Exhilarating 4-Hour Whitewater Rafting Tour on the Hvita River from Fludir

Whitewater rafting in Hvita river is a top activity in Iceland.
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Flúðir, Iceland
4 hours
May - Oct.
Minimum age
12 years old


Experience Iceland in the most exciting way with this exhilarating four-hour whitewater rafting tour down the beautiful Hvita river. Those looking for a one-of-a-kind summer adventure surrounded by the beautiful nature of Iceland, whether for beginners or experienced rafters, should book this tour today.

The tour starts at the rafting base in Fludir, a village in South Iceland near Golden Circle’s Geysir geothermal area. Here, you will meet your experienced guide and get all your rafting equipment before being transported to the river. 

Though this tour is one of the few that provides a dry suit, expect to get wet as it can be part of the unforgettable experience. Bring multiple layers of warm, waterproof, non-cotton clothing to wear under the dry suit, including one or two pairs of hiking socks. Don’t forget to add clothes to change into after the rafting tour. 

Additionally, before starting your Icelandic adventure in the Hvita river, the guide will provide you with briefing and rafting tips to have a safer and more enjoyable trip.

The Hvita river, which you will be rafting down, is a glacier river measuring 25 miles (40 kilometers) in the southern region of Iceland. This glacial river snakes throughout the Golden Circle, a tourist route where you can find three of the most visited attractions in Iceland.

The Icelandic river is popular among locals for rafting, fishing, and enjoying stunning views. You may even see people fishing along the river because it’s a hot spot for salmon and trout.

As you go along the cold waters of Hvita, you’ll enjoy the thrill of its incredible rapids and waves. The diverse landscapes of the river provide an excellent way to keep your adrenaline pumping. Likewise, it has a unique whitish color that you can marvel at because of the glacial sediments in its waters.

Fortunately, you will also have some opportunities to stop and admire the scenery around you. You’ll have the chance to see and photograph some beautiful attractions that other visitors don’t get to experience on land. 

Rafters will get unique views of the unique geological formations in the area. You’ll pass through the Hvitar and Bruarhlod canyons, narrow gorges in the river made of unusual pillars and cliffs with volcanic rocks. Both natural wonders showcase the Hvita river’s power and ability to alter the landscape around its path.

Your guide will accompany you for the four-hour duration of the small group tour to ensure you are having a good time. They will also answer any questions you have in mind and assist you if there’s a need for it.

After this unforgettable rafting tour in Iceland, you will return to the rafting base, where you can change into your dry clothes and head back to Fludir with a day full of memories. 

Enjoy a day along the rapids of the Hvita river to see hidden landscapes and attractions you won’t see elsewhere on this whitewater rafting tour from Fludir. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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All rafting equipment (drysuit, life jacket, helmet, shoes and gloves)
Qualified and professional raft guide
Transfer from rafting base and the river



What to bring

Warm clothing with multiple layers under the drysuit (wool or fleece material, not cotton)
Waterproof socks
Dry clothes to wear after tour
Prescription medicine for personal use (asthma inhalers, etc.)
Waterproof camera (optional)

Good to know

- The minimum age to join the tour is 12 years old.

- The tour starts from Fludir, so joiners must arrange their transfer to the area from Reykjavik or other locations.

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