Whale Watching & River Rafting Adventure from Reykjavik

River rafting in Hvítá is a sure fire way to enjoy the summer season in Iceland.
Whale watching of Faxaflói Bay sets out from the old harbour in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Many species of whale can be spotted on a whale watching tour from Iceland's capital Reykjavík.
This white-beaked dolphin is happy putting on a show for our whale watching vessel that sets out from Iceland's capital Reykjavík.
During the summer season in Iceland, puffins can be spotted on whale watching tours of Faxaflói Bay.
Humpback whales are among the wildlife you can see on a whale watching adventure from Reykjavík.

Secure your spot on this combo tour of both whale watching and river rafting from Reykjavík, to see the whales of Iceland in the morning and enjoy a thrilling outdoor experience in the afternoon. If you like wildlife and have a sense of adventure, this excursion is perfect for you.

After getting picked up in Reykjavík City, you will head to the old harbour and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Once out in the open waters, prepare to spot majestic creatures such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales and orcas.

Look from the water and up to the skies, for a variety of seabirds can also be sighted during your tour, including gannets, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and everybody’s favourite - the colourful and adorable North Atlantic puffin.

After your wildlife boat adventure, you will return to shore and head for the base camp Drumbo to prepare for a rafting excursion of the glacier river Hvítá in South Iceland. During your journey, you’ll pass through an impressive canyon and surging rapids, with towering waves splashing all around you.

Hvítá is the very river that feeds the waterfall Gullfoss, but its source is Langjökull Glacier in the Highlands of Iceland. Expect to see the stunning natural landscapes of Iceland all around you as you paddle down the river’s powerful cascade.

Those daring enough will have the opportunity of free-diving from a cliff and swimming in the river, so bring a change of clothes, swimwear and a towel to dry off. After a thrilling rafting experience, you will be brought back to base camp where you can unwind using the shower, sauna and hot tub facilities.

Don’t wait any longer in booking your combo tour now, for the chance to meet and greet the whales and puffins of Iceland before having an exhilarating river rafting adventure with an optional dinner afterwards. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Rafting, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Hvítá River, Faxaflói, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure and it may take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. 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.

  • Pickup & drop-off in Reykjavík

  • Whale watching in Faxaflói

  • River rafting in Hvítá

  • Hot sauna and shower facilities

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes (non-cotton)

  • Change of clothes

  • Swimwear

  • Towel

  • Camera

Good to know:

It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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Guide to Iceland does not add any fees, and as such, can not be liable for any accidents, losses, injuries, damages, delays, expenses due to any action or inaction on the part of the operator, guide or his/her services. As the terms and conditions of each tour operator may vary, please read the terms and conditions of each operator you purchase a tour from.

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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. 

Cancellation policy:
You can cancel your day trip with out further costs with one weeks notice. You can cancel your multi day adventure or trek with out further costs with two weeks notice. Depending on your trip you may be able to get partly refunded for your trip down to 48 hours before your trip. But less then 48 hours before your trip no refunds are made. If you are booking a group then the final number of participants given 48 hours before the trip is undertaken is the number of participants you will have to pay for and hence no refunds are made for cancellations made less then 48 hours before a trip. 

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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Whale Watching & River Rafting Adventure from Reykjavik

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