Rafting and whale watching | Combo tour from Reykjavik

Rafting and whale watching combo tour - AA17

Pick up in Reykjavik

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.

Duration: 11 hours

Group maximum: 12 persons per guide

Age limit: 11 years

Reykjavik pickup: 08:00 - 08:30

Available: May - Sep

Map: Click here

Included: 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 (no cotton), bathing suit, towel and a change of clothing. You can rent a towel when booking the tour for an extra charge.

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26 990 ISK per adult

Youth (11-15): 18.490 ISK


Tour highlights

Whale watching
River rafting
Reykjavík old harbor
Hvita river

Tour details

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.

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!

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 and Golden Circle combo: is available at 08:00 from mid May to mid sept, click here.

Disclaimer: all rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. We do 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.