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River Rafting in Iceland

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a river-rafting journey down the Hvitá River!
  • The perfect adventure for those who love beautiful scenery and excitement
  • Jump off a cliff and go glacier river swimming
  • Includes a free meal and relaxation in a sauna after a day of adventure
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    15 May – 15 Sep: Daily


    7-8 hours

    Start time

    8:00am and 12:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    Alternate meeting point: You can join the tour directly at Holtagarðar 10, 104 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel/guest house in Reykjavik

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience Iceland in a completely different way on this river-rafting excursion down the Hvitá River! Our local partners started rafting the Hvitá River over 20 years ago, and since then it has become the most popular adventure activity in Iceland.

    The Hvitá River (pronounced Kveetau) is a beautiful and exciting river about an hour from Reykjavik. Admire the serene canyons and adrenaline pumping white-water rapids. On our way down the river we pass through the stunning Brúarhlöð canyon where participants can jump from a cliff into the river. Who can resist swimming in a glacier river in Iceland?

    After a day of adventure, you have time to eat, relax, and enjoy our sauna or hot tubs. No one should leave Iceland without seeing and experiencing all that its beautiful rivers offer!

    See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered


    For your exciting River Rafting in Iceland tour, you will be picked up from your hotel or guest-house in Reykjavik 30 minutes before start time and will set off to travel down one of Iceland’s most beautiful rivers.

    All tours start with a complimentary hotel pick-up, where a coach will take you to the Hvitá River. From there, you will travel down the river on a raft with an expert river-rafting guide. You will pass through white-water rapids as well as beautiful canyons and scenery. We raft a seven-kilometer stretch of the river, and in the famous Brúarhlöð canyon the rafters get to jump from a cliff into the river.

    After the tour is over, you can relax in our sauna or hot tubs and enjoy a hearty meal.

    The morning tour includes a lunch buffet after the river rafting. The afternoon tour includes a BBQ lamb steak dinner after rafting at Drumbo.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel in Reykjavik.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation by coach,
    • River Rafting
    • Meal (lunch buffet or BBQ dinner)
    • Sauna after the rafting tour
    • English-speaking guide, plus German-speaking guide on Thursday
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Passengers must reconfirm tour and pick-up details 24 hours prior to departure. Failure to do so may result in cancellation.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    You will be picked up at your hotel 45 minutes prior to tour departure.

    The itineraries in special circumstances may be altered. A suitable alternative will be provided.

    Additional info

    Minimum age: 12 yearsDifficulty: 2 out of 5 – easy. No river rafting experience required. Bring with you: Warm sweater (wool, fleece, thermal), bathing suit, change of clothes, towel