This high-octane Jet Boat trip through the white water rapids and crazy cliffs of Gullfoss Canyon is sure to send your adrenaline soaring into orbit. Then relax in the gentle surrounds of the Secret Lagoon at Flúðir, a charming geothermal area with steaming hot springs and gurgling geysers. Get a different angle on the dramatic contrasts this land of fire and ice is so famous for, extreme excitement and great tranquility!
The only whitewater jet boat experience in Europe!
Duration: 7 hours total (40 minutes on the river)
Departure time: See booking engine
Age limit: 8
- Hvita Glacier River
- White water jetboat
- Speed Through A Breathtaking Narrow basalt canyon
- 360° spins on the water
- Geothermal Bathing in The Secret Lagoon
- Gullfoss canyon views
Drumbo River Base (Drumbodsstadir), on the Golden Circle. Click here for a map.
GPS: 64.229012, -20.285767
At least 15 minutes before departure. See booking engine for available departure times.
A jet boat tour with a professional jet boat guide; waterproof suit, gloves, and safety equipment; entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon;
Bring with you:
Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves and sturdy shoes suitable for the weather. Remember your bathing suit, towel and camera!
If you don´t have your own hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants these can be rented in the booking process.
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.
Your Jet Boat ride will take you hurtling across the kind of wild water scenes most people only see in the movies, amazing basalt cliffs will rear up before you, as the boat blasts its way through this magnificent canyon. Your expert driver will swerve dramatically, taking the best way through rapids, twists and turns. We then take you on a pleasant journey, through varied scenery to the Secret Lagoon at Flúðir. Here you can chill-out in the warmest way, bathing in water which is, more or less, the same temperature as you. The beautiful greenery and gentle geothermal steam at Flúðir will remind you that Icelandic nature can also be soft, gentle and nurturing, as well as raw and rugged.
Jet Boat Tour
You start your journey by making your way out of Reykjavik and into Icelandic nature, heading to our Drumbó River Base for your fast, furious and phenomenally exciting Jet Boat adventure. You get a safety briefing from your professional Jet Boat Guide, then you are ready for your rip-roaring, throttle-opening blast through the white water rapids and the hairpin turns of the Gullfoss Canyon. Your adrenaline levels will rocket to new heights as the boat is threaded between rugged cliffs, then suddenly you find yourself in calm and peaceful delta areas, giving you the chance to appreciate the local birdlife and beautiful scenery. This fast and powerful river which flows through Gullfoss waterfall is called Hvítá, which, in English, means ‘White River’. Those who have traveled the white water rapids of the Gullfoss Canyon would never doubt the reason why this river, which flows from Langjökull glacier, has this name!
The Secret Lagoon
After your jet boat adventure, you drive onwards, into the tranquil nature surrounding Flúðir. There you'll find a lovely village, set in an area with plentiful geothermal activity, and forests nearby. With so much geothermal activity around the village it is not surprising that the oldest swimming pool in Iceland was built here.
This is one of the loveliest places in Iceland to experience the serenity of geothermal bathing in a picturesque landscape. There are some wonderful photo spots, besides the pool, you will see bubbling hot springs and small geysers. Keep to the pathways but do explore! There is a coffee/refreshment area with beautiful views over the lagoon. The original name of this pool was ‘Gamla Lónið’, meaning ‘the Old Pool’. As time went on it remained a secret of the local people, so, when it came to finding an English name for this pool, ‘The Secret Lagoon’ was a natural choice.