Brilliant 3-Hour River Rafting Tour of the Hvita River | Meet On Location

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Tour starts
Drumboddsstaðir - River Base, Selfoss, Iceland
3,5 hours
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
11 years old


Fit an unforgettable rafting adventure into your day of sightseeing in South Iceland by booking this meet-on-location river tour. Independent travelers renting a car will find this adrenaline-pumping journey easy to fit into your plans and incredibly rewarding, regardless of whether you are a novice or expert!

You'll find the base camp for the river rafting adventure just downriver from an iconic Icelandic attraction, Gullfoss waterfall. As this is one of the three sites of the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, most of those who book this tour do so as part of their exploration of this incredible region, making reaching it convenient. Note that children eleven and over can embark on this tour, making it great fun for the whole family.

Once you arrive, your friendly guides will introduce you to the rafts and your equipment. They'll provide you with a helmet, wetsuit, paddle, and life-jacket, then board you onto a bus to the nearby river. They'll then demonstrate how to operate your inflatable vessel before the adventure begins.

The part of the Hvita river that you will travel down runs through a beautiful canyon with mossy cliffs and rows of hexagonal basalt columns. The more relaxing moments, where you paddle along calm waters, will thus provide you with stunning views. However, keep an ear out for when your guide warns you of rapids, as you'll want to focus on navigating the choppy waters!

There are few adventures in Iceland quite as exciting as this, nor which provides such a sense of accomplishment.

You'll spend about ninety minutes on the waters before you paddle back to the river banks, where your bus will be waiting for you. You'll then enjoy the short journey back to the base camp to return your equipment and shower.

The excitement, however, need not end here. There is a sauna and hot tub you are welcome to warm up in at the camp, and because you drove yourself, there will be no guide rushing you along. After revitalizing here, why not grab a meal or drink at the on-site restaurant and bar?

Enjoy an exhilarating river rafting tour on your journey through South Iceland with this meet-on-location summer adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.

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River Rafting on Hvita river
All necessary equipment for rafting
Guided rafting tour
Entry to hot tubs, sauna and shower facilities after the tour.



What to bring

Warm undergarment clothing including fleece/wool sweater and pants and warm socks
Change of clothing
Bathing suit and towel

Good to know

Please note that cotton is not recommended as it chills the wearer when wet. Wool is highly recommended as the most insulating fabric.

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