River Fun in Hvita - River Rafting Tour in Iceland

River Fun in Hvita - River Rafting near Gullfoss - AR01

Meet on location - Thrilling adventure down Hvítá river - Enjoy a hot sauna after

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!

Duration: 3 or 5 hours**

Group maximum: 12 persons per guide

Age limit: 11 years

Departures: 10:00 and 14:00*

Available: Jun - Sep

Youth (11-15): 50% off!

*Meeting time: If you are driving to the meeting location please show up at least 15 minutes before departure.

*Pickup time: If you select pickup in Reykjavik, pickup is from 08:00 - 08:30 and 12:00 - 12:30. The transfer to the rafting camp then takes around 1 hour and 30 min.

**Duration: Please note that duration is 3 hours if you drive to the meeting location. With pickup in Reykjavik the duration is around 5 hours.

Map: Meeting location, click here

Included: Guided rafting tour, drysuit, life-vest, helmet and all equipment for rafting. Entry to sauna and shower facilities.

Bring with you: Warm sweaters and socks (this is a glacial river), bathing suit, change of clothing and towel.

For further information:
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13 990 ISK per adult

Tour highlights

River rafting
Hvita river
Bruarhlod canyon
Hot sauna after the river rafting

Tour details

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.

Please note 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.

Recommended clothing: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool. Warm socks and sweater. Remember to bring a bathing suit & towel and a change of clothes.

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.