On this tour we will take you on an adventure in a spectacular landscape: as we raft down the Hvita River, one of Iceland’s most famous waterways. Combining adrenaline and majestic scenery: rafting down the Hvita River is the perfect way to enjoy Iceland from a different perspective!
Meet us on location or be picked up in Reykjavik.
Duration: 4 or 7 hrs
Group maximum: 12 persons per guide
Available: Jun - Sept
Age limit: 11 years
- White water rafting
- Hvita glacier river
- Optional jump into the river
- Hot sauna after the rafting
On location departure times are at 10:00 and 14:00. If you are driving to the meeting location please show up at least 15 minutes before departure.
Map to the meeting location.
Pick-up time: If you select pick-up in Reykjavik, pickup starts at 11:30 and can take up to 30 minutes. The transfer to the rafting camp then takes around 1.5-2 hours.
Duration: Please note that duration is 4 hours if you drive to the meeting location. With pickup in Reykjavik the duration is around 7 hours.
- Guided rafting tour by a certified rafting guide
- Helmet and all equipment for rafting.
- Entry to sauna and shower facilities.
Bring with you: You will be rafting in a glacial river and should dress accordingly. We strongly recommend that you wear: warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool, warm socks and a sweater. Please also remember to bring a bathing suit & towel and a change of clothes.
Requirements: For safety reasons you have to be able to swim.
Youth (11-15): 50% off
You have selected: Meet on location
You have selected: From Reykjavik
The tour will start close to Hvita’s source at the foot of the Langjökull (the long glacier), which is Iceland’s second biggest glacier. Where one of our friendly river guides will give you your equipment and a brief safety talk. From there we will glide along the icy clear waters and take in the majestic rock formations, which have been crafted over the years.
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!
Further down the river, lies the majestic Gullfoss falls (golden falls) one of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions: but don’t worry we won’t be rafting down them! After your hard day of paddling, we will take you to the sauna at Drumbó, where you can enjoy grilled lamb in our restaurant or have a well earnt drink at the bar. All of this of course will be to a backdrop of more spectacular scenery. So book your day out at Hvita River today: for a truly different experience mixing stunning sights and a sense of adventure.
Map - (click to enlarge)
Note: Optional pickup in Reykjavik. See booking engine for transfer prices.
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.