Thrilling 3-Hour Inflatable Kayak Tour on the Hvita River

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Tour starts
Drumboddsstaðir -Drumbó River Base and Restaurant, Selfoss, Icel
3 hours
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
18 years old


Get your adrenaline pumping on this exciting kayaking tour down the impressive Hvita river in South Iceland. Travelers seeking a unique and active experience on one of the most beautiful rivers in Iceland should book this tour today. 

The Hvita river is one of the best-known in Iceland and is popular for whitewater boating. This glacial river begins at the Langjokull glacier in North Iceland and winds through the countryside before tumbling over the famous Gullfoss waterfall along the Golden Circle and later emptying into the Atlantic. 

Your day of adventure begins with meeting your guide at the Drumbo River Base, located near the Golden Circle route. There is a small restaurant and cafe at the base that you can enjoy before it is time to depart, as well as showers and a changing room.

Kayaking means you get to be independent as you enjoy the natural beauty around you. Your experienced guides will paddle alongside you, providing advice and instructions while ensuring your safety.

The first few miles of today’s paddle provides fun, bouncy whitewater rapids where you can test your skills and get your adrenaline pumping. The latter end of the route is especially scenic, winding through stunning canyons. 

This tour is best suited to those looking for an adventure with some previous whitewater experience, as you will navigate some moderately challenged rapids. You may flip your kayak a few times during the day, so prepare to brave the chilly waters.

At the conclusion of your tour, you will feel satisfied and exhilarated after navigating these tricky rapids. Take advantage of the hot tubs and sauna at the Drumbo River Base to warm up after your chilly swim! Be sure to bring a swimsuit and towel if you plan to have a soak.

The tour includes all of your equipment: a wetsuit to keep you warm in the cold waters and a life jacket, helmet, paddle, and inflatable kayak. You should wear wool or fleece thermals and socks under your wetsuit to keep you warm, but avoid cotton as it only makes you colder once wet.

You can meet on location at the Drumbo River Base or add on a pick-up service from Reykjavik. Those driving themselves must be at the base camp at least 15 minutes before the tour departure. 

Travelers seeking a unique, exciting experience on the rushing Hvita River should book this adrenaline-pumping whitewater kayaking tour today. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Guided kayaking tour of the Hvita river
All necessary equipment: wetsuit, life jacket, river shoes, helmet, paddle, and tandem inflatable kayak
Small-group experience
Access to sauna and hot tubs after trip



What to bring

Warm wool or fleece sweater and thermals to wear under the wetsuit (no cotton)
Change of clothing
Towel and bathing suit for the sauna
Wool socks

Good to know

Kayaking tours are available twice daily from May-September.

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