every couple of minutes. Strokkur erupts every 5 to 10 minutes, throwing a column of water into the air to a height of 20 to 30 meters.

Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most popular and venerated natural landscapes. The waterfalls ever so impressive influential flow rate is given by the glacier river – Hvítá a rich in Salmon River, flowing for 40 kilometres from Langjökull glacier in the highlands of Iceland before disappearing deep within the waterfalls canyon 32-meter drop.

Classic Golden Circle Tour covers three mentioned stops, but the highlight of this tour is still ahead! We will take you on an unforgettable River Rafting expedition through the breathtaking Brúarhlöður canyon while enjoying a view only visible from a boat. This tour is suitable for most ages and abilities, all you need is the desire for adventure. We firmly believe that a journey down a fun and beautiful glacier river should be on everyone‘s bucket list. No worries about the cold – we will provide you with wet-suit to make the experience enjoyable and a life-jacket to keep you afloat.





10 hours


Difficulty: Easy

Best price

Age: Minimum age 11 years

No hidden costs

Tour operator: Nicetravel

What is included

  • Professional tour guided in English in a minibus
  • Pick up and drop off within Reykjavik – (CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS)
  • Free Wi-Fi on bus
  • River Rafting on Hvítá river
  • All necessary equipment for rafting
  • Guided rafting tour
  • Entry to a sauna and shower facilities after the tour

Important information

  • Warm undergarment clothing including fleece/wool sweater and pants and warm socks
  • Change of clothing
  • Bathing suit & towel




  • Although you don’t need to swim while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.
  • Pickup takes place between 08:30 – 09:00 – so please be ready from 8:30 at your pick up location
  • Tour is operated under all weather conditions: please bring warm, wind & waterproof clothes
  • Good walking shoes are recommended