On this adrenaline-raising tour we will take you through the rugged and amazing Gullfoss Canyon on the fast and furious Hvítá River, with some of the most magnificent sections of white water in Iceland. Fast turns, rearing cliffs and magnificent scenery, this crazily exciting Jet Boat Tour will make your spine tingle and your hair stand on end.
The only white water jet boat experience in Europe
Duration: 1 hour (40 minutes on the river)
Departure time: See booking engine
Age limit: 8
- Hvita Glacier River
- White water jetboat
- Narrow basalt canyon
- 360 spins on the water
- Hot sauna aferwards
- Gullfoss canyon views
Drumbo River Base (Drumbodsstadir), on the Golden Circle. Click here for a map.
GPS: 64.229012, -20.285767
Meeting time: At least 15 minutes before departure. See booking engine for available departure times.
Included: Thrilling white water jet-boat adventure, waterproof suit, helmet, lifejacket and gloves. Plus a warm sauna afterwards.
Bring with you: Bathing suit and towel, for the sauna (optional). Note that you don't have to change clothing after the jet-boat tour, the suits will keep you warm, dry and comfortable.
Note: This is the only whitewater jet boat operation in Iceland, the highest international safety standards applicable to commercial jet boating operations are followed.
If you wear glasses they will fit under the goggles we provide. If you are pregnant we do not recommend that you join the Jet Boat Tour. It is, also, not recommended that people heavier than 130 kg participate.
Children (8-16): 10 119
Your jet boat tour begins when you meet our experienced guide at the welcoming Drumbó River Base at Drumboddsstaðir. You get the gear you need, a quick safety briefing, and you are ready to roar down the glacial Hvítá River, hurtling through the majestic and ruggedly raw vistas of Gullfoss Canyon. When the throttle opens out, all of your senses are sure to come alive, tingling with excitement, as white water rapids boil and froth beneath the boat, and vast looming cliffs soar before you. Unexpectedly, you will discover peaceful delta areas too, there are many bird habitats around the river, giving you the chance to get to know the local birdlife. Some incredible rock formations show up in the cliffs of the canyon, shaped over many years by the raging flow of the glacial river. Hvítá, means ‘White River’ in English, its mighty source is the meltwater pouring from Langjökull, the second biggest ice cap in Iceland, in summer the flow rate increases markedly, making for an incredibly exciting ride!
After your bracing and exhilarating trip on the glacial Hvítá River you can enjoy a nice hot sauna, completely free of charge. There is also the opportunity to relax at the Drumbó restaurant with a traditional Icelandic lamb barbecue dinner, to enjoy a beer tasting session, or simply to have a drink in the bar. The scenery around Drumbó is stunning, so beautiful views of unspoiled Icelandic nature will be all around you, on sunny days you can sit outside on the veranda.