River Rafting Adventure in Gullfoss Canyon

You will pass by some of the incredible rock formations of Gullfoss Canyon.
River Rafting in Iceland is a fairly new sport to the country, having only started here in the 1980s.
Iceland's rivers are accessible to both the beginners and the experienced pros of the River Rafting world.
Expect some thrills and chills if you're looking to go river rafting in Iceland.
Fear not, your guide will take you step by step through the river rafting process.
Alongside snowmobiling, scuba diving and glacier hiking, River Rafting is packed with adrenaline.
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Join this exciting rafting tour on the beautiful Hvita river available from Drumboddsstaðir rafting base camp. Enjoy the Icelandic nature in an entirely different way by cruising down a glacier river. This is a fun-filled adventure tour that is perfect for the entire family. Choose between two departure times to best fit your schedule.

During this tour you will experience the splashing waves and surging rapids as you travel down Hvíta River through impressive canyons and incredible scenery. The river feeds one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, namely the gorgeous Gullfoss Waterfall (The Golden Waterfall).

The source of the river Hvíta is Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull, located in the country's highlands. The river rushes southwards with a balance of relaxing calming waters and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids.

Your adventure starts at Drumboddsstaðir (or Drumbó) rafting base camp where you will be provided with all necessary equipment and guidance to be able to enjoy the rafting experience to the fullest.

Along the way, you'll sail past stunning scenery and incredible landscapes that the roaring river has been creating over centuries. You'll discover places such as the majestic canyon Brúarhlóð where you'll see how the water has sculpted the breccia walls of the canyon into amazing rock formations.

If the conditions are right, participants will have the option of swimming in the glacial river and even jump from a cliff into the Brúarhlóð canyon.

When you get back to the base camp at Drumbó, you'll have the chance to warm up in the free hot showers and sauna after your adventure in the glacial river. Drumbó also has a restaurant that serves coffee, drinks and twice a day has a delicious barbeque which can be added as an extra.

This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their Icelandic holiday with a little adventure. So don't hesitate, book now! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Rafting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 11 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Hvítá River
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00 12:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.
  • A certified guide

  • All necessary rafting gear needed

  • Entry to showers and sauna

  • Food & drinks

  • Pick-up & drop-off to/from your hotel in Reykjavík (Can be added as an extra)

What to bring:
  • Warm sweater

  • Warm undergarments

  • Bathing suit

  • Towel

  • Packed lunch

  • Warm socks

  • A change of clothing

Good to know:

Pick-up from Reykjavík is not included in the price but can be added as an extra for the afternoon departure only.

If you plan to meet us on location then the meeting location is at our rafting base camp 15 minutes prior to your tour departure.

Morning departure: From Drumboddsstaðir 10:00 (Pick-up from Reykjavik not an option).

Afternoon departure: From Reykjavík 12:00 - From Drumboddstaðir 14:00



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Guests/Clients are advised that all outdoor activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Arctic Adventures or their partners guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All adventure tours and activities carry an inherent risk and Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation in your tour. Depending on your chosen trip you may be requested by Arctic Adventures or its partners to sign an additional liability release on location prior to certain excursions. 

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