Incredible 11-Hour Reykjavik Whale Watching and Hvita River Rafting Tour with Transfers

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Reykjavík, Iceland
11 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
10 years old


Get ready to experience the magic of whale-watching and the thrill of river rafting on this fantastic full-day combination tour. Do not miss the incredible opportunity to enjoy nature, wildlife, and adventure in one action-packed day.

Your tour starts at Reykjavik’s old harbor, where the whale-watching portion of your tour begins. Climb aboard the spacious boat and head out on the North Atlantic Ocean to spot these magnificent mammals. 

This excursion should not disappoint with a greater than 90 percent chance of seeing a whale. Minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises are the most common species you can expect to see. Minke whales are small compared to other species but can still be more than 30 feet (nine meters) long.

You may even be able to see the majestic humpback whales, plus various sea birds. Humpback whales are the showmen of the ocean. Should you see one, it may treat you to a spectacular display as it throws itself up from the water and slaps its tail with a mighty splash.

Take in the outstanding views and breathe in the fresh sea air from the large deck. Whale-watching is an exciting way to get up close to wildlife in its natural habitat and enjoy the fun of a boat trip at the same time. When you spot a whale, you’ll be in an excellent position to capture the perfect photos for unforgettable memories.

The ship has indoor areas and a cafe to stay warm and refreshed. You can also borrow overalls. 

After returning to the harbor, it’s time to head to the river rafting base to adventure on the Hvita river. You'll ride 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) along the wild waters of this glacial river, a trip that takes up to 90 minutes. The Hvita river is 'Class II,' making it accessible for most people.

Feel the exhilaration of riding the rapids and enjoy awe-inspiring scenery, an excellent combination that will make all your senses come alive. As you travel through breathtaking canyons, you will also have the opportunity for some extra excitement. Jump from the cliff, splash with your friends, and have plenty of fun!

Following the rafting trip, enjoy the perfect contrast to your action-packed day with a temptingly warm sauna. Feel your muscle tension melt away as you reflect on an incredible day of exploration before the driver takes you back to Reykjavik.

Do not miss this spectacular 11-hour tour that offers the magic of whale watching and the thrill of river rafting. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Transfer from Reykjavik
Whale watching tour
River rafting on the Hvita river
Access to sauna


Whale Watching
Boat Trip

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Bathing suit, towel, and a change of clothing

Good to know

The tour operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents caused by participants or those they can trace to the participant’s actions.

Participants must sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

Whale watching tours are weather-dependent and may be subject to cancelation.

In case of a weather-related cancelation, you can reschedule to another available day or receive a refund.

Sightings cannot be guaranteed on whale-watching tours. If the tour does not encounter any whales or dolphins, the tour operator will offer you another ticket for free.

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