Iceland Hike, Bike & Raft

Active, Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

There are few places on this planet as inspiring as the volcanic and temperamental landscape of Iceland – why restrict yourself to only one or two ways to see it when you could hike, bike, and kayak all over it? How about a kayaking trip in central Iceland, cycling past geysers, and walking across volcanic rock? Once the adventure's done for the day, relax and let the adrenaline ease out of your system. Iceland is a geographical playground, and we take you on all the best rides.

What’s included

  • Cycling around the Golden Circle
  • Hot springs hunt in Hellisheiði Mountain Range
  • Hiking through the highlands of Iceland
  • Whitewater rafting excursion on the Hvítá River
  • Kayaking excursion on Hvalfjörður fjord
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Raft through the rivers and valleys of central iceland
  • Search for hot springs on a trek that brings the landscape to life
  • Cycle through reykjavik
  • Kayak on deep fjords that lead down to the ocean.

Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Reykjavik/Laugarvatn Head out from Reykjavik towards Laugardalur park. Begin a cycling tour that will take you along the coastline, into the city, and around Elliðavatn Lake. Travel to the village of Laugarvatn which will be your base for the next couple of days. Included Activities: Biking Transport: Minibus (1.00-1.50 hours, 70km)
Day 3 Laugarvatn Thingvellir National Park is the meeting place of the two tectonic plates on which America and Europe rest. This rift is clearly visible in the huge fissures that scar the landscape surrounding the lake and lava fields. Continue on to Geysir, the world famous spouting hot spring, which gave all others its name, then Gullfoss waterfall, the Golden Falls, thundering down 32 meters into the Hvítá River Gorge. Return to Laugarvatn. Included Activities: Silfra Fissure Snorkelling (from Thingvellir NP) Thingvellir National Park Visit Geysir Visit Gullfoss Waterfall Visit Transport: Minibus Minibus (0.75-1.00 hours, 60km) Minibus (0.25 hour(s), 10km) Minibus (0.50-0.75 hours, 38km)
Day 4 Laugarvatn (1L) On a deep fjord created by the motion of glaciers over the years, kayak across clear blue waters. This sheltered lake leads to the Atlantic Ocean but affords calm waters for kayaking. Return to Laugarvatn. Included Activities: Kayaking Transport: Minibus (1.25 hour(s), 94km) Minibus (1.25 hour(s), 94km)
Day 5 Laugarvatn Transfer from Laugarvatn to Hveragerði. Spend the morning hiking in the Hellisheiði mountain range, and keep an eye out for hot springs. Return to Laugarvatn. Included Activities: Hellisheiði Mountain Range Hike Transport: Minibus (0.75 hour(s), 40km) Minibus (0.75 hour(s), 40km)
Day 6 Laugarvatn/Reykjavik (1L) Enjoy a day on the wild and unpredictable Hvítá River, taking a rafting excursion through the canyons and rapids of this river. Enjoy a barbecue lunch. Return to Reykjavík for a final night out with the group. Included Activities: River Rafting Transport: Minibus (1.25 hour(s), 77km) Minibus (2.25 hour(s), 157km)
Day 7 Reykjavik Depart at any time.
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