Rafting and Whale Watching - Combo Tour - AA17

Ride the waves - Ocean and Glacier river - From Reykjavik

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

This tour is the perfect combination of breathtaking wildlife and exhilarating adventure: making it one of the best ways to spend your time in Iceland. You will spend the morning watching majestic whales frolic in the ocean, whilst in the afternoon you will take a rafting trip down the River Hvita.

Pickup in Reykjavik. Get ready to ride the waves.

Duration: ~11 hours

Pick-up: 08:00 - 08:30

Group maximum: 12 persons per guide

Available: May-Sept

Age limit: 11 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Whale watching
  • River Rafting action
  • Hvita glacier river
  • Relaxing sauna
  • Marine wildlife
  • The White River Canyon

Reykjavik pickup:

Please be ready at your selected pickup location at 08:00. Note that the pickup can take up to 30 minutes.


Transfer from Reykjavík and back, life-vest, whale watching with an informative guide, river rafting with an experienced guide, entry to sauna and shower facilities.

Bring with you:

Packed lunch, warm sweater (try to avoid cotton), bathing suit, towel and a change of clothing. You can also rent a towel (see booking engine for prices). We also recommend waterproof outer layers / a warm jacket for the whale watching tour.

26 990 per adult

Children (6-15): 18 490 ISK

Operated with a Trusted Partner

We will start bright and early by collecting you from your Reykjavik accommodation: from there we will take you to Reykjavik’s old harbor. What follows is a breathtaking journey into the world of Iceland’s incredible marine wildlife: including magnificent whales and majestic seabirds.

We usually see minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and humpback whales, with some lucky travelers also seeing fin, sei, and killer whales (orcas). Seeing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat is an experience that will last you a lifetime. They often come up close and personal: to play and frolic around the boat, meaning that this trip will truly give you a new perspective on the natural world.

We usually see at least a few white-beaked dolphins on each tour

We usually see at least a few white-beaked dolphins on each tour

You will also get the opportunity to see some remarkable avian life too and this tour is definitely a bird watchers dream. We usually see species such as: gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. The boat will also pass several islands inhabited by colonies of puffins: the holy grail of marine bird watching and the ideal place to take some photographs. So book your whale watching tour today, to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing wildlife!

A humpback whale raising its fluke before submerging in the deep

A humpback whale raising its fluke before submerging in the deep

Once we get back to dry land, we will take you up to the Hvita River, for your rafting adventure. This exciting trip is the perfect combination of raging whitewater and serene canyons and is perfect for novices and experts alike. Along the way you will have a chance to take a dip in the glacial waters, by jumping off a cliff at Brúarhlöð Canyon (the white river canyon). Then we will warm you up with hot cocoa and a relaxing sauna, amongst more stunning scenery before we take you back to Reykjavik.

This trip is a breathtaking and unforgettable journey: allowing you to experience two of Iceland’s most incredible aquatic experiences. The adrenaline of rafting and the majesty of Icelandic wildlife is something that everyone will want to cross off the bucket list. So book our whale watching and rafting tour today, for the experience of a lifetime!

River rafting on the spectacular Hvita river near Gullfoss waterfall

River rafting on the spectacular Hvita river near Gullfoss waterfall

So much fun!

So much fun!

Disclaimer: All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland 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.