Lava tube caving might be a completely new experience for you.
This tour is a combination of two tours. First, we do the Volcanic Veins caving tour and then we do the Golden Circle Afternoon tour. We will drop you off at a diner/bakery in Reykjavik between tours, where you can have lunch (there is also a supermarket close by). We will drop you off in Reykjavik after both tours at around 6 p.m.
We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they open out to reveal extraordinary scenery of lava formations and unexpected colors. You will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this an experience of majestic and almost indescribable beauty.
We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven lava surfaces.
This classic tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions, Gullfoss, Geysir, and the National Park Thingvellir. The Golden Circle tour is also operated in a minibus.
At Thingvellir National Park the Great Atlantic rift which is slowly pulling Iceland apart is clearly visible. The Icelandic Parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930 CE.
From Thingvellir, you continue to Gullfoss Waterfall (meaning "Golden Falls"). The longest stop will be here.
We visit the hot spring geothermally active valley of Haukadalur which contains the super or Great Geysir which very rarely spouts now, but when it does it can spew steaming water 200 feet skywards.
The Geysir Strokkur spouts about every few minutes and projects hot water and steam about 60-100 feet into the air. In this area, there are many walking paths giving you a great view of steaming vents and colorful, mineral-rich mud formations.
You will be visiting some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland.
Yes, we will provide you with a headlight and a helmet.
The Icelandic weather is very unpredictable therefore we highly recommend to dress in layers. Warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. It is also suitable to wear good hiking shoes and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.