The trip starts with a great river rafting trip down Hvítá river. Charging with fun rapids and even jumping from a cliff into the river. Afterwards the showers and sauna are at hand and we have lunch at Drumbó rafting base camp before entering the road again.
Next we head to the geothermal area of Geysir, the home of the one and only Geysir. There the ground gurgles, bubbles and super heated water escapes from the ground with enormous force. Next we stroll down to Gullfoss, the undisputed queen of Icelandic waterfalls. Gullfoss is an amazing sight, the water rushes down three steps of lava layers with breathtaking power and grandeur.
We end the day with a stop at Þingvellir National park. Þingvellir is a UNESCO world heritage site and the original birthplace of the oldest existing parliament in the world. In addition it is the place where the great tectonic plates of America and Europe meet and the rift valley is clearly visible.
This trip has it all: stunning natural beauty, interesting history, amazing geological wonders and a great rafting adventure!
Note Arctic Adventures uses only mini-vans so the Grand Slam is always a small group experience!
Includes a visit to Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir National Park & river rafting on the Hvítá river.
Time of departure 8:00 – 8:30 from Reykjavík