Canyon River Rafting

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All-time best-seller rafting tour in Iceland! Hit the rapids with the best!

Rafting down the Hvítá River is a magnificent way to enjoy the Icelandic nature in a different way. Cruise down the great glacier river running all the way from Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second biggest glacier, and take in the incomparable surroundings that the roaring river has created over the years, with Brúarhlöð canyon as one of the highlights. The canyon has grand rock formations and portholes and you can see how the water has sculptured the breccia walls. Hvítá river also feeds the grand waterfall, Gullfoss, which is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. After the raft, you can relax in the sauna at Drumbó, enjoy a grilled lamb meal in our restaurant or a drink at the bar.

This tour is for everyone that enjoys a little adventure in an outstanding landscape.

Tour Details

Rated: Easy.
Approximately 7 hours with pick up
Pick-up time: Pick up is at 12:00 PM. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for the operator to arrive.
Included: River Rafting on Hvítá river, wetsuit, life-vest, helmet and all equipment for rafting. Entry to sauna and shower facilities. Guidance by a certified rafting guide. Food can also be purchased on location.
Clothing: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool. Warm socks and a sweater and a change of clothes. Bathing suit & towel.
Minimum Age: 11 years.

Tour Highlights

✔ Epic canyon river rafting

✔ Hvítá River (pronounced kvee-tow) 

✔ Brúarhlöð canyon (Bruarhlod canyon) 

✔ Hot sauna after the river rafting

✔ Available from May 14th until September 15th

The rafting team started at the Hvita River more than 27 years ago and since then it has been the most popular adventure activities in Iceland. Located about an hour from Reykjavík, the Hvítá river has a perfect mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping rapids. On our way, we pass through the magnificent Bruarhlöð canyon where participants can jump from high cliffs into the glacier waters.

Experience Iceland’s wild water and glacier river swimming. Rafting down the entire length of the river will take us up to an hour or an hour and a half. Following the excursion, we will close with a relaxing time in the sauna. The Drumbó base camp serves a lunch buffet every day from May – September at 12:00-13:45. This is a great place to stop for lunch before or after your rafting trip. Dinner is served after the afternoon trip at 18:00. Hvita river is a beautiful river located a little more one hour from Reykjavik. River fun is suitable for everyone over 12 years and beginners.

PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to “swim” while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. Thus, we prefer everyone on this tour to be able to swim or at least comfortable with floating in the water.

Disclaimer: All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. The operator 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 inherent risk.



Tour Details


Approximately 7hrs with pick-up /


Guaranteed departures every day 15th of May to the 15th of September


15th May - 15th September


11 years old


- a warm sweater
- bathing suit
- change of clothing and a towel

Trip Difficulty:


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