This tour is perfect for people who like action: combining wheels and rapids, whilst being surrounded by some areas of stunning natural beauty. We will take you biking up to the summit of Hafrafell Mountain, which provides a spectacular view of Reykjavik and then do some rafting on the Hvita River.
Ride the waves and steer the wheels...
Duration: ~10 hours
Pick-up: 09:00 - 09:30
Group maximum: 12 persons per guide
Available: May - Sept
Age limit: 11 years
- White water rafting on Hvita
- ATV biking tour
- Hafrafell Mountain
- Optional jump into the river
Included: Transfer from Reykjavik and back, river rafting tour and an ATV tour (two people sharing an ATV) with experienced guides, all necessary equipment for both activities. Hot shower and relaxing sauna after rafting tour.
Bring with you: ATV drivers have to bring a valid drivers licence (age 17+). Warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool. Warm socks and sweater and a change of clothes. Bathing suit & towel.
Not included: Meals and refreshments.
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
The tour will start bright and early. We collect you from your chosen pickup point in Reykjavik (please note that this can take up to 30 minutes depending on your location).
From there we will take the short drive to our ATV base camp (just 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavik). Upon arrival one of our friendly experts will give you a quick safety talk and show you how to use your bike.
Once everyone is ready we will get on the road and begin our ascent up the Hafrafell Mountain: it is a fun climb and you will be surrounded by some amazing scenery. But it really gets good once we reach the top, where you will be rewarded with a truly breathtaking view of the surrounding area, you will see: Reykjavik, in all its glory and the Esja Mountain which so dominates the skyline around the capital. Both sights are well worth the climb and it is the perfect way to appreciate the natural beauty which surrounds the capital.
After that we will drive you to the banks of the Hvita River, where, after a brief safety talk, we will begin our rafting adventure. Once we are out on the water, you will glide through the sometimes serene, sometimes violent waters, all the time gazing at the mesmerizing rock formations that have been carved over the millennia. Of particular interest is Brúarhlöð Canyon (the white river canyon), which is eerily beautiful. Brúarhlöð Canyon has been sculpted by the river over the millennia and contains imperious rock formations and potholes amongst its breccia walls. Watch out for the two imperious rock pillars, known as Karl and Kerling (Man and Women), which local legend claims are petrified trolls! At the Canyon the brave ones amongst you will have the opportunity to jump into the river from a nearby cliff: providing an action packed end to an amazing day.
At the end of your hard day’s work: we will take you for a hot shower and relaxing sauna, to the background of even more incredible natural scenery. This really is an amazing day out and will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Map - (click to enlarge)
Disclaimer: All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.