This tour is the perfect combination, of adrenaline pumping adventure and a true taste of Icelandic local culture. We will begin with an exhilarating, heart pumping ride down the spectacular Gullfoss River. Then, your well earned reward, four different delicious Icelandic beers.
Meet us on location or be picked up in Reykjavik.
It really is the perfect way to spend the day: beer and rafting, what more could you ask for?
- River rafting in Hvita river
- Icelandic Beer Tasting
- 4 different craft beers
- Optional jump into the river
- Hot Sauna after the rafting
Difficulty: Easy. But you have to be able to swim.
From Reykjavik: 7 hours
On location: 3-4 hours
Drumboddstaðir (called Drumbo)
Click for a map. GPS: 64.227513, -20.287355
Please show up at least 15 minutes before departure.
Reykjavik pickup: Optional pickup (see booking engine). From 12:00 - 12:30.
Included: All equipment for River Rafting, Certified guide, Entry to sauna and shower, Taste of four Icelandic beers
Bring with you: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool. Warm socks and sweater and a change of clothes. Bathing suit & towel.
Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) is truly one of the natural wonders of the world and if we are lucky enough to visit Gullfoss on a sunny day, then the water turns a majestic golden brown colour and a rainbow will form above the falls. It is becoming famous across the world as one of the most stunning waterfalls that you can see anywhere and it flows into a great canyon, which is filled with glacial water and amazing rock formations. A great way to explore this canyon is to raft through it: allowing you to combine amazing natural scenery, with adrenaline pumping fun. Rafting is becoming somewhat of a local sport in this part of Iceland, with tourists and locals alike loving the opportunity to have a family friendly adventure together.
Our river rafting base is called Drumbo, a charming little farm close to the Golden Circle route. There one of our friendly experts will make sure that you have all the proper gear and teach you how to use it correctly and then give you all the safety information that you will need to stay safe on the water. Next we will get on an old US military bus, which our Artic team re-purposed when the Americans left their base in Keflavik in 2006 and take the scenic road to the Hvita River. It’s at that point when the real fun begins as we raft through the incredible canyon: bouncing, paddling and splashing to a mesmerizing backdrop. There really is nothing more exhilarating than bouncing down the fizzing white water in a raft, and the experience will stay with you for a long time.
Once we have finished the rafting adventure, we will return to our base camp at Drumbo, wet but satisfied, where everyone will have the chance to have a shower and sauna. Then one of our expert beer guides (what a job!), will teach you about the history and culture of Icelandic beer. Which will of course make you thirsty: don’t worry; we have the perfect ice cold, golden solution to that: an amazing selection of four local tasting beers! And if you want some local cuisine to compliment your drink, we recommend the BBQ lamb. You really can’t get more local than this! The perfect end to a perfect day: exhilarating adventure and local food and drink, an Icelandic combination, which every visitor should experience. So book this amazing tour and gain a new understanding of Icelandic culture.
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Disclaimer: All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents that 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 inherent risk.
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