GOLDEN CIRCLE CLASSIC DAY TRIP
NESJAVELLIR POWER PLANT & THINGVELLIR, THE OLDEST FUNCTIONING PARLIAMENT IN THE WORLD & GEYSIR AND STROKKUR HOT SPRINGS & GULFOSS WATERFALL
This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. The three primary stops on the route are Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss Waterfall (meaning “Golden Falls”), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers of Geysir and Strokkur.
You will also visit Skalholt church, the ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops. On the way back to Reykjavik you’ll travel through fertile agricultural areas to the charming village of Hveragerdi.
MIDNIGHT WHALE WATCHING /OR AFTERNOON WHALE WATCHING
A truly unique whale watching experience in the magical light of the midnight sun. The tour begins with a stop At pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. The guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life. The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the bay provide a unique wildlife experience.
With the added feature of a live troubadour performing in the vessels lounge, the Midnight Sun tour is ideal as a relaxing end of a busy day or as a beginning of a fun night in town. As our whales never fully sleep, we can expect to see minke whales, white beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales just as on the day tours. To make it even more memorable we often shut down the engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water, the whales and the birds.
ARCTIC WHITE WATER RAFTING
River rafting day tour on Hvítá river located on the Golden Circle, close to the Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss waterfall.
The Hvítá river is a beautiful and fun river located a little more than an hour´s drive from Reykjavík. For more than 20 years the River Fun rafting trip has been Iceland´s most popular adventure activity, both for locals and visitors. With a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids, rafting the Hvítá is guaranteed to leave you with fond memories. We raft a seven kilometer stretch of the river and half way, in Brúarhlöð canyon the rafters get to jump from a cliff into the river.
3-4 hours on wild water
COMBINATION WITH HORSE BACK RIDING
The trip starts at the farm Vellir in Ölfus where the first half of the day is spent horse riding. This tour gives you a taste of Icelandic nature and the opportunity to get to know the unique Icelandic horse. We provide all the necessary equipment and a friendly horse that fits your skills. This is a unique way to explore the countryside of Iceland! After lunch you will be picked up to go river rafting on Iceland´s most popular river, Hvítá. With this combination Nature & action is combined in one perfect day!
BLUE LAGOON SPA VISIT
The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic geothermal spa) is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Bláa lónið is situated approximately 20 km from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km from the capital city of Reykjavík, roughly a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 50 minute drive from Reykjavík. Visit Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon and relax in the warm waters of this natural geothermal pool, and enjoy upgrades like spa treatments, water massages and private baths. Experience one of Iceland’s natural wonders, surrounded by snowy mountains and otherworldly lava fields.
The stunning geothermal lagoon, glimmering among the snow and lava fields, stays at a constant toasty temperature of 96-102 degrees Fahrenheit (36 to 39 degrees Celsius), and is an otherworldly shade of blue. The water contains blue-green algae, mineral salts and silica, and has been known to work wonders on problem skin and tired muscles. The blue-green algae softens and nourishes skin, the mineral salts detoxify the body and the white silica mud exfoliates the skin.
ICELANDIC BEER TASTING EVENING
Sample Iceland’s resurgent beer-brewing culturing during this 2-hour excursion to Reykjavik’s Olgerdin Brewery. Step inside this distinctive Icelandic brewery, learning about the history of alcohol in the country as well as its unique drinking culture. Best of all, you get to down a few frosty mugs of the brewery’s own creations, plus a shot of Brennivín.
Discover the beer renaissance that’s brewing in Iceland during this nighttime brewery visit to Olgerdin Egill Skallagrimsson. During the course of your visit you’ll have a chance to get a sense for Iceland’s unique drinking culture and its long history of brewing, a culture that thrives once more despite significant legal restrictions that were in place for most of the 20th century. Olgerdin Brewery, which is celebrated as the country’s oldest, is at once historic yet appointed with stylish modern details. Get situated at the brewery and start tasting some classic Icelandic brews, including Gull and Malt & Appelsin, listening as your guide shares stories from Icelandic drinking lore that have been passed down through the ages. Discover the history of mead, a wine fermented with honey that dates back to the Vikings, and sample a shot of Brennivín, the country’s iconic liquor produced with potato mash and caraway seeds. During your time at the brewery you’ll also hear about Iceland’s history of prohibition, which started in the early 1900s. Up until 1989 beer was banned in the country, resulting in some creative concoctions produced by Iceland’s residents to help make it up for its absence. Sample this interesting beer replacement before finishing your excursion.
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