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Golden Grand Slam - Sightseeing and Rafting Day Trip

Sightseeing & Activity Combi Day Tour from Reykjavík with Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park and white water Rafting on the Hvita River.

Trip level: 2 (out of 5) easy
Guaranteed departures: from Reykjavik, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00-8:30 ,15 May to 15 September.
Duration: 10-11 hours 
 
 
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Offering a showcase of natural wonders, the Golden Circle Tour is the flagship day excursion from Reykjavik. Now you can see all the famous sites and include an unforgettable rafting trip on the Hvita River. The Golden Grand Slam has it all; stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a great rafting adventure! This is a small-group tour, using a mini-van with driver-guide.

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Head east from Reykjavík to Thingvellir National Park. From a viewpoint, witness how rifting forces the European and North American continental plates slowly apart. Take a stroll through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Iceland's Althing parliament was founded in the year 930.

After a scenic drive, you'll arrive at the geothermal area of Geysir, where the geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes, spouting a column of water and steam high into the air. Many other gurgling and bubbling hot springs, including the beautiful blue pools, make this a favourite with photographers. Next up is Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. It's an amazing sight as it thunders into a misty gorge with power and grandeur.

THE RAFTING
Next stop is Drumbó basecamp where after a light lunch, it's time to get kitted out for the rafting. After a safety briefing and practice session it's paddles to the water as you head for the rapids. This 7 km paddle down the Hvita Gorge offers a great mix of whitewater rapids and waves and quieter stretches, where you can sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery. There's also the option to do a cliff jump for those who like a vertical challenge! At the end of the rafting there's a hot shower and sauna before the journey back to Reykjavík.


Guaranteed departures:
* If you are staying at one of the many hotels and guesthouses in the city centre then your pick up for your tour will be at 09:00 from our outdoor shop “Cintamani Center” at Laugavegur 11. The shop is located in the heart of the old city centre.




TRIP NOTES:
Price includes: sightseeing by mini-van with driver-guide and visits to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss, lunch and river rafting on Hvítá river. Supplement for canoeing instead of rafting: 1,000 ISK
Age limit: 12 years for rafting the whole river and 10 years for half of the river.
Minimum number: 2 persons.
Please bring with you: a warm sweater, bathing suit, a complete change of clothing and a towel. Expect to get wet so waterproof cameras only please. Disposable cameras available to purchase: ISK 3,000.
Special skills: no previous experience of rafting is required.


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Disclaimer:
All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.