Lava Caving and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Lava Caving and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
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$147.06
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

Experience the raw beauty of Iceland both above and below ground on this day trip from Reykjavik! Descend into the lava caves of the Blue Mountains with a guide to see otherworldly rock formations and craters, and follow the famous Golden Circle route to see three of its natural wonders. Admire Gullfoss waterfall, see the spouting Strokkur spring and pools at Geysir, and view the tectonic rift at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, the site of ancient Viking parliaments. Numbers are limited to 18 people for a small-group experience.

Start your experience with a pickup from Reykjavik and travel by minivan to a typical Icelandic lava tube cave, arrive at a lava field and listen as your guide explains how long-ago volcanic eruptions created a maze of lava tunnels and caves, hidden under your feet.

Get a safety briefing, put on your provided helmet with headlamp, and follow your guide into a lava cave. Then, walk and crawl through the dark chambers to see weird and wonderful rock formations, craters and other natural wonders.

After the caving exploration you will be dropped off at a bakery for a short lunch break before being being picked up again for the sightseeing part of this adventure combo tour. Follow the famous route around southern Iceland to visit three of its must-see natural phenomena. Your first stop? Gulfoss waterfall. Ogle the 105-foot (32-meter) cascade as it crashes over stepped tiers of lava and then continue your journey to Geysir. See the bubbling hot pools and marvel at Strokkur, the erupting hot spring that shoots water high in the air every few minutes. Next, travel to UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, famous for its raw Icelandic beauty. Stretch your legs to see the Thingvellir tectonic rift where the two continental plates sit side by side and, hear about the Viking meetings first held here in the 10th century, effectively making them the world's first parliaments.

Please note that the order of the itinerary can vary whereas we might swap the order of the attractions due to weather conditions and other related factors.

Your tour concludes with a drop off back to Reykjavik.

Experience the raw beauty of Iceland both above and below ground on this day trip from Reykjavik! Descend into the lava caves of the Blue Mountains with a guide to see otherworldly rock formations and craters, and follow the famous Golden Circle route to see three of its natural wonders. Admire Gullfoss waterfall, see the spouting Strokkur spring and pools at Geysir, and view the tectonic rift at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, the site of ancient Viking parliaments. Numbers are limited to 18 people for a small-group experience.